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Medicinal Plants

Although we will always need doctors, we can still use medicinal herbs to strengthen our immune systems and relieve painful and uncomfortable symptoms of many conditions.

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Hibiscus, lemon verbena, & immortality leaves... Herbs from the yard make a delicious tea full of anti-oxidants

Jiaogulan herb often called the immortality plant is one of the most life giving plants known. The list of benefits include: regulate cholesterol, maintain blood pressure, improve digestion, protect immune system, protect against cancer and free radical damage, regulate hormone levels in men and women, aid in weight control, and adds increased energy to the mind and body.

Vitamin D is also needed to keep the immune system functioning in proper way so that our body can resist various types of diseases. As of late Vitamin D has been talked about in helping prevent cancer.

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Not only does red beet roots and beet juice have tons of nutrients and healing potential, but beets are also a really good source for so many other things, including Vitamin C, dietary fiber, potassium, copper, iron, folate and manganese.

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Pomegranate's high content in flavenoids and antioxidants help support the immune system supporting the body's natural defense in the prevention of certain cancers.

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Prickly pear - Studies have shown that flavanoids, found in great abundance in the prickly pear, can protect the immune system and prevent oxidative stress by acting as a fighter against free radicals.

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Part of being self sufficient is spending less money on doctors and medications.

Purslane - Mistakenly called a weed, purslane is a vegetarian's dream food. Modern research has shown that this herb has 5 times the amount of omega-3 fatty acids than spinach. Every part of the plant is yourself a favor and sprinkle it in your salad today.

Blackberries - Nature's fountain of youth. They are effective in preventing cancer, and heart disease. They are also high in high in Vitamins C, A, E, K

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Lemon Verbena - Medicinal uses include reducing fevers, gas, diarrhea, constipation, asthma and skin infections.

Lemon Verbena - Medicinal uses include reducing fevers, gas, diarrhea, constipation, asthma and skin infections.

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Oregano – This super herb is very rich in anti-oxidants and a natural source for Omega-3 fatty acids. It can be used as a disinfectant, and an aid for throat/respiratory infections as well as digestion.

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Stevia - Stevia (rebaudiana) -Most of us have heard of its sweet benefits. Stevia leaves aids people with diabetes, hypoglycemia and high blood pressure.

Hibiscus- Hibiscus is used for treating loss of appetite, colds, heart and nerve diseases, upper respiratory tract pain and swelling (inflammation), fluid retention, stomach irritation, and disorders of circulation; for dissolving phlegm; as a gentle laxative; and as a diuretic to increase urine output.

Aloe Vera - The sap from aloe vera is extremely useful to speed up the healing and reducing the risk of infections.

Lavender - The flowers have also been used to treat digestive problems, insomnia, anxiety, and restlessness. It can also be used as a disinfectant and insect repellant. Lavender grows best in a well-drained garden area or pot that receives plenty of sunlight.

Feverfew - Used to treat colds, fevers, and arthritis, as well as for bruises, swollen feet, and to help with migraine headaches.

Peppermint – Infused peppermint leaves are used to reduce irritable bowel syndrome, against upset stomachs, to treat fevers and flatulence.

Lemon Balm - If you infuse the leaves with water, it is known to treat colds, fevers, indigestion, depression and headaches.

Tea Tree - Tea tree oil can be used in home-made cleansers and to treat several conditions including thrush, vaginal infections, acne, insect bites, cold sores and minor burns.