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Medicinal Plants:Nature’s Own Pharmaceuticals

Updated on April 2, 2016
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Big Pharma has a tight grip on the economy today. There are thousands of medications available at the nearest pharmacy to help any possible human ailment. There are also thousands of side effects that come hand in hand with those drugs.

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Mainstream pharmaceuticals are composed of many different man-made chemicals. This is not to say that there aren’t any natural elements to many modern prescribed medicines. It is to say that there are far more beneficial effects to be reaped from the source, nature.


Take a moment to consider these plants that offer many very vital medicinal benefits. With just a small amount of research, there is plenty of available information to absorb concerning medicinal foliage. Here is a small symposium concerning medicinal plants and their proper usage.

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Daffodils (Narcissus)


Unbeknownst to most of the population of the United States, Daffodils are not just a beautiful addition to the garden. They have medicinal properties that are incredibly powerful. However, ingestion in excess can kill a human quickly.

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Due to the toxicity to humans, this plant is good for inducing vomiting. It sounds very unpleasant, but in the instance that a poisonous substance is ingested, it is necessary to clear the stomach of the poison. There have also been several studies to show that Daffodil is very useful for the treatment of Alzheimer’s.

Doll Eye (Actaea pachypoda)


In many instances, Doll Eye is not safe for human ingestion. In small amounts, and brewed into tea, Doll Eye is useful in reducing symptoms of cold and headaches. Cherokee Indians once used its roots and parts for brewing a solution to relieve birthing or premenstrual symptoms.

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The aesthetic of the Doll Eye plant is somewhat alien. It looks almost as the name suggests. It looks like a bloom of tiny doll’s eyes taken from their sockets. They are obscure and kind of interesting.

Fiddlehead Fern (Matteuccia)


Fiddlehead ferns are easy to distinguish. They are the curly young spawning shoots of the fern that carry an array of nutrients. They provide a high dosage of vitamin A, omega-3, omega-6, and the most valuable vitamin C.


The fresh young furled fronds contain 44% of an adult’s daily requirement of vitamin C. There are a plethora of electrolytes in these stalks. Refreshingly, there is a high supply of potassium, iron, and copper in the adolescent fronds of the Fiddlehead.

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The fresh young furled fronds contain 44% of an adult’s daily requirement of vitamin C. There are a plethora of electrolytes in these stalks. Refreshingly, there is a high supply of potassium, iron, and copper in the adolescent fronds of the Fiddlehead.

5 out of 5 Doctors recommend natural remedies before any man-made remedy on the market.

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