31 Powerful Native American Medicinal Cures

31 Powerful Native American Medicinal Cures

by EraOfLight

It was the belief of the Native American population that the Creator provided them with the medicinal herbs required for natural healing. Utilizing trees, flowers, fruit and plants that each carried their own health benefits, signs of their holistic approach is still clearly seen in today’s modern medicine.

One example of the impact of Native American medicine is Aspirin, which comes from salicin, a chemical that is found within the bark of the willow tree. Other commonly used natural alternatives include chamomile tea, bee pollen/beeswax and licorice tea.

It is unclear how they came to discover which plants carried medicinal benefits. While some believe they relied heavily on trial and error, other researchers point to oral accounts of watching sick animals, determining which plants were able to provide these animals with relief.

The medicines were created in pastes or teas, that had to be consumed or applied to the skin. In cases of open wounds, salves or poultice were used. It is not commended that you consume plants in the event they are infected in any way.

If you are pregnant, please consult a medical professional prior to using any of these herbs.

Here are 31 herbs that were commonly used by Native American Medicine Men to treat everything from insect bites to the common cold:

Alfalfa

Alfalfa

Used to treat bladder, arthritis, kidney conditions and bone strength. Alfalfa has been found to improve digestion, strengthen the immune system and aid in blood clotting.

Aloe

Aloe

The thick sap found within the leaves of the aloe plant can be used to treat burns, wounds and insect bites. It assists in relieving itching.

Aspen

Aspen

Aspen contains salicin, the main ingredient in Aspirin which is found in the bark of the willow tree. It can be used in tea to find relief of coughs, fever and pain.

Bee Pollen

Bee Pollen

When mixed with food, bee pollen has been found to increase energy levels boost the immune system and aid in digestion.

Caution: If you are allergic you are also likely allergic to bee pollen.

Bees Wax

Beeswax

Intended only for external use, beeswax can be used as a salve for insect bites (including bee stings) and burns.

Blackberry

Blackberry

The leaves, roots and bark of the blackberry plant can be crushed and used as a tea or a gargle. As a tea, it works to reduce inflammation, boost metabolis and alleviate diarrhea. As a gargle, it provides relief and helps to treat sore throats, inflamed gums and mouth ulcers.

Black Raspberry

Black Raspberry

The roots of the black raspberry plan can be either boiled and chewed, or crushed and used as a tea. It helps to alleviate coughs, diarrhea and intestinal discomfort.

Buckwheat

Buckwheat

Buckwheat seeds have been found to help lower blood pressure, alleviate diarrhea and aid in blood clotting. The seeds can be added to porridge or soup.

Cayenne

Cayenne

As a powder, Cayenne is good for wounds helping to increase blood flow, acting as an antiseptic, and working as an anesthetic to ease pain. When taken with food, or used in a tea, it is a powerful pain reliever, and can help to alleviate digestive inflammation and arthritis.

Chamomile

Chamomile

When the leaves and flowers are used as a tea, chamomile is an all natural sleep aid. It also helps to treat nausea and intestinal problems.

Chokecherry

Chokecherry

The chokecherry was considered by the Native American tribes to be an all-purpose medicinal treatment. As a salve or poultice, it was used to heal burnt, broken skin. When the berries were pitted, dried and crushed into a tea, it would help to aid in body distress like coughs, colds, flu, diarrhea, nausea and inflammation.

Caution: The pit of the chokecherry is poisonous when consumed in high amounts. Take extra caution to ensure that you pit the cherries if you are planning to use them.

Echinacea

Echinacea

Echinacea was used as an antiseptic and common treatment for colds, cough and flu. It has been found to strengthen the immune system as well as fight fever and infections.

Eucalyptus

Eucalyptus

Still found in a variety of cough drops available in drug stores today, the oil from the leaves and roots of the eucalyptus plant was often added to tea to treat sore throats, coughs, fever and flu.

Fennel

Fennel

When used as a poultice, fennel provides eye relief and relief of headaches. When used in a tea, or chewed, it has the ability to treat sore-throats, provide relief from coughs, aid digestion, treat colds and relieve diarrhea.

Feverfew

Feverfew

Feverfew was a commonly used treatment for fever, severe headaches and migraines. It is also used to for relief of joint and muscle pains, asthma and digestive problems.

