The horticultural experts at BillyOh.com have named 12 of the best natural medicines that can help with diseases such as asthma and anxiety.
It is essential for cooking, garlic also has antimicrobial properties and can be used to reduce cholesterol and blood pressure.
And although peppermint is primarily used to flavor toothpaste and chewing gum, it can also help soothe muscle pain when applied as a liquid or lotion.
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Cilantro has a unique flavor that people love or hate, and it is often used to decorate Mexican and Thai dishes. Seeds are also a main ingredient in Indian curry.
Research shows that it is also a powerful digestive aid and can even eliminate metals and other toxic agents from the body.
It is often used as the predominant taste in toothpaste and chewing gum, when prepared as tea, mint can also relieve digestive discomforts such as indigestion and vomiting.
It can also soothe muscle pain when applied as a liquid or lotion.
This flowering plant has traditionally been used as a liver tonic, useful for detoxification and to improve liver function.
Dandelion is known as a stimulant that is generally used for kidney and liver disorders. It is also traditionally used to reduce the side effects of prescription medications, as well as to treat infections, gallbladder problems, fluid retention and swelling.
Considered by some as a panacea, chamomile is often used as a natural sedative for anxiety. It is also used in Europe for wound healing and to reduce inflammation and swelling.
Garlic has antimicrobial effects and is used to reduce cholesterol and blood pressure, although it should not be used with warfarin, since a large amount can affect clotting. For the same reason, large amounts should not be taken before dental procedures or surgery.
This woody perennial herb stimulated energy and optimism and sharpens memory and concentration by bringing more oxygen to your brain.
Lavender oil is known for its soothing and relaxing properties, and aroma has been used therapeutically to relieve insomnia, anxiety, depression, restlessness and stress.
It has also been proven effective for almost all types of ailments, from pain to infections.
Also known as marigold, marigold is a centuries-old antifungal, antiseptic and healing ally. As such, the petals give soothing skin properties to many natural cosmetics and diaper creams.
9. lemon balm
The oils, tannins and bitter in the fragrant leaves and flowers of the lemon balm have a relaxing and antispasmodic effect on the stomach and nervous system.
It is tasty but also gentle enough for children when prepared in teas or concoctions with a glycerin base.
Ginger can be used to relieve nausea and dizziness, but the reported side effects include bloating, gas and heartburn.
Gingko leaf extract has been used to treat a variety of conditions, such as asthma, bronchitis, fatigue and tinnitus. It is also used to improve memory, but it is not yet understood exactly how it works.
Thyme contains flavonoids that improve health and has been shown to protect and increase the percentage of healthy fats found in cell membranes.
It is also nutrient dense and thyme oil contains antibacterial, antispasmodic, antirheumatic, expectorant, hypertensive and soothing properties.