Old uses for Medicinal Herbs
Here is a list of some herbs and wild flowers, that may be at your finger tips when one needs them in a hurry. Some are one grows in your garden. We are living in a troubled world, so I believe one should be ready to to help our self in case we do not have any help at hand.
1-Black eyed Susan ( Rudbeckia hirta ) The root tea is used for worms and colds, the root juice is for earaches.
2-Sage ( Salvia officinalis ) Is a slightly tonic and astringent, use as a gargle for throat inflammations.
3-Wild columbine ( Aquilegia vulgaris ) is used externally for fistulas. Used internally, juice of the fresh plant is given for chronic skin eruptions.
4-Bee balm (monarda didyma ) is used as a tea with other herbs to relieve nausea, vomiting, or flatulence.
5-Spearmint ( Mentha spicata ) a volatile oil used to allay nausea and to relieve stomach pains.
6-White mustard ( Sinapis alba ) the seeds act as a laxative.
7-Lemon balm ( Melissa officinalis ) this herbs pleasant flavor tends to promote effects of other ingredients.
8-Lamb’s era ( Stachys byzantina ) the roots are considered to be emetic and purgative, the leaves used to bandage cuts.
9-Queen Anne’s lace ( Daicus carota ) the leaves and leaves were used for gravel. dropsy, colic, and flatulence.
10- Feverfew the tonic is used to treat headache.
11-Tansy ( Tanacetum vulgare ) similar properties as aromatic bitters, are used to repel ants and fleas.
12- Wormwood ( Artemesia dracunculus ) this herb expels worms, stimulates gallbladder and aids digestive problems.
13- Burnet (Poterium sanguisorba ) a astringent, chewing a leaf aids indigestion and drinking tea stops diarrhea. Drunk with wine to relieve gout and rheumatism.
14-Soapwort ( Saponaria officinalis taken internally for venereal diseases, jaundice, gout, and rheumatism.
15-Violets ( Viola odorata the herbaceous parts of the plant were considered emollient and slightly laxative.
16-Iris ( Iris foetidissima ) the root used externally to clean wounds, after boiling given internally in cases of spleen and gall bladder disease and for mucous obstruction of the chest.
17-Comfrey ( Symphytum officinale) is used as a salve to treat wounds, inflammation, rashes, varicose veins.
18- Milkweed ( Asclepias tuberosa )a remedy for lung ailments, including bronchitis, consumption, typhoid fever, and pleurisy.
Always check with a doctor or herbalist before one uses any herbs for healing.