11 Powerful Native American Medicinal Cures

One Native American tribe named Cherokee,
which lives in the southeast part of the U.S, believed that the Almighty Creator gave them
a gift of preserving and understanding medical plants. They believed a lot in the healing properties
of the natural medical herbs. They gathered the plants with a special technique,
picking every third plant they found because, in that way, enough specimens will remain
in order to keep up propagate. So, take a look at the 11 plants commonly
used by this tribe: 1. Blackberry. Cherokee used blackberry for treating almost
everything, including an upset stomach, strengthening the immune system, cancer prevention, improving
digestion, and better heart functioning. By making a tea of its root, this tribe healed
swelling of joints and tissues. And if you make a decoction from its roots,
thus sweetened with maple syrup or honey, you will get great syrup for treating cough. Chewing the blackberry leaves can soothe bleeding
gums. Blackberries an amazingly nutritious because
they are rich in vitamins A, C, B6, E, K, riboflavin, thiamine, folate, and minerals
such as iron, calcium, magnesium, potassium, zinc, and phosphorous. 2. Buck Brush (Hummingbird Blossom). Cherokee used this plant for the healing of
fibroid tumors, cysts, mouth/throat problems, and inflammation. In addition, they mainly used hummingbird
blossom in order to stimulate kidney function, but it was also used in the treatment of enlarged
lymph nodes, hemorrhoids, inflamed tonsils, enlarged spleens, and menstrual bleeding. In order to get all healing benefits of this
plant, they put the flowers and the leaves in boiling water for 5 minutes, and then drink
the tea while it’s still hot. 3. Cattail. The Cherokee tribe considered this plant as
a preventative medicine and they used it as a digestible food for recovery from each illness. Almost each part of the plant (except its
seed heads) can be used for medicinal purposes. Its root can be prepared like potatoes, mashed
or boiled for treating sores and burns. The seed down from its flowers is used for
diaper rash in babies in the treatment of skin irritation. 4. Greenbriar (Pull Out a Sticker). The leaves and stems of this plant are rich
in numerous minerals and vitamins while its roots are high in starch and they can be used
like potatoes. Although its root has a strange and harsh
taste, it’s rich in calories. Cherokee used this plant as mild diuretic
and a blood purifier in the treatment of urinary infections. Its leaves might be put in a tea to heal arthritis! Its berries might be eaten as jam or raw. 5. Mint. Being a very popular herb, mint is commonly
used in tea because of its numerous antioxidant properties. It possesses phosphorus, magnesium, potassium,
vitamins C,A, calcium, and fiber! The Cherokee used the leaves of this plant
crushed as cold compresses, or made into ointments, or even added in the bath to calm down and
itchy skin. Moreover, they used a mixture of leaves and
stems in order to reduce high blood pressure. 6. Mullein. This herb soothes chest congestion and asthma. If you inhale the smoke from burning mullein
leaves and roots, it will calm your lungs. This plant is exceptionally useful in soothing
the mucous membranes. Due to its anti-inflammatory features, it
calms the irritated and painful tissue and joint. Mullein flowers are used to prepare tea that
contains a lot of mild sedative effects. 7. Qua lo ga (Sumac). Each part of this plant might be used for
medicinal purposes in the treatment of diarrhea, sore throat, and fevers (by making a decoction
from the bark). In addition, if you want to get rid of poison
ivy rash, you need to crush the leaves into an ointment. And if you add this plant into your daily
diet, it will help you to lower cholesterol levels. 8. Big Stretch (Wild Ginger). A tea made of the root of this plant was used
by Cherokee in order to improve digestion, intestinal gas, colic, and upset stomach. A stronger tea from its root can even remove
lungs secretion. You might use rootstocks from this plant instead
of regular ginger and its flowers for flavoring your favorite recipe. 9. Jiddu Unigisdi (Wild Rose). The fruit of this plant is high in vitamin
C and is a great healing remedy for flu and cold. The Cherokee made a tea out of wild rose hips
in order to stimulate kidney and bladder function. You can even try to make a decoction from
its root to treat diarrhea. 10. Squirrel Tail (Yarrow). Being known best for its blood-clotting features,
the leaves of this plant (fresh or crushed) might be put to open wounds in order to prevent
excess bleeding. The juice of this plant, when mixed with spring
water, might stop intestinal illnesses and internal stomach bleeding. Its leaves can be used for tea in order to
help in proper digestion and stimulate abdominal functions. A decoction of its stems and leaves can help
clear up your acne. 11. Kawi Iyusdi (Yellow Dock). The Cherokee used this herb in their cuisines
because it’s quite similar to spinach. But, it possesses a lot more minerals and
vitamins because of its long roots gathers nutrients from deep underground. Its leaves rich in iron and might be used
as a laxative. In order to treat diaper rash, minor sores,
and itching you can make a juice decoction out of its stems.


  1. Many Native American tribes believe the Creator left cures via plants for every illness known to man, not just the Cherokee?

  2. first I want to thank you for all the effort you put in your bog. and also forgiving a list as well as the audio of the plants mentioned is there a book related to these plants or a list of plants and how they might be used five and Native Americans. thank you very much I enjoyed your blog I subscribed and pushed the bail to get informed of any of the new releases

  3. Thank you so much for posting!!! I so appreciate all of your native American history knowledge that we can use for healing today. thank you.

  4. Oseyo You Have To Know When To Harvest And How To Dry And Cure These Plants How Much To Use What Plants To Use Together And How To Use Them Properly Or Many Of These Plants And Trees Can Be Dangerous And Possibly Deadly. Consult An Expert Before Trying To Use Any Of The Plants Mentioned Here Because You Need Bark And Or Roots To Go With Almost Every Plant Mentioned Here. Remember Some Of These Plants Are Dangerous If Not Harvested At The Right Time And Used Properly. Wado Adassligi Utsati S'qi

  5. So do you mean to tell me all the Native Americans got together and said hey let's only pick one out of three things we find to eat I call BS

  6. Native Americans used herbs because the Tamils of Lemuria settled in variours parts of the world like America, Mohanjadaro, Harappa, etc. when Lemuria submerged in the Indian Ocean. Tamil and their Siddha medical system are the oldest in the world. There is simple cure in Siddha where Allopathy is ineffective. Let us turn to nature. Allopathy was introduced by foreigners in various countries in order to make money.

  7. I love the information and it is correct!
    However it REALLY PISSES ME OFF when they use Western Plains Native pictures as representative of the Cherokee, (TSALAGI) People! The Cherokee NEVER wore this kind of regalia or clothing and NEVER lived in tipis!
    It would seem that if they were going to speak of the Cherokee, that they would at least, be able to find pictures of Cherokee People!

  8. 1.Blackberry
    2.Buck bush(honeybird blossom)
    5. Mint
    6. Mullein
    7. Sumac
    8. Wild ginger
    9. Wild rose
    10. Yarrow
    11.yellow dock

  9. Downvoting because you don’t know how to add proper narration. Use a real voice or don’t post videos.

  10. Okay this is the 3rd video I’ve seen with the exact same commentary. Word for word. Whose stealing from who.

  11. The native Americans had so much knowledge of medical uses of plants. Sadly, a lot of this knowledge, is gone. I would love to spend time with an actual "medicine man" to learn as much as possible!

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