Welcome to Medicinal Utilizes For Weeds Commonly Found Around Your Home- Portion 6! Letas take a quick look at the medicinal weeds I have covered thus far.
Part 1: purslane, ground ivy, and chickweed
Part 2: thistle, wild violet, hairy bitterness, and prickly lettuce
Part 3: lambas quarterss, mallow, stinging nettle, and chicory
Part 4: henbit, curly dock, garlic mustard, and amaranth
Part 5: daisies, sheep sorrel, elderflowers
What do all of these wild plants have in common? They can usually be found close to or around your home. Today, Iall cover the medicinal uses for mullein, yarrow, and horseweed.
Medicinal Weeds Around Your Home And Its Wonderful Uses
Word of cautiona |
As I did in part 1- 5, I would like to share with you two articles which include information on safety precautions you need to be aware of when foraging for wild, edible, plants. In my article, Foraging Tips for the 7 Most Common Edible Plants, I share great tips on things to consider and to look out for when you forage for any and all wild, edible plants. Another great article, aNeed To Knowa Rules When Picking Edible& Medicinal Plant, is written by Mykel Hawke, starring of Discoveryas aMan, Woman, Wilda. He also talks about considerations and safety precautions to take when foraging in the wild. I sincerely promote you to read these articles if you have never foraged for wild and edible plants. Foraging can be a great experience but, safety precautions are a must!
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Mullein( Verbascum thapsus)
This beautiful, wild plant is a tall, stubble like plant that can reach a high levels of 7-8 feet tall. The foliages are pale green in colour and the buds are yellow and have 5 petals per bloom. The edible parts of this plant are the leaves and blooms and can be used in a salad. A tea can also be made out of the dried leaves and blooms. Mullein has been used for medicinal purposes for centuries and the entire plant is usable.
This plant has many medicinal properties which include:
Anti-inflammatory Antiviral Antibacterial Anti cancer Cardiodepressant Antihistamine Antioxidant Fungicide Hypnotic Sedative Mullein petroleum can be used to kill germs. Mullein tea helps to promote sleep. Mullein tea can also be used for lung related ailments such as asthma, coughs, and bronchitis. The tea also treats ailments relating to such kidneys, bowels, ulcers, cramps, earaches, convulsions, and any health issues related to lymphatic system. 1 beaker of boiled water 1-2 teaspoons of dried mullein leaves or blooms Anti-inflammatory Antibiotic Antiseptic Heals meanders and various skin conditions Regulates high blood pressure Soothes the symptoms of asthma Mild sedative for anxiety Beneficial for gastrointestinal issues Natural treatment for mastitis Reduces rednes 1 teaspoon of dried yarrow 1 beaker of simmering water 1 teaspoon of honey( optional) 1 lemon slice( optional) Astringent Styptic Diuretic Beneficial for bladder and colon problems Eases the symptoms of diabetes Nosebleeds Fever reducer Soothes the symptoms of bronchitis Soothes coughs