The Cherokee Indians believed that the Creator provided all the necessary herbs for all kinds of natural treatments for various health problems.

Their extensive knowledge of the medicinal properties of regional herbs and plants has been transmitted from generation to generation through specially selected healers and shamans.

They used hundreds of years:


Today, mint is often consumed in beverages, including tea and iced tea. But what most people do not know is that it is a potent antioxidant that also contains vitamins A and C, as well as phosphorus, calcium, potassium, and magnesium.

Cherokee drank mint tea to lower blood pressure and stimulates the digestive system.

Yellow dock

This plant is used for cooking because its long roots are rich in vitamins and minerals. However, its leaves are high in iron and have laxative effects, and crushed roots mixed with warm water serve as a powerful antiseptic.


Many do not know how many medicinal properties this plant has. He used them to calm down his stomach problems. Today, research has shown that blackberries are rich in bioflavonoids, antioxidants, and other medicinal compounds.

Cherokee Indians ground the roots of the blackberry plant, sweetening them with honey. This fabrication was used to relieve throat inflammation, cough, gum bleeding and ulcers in the mouth. The root has anti-inflammatory properties that reduce swelling and improve joint mobility.


It is also known for other names such as punks, Corn Dog Grass. Cattail is not a medical treatment, but a type of preventive medicine. According to the Cherokee tradition, it can prove useful in the recovery process. The whole plant can be eaten, except the leaves and the head of the seed.


Yarrow is also known by other names, such as Devil’s Nettle, Old Man’s Repper, Nosebleed Plant.

Yarrow has the properties of blood clotting, which can help a small wound to form a scab and heal. When swallowed with water, it can help reduce inflammation of the tissues, especially in the intestine and digestive tract.

Cherokee healers used Yarrow for all these diseases and much more. It is prepared as tea, which was thought to help improve the function of the kidneys and gallbladder. A mixture of leaves and stems is also applied locally to treat skin conditions such as dry skin and acne.


Sumac is high in antioxidants that promote healing. Tea leaves reduce fever, and their fat softens the rash on the skin. The berries are rich in vitamin C and can be converted into a drink.


It was widely used for purification of blood and as a diuretic for treating mild urine infections. Its roots are rich in starch and minerals, while the leaves are filled with vitamins and extra minerals.

Wild ginger

Wild Ginger was used by various Indian tribes for medical purposes. The nation of Chiroki has been drinking a mild infusion of wild ginger to stimulate digestion.

Wild ginger, which does not originate from the same plant as a spice in cooking, has been known to help with diseases such as colic, bowel inflammation and gas, and stomach and cramp. It has also been used to relieve lung from excess mucus.

Wild Rose

The fruit of the wild rose is known as the pomegranate. It is filled with vitamin C, and tea is used to strengthen the immune system, to treat colds and flu, and to stimulate the work of the bladder and kidneys.


Root is used by traditional Cherokee healers as a medicinal substance with diuretic properties. It is traditionally used to stimulate kidney function.

Members of the same plant family are also used to treat diseases of the mouth and throat, inflammation, cysts, and tumors, along with specific health problems such as inflamed tonsils, hemorrhoids, swollen spleen, and swollen lymph nodes.

It is easiest to consume in the form of tea. Put the water to swell, then roots and wash in water for about five minutes.

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