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Native Plants For Healing Purposes

The 23rd Annual Spring Garden Show presented a seminar about Orange County native plants being used for therapeutic and healing means. These plants are important for wildlife habitat, the environment, and human beings. They also save water as well as a perfect substitute for harmful and toxic pesticides. The guest speaker, an ecologist and a landscape designer, gives the audience an overview of native plants.

Native plants existed in Orange County way before Europeans manipulated these plants to cross breed them. These native plants adapted well to the OC climate and geography. The invasive plants tend to take out the non-native plants.

The environment benefits from planting more native plants because it will heal the earth from all the disasters, destructions and contamination intentionally done by corporate greed. They are easy to take care of because they don't need much maintenance. Since these plants thrive in dry climates, less water will be administered. There is no need for using fertilizer or pesticide because these plants have natural defenses against pests.

In Orange County alone, there are at least 1500 endemic species and over eighty-six native plants. Seventy percent of their habitat has already been destroyed. They also have medicinal qualities than can cure some healthy problems. For instance, yarrow, or achillea millefolium, is a part of the sunflower family, and looks like a white flower with a yellow center. It tends to be used for cold remedies, insect repellant, cuts, bruises, and stop bleeding. Alder, or alnus rhombifolia, suppresses tumor growth as well as treats tuberculosis and lymphatic disorders, poison oak, hemorrhages, insect bites, circulation, childbirth, diarrhea, and stomach aches. Buckwheat, or eriogonum philadelphicus, is nutritious and gluton-free, but it is not a wheat schrub. It soothes sore throat. Butterflies tend to like it. Philadelphia Fleabane cures chronic diarrhea, menstrual cramps, gout, epilepsy, headaches, and sores. Coral Bells stops minor bleeding and decreases inflammation as well as cures problems with diarrhea, dysentery, gastric ulcers, and digestive tonic. White sage is good for sore throat, cold, coughing, eye cleansing, incense, congestion, and cold stuffiness. Purple sage is used as an anti-microbial disinfectant, mouthwash, and antiseptic skin rinse. Woolley Blue Curls smells like Babazooka bubble gum. It is good for memory, stomach, kidney, infections, and lipido enhancer. Coffeeberry is a laxative, having similar qualities to coffee, but it doesn't have any caffeine. It is better at cleansing the colon. Coyote Brush is a general remedy, and it is part of the sunflower family. Monkey flower is used as an anti-diarrheal as well as in herbal steam bath for chests, back sores, and wounds. Hog fennel is used for rattlesnake bites, headaches, stomach problems, cold, and sore throat. Yerba mansa is used for muscle aches, sore feet, pain, gonorrhea, syphilis, urinary tract infection, menstrual cramps, disinfectant, burns, cuts, wounds, cold, and asthma.

Gardening can also heal one's mental health because it tends to have a calming effect on the gardener. Chalk Dudleya has a citrus flavor, and it is usually used in salads. Field sedge contains a lot of protein. Rush has a calming effect. Other plants good for mental health include Purple Three Awn, Beargrass, Showy Penstamon, Sycamore, Blue-eyed grass (a part of the Iris family), and Yucca.

For more information on healing native plants, research edible medicinal native plants as well as check out www.backtonatives.org.

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  1. SnakeWitch
    You seem to know quite a lot about this. Very informative article. Have you ever considered writing a book in the likes of 'Natural Medicine With Herbs for Dummies'? Voted!
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    1. Fifi Leigh
      Fifi Leigh
      i got all this ideas from an garden show event, where they had many seminars. i took notes there to give me ideas to write about stuff. i have always been into natural remedies, and i have researched it for fun to find natural cures for minor ailments. i only take drugs when it is absolutely necessary. but i did write a novel, and self-publish it on lulu. but it is fiction, inspired by reality i just noticed a lot of lame typos in this article. it is too late to fix them.
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      1. SnakeWitch
        Oh, but on this site it's not so bad, unless you want to use it for references later down the road in your author and writer career. Can you give me the link to your lulu book? I'm not a natural medicine expert, but like to refer to it once in a while.
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        1. Fifi Leigh
          Fifi Leigh
          my novel on lulu is fiction, similar to those Devil Wear Prada novel, but my story is inspired by societal issues because my degree was in Social Science. http://www.lulu.com/content/337004 is the link to the order page, where there is also a 4-page excerpt under the preview button to sample.
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  2. raymond44
    thank you DR Camala for healing my Kidney Disease, i am letting everyone knows that there is a healer of Kidney disease, no matter the disease and bondage destroying your kidney system Dr Camala will healed you, I am Raymond Williams, i have suffered a lot from kidney disease, my stomach become so large and i feel much pains everyday, doctor told me that i need a kidney transplant if not i will be dead, nobody help me because they felt they don’t want to die in process, i tried all i can, i have spend so much many in the hospital till i get to receive Dr Camala contact number from my friend who is residing there in Africa, i called him on phone, and spoke to him, i never knew he was that kind, i taught he was a very wicked man, because most of these native doctors are very wicked, he was kind to me, he promise to help me get rid of the disease in my kidney disturbing me not to get well, he told me on what to do which i really did, and he gave me 8 hrs of time that after that time a will have a great sleep, and after i woke up i met my body change immediately, my stomach become less and i was feeling so very balance and powerful, i quickly went to the hospital and the doctor confirm that i am physically balanced that my disease is gone, i jump up with heavy tears of happiness and was very glad, i rush back home to thank him, i send him gift and many things i can used to please his great oracle, i am very happy doctor, i love you Dr, may Lord of heaven blesses you permanently and increase all you doing Dr Camala, if any one is having a Kidney Problem please i will advice you not to sleep off, contact him on: dr.camalahivaidscure@yahoo.com or call him on +2348151953473, i promise you that he will heal you from KIDNEY DISEASE immediately,,,, Goodluck
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  3. raymond44
    thank you DR Camala for healing my Kidney Disease, i am letting everyone knows that there is a healer of Kidney disease, no matter the disease and bondage destroying your kidney system Dr Camala will healed you, I am Raymond Williams, i have suffered a lot from kidney disease, my stomach become so large and i feel much pains everyday, doctor told me that i need a kidney transplant if not i will be dead, nobody help me because they felt they don’t want to die in process, i tried all i can, i have spend so much many in the hospital till i get to receive Dr Camala contact number from my friend who is residing there in Africa, i called him on phone, and spoke to him, i never knew he was that kind, i taught he was a very wicked man, because most of these native doctors are very wicked, he was kind to me, he promise to help me get rid of the disease in my kidney disturbing me not to get well, he told me on what to do which i really did, and he gave me 8 hrs of time that after that time a will have a great sleep, and after i woke up i met my body change immediately, my stomach become less and i was feeling so very balance and powerful, i quickly went to the hospital and the doctor confirm that i am physically balanced that my disease is gone, i jump up with heavy tears of happiness and was very glad, i rush back home to thank him, i send him gift and many things i can used to please his great oracle, i am very happy doctor, i love you Dr, may Lord of heaven blesses you permanently and increase all you doing Dr Camala, if any one is having a Kidney Problem please i will advice you not to sleep off, contact him on: dr.camalahivaidscure@yahoo.com or call him on +2348151953473, i promise you that he will heal you from KIDNEY DISEASE immediately,,,, Goodluck
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