Common herbs have many uses. They can be grown in your own garden or purchased in health food stores. Some can be toxic if used in the wrong amount so be careful how you use them.
Herbs can be used in ointments, lotions,oils, poltices, and syrups. They can be used as steam in breathing treatments. Steeping herbs in boiling water can make healthful teas. They can be fused in alcohol and used as tintures. Always store your herbs in tightly closed containers in a cool, dry place.There are books for sale that will tell you everything about herbs and how to use them.
Common herbs and their uses
Golden Seal treats internal infections and ulcers.
Parsley is a diuretic, useful for treating the gall bladder and expelling kidney stones.
Ginseng improves circulation and sexual function.
Sage treats sore throat and mouth sores.
Ginger relieves bowel and stomach spasms,and nausea.
Aloe Vera helps heal burns, cuts, and skin rashes.
Peppermint aids digestion and reduces fever.
Valerian root relieves nervousness and aids sleep disorders.
White willow bark relieves arthritis and other types pain.
Fennel reduces flatulence, aids digestion, and relieves colic.
Chamomile smooths the nerves.
Jojoba soothes skin and scalp problems.
Anise relieves digestion discomfort.
Echinacea treats fever and infections.
Bayberry bark relieves sore throat and congestion.