Healing Power of Plants

Healing Power

To receive the healing benefits of plants one can begin to integrate plant parts into their eating habits through condiments and recipes.  Infusing honey can be fun and tasty.  Imagine eating honey infused with fresh back-yard super-foods.  Another way to benefit from your garden flowers, leaves, roots and shoots is to infuse them into tinctures.  Find out more about the steps to creating tinctures.

Here are some plants and cole’s notes on their usefulness to get you started.

Bamboo – longevity, rejuvenation, anti – aging, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, immune booster, thyroid health, hair, nails, skin, gums & teeth

Basil –  stress, energy, arthritis, heart tonic, cough & colds

Calendula – antibacterial & anti-inflammatory properties, as well as being a strong antiseptic, astringent,  rashes, diaper rash, minor burns, acne, and eczema

Comfrey –  colitis, diarrhea, laxative, sedative, bleeding gums, hoarseness & throat infection, fatigue, cramps in the legs, anemia, pain & arthritis

Dandelion –  PMS,  depression, fatigue, digestive aid, natural diuretic, blood cleanser, detoxifer, tinnitus, tonsillitis, pneumonia, bronchitis, osteoporosis, abscesses, heart health, mammary tumors, warts

Dock Roots  – Broad-leaf & Curly (yellow) Blood Builder & Digestive Aid

Feverfew – migraines, toothaches, nausea, vomiting, sleep, digestion, asthma attacks, dizziness, tinnitus, arthritis, psoriasis, eczema, menstrual cramps & prostate problems, indigestion, colds, fevers

Gingko – headaches, sinusitis, vertigo, circulation, Reynaud’s disease, Parkinson’s, dementia, depression, fatigue, attention span, memory,  astringent, anti-fungal and antibacteria

Gumweed  – sedative, antispasmodic, and expectorant, ear & throat infections, muscle relaxer

Hollyhock – soar throat, ulcers,  IBS, vomiting, diarrhea, kidney infections,

Lavender –  sleep aid, stress release, migraine, energizer

Lilac – worms, malaria, fever

Mullein – sore throat, pain, cold, flu, sleep aid, sedative, cramps, astringent, antibacterial & antiseptic, joints, arthritis & muscle pain, earache, immune system booster & swollen joints

Oregon Grape – colds, flu, blood purifier,  jaundice, hepatitis, eczema, acne, herpes, & psoriasis, natural anti-biotic qualities, anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal & antibacterial

Self-Heal – ulcers, anti-viral, anti-bacterial, mouth ulcers, sore throats, swollen glands, liver gallbladder stimulant, conjunctivitis, hypertension, headaches & fevers

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Copyright 2014 – 2018  Living in Nature’s Love by Renee Lindstrom, GCFP,
Feldenkrais® Practitioner since 2007, Communication & Empathy Coach since 2004, Art of Placement  since 2000

 

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