25 Medicinal Herbs and Wild Plants

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25 Medicinal Herbs and Wild Plants


  1. 1.       Amaranth- Leaves are astringent and used to stem profuse menstruation. 
  2. 2.       Anise- This herb is sometimes used by diabetics as a sugar substitute
  3. 3.       Asparagus (wild)- sometimes found alongside the road, this plant is useful as a diuretic, antiseptic, and treat fluke infections. 
  4. 4.       Bedstraw/Cleavers- Plant juice is used for kidney stones and cancer.  Tea is used for skin disorders like eczema and psoriasis. 
  5. 5.       Bee Balm/ Bergamot- Tea is used for colds, sore throat, headaches, and fever.  This expectorant tea is also good for bronchial complaints, and sinus congestion.  It’s also good for arthritis, digestion, and flatulence, and can be rubbed on skin eruptions.  
  6. 6.       Burdock- This plant is used to treat gonorrhea and syphilis. It’s also good for scurvy, rheumatism, tonsillitis, flu, and as a poultice on sores, boils, and abscesses. 
  7. 7.       Carrot (wild)/ Queen Anne’s Lace– A tea made from the root is antimicrobial, diuretic, and a good wormer. 
  8. 8.       Chamomile- The flowers are used for tea to soothe indigestion, colic, hay fever, and asthma.  Rub it on the skin for eczema and other skin irritations.  You can also use it for herb baths. 
  9. 9.       Chickweed- Leaf tea is used as an expectorant for colds and flu. 
  10. 10.   Chicory- Chicory is sometimes used as a nerve tonic, liver tonic, a laxative, and may reduce inflammation.  Makes great coffee too!
  11. 11.   Cinquefoil/Silverweed- This herb is used to treat diarrhea, colitis, gastritis, and ulcers. 
  12. 12.   Dandelion- Root tea is used for laxative, and is diuretic.  It also clears fever, breaks up congestion, and is good for increasing the appetite and digestion in anorexics. 
  13. 13.   Dock- Several varieties of Dock are used for anemia, to raise iron levels in pregnant women.  The roots are used to treat ringworm, and as a laxative. 
  14. 14.   Garlic- may reduce blood pressure, lower cholesterol and blood sugar.  Protects and heals from colds and flu infections.
  15. 15.   Ginger- The root is used to colds, sore throat, and cough.  Has antiseptic properties and can be used as a stimulant tonic. 
  16. 16.   Jerusalem artichoke- Tea is made from the flowers and leaves to treat arthritis.  Tuber is good for diabetics because of its slow release of sugars. 
  17. 17.   Leeks- Tonic fights colds and flu.  May reduce risk of heart disease. 
  18. 18.   Liverwort- Water from the boiled root is a good mosquito repellant.  Roots and leaves are used for disorders of the kidney, gall bladder and liver. 
  19. 19.   Milkweed- Sap is used for treating warts, moles, and ringworm.  Boiled roots are used for treating sterility, asthma, and dysentery. 
  20. 20.   Peppermint- Oil is used for colic.  Tea treats colds, fever, and headache.  Peppermint is also good for digestion.  Crushed leaves rubbed on the skin reduces pain and lessens sensitivity.  Tea and hard candies helps concentration. 
  21. 21.   Plantain- The seeds are used as a laxative.  The Leaves are used for a poultice for burns, cuts, and scrapes.  Tea also clears fever and promotes healing. 
  22. 22.   Sorrel- Tea is used to clear fever, blood clots, and reduce swelling.  It has also been used for snakebite and cancer. 
  23. 23.   Spiderwort- poultice root is used to rub on skin cancers.  Tea from leaves is used for stomach ache, and as an antiseptic.  Tea made from the flowers are used for congestion.
  24. 24.   Willow- Aspirin like tea is used for headaches, infections, fever reducer, cancer, and heart attacks. 
  25. 25.   Yarrow- Tea treats colds and flu.  Mix dried leaves in lard for a good wound dressing. 

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I am a mother of eight wonderfully challenging children and nine grandkids, of whom I am very proud. I am also a bi-vocational ordained evangelical minister, and a Christian Counselor. I received my B.S. degree in 2004, studying primarily in the areas of Psychology, with minors in Religion and English. I received my Masters Degree in 2009 in Psychological Counseling with an emphasis in Christian Counseling. I have endeavored to paraphrase the Bible, both Old and New Testaments, for the last ten years or so and am working on a final edit, now. It is my hope that it will be of some use in the great commission of Christ. My ministry is primarily geared toward victims of sexual and domestic violence, including victims of childhood sexual abuse, whether currently or in the past. Since I have personally experienced the healing hand of God in overcoming many of the life issues that Christians may face, I feel qualified and compelled to discuss them in a truthful and open manner, as God’s word tells us that “We shall know the truth and the truth shall set us free.” God has brought me through such diverse tribulations as sexual, physical, and mental abuse, being a victim of a drunk driving accident, spousal pornography addiction, adultery, divorce, remarriage, a very brief, though unjust, incarceration, and having experienced multiple miscarriages and various other trials. I have been asked to leave two Southern Baptist Churches, due to my being a female, ordained as a minister, and fired from a SBC sponsored Christian School (mostly white) for speaking out against racial prejudice in the Family of God. Through God’s merciful forgiveness of my own sins and inadequacies and God’s grace given to me to forgive those who have been a stumbling block to me, I have overcome many of these adversities. God’s word tells us that “All things work together for good to those who love the Lord and are called according to the purposes of God." Since I have this hope, I believe that God has blessed me with the ability to confront and relate these issues to the Christian community around the world. I hope to be able to use my personal experiences as a ministry of God’s grace and in the comforting of the people of God with the truth of God's mercy. I claim II Corinthians 1: 3 & 4 as my calling, which states: “Blessed be God, the Origin of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Origin of mercies, and the God of comfort; who comforts us in all our troubles, that we may be able to comfort those who are in trouble, by the comfort we ourselves have been given by God.” As I have received the gift of God’s healing, I hope to be able to bring the peace beyond understanding to others with the message of God’s mercy and grace. My love for the Sovereign Lord of my life, Jesus Christ, along with my passion for writing has drawn me to explore these commonly experienced crisis issues from the perspective of my own experience in the hope that I may bring an empathetic and compassionate insight to God’s people. I am now a published author and have several books in publication, including my autobiography, "A Little Redneck Theology." The views expressed in my writings are strictly my own insights, acquired from personal experience and diligent study of the related topics and God’s word concerning them. Though I am an ordained minister, my views should not be considered authoritative. I believe that the Christian community’s ultimate authority is the guidance of the human heart by the Holy Spirit and the Word of God.
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