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Herbal Remedies You Can Find on the Roadside Part 1


As
we walk in meadows, fields, forests, or our backyard, we are sometimes tempted
to put some of the colorful fruits, berries and plants into our mouths. It is a
rule of thumb not to eat things from the wild, but what about using these
natural items to create herbal remedies that can cure, heal, and treat medical
ailments from itchy skin to mouth ulcers. Many of these selections are also
located alongside the road.

 

Wild
herbs have been used for centuries to cure a wide-range of medical problems.
The only trick to making sure all is well when it comes to using these natural
wonders is to learn how to accurately identify the options that will not cause
more harm than do good. Some herbal choices are actually poison in itself and
learning the correct way to harness their potential benefits is very important
in maintaining health and safety.

 

The
following herbs can be found in the wild and can be used for a wide-range of
natural treatments:

 

Garlic
Mustard: This herb may also be called Jack-by-the-hedge, where the fresh leaves
can by crushed and directly applied to insect bites. The goal of this natural
remedy is to relieve the itching that comes from being bit.

 

Meadowsweet:
Springing up in ditches located by the wayside, this herb can be used as an
infusion to treat an upset stomach.

 

Purple
Loosestrife: After creating an infusion from this herb, diarrhea can be
treated. The herb also works wonders on skin rashes after creating a compress.

 

Stinging
Nettle: When you use this herb to create an infusion, eczema compresses can be
applied to the skin. When suffering from sore throats, the herb is great as a
gargle. Mouth ulcers are also known to disappear when using this herb. Place
the infusion on a cotton swab and nosebleeds can be treated.

 

White
Deadnettle: When ingesting this herb as an infusion, cystitis might be treated.
A compress containing this ingredient is also used to eradicate hemorrhoids.

 

Cornflower:
Use this herb to create an infusion and sore eye pain is alleviated. It is
important to make sure that the infusion is well strained.

 

Dock:
Nettle stings can be treated with the use of this herb, which has been a
well-known remedy for many years throughout history. When you rub a fresh,
crushed leaf over an affected area, you may soon see results.

 

Butter-and-Eggs:
Use the fresh leaves of this herb to create a poultice that is known to work
against hemmorroids and cuts. Strain the infusion well and an effective eye
wash is created that cures sore eyes.

 

Bear’s
Breeches: Crush the leaves of this herb and apply the result to minor burns.

 

Daisy:
Often referred to as bruisewort, this herb has the power to relieve the tension
and pain from sprains and bruises. The fresh plant can be used to create an
effective poultice or compress.

 

Be
on the lookout for Part 2 of this article, which will alert you to the herbal
powers of wild plants, such as Creeping Jenny, Self Heal, and Marsh Woundwort.