Even though we live in a modern era full of technological advancements, more and more people are turning toward alternative medicine. These ten plants, which can be found almost anywhere, are known as real miracle workers when it comes to treating different diseases.
Benefits of nettle plant have been known for hundreds of yeas, and its stingy leaves are traditionally used for blood cleansing, anemia, cramps, hemorrhoids, cuts, etc.
Salvia, the Latin name of this plant means “to cure”. When you drink it as tea, sage is good for digestive system, liver, excessive sweating, anxiety, depression, sterility in women, menopause, etc.
On the other side, when you apply it externally, sage is great for insect bites, skin infections and infections of the throat, mouth, and gums.
Young root can be eaten as the vegetable and the outgrowths as the salad. A mashed root of this plant can be used as the pledge for bruises. Tea, also from the root, can be used to treat obesity and bladder pain. However, most valuable parts of this plant are leaves and peels because they’re used to make oil which treats multiple sclerosis, PMS, hyperactivity, acne, eczema, weak nails, rheumatoid arthritis, liver damage caused by excessive drinking, etc.
This plant is famous for being the oldest medicine in the world and archeologists actually found proof that it has been used more than ten thousand years ago. Peppermint is rich in manganese, vitamin A and vitamin C. Mashed leaves of this plant can be used for painful and swollen wounds. As the tea, peppermint is great for the bladder infection, stomach problems, constipation, and flatulence. It also fights bad bacteria and lowers high body temperature.
The balm is known as a plant whose leaves smell like lemon. Flowers, which only appear in summer, are full of nectar. Mashed leaves, when rubbed on the skin, treat insect bites, herpes, and wounds. Tea made from balm can be used to treat cold, high temperature, hyperthyroidism, depression, mild insomnia, headache, digestion, etc.
6. Tea Tree
Even aborigines used tea tree to treat different health problems like a headache. Leaves and branches, used to make oil, have antibacterial and antifungal properties, and this amazing oil should be in every home. Tea tree oil is used to treat cystitis, vaginal infections, acne, athlete foot, insect bites, burns, chronic tiredness, fever, etc.
Because of its sweet and fruity smell, chamomile has been used as medicine for a long time as a remedy for the digestive system. It has the soothing effect, and in the aromatherapy, it has been used for lowering stress and fight insomnia. It is mostly used to treat the toothache, ear pain, shoulder pain and neuralgia.
Marigold grows on only any type of soil, the only thing it needs is enough moisture. It is really known for its soothing effects when it comes different skin conditions, but it’s also great for bites, burns, wounds, veins, etc. As a tea, it is great for high temperature, chronic infections, varicose veins, and you can even make pledget to remove warts.
Bur needs moisture and constant sunlight to grow. This plant is also very popular in eastern medicine. Its root has been used to remove toxins from the body, as well as for fighting throat infections and skin conditions like burns, rashes, blisters, scratches, acne, bites, etc. Its leaves and seeds can be used for pledget to treat scratches, burns, and ulcers.
10. Aloe Vera
Aloe Vera plant grows in places with a lot of sunlight and dry soil. Even though it tastes terrible, it is still edible. Juice from this plant is excellent to treat skin wounds cause by cuts, burns, etc. Besides its external use, you can also drink it. It is a great medicine for chronic constipation, poor appetite, digestive issues, and stomach ulcers.