Uses for Peppermint
Typical Places Found: Cultivated widely, particularly in Europe and America.
How to Collect This Herb: The aerial parts are collected just before the flowers open.
Part Used: Aerial parts.
Carminative, anti-inflammatory, anti-spasmodic, aromatic, diaphoretic, anti-emetic, nervine, anti-microbial, analgesic.
Peppermint is an excellent carminative, having a relaxing effect on the muscles of the …
Typical Places Found: Cultivated worldwide
How to Collect This Herb:
The bulb with its numerous cloves should be unearthed when the leaves begin to wither in September. They should be stored in a cool dry place.
Part Used: Bulb
Anti-microbial, diaphoretic, cholagogue, hypotensive, anti-spasmodic.
Garlic is among the few herbs that have a universal …
Herbal remedies to ease asthma
Asthma is caused by the constriction of the airways within the Lungs. Some of its distressing symptoms can be relieved by using herbal treatments. Rates of asthma are on the increase, and now many children suffer the chronic wheezing and breathing difficulties associated with this condition. …
How to Collect This Herb: The rootstock is dug up when the leaves have dried. The remains of the stem and root fibers should be removed. Wash thoroughly and dry in the sun.
Part Used : The rootstock
Stimulant, carminative, anti-spasmodic, rubefacient, diaphoretic, emmenagogue.
Ginger may be used as a stimulant of the …
Other Names : Queen-of-the-Meadow, Bridewort.
Typical Places Found: A common wild plant in Britain, throughout Europe, parts of Asia and an escape in North America.
How to Collect This Herb: The fully opened flowers and leaves are picked at the time of flowering, which is between June and August. They should be …
Find Relief from Aches and Pains
Many conventional medicines are derived from plant sources – why not go straight to the source and use the herbs themselves to ease your afflictions?
Everyone suffers from aches and pains; muscle strain, flu and infections all take their toll on your body and make you …
Herbal remedies for treating anxiety
As the pace of life continues to increase, so do your stress levels. Learn how to ease the symptoms of anxiety with gentle herbal remedies.
Employment stress, exam pressure and family breakups are some of the life events that leave people feeling agitated and tends. Anxiety related …
Making herbal ointments
Unscented lotion and ointments make ideal basis for healing herbs, when you need to apply them externally. Homemade ointments and lotions provide a neutral base for herbal preparation and a convenient way of applying herbs to the skin. Add antiseptic herbs to treat cuts in graces or anti-inflammatory …
Tinctures can be stored for a long time, making them the perfect way to harness the restorative if power of flowers and herbs. Tinctures are made by steeping fresh or dried herbs in pure alcohol. The plants active constituents are dissolved in the alcohol which acts as an excellent preservative. …