15 Medicinal Plants And Herbs From The Cherokee People

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2. Goldenseal

Goldenseal is so popular that it has been harvested almost to extinction. Please consider growing some of these beautiful plants for your own personal use. Goldenseal was used as an overall healing tonic, stimulant, and healing potion. We know today that goldenseal has powerful immune-boosting and antibiotic compounds that are every bit as powerful as antibiotics.


3. Saltbush

This plant is still quite common and was used to treat most bug bites and stings. The Cherokee chewed the stem of the plant, and then placed the wet, mashed plant on the affected area until the swelling and pain subsided.


4. Partridgeberry

For pregnant women who were just days away from giving birth, the Cherokee made a tea from the leaves of partridgeberry plants. By drinking frequent doses of this tea, Cherokee healers believed that it made for an easier, quicker delivery.

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