If you run out of medicine in your cabinet, did you know there are other ways to get medicine besides going to a pharmacy? Here are a list of some of the most valued medicinal plants.
1. Aloe Vera
Aloe Vera is one the most popular medicinal plants because it can be used externally and internally. Aloe Vera speeds up the healing process and reduces the risk of infections for wounds, cuts, and burns. This also can treat ulcerative colitis by drinking the aloe vera juice, poor appetite, and digestive problems.
2. Marsh Mallow
The root of the Marsh Mallow is to be taken internally to help treat inflammations and irritations of the urinary and respiratory mucus membranes, gastritis, and counter excess stomach acid. The root for external use is to help with bruising, sprains, insect bites, skin inflammations, and aching muscles. A bonus is the leaves are edible and can be used to help out in the areas of cystitis and frequent urination.
3. Great Burdock
The Great Burdock can grow shadeless and the root is used to treat ‘toxic overload’ that result in throat infections and skin disease like burns, rashes, eczema, ringworm, bites, acne, herpes, and bruising. This plant has leaves and seeds that can be crushed to poultice it to bruising, burns, sores and ulcers.
4. Pot Marigold
As long as this plant stays moist it can grow in almost any type of soil. It can be very acidic or very alkaline. It helps with skin problems and the deep orange flower is applied externally to help ease the pain with bites, sprains, wounds, sore eyes, and varicose veins. For internal use it can help treat fevers and chronic infections. To help treat corns and warts just crush the stems and it will soon make them easily removable.
5. Gotu Kola
The Gotu Kola plant is known for its healing process. It acts on various phases of connective tissue development and stimulation. It heals ulcers, decreases capillary fragility, skin injuries, and stimulation of the lipids and protein neessary for healthy skin. The crushed leaves are poulticed to treat open sores. As well as treat leprosy, increase attention span and concentration, and revitalize the brain and nervous system.