1. Aloe Vera
All this plant needs is a place under the sun and well drained dry or moist soil. Aloe Vera is also eatable (if you don`t mind the bad taste that is). But the most efficient benefit is its sap which is very useful in speeding up the healing and reducing infection for all sorts of wounds, burns, eczema, cuts and reducing inflammation. Besides its external use on the skin aloe can be used internally for successful treatment of chronic constipation, poor appetite, ulcerative colitis and digestive problems.
2. Marsh Mallow
Back in the old days this was the plant from which marshmallows were made of. Its root can be taken internally to help with counter excess stomach acid, inflammations, gastritis and peptic ulceration. Also the root can be applied externally to various bruises, insect bites, sprains, skin inflammations and sore muscles.
Unlike the aloe vera its leaves are very eatable so they can be added to different types of salads, fried or boiled.
3. Pot Marigold
This plant doesn’t need any special treatment nor conditions, it can grow almost on any type of soil as long as it`s moist. Pot Marigold is used for making remedy for different skin conditions and its deep-orange flower can be successfully applied to: wounds, bites, stings, sore eyes and varicose veins.
It can be also used internally for treating chronic infections and fevers.
4. Great Burdock
In Chinese and Western medicine the great burdock is well-known in the detoxification area. For it to grow it requires only moist soil. The root of this plant is commonly used to treat so called “toxic overloads” than often result in skin diseases and throat infections such as: rashes, acne, boils, buns, heremes, impetigo, ringworm and bites.
The Great Burdock leaves and seed can be used for treating burns, sores, bruises and ulcers.
5. Gotu Kola
The gotu kola can be pretty successful when used in various phases of connective tissue development and can contribute in the process of healing skin wounds, decreasing capillary fragility, ulcers and stimulate the lipids and protein which are necessary for having healthy skin.
It`s a well know secrets that it`s leaves can maintain youthfulness and help treating open sores. This useful plant can also be used to revitalize the nervous system and the brain and to increase attention span and concentration.
6. Chinese Yam
The Chinese yam can be easily grown as long as the soil is fertile, well drained and exposed to the sun. Your stomach will appreciate it`s sweet taste and the lungs and kidneys will benefit from the tonic effect. It can be used internally to treat poor digestion, tiredness, for weight loss, for improving digestion, dry coughs, diarrhea, diabetes and uncontrollable urination. If used externally it can help treat boils, abscesses and ulcers.
After the discovery of cynarin the cardoon has become a really important medical plant. It`s leaves when they are harvested before flowering help in improving the liver functions as well as the gall bladder function. They can lower blood cholesterol levels, treat liver and gall bladder diseases, jaundice, asteriosclerosis, hepatitis and can help in the early stages of late-onset diabetes.
Chamomile has been used for years as a remedy for digestive system problems. It has a calming effect in the field of aromatherapy and helps to lower the stress levels an aid in sleep. It has also been used to treat some of the most common aches such as earache, shoulder pain, toothache and neuralgia.
Echinacea is known as one of the most important medical plants in the world mostly for its ability to raise our body resistance to viral infections and boost the immune system. The root of this herb was used by Native Americans to treat snakebites, stings and insect bites. It`s also very beneficial for treating wounds, sores and burns. All it needs in order to grow is sunlight and well drained soil.
10. Siberian Ginseng
This powerful tonic plant has a wide range of health benefits and can help you maintain your overall health. The Siberian Ginseng is used for its medical properties and treatment for geriatric debility, angina, insomnia, lost of appetite, for increased endurance, memory improvement, anti-inflammatory purposes, radiological protection and chemo-protective purposes.
11. Great Yellow Gentian
Its root is a bitter herb mainly used to treat digestive disorders and helping the body to come back from chronicle diseases. The great yellow gentian stimulates the liver, gall bladder and strengthens the body. If taken internally can help in treating gastric infections, anorexia, indigestion and liver complaints.
12. Sea Buckthorn
In ancient and today`s China the sea-buckthorn has been used to invigorate blood circulation, aid digestion, relive cough and alleviate pain. In Mongolia the branches and leaves are commonly used to treat gastrointestinal distress. Even the flowers are usefully mainly for softening the skin.
The berries of this plant are used for making fresh berry juice and it’s often consumed in the event of fevers, liver diseases, colds, stomach ulcers, cancer treatment, karatitis, trachoma, canker sores, eczema, inflammation e.t.c.
13. Tea Tree
Chewing the leaves of this herb in order to relive headaches was a common practices amongst the aborigines. The tea tree`s paperbark can be very useful when using coolamons as cradles, sleeping mats or bandage.
The tea tree oil can be used as antibacterial and antiseptic substance and for treating acne, vaginal infections, cystitis, chronic fatigue syndrome, warts, cold sores, minor burns and nits.
14. Lemon Balm
Do let its name confuse you because the lemon minty scent was the reason they call it a lemon balm. Its flowers are full of nectar during the summer and when crushed and rubbed directly on the skin help against insect bites, for treating herpes, sores gout and as a mosquito repellent. The leaves can be also used with in combination with water to treat fevers, common colds, mild insomnia, headaches, digestive upsets in children e.t.c.
NOTE: Please consult with qualified physician before using any of these herbs. This article is not amended to diagnose, cure or prevent any disease.