Medicinal Healing Herbs

By | April 29, 2014

Some essential medicinal healing herbs are quite useful to keep in medicine cabinets at home for treating cuts and scrapes. These are not usually considered essential herbs but they’re actually convenient to have in cases of emergencies where first aid treatment is needed.

Comfrey – Comfrey is one such herb that must be in your home’s first aid stash at all times. This herb has regenerative properties, which means that it allows new skin cells to grow quickly. So potent is this herb’s properties that it literally heals wounds, scrapes and cuts overnight. In poultice form, Comfrey is also used for torn ligaments and tendons, and is very effective at healing broken bones faster, as well.

Aloe Vera – Aloe Vera has excellent healing properties and can be used to relieve the pain and heal cuts, wounds and sunburns. Most people aren’t aware that one of Aloe Vera s most valuable properties is that it helps other healing herbs penetrate deep into the skin reaching areas where the cure of an infection is most needed. When mixed with other antibiotic herbs, the Aloe Vera is more powerful.

Slippery Elm – When it comes to digestive discomforts like diarrhea and constipation, having Slippery Elm at home is mighty handy. This herb is considered as a natural food source that, over centuries, has been proven to be effective during fasting and famine. Slippery Elm is a gel like substance that when mixed with other medicinal herbs, works to retain and fortify this and other liquids in the body more effectively. Thus, the herb works to keep the body from becoming weak or dehydrated.

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A few other medicinal healing herbs you might want to have in the form of essential oils to treat specific problems, might be:

  • Burns and sunburns – Lavender, neroli, cedarwood
  • Tummy ache – Peppermint, spearmint
  • Insect repellant – Citronella
  • Bug bites – Lavender, lemon balm, sweet basil, fennel, tea tree
  • Warts – Lemon, tea tree
  • Athlete’s foot – Tea tree, lavender, patchouli, geranium, lemongrass
  • Arthritis – Roman chamomile, lavender, spearmint, eucalyptus