According to the Cherokee Indians, the Creator has provided herbs for different health issues that they can use in the process of natural healing.
They have used the following herbs for hundreds of years:
Mint tea helps with digestive problems and an upset stomach. Moreover, the Cherokee crushed the leaves and used them to relieve itching and pain. Mint is also useful if you suffer from allergies, nausea and fatigue.
This herb has been used for cooking, as its long roots are rich in vitamins and minerals. Moreover, its leaves are high in iron and have laxative effects. Crushed roots mixed with warm water serve as a potent antiseptic.
Blackberries are packed with antioxidants that strengthen the immune system and promote cardiovascular health. They can be also used to treat an upset stomach. Furthermore, chewing on its leaves soothes sore gums as blackberry tea reduces swelling in the joints.
Prepare a natural cough syrup by mixing blackberry roots with honey or maple syrup.
This herb is easily digestible. It is believed that if you consume cattail it will prevent illnesses or assist in recovery.
Yarrow is used to treat wounds on the skin. To stop excess bleeding and prevent infections, you should apply its fresh, crushed leaves to the open wound. Additionally, the tea of its leaves aids digestion and helps with kidney or gallbladder issues.
Sumac is rich in antioxidants which promote healing. The tea of the leaves reduces fever, and the ointment relieves skin rashes. Furthermore, the berries are high in Vitamin C.
The Cherokees used it to purify blood or as a diuretic to treat mild urinary infections. What is more, its roots are rich in starch and minerals, while the leaves are full of vitamins and supplemental minerals.
You can prepare an ointment from the bark and leaves. This ointment relieves minor sores and burns. The berries can be eaten raw or made into jam.
The tea from the root of wild ginger improves digestion, treats intestinal gas and an upset stomach. The Native Americans used crushed stems of this herb to treat earaches.
The fruit of the wild rose is known as a rose hip. Rose hips are rich in vitamin C. You can use the tea form rose hips to boost your immune system, treat colds and flu and to stimulate the bladder and kidney function.
You can use the roots of the buckbrush to soothe inflammation and improve kidney function. This herb also regulates blood pressure. To prepare tea, you need to put some leaves and flowers in boiling water. Soak them for 5 minutes, then drink the tea.