Medicinal herbs - an overview


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Folk medicine has developed in a natural way and is certainly as old as humanity. Over time, knowledge about the applications was added, certainly knowledge has been lost, some herbal witch has had to take their findings into purgatory. In the beginning was the experience, which was passed on from generation to generation, later scientific findings were added. The herbal medicine is common in all forms of culture and on all continents. In the past, of course, primarily what was available regionally soon and spices and medicinal plants contributed significantly to this, a trans-regional trade developed rapidly, which quickly took on world-wide dimensions and nowadays hardly has any restrictions. This has also spread the knowledge about medicinal plants worldwide.
Medicinal herbs - use
Are used fresh or dried plants or plant parts, but also their extracts or oils. The effect depends on the location (e.g., sunshine and soil), on harvest time, and not least on further processing (transportation, drying and storage). There are also better and worse vintages here, just like wine.
The infusion (tea) with hot, no longer boiling water, is the most common form of medicinal herbs. Depending on the ingredient used plant parts, such as flowers, leaves, fruits, bark, stems or roots of just one plant or tailored to certain ailments herbal mixture of different plants, everyone knows sure cough tea, gastrointestinal tea, etc.
The decoction is made with cold water and, if the plant tolerates it, also heated and simmered for a while on a small fire as required.
Infusion and decoction are both internally (drink) and externally (compresses) applicable, with herbal infusions can also be inhale excellently, my rosemary, lemon balm or peppermint also beautiful bath.
Jade plant, each herb or its components require their own way of preparation, concentration and application. If you would like to go deeper into the interesting field of herbal medicine, you should consult further literature, which is abundantly available.
List of the most important medicinal herbs

  • Alant (bell root, Helene herb)
  • Aloe (Cape Aloe)
  • Horehound (Mountain hops, Helfweed)
  • Anise (round fennel)
  • apple tree
  • Arnica (Powderwort)
  • Eyebright
  • Valerian (Cats herb)
  • Mugwort (broom weed, wild wormwood)
  • Comfreywort (comfrey, comfrey)
  • Barberry (Sauerdorn, Essigdorn)
  • Besengingster (Pfriemstrauch)
  • Bibernelle (pepper root, parsley)
  • birch
  • Bitter Orange
  • Bladderwrack (Meereiche, Kelp)
  • Fenugreek (Greek Hau)
  • Bean (kidney bean)
  • Stinging nettle (donkey's herb, sharpness)
  • blackberry
  • Watercress (Bachkresse, Wassersenf)
  • chili
  • Dill (cucumber herb)
  • Rowan (rowanberry, cranberry)
  • ivy
  • Ehrenpreis (Allerweltsheil, Schlangenkraut, Männertreu)
  • Marshmallow (medicinal root, velvetwood, white poplar)
  • Oak (acorn tree)
  • Angelica (breastwort, gardenangelik)
  • Gentian (bitter-root, cross-root)
  • eucalyptus
  • buckthorn
  • Fennel (bread seed, female fennel)
  • Spruce (Rottanne)
  • Foxglove (Devil's Bell, Waldschelle)
  • Flax (flax)
  • Lady's Mantle (Taumantel, Muttergottesmantel)
  • Gamander (noble gamer)
  • Daisies (Dimensional)
  • Ginko
  • ginseng
  • Goldenrod (Petersstab, Mägdehülle)
  • Hawkweed
  • oats
  • Hauswurz (Dachwurz, house hose)
  • heather
  • Blueberry (blueberry, blueberry)
  • Heilziest (Betonie, Real Ziest)
  • Herbstzeitlose (Wiesenfran, Herbstlilie)
  • raspberry
  • Shepherd's purse (weed, heart herb)
  • Elderberry, black (Holder, Holler)
  • hop
  • Coltsfoot (Roßhub, foal foot, donkey's foot)
  • Dog rose (rose hip, dog rose)
  • Icelandic moss
  • St. John's wort (Herrgottsblut, Johannesblut)
  • Calamus (stomach root)
  • Camomile (childbirth flower, lung flower)
  • burdock
  • Garlic (Knofel)
  • mullein
  • cabbage
  • Caraway
  • Pumpkin (turkish head)
  • Labkraut (Herrgottsstroh)
  • lavender
  • lime
  • Dandelion (cow flower, dandelion)
  • Butcher's broom (whitefish, thorn myrtle)
  • Gastric clover (fever clover, bitter clover)
  • Lily of the valley (May flower)
  • Mallow, wild (cheese poplar, horse poplar)
  • Milk Thistle (Milk Thistle, Maiden Thistle)
  • Horseradish spoonfowl, horseradish)
  • Melissa (lemon herb, heart rust)
  • Mint (coin)
  • Mistletoe (lucky branch, witches broom)
  • Myrtle (bridal myrtle)
  • Agrimony (crushed root, Beerkraut)
  • Oleander (Rose Laurel)
  • Olive (oil fig, olive tree)
  • Oregano (wild marjoram, Dost)
  • Parsley (Peterlein, Garden-Eppich)
  • Cranberry (Cranberry)
  • Wheatgrass (Schnürgras, Graswurzel)
  • Tansy (worm herb)
  • Radish (garden radish)
  • Rhubarb (medicine rhubarb)
  • Marigold (Marigold, Goldflower)
  • Rosemary (incense herb)
  • Horse Chestnut (Rosskesten)
  • Sage (Noble Sage, Narrow Sofie)
  • Sandberry (Bearberry, Harnkraut)
  • Sea buckthorn (stinging thorn, willow thorn)
  • Sorrel (acidling)
  • Yarrow (red cabbage, weed)
  • Blackthorn (blackthorn, blackthorn)
  • Cowslip (sky key, primrose)
  • snowball
  • Celandine (water cabbage, mayonnaise)
  • Celery (Epf, Eppich)
  • Sennes (Senna, Kassie)
  • Silver thistle (Weather thistle, Eberwurz)
  • coneflower
  • Sundew (sky dew, gideon root)
  • Plantain
  • pansy
  • Licorice (licorice root)
  • Deadnettle, white
  • Millet herb (gastric herb, feverwort)
  • Thyme (Thymel, Honeysuckle)
  • Tormentill (Ruhrwurz, bloodroot)
  • Violet sweet violet)
  • Venus herb (verbena, tear of Juno)
  • Knotweed (stepping, bird grass)
  • Juniper (Krammetsbeerenbaum)
  • Forest garlic (wild garlic, witch's bulb)
  • Woodruff (May herb)
  • Walnut (Welsche nut)
  • Plantain family (street bride)
  • Willow (white willow, wicker)
  • Fireweed (firecracker)
  • Hawthorn (hawthorn, whitebeam)
  • Wormwood (wormwood, absinthe)
  • Meadow button, big (blood-stutterer)
  • Hyssop (Hyssop, Josefskraut)
  • cinnamon
  • Horsetail (field horsetail, cowshed)
  • onion

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