Back Yard Medicine Chest

Most people overlook the herbs and botanicals growing in their backyards and along the sides of the roads they travel every day.‚ And even if they notice them they usually think they are unimportant weeds or troublesome invaders to their gardens and flower beds.‚ Not so! Read on to discover how these people may well be ignoring the answers to their rashes, coughs and physical ailments.

Would you be surprised to find out most prescription medications are made from the same botanicals we see every day?‚ Let look at a couple definitions:

1. culinary and medicinal plant: a low-growing aromatic plant used fresh or dried for seasoning, for its medicinal properties, or in perfumes. Sage and rosemary are herbs.
2. BOTANY plant without woody stems: a seed-producing flowering plant that does not produce woody stems and that forms new stems and leaves each season
3. DRUGS‚ ( slang )

‚ bo¢‚¬¢tan¢‚¬¢i¢‚¬¢cal [ b‰„¢ tƒ¡nnik’l ] or bo¢‚¬¢tan¢‚¬¢ic [ b‰„¢ tƒ¡nnik ]


of plants: relating to plants, especially to the scientific study of plants
noun‚ (plural bo¢‚¬¢tan¢‚¬¢i¢‚¬¢cals) (plural bo¢‚¬¢tan¢‚¬¢ics)

plant-based drug: a drug or product made from plants ( often used in the plural )

Sometimes I think the reason the large drug houses lobby so relentlessly to eliminate small companies that produce natural products from plants that grow around us every day is because they really do not want us to understand these plants and their amazing healing powers.‚ They keep pushing their adulterated versions of these plants, a collection of concoctions pumped up with petroleum products and synthetic chemicals.‚ And because many of those prescriptions are‚ ridiculously expensive it does not please them for you to discover that same plant thriving in your garden.‚

So what am I suggesting?‚ ‚ I guess I am hoping you will go out and buy a couple good books on herbs and botanicals and learn what these plants can do for us.‚ Maybe you don want to learn how to convert those plants into salves and ointments.‚ But search out the companies‚ that do that.‚ Wouldn it be refreshing in times of high gas prices, exorbitant groceries and lost jobs if you could buy a tin of anti-fungal cream, all natural and earth friendly for a mere fraction of what that chemical laced prescription costs?‚

Am I forgetting something?‚ I am.‚ I forgot to mention the fear mongering hosted by the drug companies.‚ It insinuates herbs and botanicals are wildly dangerous and poisonous.‚ To be sure, some of them can be.‚ Responsible use of plants requires a little bit of study.‚ But you don have to read the whole book!‚ Just the precautions and facts about the plant you are going to cultivate.‚

Not all plants are good for all people.‚ There are certainly restrictions for pregnant and lactating women.‚ But let keep all things in perspective.‚ Have you ever listened to those horrifying and scary side effects to the prescription stuff?‚ I don know a single herb or botanical that comes close to those nightmare possibilities.

So enjoy those herbs and botanicals in your yard.‚ Read a bit.‚ Maybe even try to make a few capsules or ointments.‚ And when you want natural and safe products, produced from those very botanicals the Lord gave us to use, find a good company like Healing Leaf LLC and try remedying your‚ health issues, fungus problems or skin conditions the natural way.‚

Beverly Vines-Haines is the Marketing, Research and Text Coordinator for Healing Leaf LLC.‚ This is a company that tackles the toughest skin and nail conditions known to man.‚ A best-selling author for years before she became a part of Healing Leaf LLC, she is dedicated to natural healing and creating pure products that are both safe and earth friendly. To learn more about these effective products, visit


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