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Medicinal Herbs and Wildflower pictures
The wildflowers in the pictures have medicinal properties, so you could be growing your own natural remedies in your garden.
Always seek the advice of a qualified herbalist before trying any of these herbal remedies.
Scabious The name Scabious is derived from the word scabies and was used as
remedy for this and similar diseases. A homeopathic remedy can be made from the Field Scabious plant and used as a blood purifier and treatment for eczema and other skin
Self heal wildflower The self heal plant has lots of properties that are said to have an antibiotic effect, assisting healing and keeping people well during outbreaks of infectious diseases. It is used in ointment form to heal stubborn cuts and bruises that wont heal on their own.
Lady’s Bedstraw. This Herb has many medicinal uses including being used as a remedy for urinary diseases and for its diuretic and blood-purifying properties. Its also good added to hot water to soothe the feet .Lady’s Bedstraw has also been used as a treatment for skin complaints, a remedy to stop internal bleeding and nosebleeds and it seems to have a positive effect for those suffering from epilepsy and hysteria. Try placing a piece of the plant in your shoes to protect against blisters also stuffing your pillow with the dried leaves.
Bogbean is a very bitter tasting herb that can
encourage and stimulate your appetite, Its also a laxative in large doses.
Meadowsweet one of the most sacred herbs of the
Druids, used as a medicinal plant since ancient times and still popular as a herbal remedy. Its said to be an excellent remedy for digestive problems by protecting
and soothing the digestive tract, reducing excess acidity and alleviating feelings of nausea. Meadowsweet is also used in the treatment of heartburn,
hyperacidity, gastritis and peptic ulceration. Its anti-inflammatory properties are also effective against rheumatic pain and the astringent tannins make the plant
a useful remedy in the treatment of diarrhoea in children.
Yarrow sometimes called 'Soldier's Wound-Wort'. The Yarrow plant has
been used to stop bleeding by inserting leaves into the nostrils.