Natural Plant Medicines Found In The Kitchen

Before modern medicines, pharmaceuticals, and synthetic drugs, the cures for illness and disease were medications made entirely from plants and herbs.

The World Health Organization (WHO) has estimated eighty percent of the world’s population is still primarily dependent on traditional medicines and remedies from plants and herbs. Approximately seventy percent of new pharmaceuticals in the United States derive from natural products and plants.

Unfortunately, the use of medicinal plants and natural remedies are no longer common in the western world. However, many plants within the family home have medicinal properties.

Use Aloe Vera For Burns, Wounds, And Dry Skin

Aloe vera is a typical plant to have as decor around the home, but it also has so many other uses than just looking pretty. The most common uses of aloe are to relieve sunburns and help heal cuts and wounds. However, consuming one to three ounces of aloe gel can alleviate the symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), other digestion-related issues, and heartburn. Some people use aloe as a skin moisturizer to keep their skin clear and hydrated.

Some less common uses of aloe include using it to coat produce to maintain freshness, using it as an alternative to mouthwash, and consuming two tablespoons to lower blood sugar.

So plant some aloe vera to use to treat burns, wounds, and dry skin, and keep reading to learn what medicinal properties are within chamomile.