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5 plants with curative properties

5 plants with curative properties
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Flora abounds in numerous plants and herbs with medicinal properties. Their use in everyday life, natural medicine and herbalism can significantly improve the body’s resistance and influence its well-being. 


Dandelions are found in almost every meadow and garden lawn and are often used in natural medicine. Its flowers, leaves and stem can be processed. Dandelions are rich in folic acid, mineral salts, vitamins, flavonoids and essential oils. The plant has strong diuretic, antidiabetic, purgative, and diastolic effects. Dandelion is used in therapies for patients struggling with gallstones, urological diseases or diabetes. An infusion of dandelion flowers is also a great way to regulate the menstrual cycle and proper ovarian function. 

St. John’s Wort 

Dense clumps of tiny yellow flowers can often be found in meadows and fields. The specialists particularly recommend St. John’s wort flower infusions, which are excellent for urinary tract disorders and stomach or liver problems. The positive effects of the common plant should be noted by people struggling with gallstones, inflammation of the stomach membrane, gout or urination problems. St. John’s wort also has strong anti-inflammatory and soothing properties, which is why it works well in case of healing wounds, epidermal injuries, burns and frostbites. Experts also recommend an infusion of St. John’s wort when treating sore throat or gingivitis. 


This popular plant is a staple of almost every medicine cabinet in most homes. Its smooth muscle relaxing properties, as well as its antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, anti-allergenic, anti-fungal and metabolism stimulating properties make it suitable for a variety of ailments. Chamomile infusions, ointments and oils work well in fighting hard-to-heal wounds, sunburn, swelling, neuralgia, inflammation of the upper respiratory tract, allergic reactions and digestive problems. 

Lily of the Valley

A flower with a characteristic scent is not only a great addition to perfumed products or essential oils but also a plant with strong medicinal values. It contains such microelements as cardiac glycosides, organic acids, flavonoids, mineral salts and phenolic acids. Thanks to its numerous properties, lily of the valley is an ideal ingredient in infusions, oils, extracts and syrups supporting heart function, concentration, brain function and the urinary system. Lily of the Valley can be used to treat memory problems, heart problems, menopause symptoms, severe migraines and rheumatism. However, lily of the valley is also poisonous, so only ready-made preparations available at pharmacies should be used. 


The last plant worth paying attention to in terms of medicinal properties is ribwort. The extract from its leaves is used to treat duodenal diseases, stomach ulcers or severe diarrhea. The mineral salts and vitamins it contains help speed up wound and epidermis healing and reduce mucosal damage.

main photo: Miroshnichenko

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