10 Herbal Essentials You Need for Your Healing Temple Kitchen

February 13, 2015

10 Herbal Essentials You Need for Your Healing Temple Kitchen

Herbs and plants are one of the oldest witnesses of the history of our planet. In the end, all animals and human are back to the soil and the plants use their decomposition as a way to grow and survive. If you think about it, these plants and herbs are actually feeding from our illnesses, lifestyles, experiences, emotions, joys, traumas and our thoughts too.

Eventually people are reborn and they consume these plants and they provide us the necessary vitamins, minerals and other nutrients and help us achieve hormonal balance. It is no wonder why people who work with plants and herbs often call the Plantcestors because they were present on this planet long before the first humans appeared.

Herbal EssentialsThis is a shortlist of one of the most efficient healing plant herbs that should be part of every home. It is also good to mention that flower spices and essences are not part of this list, but this doesn’t mean that they are not important for the overall wellness of any human being.

1. Fennel

Fennel is an aromatic member of the celery family and has the ability to produce milk. Almost all parts of this plant, especially its leaves, seed and flower possess healing properties and when they are used in this combination they can help nursing mothers to improve the quality of breast milk.
In addition, fennel is known for its ability to improve the work of the digestive system too. It also assists and improves the process of removal of uric acid from joints which ultimately means that it prevents gout.

2. Skullcap

Skullcap is a member of the mint family and it originates from North America. This herb is known for the benefits it brings to the nervous system. It can calm any person and it can relieve anxiety and stress. Skullcap can be especially useful for young parents that are going through one of the biggest changes in their lives.

3. Red Raspberry Leaf

This is one herb that is especially useful for women. The leaves of this plant can be used as uterine tonic because they can tone and strengthen the muscle tissue found in the womb. Preparing a tea form red raspberry leaves can provide the womb the much needed calcium and iron. In addition, in case you are bearing a baby girl, the positive effects will reach your baby too. Finally, red raspberry leaves are also good for the bowel movement.

4. Comfrey Leaf

This plant is also known as Boneset because it can be very useful when it comes to injuries related to the bones (especially broken bones). It also has strong anti-inflammatory properties and it accelerate the wound healing process by assisting the process of rebuilding of cells. In cases of burns, comfrey leaf provides comfort and the same goes for fresh mothers who feel soreness in their intimate area after childbirth.

5. Oatstraw

Oatstraw is considered to be an essential tonic herb when we talk about reproductive health. It is often used as a remedy in cases of impotence and some people use it as an antidepressant. This tonic herb has a scent that’s similar to freshly cut sweet hay. Keep in mind that this herb acts a sedative and it can help anyone improve the health of the nerve tissue by providing calcium, Vitamin B, magnesium, proteins and many other nutrients to it. Oatstraw is perfect for healing addiction and it has comforting effects on dry skin.

6. Marshmallow

The best parts of the marshmallow are its roots and leaves. This is the perfect plant for those looking for comfort in cases of diarrhea, sore throat, constipation or any kind of irritation. In the past, this plant was used in the process of production of marshmallows and it is especially recommended for children.

7. Hawthorn

Hawthorn or its leaves, flowers and berries to be more precise, can help people suffering from emotional problems and those who are feeling depressed. Hawthorn can also be very helpful in cases of high blood pressure because it can stabilize the blood pressure really fast. By using hawthorn your heart health will be improved and you will feel better in general.

8. Dandelion

The roots, leaves and flowers are the parts of dandelion that can be used for healing purposes. These parts can help people eliminate the toxins from the liver because dandelion is a powerful diuretic. When it comes to emotional problems, dandelion can calm down people who feel angry and aggressive. Dandelion doesn’t come with any side effects, so feel free to use it as a part of any healing routine.

9. Motherwort

This plant has the ability to relieve the tension that builds up in the muscles, improve the work of the heart and stabilize the blood pressure.

10. Yarrow

Yarrow has been used for healing fevers since ancient times. It can also be used in cases of bleeding because it can stop external and internal bleeding. Yarrow has strong antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties.

Instructions for herbal infusion:
In order to infuse any of the previously mentioned herbs, boil water, turn off the heat once they water starts to boil and add the parts of the plants that we have mentioned before.One tablespoon of herbs should be added to one cup of boiling water. Steep the herbs for about 15 minutes.
For larger amounts, you can leave the herbs over night and drink the solution in the morning.Instead of boiling you can also put cold water in a clear jar and leave it in the sun. After about 5 hours you will get a tasty herbal tea.

Instructions for herbal decoctions:
You can also create a decoction (extract) from berries and roots. Simply gently boil the berries and roots in cold water for about twenty minutes. After that, turn off the heat and cover the solution. Leave it like that for about twenty minutes.

Keep in mind that this article is not a medical advice. It is recommended to consult your doctor before starting any type of naturopathic routine.

Source:mindbodygreen

 

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