Homemade Herbal Medicines for Common Ailments

Simple and safe, homemade herbal medicines can help you heal common ailments on a shoestring.

Turn your kitchen into an herbal apothecary for a safe and effective way to remedy common ailments.
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Take your healing into your own hands for a powerful and practical way to get well.
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Comfrey root prompts healing and makes for a good wound powder ingredient.
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Some plants' roots are medicinally potent. Oregon grape root, a berberine plant, is a disinfectant, and thus a good additive to wound powder.
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Bearberry is handy for handling urinary tract infections.
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The aerial plants of jewelweed can create a potent poison ivy remedy.
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Though they're spiky on the outside, the insides of prickly pear cactus pads will soothe burning skin.
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Wild geranium is one of several astringent plants that will help regulate digestion.
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Spanish Needles
Some common “weeds” with healing properties are likely growing right in your yard.
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Plantain is a common weed with healing properties, and is not related to the banana of the same name.
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