Natures Top Self-Care Plants
Plants are good for us. Yes, they look beautiful and are great for decoration in our homes and gardens, but that's not where their benefits stop. Let's take a look at some of the most popular plants known to improve our mental and physical health.
Borage is a plant native to the Mediterranean area but has naturalized in plenty of other parts of the world. It has many different uses one being its seed oil, which can be used to help with skin irritation from eczema or rashes. Borage oil is also sometimes added to infant formula in small amounts, it can provide the fatty acids needed for the development of infants.
Lavender is one of the most popular and useful selfceare plants. The oil promotes relaxation and can help treat anxiety, allergies, depression, and much more. One of the most common and effective ways to consume lavender is too steep it in water as a tea.
Calendula is a natural oil extracted from marigolds. It is an alternative treatment that has anti fungal and anti-inflammatory properties that people use to help treat and soothe wounds, eczema, and other skin conditions. Despite its slight bitter taste, calendula tea is a traditional remedy for its therapeutic properties.
There’s no “one plant cures all” but elderberry comes pretty damn close. With about 30 types of elder plants around the world, it is one of the most versatile plants. Elderberry is packed with antioxidants and vitamins that are known to boost your immune system, and protect your heart. People also use elderberry to control inflammation.
You didn’t think we would leave hemp out right? Particularly CBD is said to have a bunch of health benefits. The reason I use CBD is for pain relief, I spend most of my days at the farm working in the fields so you can imagine how fatigued my muscles get. I use CBD daily which allows me to keep going despite any pain.