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10 Herbs That Will Actually Make Your Life Better

Over the last few years I’ve really taken an interest in learning more about using different herbs for healing. With fall and winter right around the corner, I thought I’d compile a list of some of my favorite healing herbs to share with you!















Burdock is mainly used for healing due to it’s nutritional and anti-inflammatory properties.

Good for: Antioxidant, arthritis, cancer prevention, cold and flu, high blood pressure, fertility, kidney stones, and psoriasis.

How to use: Burdock can be eaten raw, sautéed, prepared in an herbal tea blend, or used as garnish.













Calendula is great to have on hand when you need to soothe your skin, but there’s many other great ways to use it as well!

Good for:  Healing burns and wounds, food coloring, indigestion, sensitive or dry skin.

How to use: Calendula can be prepared with soup, salad, and drinks or used to make a herbal skincare treatment.












Dandelion is great for your overall health due to the vitamin and mineral content.

Good for: Acne, bone health, cold and flu, cholesterol, diabetes, eczema, inflammation, liver health, kidney function, stomach aches, and wound care.

How to use: Dandelions can be eaten raw, cooked, or prepared as an oil, herbal tea or tincture.

Evening Primrose












Evening Primrose is used to promote your overall body health.

Good for: Diabetes, inducing labor, metabolism, migraines, mineral and vitamin deficiencies, and PMS symptoms.

How to use: Evening primrose can be found in many different forms such as oils, capsules, and extracts.














Juniper is mainly known for treating digestion issues.

Good for: Bloating, heartburn, kidney stones, stomach aches, and urinary tract infections.

How to use: Juniper can be made into a syrup or tonic. Although most people prefer to use it as an essential oil.

Lemon Balm












Lemon Balm is one of the best herbs known to be safe for children.

Good for: Asthma, allergies, anxiety, depression, and sore throat.

How to use: Lemon balm can be used for medicinal purposes when applied topically or consumed in the form of tea. It also makes a great culinary herb in the kitchen.













Lovage is an herb that’s typically used to promote cosmetic and dental health. Although it’s not uncommon to see it used as a seasoning on popular seafood dishes.

Good for: Oral health and skin blemishes.

How to use: Lovage can be eaten raw, cooked, or prepared as a tincture.













Mullein herb is most commonly known for treating children and adults who experience various issues with the respiratory system.

Good for: Asthma, allergies, bronchitis, cold, cough, hypertension, tuberculosis, and wheezing.

How to use: Mullein can be prepared as an oil, tincture, syrup, or tea.

Sea Buckthorn












Sea Buckthorns come from the coast and these shrubs do an awesome job at promoting your health inside and out!

Good for: Chronic skin conditions, cuts and wounds, mood booster, respiratory conditions, skincare, and weight loss.

How to use: Sea Buckthorns can be used as an oil or turned into a juice.













Sumac is primarily known for boosting the immune system.

Good for: Boosting vitamin C intake and reducing fevers and infections.

How to use: Sumac can be used in food recipes or as an antioxidant and medicinal syrup.


Let these magical plants into your life to experience their healing properties and to turn those rough days around.


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