8 Herbs and Flowers That Can Ease Your Aches and Pains
This article comes from homesteadsurvivalsite.com
by Jessica Willoby
Nature has provided everything we need to survive, including medicinal plants that ease aches and pains, relieve migraines, clear up rashes, reduce swelling and bruising, and treat various illnesses. At one time, natural remedies were used in homes everyday. Carefully cultivated herb gardens supplied medicine for the family and were often shared with the local physician.
The rise of the pharmaceutical industry in the early 1900’s made it easier to turn to manufactured substances than rely on medicines that are cultivated or foraged. Physicians were paid to prescribe these pharmaceutical products rather than suggest local plants that would supply the same relief at little to no cost and with fewer side effects.
With so many people struggling to pay their bills nowadays, it is no surprise that we are returning to the wisdom of generations past and looking to the fields and forests surrounding our homes for natural remedies. Below are a few common and not-so-common plants, flowers, and herbs used in natural medicine.
There are several varieties of mint and many of them can be used for medicinal purposes. Mint can be cultivated in a garden or in a container, but be aware, it is incredibly invasive. Plant mint from seed or ask around for a start. The leaves can be used fresh, dried, or distilled in oil or alcohol.