we wanted to share a few traditional IRISH herbal medicine remedies:
- WHISKEY assists the body in releasing GABA neurotransmitters, which helps “calm the nerves.” It has been used historically to help treat angina and other heart problems as well as anxiety.
- BILLBERRY has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory capabilities which can help heal minor cuts and abrasions. It has also been used to help treat GI problems such as diarrhea, dysentery and even hemorrhoids. The leaves of the plant can also aid in lowering blood sugar levels for diabetics.
- NETTLE leaves have antihistamine properties which helps treat allergy symptoms like hay fever. The plant also has anti-inflammatory properties to help soothe arthritic joint pain.
- COBWEBS were used in ancient times to bandage cuts similar to modern day gauze. Cobwebs actually have Vitamin K properties, which triggers blood clotting….who knew???