Nowadays, with advances in medicine and all sorts of oils and pills, it can be hard to find a medicine you trust that isn’t crazy expensive or a little bit shady. Not only that, but if you’re anything like me you don’t ever have medicine on hand when you need it. Instead of dealing with those problems, grow some herbs that are known to have great medicinal properties. Here are just a few suggestions to help you get started!
Cinnamon, in responsible amounts, is actually known to lower blood sugar and help deal with cholesterol! While doses vary depending on the person, many people reported feeling better after using cinnamon as a treatment method. Make sure to buy and use water-soluble extract as it helps manage and control the amount that you ingest.
If you love cooked or grilled meat, then consider growing rosemary. It is known to help remove carcinogens found in cooked meat that can be dangerous in high quantities. It has also been used to stop or diminish tumors, which is another great benefit. Just marinate your meats with a little bit of rosemary and that should do the trick!
It seems like everything can give us cancer nowadays, so it’s good to find an herb that actually helps lower cancer risk! Garlic not only helps fight cancer, but it also has lots of heart benefits as well. However, in order for it to be effective it needs to be fresh crushed garlic, and you should take about five cloves a day.
Many women reported that, after eating cranberries for four months, they became significantly less likely to suffer from urinary tract infections. Chemicals and nutrients in the cranberries help strengthen the urinary tract and keep the body healthy enough to ward off any infections.
If you or your kids get frequent stomachaches, then this is the herb for you! Ginger is know to help decrease stomach pain and some forms of nausea. It also regulates blood flow, which is always a plus! Take ginger about 30 minutes before the stomachache inducing experience so it can works at its best!
People taking ginseng supplements have reportedly gotten sick less often than those who don’t. It is believed that ginseng enhances the immune system, making it easier for your body to ward off sicknesses. Ginseng also helps regulate diabetes by reducing blood sugar levels.
Not surprisingly, lemon balm is a great herb to deal with anxiety. It has a tranquilizing effect that helps people remain calm. It is also an ingredient used to treat agitation in Alzheimer’s patients because of its calming properties.
Whether it’s cirrhosis or any other liver disease, milk thistle has been shown to help strengthen the liver and make it healthier. Treatments and dosage vary, but the effects can be great for anyone whose liver is suffering.
Ironically enough, the chemical in cayenne peppers that make it so hot also helps relieve pain. Who would have thought that something that hurts your tongue can help decrease pain for the rest of you body!
White Willow Bark
White Willow Bark also works great as a pain reliever. It has been found that its main components are very similar to that of aspirin! Use the white willow bark as directed to make it as effective as possible.