Top 10 Edible Medicinal Plants You Can Add to Your Recipe

Originally, people were made to eat plants. Meats aren’t the first option for meals of our ancestors. Aside from that, plants do not just serve as food, but also as medicines. You can even add that to your meal if you want some nutrition. Though, you need to be careful. You must learn how to prepare them properly. If you do not know how to prepare them, you must ask some professionals or herbal doctors on how to cook them and add it on your meals. Being familiar of these medicinal plants could help you on what to prepare and use as treatment to your sickness.

1. Agave

The leaves of this plant are large and thick. Agave produces a flower and eventually dies. The flower stalk it creates is amazing because it is massive. You can usually find this plant in Caribbean, Central America, and some Western Deserts located in Mexico and United States. The edible part of this plant is the flower and flower buds. According to research, agave plant helps to lower cholesterol and supplies a large amount of fiber. The huge flower stalk can be made as juice. Some species of this plant have a sap that can be used as a soap for it has the chemical needed to be cleaning detergent.

2. Abal

This plant can be found usually in the desert part of the Middle East and the desert in Rajputana located in Western India. You can see this as shrubby and it grows up to 1.2 meters. During March and April, this plant is producing of lots of wonderful flowers. The edible part of this is its fresh flowers. In Middle East and Western Asia, eating these fresh flowers is just natural and typical thing to do.

3. Arrowroot

Arrowroot could be found in wet habitat, tropics, or temperate zones. The appearance of this plant is arrow-shaped and looks like potato. You can boil the rootstock, or you can add it on your recipe that serves as the vegetable.

4. Chamomile

This plant has numerous health benefits. Chamomile helps to ease anxieties, insomnia, and other sleep disturbances. Are you having some cramp problem? No worries, because this could help you, and even some problem of your skin. This is also best for children for it helps them when they are teething, having hyperactivity, and some other health that occurs during young days. It has the property of sedatives. How can you use it for your food? The taste of this plant is sweet, so you can add it on your salad.

5. Marshmallow Root

If you are having stomach trouble or ulcer, this is the best remedy. Rather than buying pharmaceutical medicines, having herb such as marshmallow root can help you to prevent other side effect pharmaceutical medicines could offer. To use Marshmallow Root as your medicinal herb, just prepare 600mL of water, then sink the 30g of this root. Throughout the day, drink this herb frequently.

6. Valerian Root

To give you another peaceful sleep, just take this root as your evening tea before you go to sleep. You can combine the ginger tea if you also want to boost your blood circulation. This herb could help you to prevent from nervousness, anxiety, and insomnia. People say that this plant is the “nature’s tranquilizer.” It doesn’t just cure the anxiety but also the UTI (Urinary Tract Infection), problem in digestion, nausea, and liver problems.

7. St. John’s Wort

Most teenage and adult problem is depression. This plant could help the moderate depression problem. If you have severe depression, the best solution is to go to hospital and ask what may help you to reduce your depression and anxiety. For ladies who are experiencing from PMS or anxiety during menstruation, this is the best remedy.

8. Schisandra

This is the best remedy to support your lungs and kidney. The main cure of this plant is to relieve from stress and inactiveness. This helps you to become active and give you enough energy throughout the day. It helps to build stamina and revive the poor memory.

9. Astralagus

We all know that in this busy life of people, we need more energy. But what if you are feeling stressed all day even without doing anything. This herb could give unexpected result even with infections. You can use this plant in soup. This is what you can in some restaurants.

10. Milk Thistle

If you have problem in your liver, this would be the alternative medicine without any side effect. It also helps people with gallbladder problem. You can brew the stalk or peel it, or you can just soak it overnight to get rid of any bitterness from the plant.

Try alternative medicinal plants right now and you will surely say “Thank you God”, you have been healed.

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