Lemon Balm – This herb was used to make tea, and the leaves were put in bath water. Pioneers also chewed the leaves to help get rid of a headache. Insomnia, bacterial infections, cold sores, calms nerves
Feverfew—fever—Native Americans used it for burns
Artemisia (Wormwood) —“mountain” fever
Lemon Verbena—well-being/love (aromatherapy), tea, lemonade
Rosemary – Pioneers burned the plant to make the air smell nice, and to keep the bugs away, nervousness
Mint – This herb was used in cooking, and to make tea. Pioneers also chewed on the leaves to cure bad breath. They also thought it could cure hiccups, upset stomach.
Oregano – Pioneers used this herb in their bath, to make tea, and they made it into a lotion that they used for pain and swelling.
Sage—cough and cold, upset stomach
Cat Mint – Today called “Catnip,” the dry leaves of this herb were burned to put a calming scent in the air, fever, babies with colic or colds
Lavender – Pioneers would rub the leaves on their body to keep the bugs away. They also used it to make tea to soothe headaches and make their breath smell nice.
Parsley—upset stomach, diuretic, vitamin C
Tansy—vegetable dye, leaves collected for food
Clove Currant--Fruit and leaves collected for food
Soapwort--Leaves and stems collected for making soap
Wild Onion--Leaves and bulbs collected for food
Prairie Sage--Leaves collected for making tea
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