Feverwort

Feverwort

Feverwort can be added to a tea, chewed, or crushed to create a paste for use as a salve or poultice. It is used for general pain, joint stiffness and itching.

Ginger Root

Ginger Root

Ginger root has anti-inflammatory properties and improves blood circulation. When crushed and mixed in with food, tea or salve it can be used to relieve colds, joint pain, bronchitis, coughs and flu as well as improve digestive health.

Ginseng

Ginseng

As a food additive, or added to a tea or poultice, the roots are used to enhance liver and lung function, boost energy, strengthen immunity and treat fatigue.

Goldenrod

Goldenrod

Goldenrod can be used as an antiseptic for scrapes and minor cuts. When made into a tea, a topical salve or a food additive it is used to treat bronchitis, the flue, chest congestion, inflammation, sore throat and the common cold.

Caution: Goldenrod has come to be recognized as a common allergy in today’s society.

Honeysuckle

Honeysuckle

Containing a good amount of anti-inflammatory properties, the stems, flowers, berries and leaves were largely used to treat bee stings and skin infections. When made into a tea, it is also used to treat sore throat, headaches and colds.

Hops

Hops

When mixed with other herbs or plants, like aloe, hops can be used as a muscle relaxer. It can be made into a tea to treat digestive illnesses, sore throats and toothaches.

Licorice

Licorice

The root of the licorice plant has the ability to alleviate pain from toothaches. The roots and leaves can be made into a tea to treat coughs, colds and sore throats.

Note from Angel4Light:

If you decide to forge for wild herbs, be really sure that you have properly identified the plant before you use it. As we know the Demons have duplicated many of God’s Healing blessings with poisonous ones. For example licorice looks very similar to poison sumac.

Your best bet is to forge during the spring and summer or when the plant produces it’s flowers.

Hopefully you will be a pro at spotting all these wonderful healing herbs in no time.

If you are interested in growing a natural herb garden with wild flowers and these great herbs, there are nurseries that specialize in exotic and wild plants.

It is always best to grow your own, getting back to nature and teaching these life skills to your children is a great bonding experience and will be an skill that can be passed down through your family with pride.

Nameste

Mullin

Mullein

Native Americans used mullein to treat a variety of respiratory problems including coughs and congestion.

Passion Flower

Passion Flower

When made into a poultice, the passion flower is a great treatment for skin injuries like burns, insect bites and boils. The leaves and roots can be made into a tea for the treatment of muscle pain and anxiety.

Red Clover

Red Clover

The flowers, root and leaves of the red clover can be added to tea, or used as a food topping. It has been used to alleviate inflammation, improve blood circulation and treat respiratory illnesses.

Rose Hips

Rose Hip

Rose hip is a red/orange berry that comes from roses, which can be eaten whole, crushed into a tea or added to food. It will treat inflammation, intestinal distress, cough and colds. It can also be used for its antiseptic properties.

Rosemary

Rosemary

Rosemary makes a great general cleanser for the body’s metabolism. It can also be used in food or tea to treat muscle pain and improve circulation.

Sage

Sage

Found growing across North America, sage act as a natural insect repellent. It can also be used for sore throats, colds and digestive problems.

Spearmint

Spearmint

Spearmint has been found to improve blood circulation and eliminate diarrhea. It is also commonly used for treating colds, respiratory issues and coughs.

Valerian

Valerian

The roof of the Valerian can be added to tea to relieve muscle aches and pains.

White Pine

White Pine

Both the inner bark of the white pine and its needles can be infused in a tea. This tea was regularly used to treat respiratory illnesses and chest congestion.

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. artfromperry
    Nov 27, 2019 @ 23:27:59

    That is a fabulous entry about the holistic herbs. And I love that you put all those pictures in there. Great work! I have tried alfalfa years ago; that’s great for allergies. And I’ve tried aloe vera for burn and it was excellent. 🙂

    Reply

    • theredpilldoctor
      Dec 09, 2019 @ 12:23:57

      Thanks for your valuable input. Sorry it has been a while to reply. I had to get my videos off YouTube because it is going to be Nazi Tube starting today. They will remove all Conservatives and Christians by deleting their Channel. They even threaten fines so many of us are leaving.

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