Feb 20, 2022
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I share a quick overview of five plants that I connected with and inform about their medicinal use. For a more poetic approach to the power of plants check out my project "I wish us" Enjoy!
The beautiful common yarrow blooms from June to November. Its young and small leaves are nice for adding to your salad. The plant’s older and dryer leaves can be used as a spice for butter in a pan. The plant contains essential oils. Its medicinal properties are the following: tonic, antispasmodic, astringent, homeostatic, regulation of blood flow, provoking menstruation, production of bile and covering of scars. The dried stems of the common yarrow are used for the Yi-Ching oracle since ancient Chinese times.
Fennel can be easy identified by its smell that resembles the one of anis. Fennel contains essential oils, provitamin A, B and C as well as salts in its leaves. The leaves can be eaten raw in salad or cooked. The thick part of the stem can be peeled and eaten like a bonbon. The fennel flowers are nice for sweet stuff like dessert. Its fruits are used for spices of Indian curry and also for making sirup to aromatise alcohol. Its medicinal properties are the following: stimulating, aiding in stomach processes, carminative, regulates and provokes menstruation, aiding in secreting mother’smilk, antispasmotic and increase in urine production.
The great mullein blooms from June to August. Its medicinal properties are the following: softening and soothing, relieving phlegm and mildening effects. The flowers can be used for tea as a medicine for throat issues. The dried leaves are a wonderful option for a herbal smoking mix. The tea preparation is a nice tool for gargling.
The ribwort plantain contains proteins, vitamin C and mineral salts. Its small-sized leaves are great for salad. You can also create a balm from the leaves for itchy insect bites. Its medicinal properties are the following: astringent, emollient, depurating, antiseptic, homeostatic and a laxative effect of its grains.
The wild carrot is recognized by its purple seed right in the center of its flower. This seed is a medicine for the female moon cycle. The white or sometimes purple root smells and tastes like the common carrot. Only the skin of the root can be consumed like this. The inside is very hard and needs to be cooked before consumption. The flowers of the wild carrot can be used for salad.The very aromatic fruit is nice for desserts. The root contains sugar, vitamins and pectines. The fruit contains essential oils. The medicinal properties of the plant are the following: digestive, stimulating and carminative.