Top 15 Most Powerful Medicinal Plants

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From marijuana to dandelion, there are literally hundreds, perhaps even thousands, of medicinal plants that contain powerful flowers, berries, leaves, stems, and roots that can help with almost any human health condition you can imagine. The following list of medicinal plants contains almost everything your local pharmacy does: anti-inflammatories, anti-fungal, insect repellants, expectorants, anti-bacterial, fever reducers, antihistamines, and even pain relievers.

Mother Nature has provided us with everything we need, if we would only look to her and do a little investigation rather than pop over to the nearest drug store for some toxic, chemical-laden, side effect filled medications.

Although there are many, many more plants that have healing and medicinal properties, we have compiled a list of the top 15 plants with the most powerful healing compounds that can be found on earth.


1. Dandelion

Don’t think of it as just a weed in your backyard: dandelion is an edible flowering plant! You can use all parts of this medicinal plant- the flowers, roots, and leaves are all used for tea, food, and healing qualities. The dandelion is rich in calcium, which is essential for bones. They are also rich in antioxidants that protect our eyes from age-related damage. These same antioxidants, along with its high levels of vitamin C, help to keep your liver functioning in top gear!

Dandelion recharges the liver, balances your blood sugar levels as well as your cholesterol, improves the function of the pancreas, stops swelling, especially in the legs and ankles, prevents gallstones, and is a terrific cleansing agent for the blood. Dandelions can help diabetics by stimulating the production of insulin from the pancreas, and help to keep blood sugar levels under control. Dandelion has so many healing qualities, it is almost impossible to list them all.

So pull those dandelions out of your lawn, sure, but don’t pitch them in the compost bin- add them to your diet instead!

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