From Cannabis to Mint, there are hundreds of common herbs, flowers, berries and plants that serve all kinds of medical and health purposes.
Here are seven of the top medicinal plants that can help with: anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, insect repellent, antibacterial, detoxification, fever reduction, antihistamine and pain relief.
Mostly legal until 1970 when it became classified as a hard drug. No one thought of it as a dangerous or illicit drug until the 20th century. In fact, the Declaration of Independence is written on it.
Hemp is a remarkable and renewable plant, offering all kinds product and food uses that surpass cotton and plastic. Health benefits are well documented, from depression, anxiety relief, reduced blood pressure, pain alleviation and even glaucoma treatment. It is not addictive, does not kill brain cells and is not a “gateway” drug – in fact, when pot is more available, studies show that the use of hard drugs like heroin and cocaine actually decreases.
Grab some and roll it up between your palms. The juices released will quickly ease stinging burns and can also ease minor cuts and burns. Bracken fern are similar to lady fern and will work as well.
Tansy is an old-world aster and remedy, used for flavoring beer and stews as well as repelling insects.
Rubbing the leaves on the skin provides an effective bug repellent, but tansy can also be used to treat worms.
It is said to be poisonous when extracted, but a few leaves are not harmful if ingested.