Medicinal herbs which every house should have


Calendula: Traditional remedy for the treatment of wounds
Calendula: Traditional remedy for the treatment of wounds 

Calendula (Calendula officinalis) is an annual garden plant that is most often as an ointment, traditionally used to treat wounds, burns, bruises, rashes, eczema, ulcers and other skin diseases. Tea made from calendula flowers is used for indigestion, gastritis, ulcers, diarrhea, diseases of the liver and bile, pancreatic diseases and painful menstruation.
Collection of Calendula: Collect the flowers from May until frost.



Wort: Anti arthritis and "turbulent bile"
Wort: Anti arthritis and "turbulent bile" 
Wort or St John's wort (Hypericum perforatum) is a plant which oil is used since the Middle Ages to treat wounds, faster healing of the wounds and to ease the pain of sprains, rheumatism, arthritis and gout. Tea made of St. John's Wort flowers helps with diseases of the liver and bile, improves circulation, acts anti-inflammatory, soothes super-sensitive stomach and intestines and helps with depression, anxiety, poor concentration and poor memory.
Collecting of Wort: Flowering peaks are collected in June.


Peppermint: Refreshes and cools down
Peppermint: Refreshes and cools down
Peppermint (Mentha piperita) contains menthol so it reacts cooling and refreshing. Peppermint tea stimulates the appetite and improves digestion, and is extremely beneficial against stomach and intestinal problems, bloating, cramping, nausea, vomiting and irritation of the vomiting. Mint promotes better liver function and the production and secretion of bile, and is used as a remedy for headaches, insomnia, heart palpitations, and painful menstruation.
Collecting of Mint: Leaves gather before flowering.

Thyme: A powerful herbal antibiotic
Thyme: A powerful herbal antibiotic
Thyme or wild thyme (Thymus serpyttum) has powerful antiseptic and antibiotic action. Tea Thyme is used against coughs, whooping cough and respiratory diseases, indigestion, stomach and intestinal problems. When using as a compress, vinegar of thyme relieves headache, and tincture of thyme disinfects the skin and reduces the pain of rheumatism, arthritis, gout, sprains and dislocations.
Collecting of Thyme: Flowering plants are collected without roots, picked from May through September.

Sage: Disinfects the mouth and throat
Sage: Disinfects the mouth and throat
Sage (Salvia officinalis) contains camphor, tannins and resins from which derives its characteristic flavor, and a disinfecting action. Sage tea relieves cough, helps you to cough out, soothes inflammation of the mouth and throat, disinfects the gums, and treats dental cysts. As a compress, tea sage disinfects wounds, stops bleeding from wounds and improves their healing.
Collecting of Sage: Leaves are collected in early summer, before flowering.
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