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Growing Medicinal Plants #Gardening

Great Burdock
The root is used to treat ‘toxic overload’ that result in throat infections and skin diseases like : boils, rashes, burns, bruises, herpes, eczema, acne, impetigo, ringworm, bites.

Has long been used medicinally as a remedy for problems regarding the digestive system. It has a soothing and calming effect in the area of aromatherapy, used to end stress and aid in sleep. The entire herb is used to treat common aches like toothache, earache, shoulder pain and neuralgia.

Marsh Mallow
The plant of which marshmallows are made of. The root is taken internally to treat : inflammations and irritations of the urinary and respiratory mucus membranes, counter excess stomach acid, peptic ulceration, gastritis.

Externally, the root is applied to : bruises, sprains, aching muscles, insect bites, skin inflammations, splinters.

Gotu Kola
The gotu kola acts on various phases of connective tissue development and stimulates healing of : ulcers, skin injuries, decreasing capillary fragility, stimulation of the lipids and protein necessary for healthy skin.

Crushed leaves are poulticed to treat open sores. The gotu kola can also be used to : treat leprosy, revitalize the brain and nervous system, increase attention span and concentration, treat venous insufficiency.

Aloe Vera
The sap from aloe vera is extremely useful to speed up the healing and reducing the risk of infections for : wounds, cuts, burns, eczema, reducing inflammation.

Aloe vera is also taken internally in the treatment of : ulcerative colitis, chronic constipation, poor appetite, digestive problems.

The echinacea has the capacity to raise the body’s resistance to bacterial and viral infections by stimulating the immune system. It also has antibiotic properties that helps relieve allergies. Basically, the roots are beneficial in the treatment of sores, wounds and burns. It was once used by the red indians as an application for insect bites, stings and snakebites. The echinacea grows on any well drained soil, as long as it gets sunlight.

Pot Marigold
Well known as a remedy for skin problems, the deep-orange flowered pot marigold variety is applied externally to : bites, stings, sprains, wounds, sore eyes, varicose veins, Internally it is used to treat fevers and chronic infections. The tea of the petals tones up circulation and, taken regularly, eases varicose veins.

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