Top 12 Household Herbs and Their Uses:


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    1. Astragalus: This Chinese herb is a great immune system booster. Add it to soups or make a tincture.


    1. Calendula: This beautiful flower is a great healer. Its anti-inflammatory properties make it a great addition to ointments.


    1. Comfrey: A phenomenal healing herb, comfrey is great in ointments, infusions (strong tea) and poultices. Do not eat.


    1. Elder flower: Very useful as a detoxifier, relaxes bronchio spasms and promotes a feeling of well-being.


    1. Garlic: Immune system-boosting and antibiotic, be sure to get plenty of this common herb in your diet.


    1. Lady’s mantle: This astringent herb works best on hollow organs, drawing out excess fluid and soothing inflammation.


    1. Lemon balm: Its two primary functions are soothing the digestive tract and calming the nervous system.


    1. Marshmallow root: Soothes, lubricates, softens and heals minor wounds.


    1. Nettle: Rich in minerals, especially calcium. Great for calming muscles spasms and toning the uterus.


    1. Plantain: Speeds the healing of scrapes and wounds and soothes inflammation.


    1. Red raspberry leaf: Full of easily assimilated minerals, it’s the perfect pregnancy herb. Also soothes inflammation in the digestive tract.


  1. Yarrow: Stops bleeding quickly and repels insects when steeped with lavender. Taken internally, it acts as an antibiotic.


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