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5 Best medicinal herbs to have on hand

Using herbs to treat certain simple medical conditions have become quite common today. This eliminated the need to seek a medical practitioner every time there is a mishap, especially when there are children involved.

What Is Needed

Mint –
There are so many uses for mint that the discovery of its uses is never ending. It’s wonderful refreshing and energizing qualities is useful in pepping up teas, as a breath freshener, as an energizer, to name a few. It is also popularly used in salads and drinks.
This herb is also useful to help boost poor digestive systems and eases any gas buildups and stomach aches. Mint has antifungal properties.

Ginger –
This herb is not easy to grow but is readily available in any supermarket. It comes in either a dried form or a fresh. It is also used in many candies in its milder form.
Ginger helps in calming indigestion, painful gas buildups, other stomach discomforts, and upsets. It also helps to

increase circulation. It is also a popular ingredient in Chinese style cooking.

Lemon balm –
This herb has long been used to treat anxiety and insomnia issues. Besides its antiviral and antibacterial properties it is also a great health booster and helps to shorten the duration of colds and flues in kids. In the summer time when insect bites, minor scrapes, and tummy upsets are the norm having this herb handy is an advantage.

Chamomile –
Is a favorite for treating colic, gas restlessness, and anxiety issues. It contains properties that can induce drowsiness and help calm irritable kids. It also makes for a great relaxing cup of tea.
Thyme –
Great herb for cooking, mainly for chicken and fish. It is also great in soups and stews. Tummy cramps and gas buildups can also be treated with this herb.