5 Best Healing Herbs

Nature’s pantry supplies us with an arsenal of home remedies, and herbs have been used for hundreds of years to heal.  Today, scientists are substantiating these plants abilities to help with many conditions and even now, are also discovering new powers in the best healing herbs such as the ability to kill cancer cells.

So here are 5 herbs you should consider growing in your herb garden.

1. Garlic:  Eating raw garlic can boost the immune system, provide relief from flu and colds, heals pimples and acne, relieve arthritic pain as an anti-inflammatory, help control and in some cases improve high blood pressure, is effective for insect bites, earache and boils as well as prevents hair loss.

2. Ginger:  Is a natural appetite suppressant, stimulates blood circulation and helps the body remove toxins.  Has a significant effect on cholesterol levels, can lower bad cholesterol and increase good cholesterol, keeps blood healthy, effective in preventing nausea, reduces inflammation.

3. Turmeric:  Antiseptic and antibacterial agent, can be used as a disinfectant, relieves arthritis and other inflammatory conditions affecting joints, reduces cholesterol, supports the liver’s detoxification process, cancer prevention, improves digestion and manages diabetes.

4. Ginkgo Biloba: Improves concentration and memory, reduces the risk of dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease, fights anxiety and depression, helps with vision for glaucoma sufferers, relieves ADHD symptoms, improves libido and effective for reducing PMS symptoms.

5. Aloe Vera: Refreshes skin, improves skin’s elasticity and helps reduce fine lines and wrinkles associated with aging, helps to heal sunburn and soothe first-degree burns, provides relief from itching and burning associated with dermatitis, effective as a home remedy for skin conditions and would healing management including psoriasis, dermatitis and burn injuries.

Finally, 3 things to remember:
1.  Don’t assume it’s safe.  Herbs are not regulated for safety.
2.  Talk with your doctor.  Some herbs can interact with certain meds.
3.  Don’t overdo it.  Always follow instructions, more isn’t necessarily better.

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