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Sites for Medicinal Plants Usage

Nope. I am not attempting to be the expert on using herbs and flowers for medicinal purposes.  I know when to stay in my lane. I am not a doctor nor do I pretend to be one.  Use your own common sense before using. 

**Before trying any of the possible ways to use the following plants, please consult your doctor if you are on medications. Do not use if pregnant, or nursing.  Be smart and do not use in excess or if you are allergic to any ingredients. Follow all precautions listed on the sites.   

I have spent hours and hours looking up ways to use herbs and flowers for medicinal purposes.  The more I looked, the more I realized I really don't know much about the process, powers of the plants, and what they are good for.  

So, to save you some time and going down crazy long rabbit trails, I have put together a few sites that might save you some time.  These sites, in my opinion, do a good job of explaining the plant and ways to use it without a ton of annoying popups. 

Here are a my favorite top 8 by plant:

Yarrow: Antibacterial and Antiseptic Properties 

Lavender: Improves sleep, calming, improves memory, supports wound care

Calendula: Reduce swelling, supports immune system, soothes cramps, supports skin healing

Chamomile: Supports relaxation and sleep, healthy blood sugar, soothe eczema irritated skin

Sage: Helps body fight cold and flu, helps with swelling and pain, helps fight infection

Lemon Balm: Helps treat colic, upset stomach, anti-viral, soothes nerves

Red Clover: Increases collagen production, reduces wrinkles, anti-inflammatory properties

Nasturtiums: Antibacterial, heals wounds, expectorant, antiseptic, source of vitamin C

This is by far NOT an all inclusive list. 

Oh my goodness, this list could go on for days.  What I have given you are some great resources for websites to do a deeper dive into ways to use what you grow. Any of these sites are valuable resources for further investigations.  

What is your favorite plant to use in ways other than cooking?  Drop a comment and let me know. 

Happy Gardening!

Brenda

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