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Amazing Herbs A to Z: W
The walnut tree was native to Persia and a regular part of Greek and Roman culture during that ancient period. Walnut is a popular wood that creates beautiful furniture. Walnut is also an ingredient in several healing preparations that were popular through the centuries. The walnut tree leaves are a main ingredient in an eye preparation to promote healing. The walnut is also a main component in preparations that treat hair loss or baldness. Walnut oil preparations reportedly help ease menstrual problems. Here is another fact: A walnut bark tincture treats constipation.
Watercress is a healing herb that grows in water streams. The average individual's first introduction to watercress is through a delicious salad preparation. The Chinese prepare a healing watercress soup concoction to treat swollen gums, bad breath, headaches, and canker sores. It is thought that drinking watercress tea rids the body of excess fluid.
Wheat grass is a popular cereal grain that is made into flour. The grain is thought a good treatment for excess sweating and night sweats.
Wild Black Cherry
The black cherry grows abundantly across America. Wild black cherry is a main ingredient in numerous food preparations that include jellies, pastries, and health remedies. In fact, wild black cherry is a very popular component in many of those over the counter cough medicines and syrups. Here is something to take note of: The popular herbal ingredient also treats indigestion and irritable bowel syndrome.
The willow is a common herbal plant that grows all around the world. Blend the herb with vinegar to treat corns and warts. White willow is used in preparations to treat pain, headaches, and fevers.
Native North Americans used the winter green herb in numerous preparations to treat joint pain. In earlier times, wintergreen cough drops were manufactured to treat the common cold. Now people rely on the herb to treat flatulence and colic. In addition, winter green oil is thought to help fight infections and bacteria.
Witch hazel is a popular herbal preparation that is available in liquid form in drug stores across the country. The product is thought to heal the skin, treat rashes, soothe insect bites, cure acne, ease stings, and bed sores. Witch hazel is also an effective gargle that soothes a sore throat and gets rid of excess mucus.
More Online Sources
The Honest Herbal
by Varro E. Tyler, PhD
(Please note that all the herbs listed are for information purposes only. Use due caution. The statements and information are not meant to diagnose illness or cure any type of ailment.)
Witch Hazel Home Remedy
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