While science has definitely come a long way in terms of providing medicine for the common colds, coughs and flus we get throughout the year, here are some you should get for your garden. Enjoy these 5 plants and have a free living medicine cabinet right in your backyard.
While some do not like the greenbrier’s expansive characteristic, greenbrier’s stem segments relieve muscle pain and tension when rubbed on skin. Greenbrier’s stem and leaves can also be used for tea to cure rheumatism and stomach troubles.
Right now, Palmetto is known to help sleep and expel phlegm. The curative part comes from the fruit extracts. Meanwhile, scientists are still looking into its potential in curing prostate enlargement problems.
The tea from its pods give relief from indigestion and help cure measles. The seedpod extracts also exhibit antibacterial, anti-fungal and expectorant. Meanwhile, tea made using its bark can cure hoarseness and sore throat. However, care must be taken in handling this plant since all parts have been known to carry toxic compounds.
Different parts of the plant used for tea cures different diseases and ailments. For example, the plant tea cures jaundice while the leaf tea can wash swellings as well as work as a diuretic and an astringent. Meanwhile, the root tea helps alleviate diarrhea and gonorrhea. However, one must be careful in harvesting plant parts since the leaves and berries are toxic.
Its roots can be used to wash sore eyes. Osage-Orange fruits may be inedible but studies have shown that it bears anti-oxidant and fungicidal properties. One should be careful when it comes to the plant’s latex and sap since these can cause dermatitis.
With these plants, get a natural and living medicine cabinet right outside your doorstep.