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Best Medicinal Plants To Grow In Your Garden


Many of us now are relying upon nature when it comes to finding the solution to our ailments. That unassuming-looking weed can actually provide you with a cure for stomach ache, flu or something else. We have listed some of the best medicinal plants that you can grow in your garden. Though lots of excellent medicinal plants can be added to your garden, here are the ones that can cure common ailments.

Before anything else, you must consider the space wherein you have to grow plants. You can plant as many of these herbs and flowers as you like if you got more than enough soil. Yet, there’s a need to plan carefully if your planting area is limited.


Echinacea


For good reason, this lovely plant is one of the most popular medicinal herbs. It has been used to boost the immune system, heal sore throats, fight infections, relieve pain, and alleviate symptoms of flu. Because of its powerful effects, it is recommended to take Echinacea only when needed as taking too much of it can be damaging to your health


Feverfew


This herb has been used to treat fevers and stomach illnesses, improve digestion, and reduce headaches. In the past, it was used for dizziness, colitis, and menstrual problems. Feverfew is impressive because it addresses the cause of a headache instead of just eliminating the pain. Keep this handy reliever around your house if you are prone to headaches and migraines.


Lemon Balm


Lemon Balm is an all-purpose plant. It is more than just a delicious additive to teas as it can do wonders for you even if you are sick. It can increase alertness and enhance our memory and problem-solving skills. Moreover, lemon balm also relaxes the mind and encourages sleep, thus making it a good plant to have around if you are suffering from insomnia or anxiety.

Some of the ways wherein you can take lemon balm is by mixing it with some honey to make herbal syrup. Also, you can turn it into a homemade salve. It depends on how you want to use it.


Yarrow


Yarrow is a multi-purpose plant that can take off a score of health problems. This little plant does all that and more from treating wounds to reducing fever to improving circulation. You can make a tea out of this plant, add it to your bathwater, or turn it into a salve. Moreover, yarrow can help children relax that is why if you have rambunctious kids around it might be of help. You can drink it as a tea or just chew its leaves if you are outdoors.


Calendula


This medicinal plant is commonly known as “marigold.” Because of its healing abilities, this beautiful flower is one of the most useful to have around. You can make a healing salve out of it and then apply it on areas affected by minor wounds, skin irritation, and insect bites for quicker recovery. With repeated use, calendula can even give you an even-toned and smooth skin.

Make your own backyard pharmacy and put your gardening skills to good use. Have some extra hours to grow and care for these amazing medicinal plants and many others. Your body and your family will greatly benefit from these plants and will thank you for it.


1 comment:

  1. It would be nice to have pictures for each item in the list. Thanks Dr Farrah!

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