Its spike ball fruit can take 30 years to appear, but while you wait, you can use sweet gum sap to fight inflammation, bacteria and fungus.
When the common cold or its cousin, the flu, has you feeling blue, turn to herbs for relief as alternatives or supplements to pharmaceuticals.
Two species of yucca, one called “soapweed” and another called “Mojave yucca,” are tough plants that have distinct looks and medicinal uses.
Strawberry leaf has traditional uses to help the digestive, respiratory, nervous and female reproductive systems, although it does carry some controversy.
The leaves and roots of mullein help with respiratory ailments, among others. You can use this herb internally or topically. Here’s how.
The leaves as well as roots of the marshmallow, a prairie plant, are used in remedies for digestive, respiratory and urinary tract problems.