You may not know it, but your neighborhood may be home to hundreds of plants with healing and medicinal properties. You may not know it, but your neighborhood may be home to hundreds of plants with healing and medicinal properties. First nations people have used the bark, berries, leaves, and roots of native plants for centuries to soothe burns and cure colds, and survive vicious bouts of stomach flu. If you poke around a bit, you may come upon some useful plants yourself. One of the common element in natural medicines, with their overall approach to healing, is the property of cleansing. Many of these plants have effective medicinal properties as well, with a high correlation between how they were used traditionally and how well they actually work. Spend some time on a sunny day with a friend, scouring the neighborhood for healing plants. Here are a few plants to watch for: bladder wrack.
This seaweed, so called black tang and sea oak is found along the dawn of the North and the western Baltic seas, and the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. It attaches itself to rocks along the shore and contains a cool gel that has healing properties to Aloe vera, particularly when used on burns. Bladder wreck what the original source of iodine, discovered in 1811 and is therefore used in weight loss treatments. Chokecherry. A species of bird cherry native throughout North America, except for the deep south and the far north, Choke Cherry is a close relative of the Black Cherry. It’s used to treat about 100 different ailments, including cold, flu and stomach flu.
Chokecherries are very high in antioxidant pigment compounds. California poppy. The California State flower, this poppy is native to grassy and open areas from sea level to 2,000m (6,500 feet) altitude through most of western North America. Extract from this plant with a bright orange or yellow flower, acts as a mild sedative when smoked. It such as thrush or diaper rash when used fresh is of so used as to anti-fungal treatment for infections. The pollen is used cosmetically, and the seeds are used in cooking. Spruce or pine tree pitch. These coniferous trees are native to most of the northern hemisphere. The resin excreted by these trees is considered to be one of nature’s best antibiotics when applied directly to a wound or a burn. It’s so, a major source of turpentine. The soft, moist, white inner bark that clings to the outer bark is edible and very high in vitamins A and C. it is eaten raw in slices as a snack or dried and ground into a powder and used to thicken stews, soups and bread in foods like pine. Steeping young, green pine needles in boiling water makes a tea that is high in vitamins A and C. These are a few of the rich plants with healing properties that grow free, literally right under or noses. Good health promotes well being and happiness. And Spacelocker does too. Spacelocker: The happiest space on Earth