As witches we should have a stock of medicines and remedies or recipes for such in our first-aid cabinet. Many every day aches, pains and illnesses can be treated effectively at home.
Herbs have been used for food and healing, by all cultures, for thousands of years. Many of the common culinary herbs are rich in vitamins, minerals and trace elements and are recognised as being beneficial to good health. For example, garlic is a natural antibiotic, parsley is rich in vitamin C and iron, mint aids digestion. The most natural way to benefit from these herbs is to include them regularly in a balanced diet.
Many minor ailments can be safely treated at home, using wild or cultivated herbs. However, many herbs have extremely potent properties and it is vital that you correctly identify and fully understand the properties of a plant before using it.
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