When you think of cooking, what herbs come to mind? Rosemary, Basil, Oregano, Peppermint, and Sage? Perhaps Lavender, Thyme, and Tarragon make your list as well. There is a long list of common kitchen herbs which are staples in the lives of most natural living enthusiasts.
We grow them for their medicinal properties or to use as flavoring in our favorite dishes. But there is much more to the world of herbs than just these everyday constituents. A wealth of lesser-known botanicals with incredible health benefits, interesting flavors, beautiful foliage, and intriguing aromas exist in the world, just waiting for the avid herbalist to cultivate and appreciate them.
The following are 20 of the most under-rated healing herbs which might just feel right at home in your garden. All of the herbs mentioned in this list can be purchased from this page on Mountain Rose Herbs. Alternatively, we provide individual links to find these herbs on Amazon.
grimony, or Agrimonia are a genus of over a dozen species of herb in the Rosaceae family (alongside such favorites as the rose, apple tree, almond, and strawberry.) This herb has been historically revered as a natural remedy for ailments of the eyes, even owing its name to the Greek word Argemone, meaning ‘plant that heals the eye.’ Agrimony has also been used for such things as healing of wounds and other skin conditions, treatment of cough and sore throat, to ease gastrointestinal discomfort, and as a sleep aid.
Alfalfa (Medicago sativa) is commonly used as livestock fodder due to its high protein content and rich mineral content, but the herb has many benefits to offer human as well. Alfalfa is excellent for treatment of severe nausea such as that caused by morning sickness. Its also an effective natural remedy for ailments of the urinary tract such as kidney stones and urinary tract infections. Alfalfa is excellent for flushing toxins from the liver and gastrointestinal tracts. It is also known to help lower cholesterol. Finally, alfalfa may help to speed up physical recovery after an illness due to its high concentration of nutrients.
Aniseed (Pimpinella anisum) is similar in flavor to star anise, fennel, and liquorice. The herb is incredibly effective for improving digestion, reducing flatulence, and easing nausea. Aniseed is also known to increase milk supply in breastfeeding women. It may be used to quell anxiety, as well as to ease cold symptoms like cough, congestion, and sore throat.
Read more: https://www.naturallivingideas.com/most-under-rated-healing-herbs/