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Amazing Herbs A to Z: Y
Here is a select list of amazing healing herbs in the Y category.
Yarrow normally grows wild in the countryside. The plant contains anti-inflammatory and antiseptic oils. The herb is actually considered a very healing herb that is known to repair damaged body tissue. Yarrow is generally applied externally to cuts, wounds, burns, and ulcers. The plants anti-inflammatory properties help to stop infections. Consuming a yarrow tincture is thought to treat colds, flu, and sore throats. The herb also stimulates the circulatory system.
Yellow dock is a medicinal herb that is native to Asia and parts of Europe. Settlers brought the herb to the new world and it was a frequent remedy used by Native Americans. It is the leaves and roots of the plant used in medical preparations. Yellow dock has blood purifying qualities and fights bacterial infections. It is also thought a good remedy for constipation and digestive problems.In the past, yellow dock was used to treat everything from skin rash to skin inflammation and vitamin deficiency. The herb is available in a tea format, syrup, capsules, powder, ointments, or natural plant.
Yucca grows naturally in the warmer climate across the North American region. A yucca poultice is thought to treat sprains and joint pain. Native Americans boiled the yucca leaves to treat dandruff and prevent hair loss. Other remarkable qualities include the ability to purify the blood and detox the body.
Encyclopedia of Herbal Medicine: The Definitive Home Reference Guide to 550 Key Herbs with all their Uses as Remedies for Common Ailments
Rosemary Gladstar's Herbal Recipes for Vibrant Health: 175 Teas, Tonics, Oils, Salves, Tinctures, and Other Natural Remedies for the Entire Family
More Online Sources
A to Z Reference Guide
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.)
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