Bindweed Medicinal Uses in All Her Glory

Bindweed Medicinal Uses in All Her Glory-

When was your last bowel movement?  While it may be shocking to you, its a question I ask all of my patients, every time I see them.  I need to know if the plumbing is working.  For some its been backed up for a long time.  There’s a song, “Health for you, Health for me…” I believe answers can be found in Bindweed medicinal uses.

Chronic constipation is not a fun condition.  Because strain is often involved, hemorrhoids develop.  A torn anus may follow with fecal impaction.  Journey with me as we discover how bindweed can help.

People in ancient China used the beautiful bindweed for gastrointestinal issues.  It was introduced to the U.S. so long ago, we think its always been there.  Her gorgeous blooms generally last a day. It grows like a weed, which is often people’s complaints about it taking over their carefully cultivated landscape.

Bindweed Medicinal Uses:

  • Total body cleanse
  • Laxative effects
  • Treat spider bites, and other insects
  • Regulates blood sugar
  • Decrease stress
  • Headache relief
  • Eye inflammation

Some Cautions…

Do not ingest the seeds.

My Final Thoughts…

If the name morning glory is more common to you than bindweed, I am in the same boat.  This beautiful plant was always a morning glory to me.  They are not the same, but closely related. I love how to grows virtually everywhere, at least in this country.

With diabetes and chronic constipation some of the most common health problems, I love how its so readily available. Both of these conditions can lead to many doctor visits, costly medication, and hospitalizations.  However its paid for, it all adds up.  For more on elimination, read my post, “Health from a Lemon.” And then there’s the bindweed, shining it smiling face at you, day in, and day out.

If you don’t suffer from diabetes or constipation, maybe its stress you struggle with.  Most people have some stress at any given time in their lives.  Whether its the arrival of a new child, a move, or a job change.  Let bindweed medicinal uses work in your favor.  Remember, “Health for you, health for me…”

Need to grow some bindweed?  Get some seeds shipped right to your door.

Let’s Talk…

What have you used bindweed for?  Let me know in the comments.


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  1. Dawn says:

    Bindweed and morning glory are related, but are not the same. Bindweed is much more invasive and impossible to contain. Do not plant Bindweed! And if you plant morning glory, I would recommend containers.

  2. Marla says:

    I think Thyme is such a wonderful healing herb and it so great for using in cooking too. Congratulations on being featured on Homestead blog hop! Sharing

  3. Marla says:

    I’m sorry I put thyme down in error looking at your website title instead of the title of your post and what your wrote about the birdweed which is a new herb I wasn’t familiar with. I promise I did read your article and found it very interesting.

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