Our ancestors often used infusions and decoctions of herbs to maintain their beauty and treat various ailments. This knowledge has been carefully collected and passed down from generation to generation. Mothers told their daughters in detail about “female herbs.” Medicinal plants that can support the human body naturally and gently. What herbs should be in the first-aid kit of every woman who cares about her health?

1. Wormwood

This familiar plant has a powerful antioxidant effect. Its bitterness can stimulate digestion. Wormwood will be a means of salvation with complaints of poor appetite, stomach problems, constipation, bloating, diarrhea, colic, and poor bile secretion. This plant can also help restore the menstrual cycle, reduce pain during menstruation, and also helps with parasites.

2. Stinging nettle

This medicinal plant is effective in many diseases. It enhances sex drive and has a diuretic, restorative, and anti-rheumatic effect. Besides, nettle is very rich in B vitamins. Nettle root eliminates dandruff and strengthens the hair structure. Tea from this herb will help with insomnia, loss of appetite, and also activates mental activity in chronic fatigue.

3. Chamomile

Our grandmothers successfully used chamomile as an antiseptic, mild antispasmodic, and anti-inflammatory agent. It is good to take a decoction or infusion of chamomile for stomach cramps, flatulence, and pain during menstruation. Chamomile is also used for washing and rinsing.

4. Peppermint

Many herbs are excellent antioxidants and peppermint is no exception. Its effect on the body is very interesting. It calms in small doses. But in large doses, it can tone the body. Peppermint has a mild analgesic effect and helps with stomach problems. Peppermint essential oil will help relieve swelling of the mucosa. If you suffer from insomnia, you can fill the pillow with mint leaves. It will help to relax and fall asleep quicker.

5. Calendula officinalis

Calendula is a powerful herbal antiseptic and antibiotic. It has a detrimental effect on staphylococci, Trichomonas and streptococci. Calendula helps relieve sore throat, irritation from bites, swelling, helps to heal wounds and burns.

6. Yarrow

Yarrow increases blood coagulability without causing blood clots. It has been successfully used for many centuries to stop uterine, nasal and hemorrhoidal bleeding. Yarrow also helps in the treatment of uterine fibroids, cystitis, adnexitis, thrush, fibromyoma, and enuresis. It is also used to enhance lactation.

7. Shepherd’s purse

Shepherd’s purse will help normalize the cycle, eliminate acyclic bleeding, and facilitate the flow of menstruation. It also stimulates the muscles of the uterus, stops nasal and hemorrhoidal bleeding. Shepherd’s purse is also effective in the treatment of bladder and kidneys diseases.

8. St. John’s wort

St. John’s wort is the strongest natural antiseptic. It also has antibacterial, diuretic and astringent effects. St. John’s wort also stimulates tissue regeneration. In ancient times, this herb was considered a cure for 99 ailments. Now it is successfully used in the treatment of gastritis, colitis, bleeding, gallstone disease, gynecological diseases, neuralgia, myositis, and diseases of the oral cavity. 

9. Garden sage

Garden sage has an excellent antifungal and bactericidal effect. It contains a large number of flavonoids. Sage essential oil has an antioxidant effect and relieves spasms. You can use sage for stomach problems, asthenia, and to normalize the brain function.

Many medicinal herbs can be grown on your windowsill. Summer and autumn are a good time to harvest medicinal herbs for a first-aid kit. So drink herbal tea and stay healthy.

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