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125 Medicinal Plants & Herbs That Naturally Heal

One of the oldest forms of treatment has been with medicinal plants and herbs. Around the world, spanning countless cultures, evidence of using plants and herbs for medicinal purposes long before pharmaceutical giants is visible.

The popularity of herbal medicines gained momentum at the end of the twentieth century and hasn’t slowed down since. Take a look and you will find that more alternative medicines, as well as herbal remedies, are offered to patients in clinics and hospitals.

Below you will find a list of 125 medicinal plants and herbs.* Though holistic, when used as medicines its important to check in with your doctor/practitioner prior to using these plants.

*Information and statements about theses plants and herbs have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. You should not use the information contained herein for diagnosing or treating a health problem or disease, or for prescribing any medication. If you have or suspect a medical problem, promptly contact your health care provider.

Source: http://www.oloxir.com/medicinal-plants-herbs/

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Agar Agar

An algae extract from seaweed, Agar Agar is a natural thickener and is also used as a laxative. Agar agar absorbs glucose in the stomach and passes through digestive system quickly and inhibits the body from retaining and storing excess fat. Its water absorbing properties also aid in detoxing and waste elimination. It also absorbs bile, and causes the body to dissolve more cholesterol.

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Agrimony

Agrimony

Agrimony is an herb used to treat appendicitis and also stimulates digestion and liver secretions. When made into a salve, Agrigomy can be used to treat wounds and bruises. It is also used for incontinence, laryngitis and sore throats.

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Alder

Alder

Alder tree leaves are used to ease the discomfort caused by swelling, as a strong laxative, and stimulates the liver.

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Alfalfa

Alfalfa

This herb is good for the pituitary gland and also detoxifies the liver. It also aids in the relief of arthritic and rheumatic pain. It improves overall health and vitality, thickens the blood, strengthens connective tissue, and its super nutritious and mineral dense.

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Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera

Aloes help to treat stomach ailments and is well known for its use with burns. Aloe promotes new cell growth making it useful for many internal and external injuries. It regulates digestion and balances the Ayurveda doshas. Aloe internally strengthens cell walls and mucous membranes, It’s anti-aging (supports collagen) and highly anti-inflammatory. It’s anti-fungal (candida), Anti-viral (enhances immune system), Anti-bacterial, antioxidant, reduces blood sugar levels, and helps with pain in Arthritis. It’s known to be very helpful in the beginning stages of AIDs, and Hayfever. Aloe helps treat infections in the respiratory tract as well. People with Acne have found great results using it externally and internally because internally it treats various potential causes for it. Women find benefit in the herb because it regulates hormones and menstruation, also known to treat PMS, and slow hair loss. Its anti-cancer benefits are exceptional in muscle, bone, and connective tissues. It’s been regarded throughout history for its anti-tumor activity in the body. It is frequently used for cancer treatment in the G.I. tract and other cancers because aloe combats the effects of radiation from chemo therapy as well as airborne chemical pollutants.

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Angelica

Angelica

The root and leaves are used medicinally and this herb is an expectorant for coughs, pleurisy and bronchitis.

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Aniseed

Aniseed

Aniseed oil can help to ease intestinal coli and gas. It also has expectorant qualities that can be used in bronchitis, persistent irritable coughing, and whooping cough. Aniseed oil can serve as the base of a lice treatment ointment or as a standalone to control lice.

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Apple Tree

Apple Tree

The bark of apple tree can be used to aid in fever reduction.

9

Arnica

Arnica

Arnica is used to treat bruises, sprains and also helps to relieve rheumatic pain. Arnica should not be taken internally unless prepared by a trained professional.

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Arrowroot

Arrowroot

Arrowroot is used as a nutritive food for urinary and bowel infections. It improves blood circulation, regulates bowel movements, and contains B vitamins.

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Astragalus

Popular in Chinese Medicine, this herb is used to boost the immune system and is used for ailments from the common cold to cancer. It boosts one's energy, relieves stress, it’s a heart and circulation tonic, and helps with respiratory ailments. Astragalus can raise metabolism, lower blood sugar, and fights toxins in the body. It heals kidney inflammation and external wounds. In Traditional Chinese Medicine it’s often used as a spleen medicine to improve its functions.

12

Balm

Balm

Balm. Also called Lemon Balm or Melissa, the green leaves and flowers are used as a natural perspiration deterrent and also helps with stings, toothaches, gas and digestion.

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Balm of Gilead

Balm of Gilead. The bark and leaves are used to help alleviate the discomfort associated with coughing, lung ailments and kidneys. The buds can be brewed as a tea to make a gargle for sore throats, coughs and laryngitis.

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Balmony

Balmony is used to treat eczema and is good for the liver and stomach. It’s also used to treat gall stones, inflamed gall bladder and jaundice. It is also known as Bitter Herb, Snake Head or Turtle Broom.

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Barberry

Barberry

This herb is used to promote the flow of bile and to correct the liver function. It is also used to treat inflammation of the gall bladder due to gall stones. It is also a tonic for the lymphatic system diminishing the size of swollen lymph nodes.

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Basil

Basil

Nausea can be treated by creating a tea from the dried herb. It also battles stress and cleanses the body.

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Bay

Bay

The leaves aid in digestion as well as treating cramps and gas. This is a very stimulating herb in all its uses. It contracts uterine muscles and brings on menstrual cycle, makes you sweat, and is a mental stimulant. The oil can be used for sprains and bruises.

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Bayberry

Bayberry

Also known as Candleberry, Waxberry and Wax Myrtle. The bark leaves and flowers can be used and is helpful for the treatment of a sore throat, bleeding of the stomach, lung and bowel ailments. Bayberries improve blood circulation, promote perspiration, and work as a digestive aid. It’s also used to help stop bleeding and avoid bacterial infections, diverticulosis or bowel pockets, and bowel inflammation.

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Bee Pollen

Bee Pollen

Bee Pollen is a natural source of energy and is good for allergies. It also aids in radiation sickness derived from radiation therapy for cancer. It’s anti-inflammatory and improves function of the endocrine glands, liver, kidneys, and adrenals. It’s a cardiovascular and heart tonic, enhances your body’s absorption of nutrients, and strengthens immunity. Bee pollen helps build new tissues, heals asthma significantly, and enhances libido in males and females.

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Beet Root

Beet Root

Beet Root is a liver and spleen cleanser that should only be taken in small amounts.

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Bergamot

Bergamot

This herb is used to soothe the stomach and gas.

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Betony

Betony

Betony is helpful as a blood purifier and is also effective for colic, epilepsy and jaundice.

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Birch

Birch

Birch leaves are used to treat cystitis, gout, arthritic pain, rheumatism and urinary infections.

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Bitter Root

Bitter root can be used for liver problems, bowels, gallstones, fever and ailments that involve mucous membranes.

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Bitter Sweet

The root and twig can be used to purify the blood and treat ailments of the liver, spleen, pancreas, glandular organs, jaundice, fever and burns.