Throughout the centuries, Native American tribes have used herbal remedies for a wide variety of ailments. Read on for a few examples of some Native American medicinal cures using trees, flowers, fruit, plants and other natural products for healing, some of which you can find at the grocery store in the supplements section, or even the produce aisle.
Not just for salads anymore, fennel can be made into a tea or chewed raw to alleviate a sore throat or a cough, aid digestion and stop diarrhea. As a poultice, it can relieve headaches and tired eyes.
Native Americans have used arnica to treat achy backs for centuries. Be careful, however, to use it only externally. When eaten, arnica is poisonous.
A long-used remedy for colds, coughs and the flu, echinacea strengthens the immune system and fights fever and infection. It can also be used as an antiseptic.
Not only is this common herb a natural insect repellent, but it can also be used to treat colds, sore throats and digestive issues.
If you live near a forest, this one’s for you. Native Americans have long used white pine needles and inner bark to make a tea that treats respiratory problems and chest congestion.
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