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Herbs......Healing Power Gifts for You

Updated on January 2, 2014

Hello Everyone,

Another beautiful day in the land of herbs, health, and sharing knowledge! Today I will be sharing some information about some helpful herbs for many health ailments. After doing my regular herbal research, some of these healing herbs are well known to the herbal world, however, some I have never heard of before! I love it when this happens! This is exciting to be on HubPages because I will learn along with everyone as I write this article.

I hope everyone will read this and find help with herbs for any or all ailments you may be having.

Here we go....

Cayenne is one of the more popular and well-known herbs. Cayenne is the most powerful natural stimulant and is completely safe and nonirritating.

At the first sign of sickness, you should take 1/4 to 1 teaspoon of good quality cayenne in a little cold water.

When purchasing or using dried herbs, you will be able to check the potency of the herbs by the color and smell of the herb. My daily herb regiment involves frequent smaller doses rather than larger doses. If you choose to fast or be on a special cleansing diet when taking the herbs you select, the healing power of the herbs will work at a faster rate versus when taken with food.

Elder Flowers
Elder Flowers

Elder Flowers are a good blood purifier and sweating herb when taken in this formula. If taken cold, it can be a good diuretic.

1/2 ounce Elder Flowers

1/2 ounce Peppermint

1 pint of Water

When purchasing or using dried herbs, you will be able to check the potency of the herbs by the color and smell of the herb. My daily herb regiment involves frequent smaller doses rather than larger doses. If you choose to fast or be on a special cleansing diet when taking the herbs you select, the healing power of the herbs will work at a faster rate versus when taken with food.

Yarrow Blossoms
Yarrow Blossoms

Yarrow Blossoms, like Elder Flowers, are a good blood purifier, but also excellent as a tonic. They are known for their healing powers for all glandular ailments, menstrual troubles, and nervousness.

Raspberry Leaves
Raspberry Leaves

Raspberry Leaves are known, however, not eaten as much as the fruit we enjoy that grows with the leaves. The delicious and nutritious Raspberry.

Raspberry Leaves can be used for flus and fevers. They can be given with good effect for any sickness, even when you are not sure of the cause. In addition, they are good for digestive ailments, and any ailments relating to the female generative organs.


Lobelia is the best muscle-relaxant herb there is. It not only has the unique quality of not only relaxing the muscles and removing all spasms from any part of the body, but also, because of its stimulant properties. It is like a miracle herb on how it performs. It speeds up the circulation while relaxing the affected area which sets the stage for effective healing to occur. Often, this herb is combined with Cayenne, both combined in small doses, to intensify the effect of other herbs in the formula. Also, this miracle herb is an herbal first-aid remedy for pain then applied locally to the affected area. One of the best combination herbal formulas I have ever used for my rheumatoid arthritis is made of three small doses of these herbs: Comfrey, Lobelia, and Cayenne, heat (if desired), spread onto a cloth, and apply to affected area.


Plantain is a valuable herb because it is usually found anywhere. There are two varieties of this herb - Broadleaf and Lanceleaf. Both are equally as good as a heated (if desired) treatment spread on a cloth onto the affected area. Also this herb is a mild blood purifier, diuretic, external pain reliever, and for bringing down inflammations.


Garlic has a great history which dates back to the 16th century B.C.E. when the Egyptians had twenty-two remedies they used for their ailments. Garlic contains germaniam and selenium, which are sulfur-containing antioxidants that boost the immune system. Raw garlic by itself is one of most potent boosters of our immune system's natural killer cells.

Externally, Garlic is used as a strong garlic tea wash for skin disorders, multiple nerve pains, ringworm, scabies, lice, and dysentery (pressed garlic, green tea bags, and hot water). The recommended method is to wash with the garlic tea wash and then apply the garlic oil three times a day. To make sure this method works effectively, you must continue this for a two-week period. This garlic tea wash and oil method is used for skin disorders, multiple nerve pains, ringworm, scabies, and lice.

Internally, garlic is good for assisting in the avoidance of bacterial complications. If you are able to find garlic syrup, it can be used for asthma, tuberculosis, difficult breathing, regulating blood pressure, heart weakness, internal ulceration, etc.

Since garlic is absorbed through the stomach lining and may cause upset stomach or odor issues or some people, there is a product named Kyolic, the sociable garlic, which can be used for those who cannot deal with the upset stomach affects or odor.

If the smell of garlic happens to irritate or bother you making it unable to consume or use it, there are some oils listed below that you can use a few drops to help cover the odor and taste.

Anise Oil --- Caraway Oil --- Fennel Oil --- Cinnamon Oil --- Peppermint Oil

There are so many awesome healing properties of garlic, and I know I have only covered a small portion of garlic's fantastic healing uses. I will continue to do more research and continue to eat garlic on a regular basis since my family tree has little bird nests with high blood pressure and high cholesterol eggs in them.

Golden Seal
Golden Seal

Golden seal is called the cure-all herb for many good reasons.

**Be careful not to consume more than a 1/4 teaspoon per day as an adult since excessive amounts can diminish the Vitamin B in your body.

The most unique use for this herb that I thought was astounding is how you can combine a small amount of golden seal with a healing herb used for a specific organ of the body and the golden seal directs its healing effects to that part of the body. (Example: squaw vine and golden seal for uterus, turkey rhubarb and golden seal for small intestine / centaury and golden seal for stomach and liver, cascara and golden seal for lower bowel).

Golden seal is favorable known for its use as a tonic stimulant which gives tone and strength to your body tissue. That's amazing! Golden seal has antibiotic properties as well, however, this appears to be the second favorites of the many uses for this amazing and unique herb.

Thank you for patiently reading this herbal information. I learn something new each day as I explore the herbal wonder world and hope you enjoyed learning and exploring with me.

Love & Peace to All....Lori


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    • lmlynde profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Nevada

      Thanks Nina for believing and sharing your love for the wonderful world of healing herbs! Since I have been in a writing slump lately, I think I will explore some more healing herbs and learn while I am at it! Take care! Lori

    • Ninasvoice profile image


      6 years ago from England

      Wonderful hub! I couldn't agree with you more about the benefits of herbs. I'm a true believe of healing with herbs and love this topic. Voted up. Thanks for stopping by also :-)

    • sofs profile image


      6 years ago

      Great hub... most of these herbs are used in homeopathy effectively..but I don't think these herbs are readily available where I live.. maybe I should check out the markets.. thanks for sharing this information. Have a great day.


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