How to start your own herbal medicine cabinet
Having a good Herbal medicine cabinet can save your life! You don’t believe in the power of the plants? They are some of the oldest traditions, and we guarantee you, our ancestors did know how to use it.
Although we have spent years and years denying that wisdom, everyone is awakening right now. Therefore, we gathered the essentials medicine herbals you need to keep by your side. Find out more!
Why should you have your own herbal medicine cabinet?
Having your herbal medicine cabinet will “save your life” in multiple situations. Having the plants you know that work for you by your side, and learning how to use it, it’s an amazing way of caring for your mental and physical health.
You’ll have the powers of nature by your side, and be able to use it at any time and anywhere. Adding to that, you know where they come from, you can even pick some of them and dry it yourself.
You can use it to balance your energy, and the energy of the spaces you are in.
A list of plants to have on your herbal medicine cabinet
We encourage you to do research about the plants that you feel connected with, and that exist where you live. Therefore, this list is just a starting point, but you can develop your personal herbal medicine cabinet. This must be aligned with your energy, your needs, and your goals.
Just a few examples. Some people have menstrual pain, and it might be essential to have medicine plants considering it, while others don’t suffer from it, but keep having stomach aches. The same with energy, while some of you need to calm down, there’s also those who have low levels of energy and need a little boost sometimes.
We are all different, and that difference is amazing. Consider that when moving forward to have your own herbal medicine cabinet.
Nevertheless, here are some of the consensual basics to start with.
White sage has been used since the Egyptians, and Greeks, but also by Native Americans, among other people. There are two basic uses of White Sage, incense and tea.
As incense, you can use White Sage to clean the energy of space when you feel there are negative vibes, or after a challenging day.
As a tea, it’s used to help to treat colds, sinus infections, and indigestion, as well as menstrual pain.
You must be careful with the dosage, and to check how it feels on yourself when you take it as tea since some people report that they have an increase of heart rating.
Chamomile is a loving flower that paints the fields in such a beautiful way every year. It has also been used since ancient cultures, who find out its calming properties.
Usually, you can find Chamomile in tea form, but you can also make oil out of it. Its dry petals, which are the easiest way for you to have it on your herbal medicine cabinet, are used to make tea.
The calming powers of Chamomile work both on your nervous and digestive systems. So it’s great to use both when you are nervous, as when you experience stomach ache or digestive issues. Adding on to it, it decreases inflammation and is also good for skin healing. Some people also add it to relaxing baths.
Lavender is a powerful calming plant, that can help you in stressful situations or periods. Infusions out of dry flowers have an amazing number of benefits to your health.
Lavender soothes the digestive issues, eliminates stomach pain, nausea, and diarrhea. It also improves sleep. Its anti-inflammatory properties also prevent heart attacks and reduce muscles and joints.
Ginger is a powerful anti-inflammatory, and a great help to treat colds and flu.
This root, that you can turn into powder, also has an amazing capacity of giving you energy. If you feel tired or down, making a tea of it, will boost your mood. It’s also a great ally if you are cold.
Please be careful with the dosage, especially if you have any heart condition or if you suffer from anxiety.
Basil has an amazing flavor, and we recommend you to use its food. But let’s focus again, this herb is also great for protection. It absorbs energy, especially the negative vibes, so it will help you stay positive and in a good mood. Due to that, you need to keep changing your basil reservoir.
You can also use the leaves to make tea, it will help you deal with negative people or situations.
These herbs are just a start for your herbal medicine cabinet. You’ll feel so much happier once you start, that you will keep looking for more information and for new natural magic powers.