Healing Herbs – How To Use Them And Where They Come From


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Alternative healing is a form of healing that has been practised for hundreds of years and there are thousands of healing plants all over the world that are used for healing. Here is an overview of some healing plants that are commonly known to have healing abilities and information about where they come from.

Aloe Vera comes from the Aloe genus, which includes over 100 different plant species, all of which have medicinal properties. Aloe vera is a popular healing herb because it has anti-inflammatory, healing and antibacterial properties. However, aloe vera is not a cure-all and it should only be used as a last resort when all other healing methods have failed for serious illnesses. Aloe vera can be uprooted from the wild or found in the garden at home.

Endangered Species

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Wild Lettuce comes from the Lactuca genus, which includes about 60 different plant species. Wild lettuce is a healing herb that has been used for thousands of years to treat pain and help with sleep. It can also be used as a healing ointment to speed the healing process of wounds or burns.

One interesting fact about wild lettuce is that even though it can cause drowsiness it has been known to make some users feel energized and happy. This healing herb can be found in gardens and forests and harvested without worry because it is not yet considered an endangered species.

Gardens And Forests

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St Johns Wort comes from the Hypericum genus, which includes about 400 different plant species. St Johns Wort is a healing herb that is used to treat mental disorders such as depression, anxiety, and sleep deprivation. It can also be used to kill pain from cancerous tumours or other healing conditions that cause a great deal of pain. One interesting fact about St Johns Wort is that it turns your skin a red colour when you come in contact with sunlight because the plant’s leaves contain a healing oil that your skin absorbs. St Johns Wort can be found in gardens and forests, but it is much easier to grow a plant at home from seed because the plant only lives for about four years.

Treating Nervous Disorders

Valerian comes from the Valeriana genus, which includes about 150 different plant species. This healing herb has been used for healing illnesses and healing conditions for over 2000 years and it is still used today. It can be beneficial to treat; asthma, bronchitis, heart disease, menstrual cramps, sinus infections, colic, diabetes, and even cancer.

Valerian can also be useful in treating nervous disorders like depression or anxiety because the plant’s roots release compounds that act on the nervous system on a molecular level. Valerian can be uprooted from gardens and forests, but it is much easier to grow a plant at home because the healing herb only lives for about four years.

These healing plants are just some of many healing herbs that will help treat illnesses. Many healing plants have medicinal properties that can treat a variety of healing conditions.

Wrapping Up

If you have been sick for a very long time and have tried all the healing remedies that your doctor has prescribed to you but you’re still not getting better it is a good idea to try these healing plants as a form of alternative healing to see if they provide relief from your ailments.

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