Learn These 11 Plants That Formed The Native American Medicine Cabinet
Various people have been using natural remedies for medical issue for centuries. And the Cherokee tribe of North America were no different.
The Rise Earth site posted an article about Native American medicines. All of them are derived from plants. This list is amazing. Read through it and see if you can benefit from ancient tribal wisdom.
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Examine These Plants For Medical Care
1. Wild Ginger
The tribe concocted a tea of ginger. They used it to treat indigestion, colic, ear pain, and gas. It is also helpful for draining the lungs.
2. Hummingbird Blossom (Buck Brush)
Use this plant to treat mouth and throat issues, inflammation, cysts, and fibroid tumors. It also works to regulate blood pressure and a variety of other maladies.
3. Greenbriar stickers
Use the roots, not the stickers. Use it to treat urinary tract infection and to heal burns. Consume it orally or use it as a paste.
Mint enjoys continued popularity as a season and a tea base. The Cherokee used it for improved digestion among other creative uses.
Chew the leaves to alleviate bleeding gums and oral issues. It is also good for joint problems, strengthening the immune system and preventing cancer. The berries are also delicious!
Parts of this plant are used in baking, being nutrient rich. It also soothes skin irritation.
7. Qua lo ga (Sumac)
Use it to treat diarrhea and a sore throat. It can also fight poison ivy irritation. However, do make sure not to consume or touch poison sumac.
8. Jisdu Unigisdi (Wild Rose)
The Cherokee used wild rose to fight colds and bladder infection. Use it as a tea or as a paste.
This herb successfully treats asthma and chest congestion. The Cherokee smoked or inhaled the fumes of burning mullein.
10. Kawi Iyusdi (Yellow Dock)
This herb has works as a laxative. It also has powerful antiseptic properties. Wash wounds with yellow dock.
11. Squirrel Tail (Yarrow)
Yarrow helps blood clot to stop bleeding. As a tea it stops internal bleeding and treats other issues of the digestive and urinary systems. It also soothes the skin.
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Learn these botanical solutions and become a healer. These will be useful at home or especially in the wild. Find out which of these plants grow near you. Then try them out.
Not only can you rest a little easier knowing you have access to treatment, but you get the benefit of not being dependent on modern medicines. This saves you money and could save your life.
Perrin Lovett writes about freedom, firearms, and cigars (and everything else) at www.perrinlovett.me. He is none too fond of government meddling.