Just because it’s natural doesn’t mean it’s not powerful!
These versatile herbs may help relieve and prevent common ailments such as colds
and flu, inflammation, indigestion, bug bites, headaches, insomnia, anxiety and
In order to reap the benefits of herbs, you can boil them in a tea, make tinctures or
create a salve.
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Chamomile (Matricaria chamomilla)
The calming chamomile plant can be used for stress relief, tension, indigestion, colic
and to relieve skin inflammation and irritations.
Echinacea (Echinacea purpurea)
The perennial echinacea plant is said to be a powerful immune booster and is used
to combat symptoms of colds, flu, and infections.
Thyme (Thymus vulgaris)
The active phenol in thyme is thymol, known to be a potent antiseptic. It is useful for
coughs, sore throat, tooth decay, congestion and indigestion.
Wild Pansy (Viola tricolor)
Another anti-inflammatory herb, the wild tansy can be used to ease eczema and skin
blemishes and help loosen phlegm. It was also believed to help the heart, which is
why it is sometimes called heartsease.
Simply the smell of lavender has been shown to help people relax. It can be used as
an antiseptic and is useful for skin inflammation, insomnia and anxiety.
St John’s wort (Hypericum perforatum)
In the Middle Ages, St John’s Wort was considered a magical plant. These days, it’s
used to help with depression, anxiety, disorders and skin irritation like psoriasis.
Alfalfa (Medicago sativa)
Alfalfa is rich in minerals and healthy compounds, and contains a high amount of
protein. It has been used to treat morning sickness, nausea, kidney issues and
urinary tract discomfort. It also acts as a diuretic and a light stimulant.
Basil (Ocimum basilicum)
This staple spaghetti topper actually has a range of medicinal uses and can help with
a lack of appetite, excess gas and cuts.
Feverfew (Tanacetum parthenium)
The leaves of the feverfew can be used in teas and chewed to relieve headaches. As
a natural anti-inflammatory, it is said to help with arthritis and a variety of skin
Lemon Balm (Melissa officinalis)
Closely related to mint, lemon balm can help relieve insect bites, wounds, upset
stomach, insomnia, and even aids the healing of cold sores.
Marigold has a wide range of uses, including treating acne, sunburn, ulcers,
digestive problems, insect bites and more.
Parsley (Petroselinum crispum)
Useful for so much more than plate decoration, parsley can treat bad breath, gas,
inflammation, and even has anti-cancer properties.
Peppermint (Mentha × Piperita)
Peppermint should be a go-to for any stomach issues. It has also been shown to
help with alertness and headaches.
Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis)
Rosemary is one of the best herbs to improve concentration, memory and mood. It is
also great for wound healing, hair growth, and bad breath.
Sage (Salvia officinalis)
The name Sage is derived from a word that means “to heal” or “to save”, reflecting
its historical use as a medicinal herb. It is useful for a variety of ailments, including
mouth and throat inflammations, bloating, heartburn and depression.