Medicinal Herbs

Some herbs, inspired by James Wong and taken from http://www.theecologist.org

 Chamomile (Matricaria recutita) – soothes indigestion and colic, eases tension, and is good for skin irritations.

Echinacea – boosts the immune system, and lessens the severity of colds and flu

Lavender – calms and relaxes, eases pain and is antiseptic for cuts and bruises.

Lemon balm – soothes nervous tension and anxiety, promotes sleep, and is good for cold sores.

Marigold (Calendula officinalis) – good for sunburn, and for acne and spots, soothes ulcers and digestive problems.

Peppermint – good for digestion, wind and headaches.

Rosemary – helps memory and concentration, improves mood, sweetens breath.

Sage – for coughs, colds and congestion, hot flushes.

St John’s Wort – anti-depressant and promotes skin healing

Viola (Viola tricolor) – anti-inflammatory, good for eczema and skin eruptions, and 

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