15 Medicinal Plants And Herbs From The Cherokee People

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If you love natural medicine, and you love discovering new plants or herbs to help heal your body naturally, then this article is for you.


Some of the best healing plants come to us through traditional Cherokee healers. Using plants to treat common illnesses or injuries has been around for centuries as there were no “doctors” or pharmaceuticals. Somehow, the Cherokee people thrived. This is only further proof that, in most cases, we only need what Mother Nature has so generously provided.

You are going to be surprised, also, to find that many of the plants the Cherokee healers used are quite common. Some of them might even be in your garden right now. Unfortunately, some of the plants used have become extinct or have become quite scarce, but most are still available. If you do plan on harvesting plants yourself, please follow the Cherokee way and harvest only every third plant to ensure the survival of the species.

Want to know more? Keep reading, and find the top 15 medicinal herbs that have been used by Cherokee healers for hundreds, if not thousands, of years.


1. Feverwort

This common plant was used to stop fevers by making a tea of the leaves and flowers. This plant is still used today for the exact same reason. You can find feverwort teas or the dried plants themselves in most health foods stores. There are also supplements, but please speak with a herbologist to ensure that you are consuming the correct amount for your situation.

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