A Walk Through Our Physic Garden: The Musculoskeletal Ward

The plants in our musculoskeletal bed include:

Autumn Crocus (colchicum autumnale) is a plant that is used to provide relief from pain and inflammation of acute gout and rheumatism.

Comfrey (Symphytum Officinale) is a perennial shrub that is sometimes used on the skin to treat wounds and reduce inflammation from sprains and broken bones.

Meadowsweet (Flilipendula Ulmaria) is a flowering herb used to treat colds, bronchitis, upset stomach, heartburn, peptic ulcer disease, and joint disorders including gout. It is also used to help people with bladder infections.

Nettle (Urtica Dioica) is a plant that has been used for hundreds of years to treat painful muscles and joints, eczema, arthritis, gout, and anemia.

Rosemary (Rosmarinus Officinalis) is an herb that can calm the digestion and improves the flow of the blood to the brain.  

Feverfew (Tanacetum Parthenium) is a flower that has been used to treat rheumatoid arthritis, stomach aches, toothaches, insect bites, infertility, and problems with menstruation and labour during childbirth.

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