Most people don’t realize where modern medicine stemmed from pun intended because the answer is herbs. Such ordinary weeds as plantain, red clover and burdock have many therapeutic actions and medicinal purposes. The plantain has anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antiseptic, mild astringent, diuretic and vulnerary (wound healing) are just a few therapeutic actions. The medicinal uses have a wide range to include a few such as eczema, burns, boils, insect bite, cuts, worms, diarrhea, even water retention.
Red clover’s therapeutic actions include alterative, diuretic, expectorant nutritive and a sedative. The medicinal uses are usually for acne, burns, cough, infection, mucus congestion, whooping cough and wounds. The uses even help with cancer and skin cancer. Burdock also has anti-inflammatory, antiviral, antioxidant, antiseptic, a nervous system stimulant, as well as anticancer just to name a few. The medicinal uses are great for boils, staph infections, abscesses. It is known to have diuretic properties to help with cystitis, bladder/kidney tonic. It is also good for memory loss and appetite loss just for a couple more.
There are many uses for herbs and what some would consider just weeds. They are more than a nuisance they are a life force that we need to recognize and learn that not everything has to come from a pharmacy with added things that have no real porpoise others than to jack up the price of remedies to keep us healthy. They can be used to heal the skin from wounds/cuts/scrapes, to skin disorders such as acne and burns. The herbs can be used to clean out our system of toxins that are in our kidneys and other organs to help prevent disease as well as heal other ailments.
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