Basic Herbal Medicine Chest

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There are well over two thousand plants which can be used in herbal medicine in the Western World. The planet-wide list is far greater. You cannot realistically expect to stock them all, and in that awareness, the list below includes those herbs which will fulfill most day to day needs.

  • Aniseed
  • Black Willow
  • Boneset
  • Burdock Root
  • Cayenne
  • Celery Seed
  • Chamomile
  • Cleavers
  • Coltsfoot
  • Comfrey
  • Dandelion
  • Echinacea
  • Elder
  • False Unicorn Root
  • Marshmallow
  • Meadowsweet
  • Nettle
  • Peppermint
  • Senna Pods
  • Skullcap
  • Thyme
  • Valerian
  • Wormwood
  • Yarrow
  • Yellow Dock

In addition to these specific herbs, it will be helpful to have the following in the medicine chest, in the form of ointments:

  • Arnica
  • Chickweed
  • Comfrey
  • Marigold

You should also include distilled Witch Hazel, which is easily obtainable from pharmacies.

Source: The Complete Illustrated Holistic Herbal

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