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Gotu Kola is one of my favorite herbs for any type of skin ailment, but specifically for wound healing and varicose veins. Gotu Kola contains constituents named triterpenoids, which in lab studies have shown strengthen the skin, boost antioxidants in wounds, and increase blood supply to the injured area. These properties make gotu kola wonderful for topical use on burns, abrasions, psoriasis and preventing scars/stretch marks.

Plantain Herb: the anti-toxin

Narrow-leaf plantain, a very common weed that can be used to treat poison ivy rashes.

Got a mugwort problem? Don’t be quick to eradicate this plant from your garden—it has many benefits, as well.