10 healing plants you should have in the garden

It is called medicinal plants to those plants that can be used whole or by specific parts (leaves, flowers, fruits, barks, stems or roots), to treat diseases of people or animals. The main objective is to find in native species the relief or cure of various disorders and diseases, of course in a super natural way and without chemicals.

The 10 healing plants that you have to have

– Aloe vera: The gel released by the leaves when cutting is really effective, applying it directly to the skin, in dermatitis due to dryness, redness of the skin due to the action of the sun, as a soothing agent, as long as there are no deep wounds. It is best to harvest the older, uncultivated leaves in full sun, so that they have more of the gel that sprouts from the center of the leaf.

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– Calendula: With the dried flowers of this plant you can prepare a decoction -for external use- that decongests skin inflammations and has a certain healing effect on superficial wounds or insect bites.

– Chamomile: It is distributed in the wild in wide regions of the world. It is used in infusions, mainly to temper gastrointestinal spasms. In addition, it has a slight sedative and antidepressant effect. It is used in infusions. In external use it is anti-inflammatory in the form of compresses, and it has an antiseptic effect.

– Artichoke leaves: They are used in infusions for the treatment, orally, of symptoms of dyspepsia and for its cholagogue and choleretic effect. Caution is advised in people with cardiac problems or hypertension treated with diuretics.

– Basswood: Has a sedative effect. It is used in infusions for mild cases of nervousness, anxiety or mild insomnia problems. The use of linden is not recommended for people with heart failure. It is used in infusions: between 2 and 3 g of linden per cup, 2 to 3 daily intakes.

Calendula – Medicinal plant

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– Passionflower: It is a vine, of which its leaves and dried flowers are especially used in infusions to reduce anxiety and treat mild insomnia problems. Use 0.5 to 2 g of dry material per cup of hot water, 3 or 4 times a day.

– Dandelion: It has digestive, cholagogue and diuretic properties. In its use there should always be caution, it is advisable to consult a doctor or pharmacist. They must be used sparingly.

– Congorosa: It is a native bush of Argentina. Its leaves are leathery, with spiny teeth on the margins. It is used for stomach disorders such as dyspepsia, and helps in the treatment of gastritis. It is taken as an infusion using 4 to 6 g of dried leaves per cup and a maximum of three cups are taken daily.

Fennel: The "seeds" are used, which are actually fruits. The infusion has effects on gastrointestinal disorders, for example spasms and inflammation; also for menstrual pain and also has a slight expectorant effect. It is contraindicated for people with a history of epilepsy.

– Complaints: They have the peculiarity that their stems are the ones they photo synthesize. The dried leaves are used in infusion to alleviate liver and stomach disorders, at a rate of 2 g per cup and a maximum of three daily intakes.

If you want to get into the world of medicinal plants, this is your chance! But of course, before consuming any of them, it is always advisable to speak with a doctor or specialist on the subject.

Furthermore, it is important to note that if plants They are taken directly from nature, you have to pay attention that they have not been exposed to pesticides or other pollutants. If purchased, do so in pharmacies or places where quality of origin and conservation are guaranteed.

So, you have no more excuses! What are you waiting to do the test?