Before the use of modern medicine, our ancestors used herbal remedies to cure all sorts of common ailments. Granted, some medical conditions do require prescriptions or special treatments you can only get through your personal physician, but a lot of the more common health problems can be addressed with these all-natural herbal remedies! So next time you have a headache, sore throat, or congestion, don’t reach for the medicine cabinet – go out to your garden instead! Some of these plants can help fight more serious things like gingivitis and arthritis. Keep reading to see which plants you should keep on hand!


Dandelions are so much more that meets the eye. While most people see this plant as nothing more that a weed, it is actually full of essential vitamins and minerals like magnesium, calcium, and fiber. Drinking some dandelion tea or eating the leaves, whether in a salad or blended up in a green smoothie, can help to lower cholesterol, treat acne, and relieve symptoms of urinary tract infections.


This pretty plant was once used to make marshmallows. It has many antibacterial and anti-inflamatory properties. You can drink some mallow root tea to soothe a sore throat, or grind up the plant and use as a topical cream to treat cuts, bites, and burns.