9 Natural Herbs You Shouldn't Be without ...

Natural Herbs are something that should be in everyone's home! Herbs have tons of different uses whether you are using them to flavor your food or you’re using them to help heal you. The real question is which natural herbs should you constantly keep in your home? With so many different natural herbs out there, it can be confusing about which ones you should have. This is especially true if you don't know what all the herbs do. Don't worry ladies, I got you covered because below, I have compiled a list of 9 natural herbs that you should never, ever be without!

1. Echinacea

Believe it or not, there is a cure for the common cold – or at least a way to make it a lot better and Echinacea is that cure. This incredible natural herb has been known to shorten the length of the common cold and to even make sure that you don't get it quite as easily next time.

2. St. John's Wort

St. John's Wort is something that has been around forever ladies and if you are feeling a little depressed or even a little anxious it is the perfect addition to your collection of natural herbs. You can pick this little herb up at any drug store or even health food store and it comes in a variety of forms, so you can pick the one that works best for you. Whether it is capsules, tablets or even dried up and sprinkled into tea, it works great no matter what!

3. Aloe Vera

The sun is out and what is the first thing that I did when I hit the beach up? Get sunburned! Aloe Vera is a plant that you shouldn’t ever be without, especially in the summer. All you need to do is slice off some of the leaves and use the gel inside on any burns to instantly soothe and cool them. Believe me, this plant will make all the difference when the sun burns your skin!

4. Black Cohosh

This is one of the natural herbs that is not one very well-known but if you are going through menopause it is a definite must! Not only will it help kick some of those menopause symptoms to the curb but it also helps manage your body's overall health! So if you are sick of all of those hot flashes and cold night sweats, Black Cohosh is the herb you should have in your home!

5. Ginger

Ginger has been used a lot in cooking, especially in Japanese and Chinese dishes but did you know that there are actually a lot of other uses for this awesome root? You can use it to help with everything from menstrual cramps all the way to bronchitis. Trust me – if you put a little ginger in some hot water and drink it during that time of month, I promise your cramps will feel instantly better!

6. Witch Hazel

My mom always told me that I should have witch hazel in my home – honest to goodness, she bugged me about it and I never understood why. When I got a really bad cold and she gave me some witch hazel to gargle with, I finally understood why this herb is so great. Not only does this little herb work to treat mucous membranes to keep them from leaking, but it actually can help with bruises, sprains and even stops bleeding. This is now one of the natural herbs that have become a staple in my home!

7. Ginkgo Biloba

Ginkgo Biloba is another one of my favorite herbs and one that has been around for centuries. Do you ladies have problems with your memories? This is the little herb that will be able to help you! Not only will it improve your memory skills but it can also help treat and prevent Alzheimer’s disease.

8. Chamomile

While you might have heard that chamomile can help put you to sleep that's not all it can do! This is one of the natural herbs that has a lot more meanings than just being able to help you get the sleep that you need. In fact, you can use it to speed up the healing of wounds or burns and can also use it to relax your muscles if you are tense. Just slip some chamomile tea bags into your bathtub and I promise, your body will thank you in the morning!

9. Tea Tree Oil

Oh the many, many uses of tea tree oil. Honestly ladies, this is one that you should stock up on because it can treat athlete's foot, lice, boils (as attractive as that sounds, it still works for it!) and even acne! This little oil is awesome and the best part about it is the fact that it is all natural!

There you have it ladies, 9 natural herbs that should constantly be in stock at your home to help you treat everything from your memory to bruises! Herbs to me are better than just jumping the gun and taking pills that have side effects. Why not try it the natural way first and then try another route? What herbs have you used in the past that have worked? Tell me about 'em, I'm always looking for new natural herbs to add to my collection!

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