How do plants help heal wounds?

By: Cortney Herbert

Plants used for external wounds

Aloe is used for burns, bites, cuts, and scrapes.

Chamomile: bites, stings, skin irritations

Fennel:Relaxant used in bath

Garlic: skin irritations, fungal infections, acne, earaches, bites, and stings

Ginger: soothes toothaches

Lavender: used as massage oil for headaches

Mint: Decongestant when added to bath water, also acts as an anesthetic

Sage: soothes sore throat

St. John's Wort: Can be used for bruises and sores

Thyme:Eases pain relief, can be used as an antidepressant

Witch Hazel: Reduces swelling and relieves body aches and pains

Plants that help heal internal wounds

Chamomile: Soothes stress and relaxes muscle

Cranberries: Helps cure Urinary Tract Infections (UTI)

Echinacea: Strengthens immune system

Fennel: Helps indigestion, relieves cramps, asthma

Feverfew: Soothes migrane headaches and upset stomaches

Garlic: Reduces cholesterol, wards off colds and the flu

Ginger: Lessens against dizziness