Top three herbs used in the Wild, Wild West
Willow: This is the one I like the best! Like an old-fashioned aspirin, willow bark tea covers a multitude of ills. In the days when doctors and medicine were neither readily available nor widely trusted, a tea made from either the bark or leaves of the willow tree did wonders as a temporary pain reliever, fever reducer, and helped to induce sleep.
Broadleaf Plantain: The name makes it sound exotic, but the picture looks like a weed in my backyard. This plant can survive almost anywhere and accomplishes a wide range of duties—from multi-vitamin to anti-inflammatory, wound healer, mild antibiotic, laxative, and even calms sore throats.
Garlic: This is another jack-of-all-trades that could be (and often was) grown in the family garden. It does everything from curing colds, to lowering cholesterol and blood sugar, to fighting cancer, and removing warts.
So now, I'd love to hear your thoughts and experiences on natural medicines! Have you ever used any of these three? With success?
What are your go-to plants that cure what ails you?
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