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10 herbs for your medicine cabinet

Many medicinal plants - such as parsley, rosemary or thyme - are popular as kitchen spices and are indisputably part of our diet. However, their healing properties are often unknown today. Prepared as tea, bath additive, ointment or tincture, according to tradition, medicinal herbs can work wonders for colds, abdominal or joint pain.

You are well equipped with these medicinal herbs

Grandparents often still know the beneficial powers of some culinary herbs. They often have a small supply of the medicinal plants in the house. Today more and more pharmaceutical manufacturers are falling back on the old herbal knowledge and producing an increasing number of phytopharmaceuticals. That will be rewarded. The turnover in the field of herbal medicinal products in Germany alone is in the millions:

In the case of colds in particular, many would like a gentle but effective medicine. The trust in the medicinal herbs is therefore very high - and rightly so, as we think! In the following we present a selection of culinary and medicinal herbs that should not be missing in your household.

1. Herbal tip for your medicine cabinet: peppermint

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peppermint is one of the most famous tea herbs. By the essential oil, which among other things also menthol contains, peppermint products have a cooling and refreshing effect. Peppermint tea has anti-inflammatory and stomach-calming properties and is traditionally used for indigestion, irritable bowel syndrome, gas and bloating. According to tradition, peppermint oil in a diluted form helps against muscle tension, body aches and tension headaches.

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2. Herbal tip for your medicine cabinet: chamomile

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The widespread chamomile is said to have an antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, anticonvulsant and digestive effect. Chamomile tea is therefore traditionally used for cramps in the digestive tract. The medicinal herb is also said to help with inflammation in the throat and pharynx. Inhalations with chamomile flowers are very beneficial for colds and nasal congestion. Ointments and creams that contain chamomile extract are used for dry skin or bacterial skin infections.

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3. Herbal tip for your home desk: Lavender

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The fragrant one brings Provence atmosphere lavender in our latitudes. A tea made from lavender flowers is said to be a calming home remedy, whether in the morning to start an exciting day or in the evening to fall asleep. Lavender also provides relaxation as a bath additive and is said to help loosen tense muscles. Applying a little lavender oil to the forehead or temple has a calming effect on nervousness and restlessness.

4. Herbal tip for your medicine cabinet: parsley

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parsley is better known as a culinary herb. The vitamin and mineral supplier contributes to a healthy diet. The active ingredient is in the essential oil of the medicinal plant Apiol contain. This stimulates digestion. It also has a positive effect on the kidneys, urinary tract and bladder. In higher doses, however, parsley can also promote the contraction of the uterus, which is why pregnant women should avoid the spice. In the case of urinary tract or bladder infections, parsley juice is used rationally.

5. Herbal tip for your medicine cabinet: Melissa

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Can be used for anxiety, restlessness and nervousness Lemon balm be used. The medicinal plant is said to be relaxing and, thanks to its lemon-like freshness, also stimulating and encouraging. This makes lemon balm tea a traditionally used herbal tea for tension headaches, migraines, nervous stomach, abdominal complaints and difficulty falling asleep. Due to the antibacterial properties of the medicinal herb, a compress soaked in lemon balm tea can also help with skin inflammation.

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6. Herbal tip for your medicine cabinet: yarrow

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A medicinal plant that you usually find growing wild in our meadows is that yarrow. This herb is believed to have antispasmodic, soothing, antibacterial, and hemostatic properties. Dried yarrow should not be missing in your medicine cabinet. Used internally, this home remedy is traditionally used to treat loss of appetite or digestive problems. Externally as a bath additive or compress, yarrow helps with menstrual cramps and small skin wounds.

7. Herbal tip for your medicine cabinet: rosemary

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The aromatic culinary herb rosemary is said to have a healing effect that has been used since ancient times. The plant contains stimulating substances and is said to strengthen the heart and circulation and have a positive effect on low blood pressure. It is said that rosemary can also wake up tired spirits when feeling exhausted. As a bath additive, rosemary is said to have blood circulation and antispasmodic properties. Rosemary is available as a tea or in tea blends, as well as an essential oil for external use.

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8. Herbal tip for your medicine cabinet: ginger

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The popular Asian and Indian cuisine brought that ginger as a spice to Western Europe. A tea made from this tuber is said to help with nausea or motion sickness and to get the digestion going again. Despite its fruity sharpness, ginger is traditionally used for stomach ulcers. Ginger stock as a bath additive is said to help with muscle and joint problems. Anyone who regularly eats food that is seasoned with ginger strengthens their immune system.

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9. Herbal tip for your medicine cabinet: thyme


A real panacea is thyme. The medicinal and aromatic herb is traditionally used for coughs and bronchitis as well as digestive problems. Thyme can also be used for inflammation of the skin. The medicinal herb owes this wide range of effects to its versatile properties. The plant has a disinfectant, expectorant and antispasmodic effect, as well as hemostatic. The medicinal herb can be used internally as a tea, but it can also be used externally, for example as a bath additive.

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10. Herbal tip for your medicine cabinet: sage

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The Mediterranean herb sage can also do more than just season food. Sage contains essential oils with antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. So it's no wonder that tea made from sage leaves is a popular remedy for hoarseness, sore throats and colds - be it as a drink or as a gargle solution. In higher doses, sage can also have an antiperspirant effect.

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Correct storage

Dried parts of plants should be stored in a dry place protected from light, as they attract moisture quickly. The medicine cabinet in the bathroom is therefore rather unsuitable for this. Tightly sealable vessels such as tin cans or glasses are also ideal. Small bags are also suitable for storing medicinal herbs. The essential oils of the medicinal plants are mostly offered in dark glass bottles.

Do not rely solely on the healing power of herbs if your ailments are permanent. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice. Even though medicinal herbs are good for health and healing, they are not a substitute for professional diagnosis and therapy.

More information on medicinal herbs:Anise | Arnica | Barberry | Nettle | Buckwheat | Camu camu | Chilli | Honorary award | Fennel | Galangal | Ginkgo biloba | Ginseng | Rose hip | Icelandic moss | St. John's Wort | Cardamom | Coriander | Caraway | Turmeric | Mountain pine | Milk thistle | Moringa oleifera | Pepper | Horse chestnut | Sea buckthorn | Sandalwood | Sunflower | Vanilla | Juniper | cinnamon

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As of: 07/21/2020

For reasons of better legibility, the male form is used in the text for personal designations. It goes without saying, however, that the information relates to members of both sexes.

For reasons of better legibility, the male form is used in the text for personal designations. It goes without saying, however, that the information relates to members of both sexes.