What herbs can you grow in your garden?
Growing and using medicinal plants has been a practice for centuries and lately, it has gained popularity as an alternative method of commercial medicine. The benefits of growing your own herb garden include reducing dependence or ideally eliminating the need for medication. But before you get started, you need to scroll through to discover which herbs you want to grow to enjoy their health benefits.
There are many plants that require the expertise of a health professional or experienced herbalist. Some herbs such as Digitalis purpurea also known as foxglove have a positive effect on heart function only when a cardiac drug called digitalin is extracted from it and ingestion of any part of the herb itself can cause nausea and vomiting and complete collapse.
It is important to be careful with the herbs in your garden and know which ones can actually help you with simple preparations (teas, infusions, poultices, powders).
Mint for stomach problems
An herb like peppermint (also known as mentha balsemia wild) is a must for your garden. Peppermint is, in fact, a hybrid mint (genus Mentha), a cross between watermint and spearmint. We all know it as the main ingredient in breath mints, gum and chapstick, but in smaller quantities mint Can actually be dissolved in tea and can help you with various health issues such as calming the stomach, relieving gas, preventing nausea and vomiting.
Choose a spot in your garden that has enough space for the mint to spread and be sure to water it liberally!
Thyme for respiratory infections
Thyme (Thymus of the mint family Lamiaceae) is a popular kitchen spice. This amazing perennial herb works wonders for the throat and mouth besides being a popular spice in the kitchen. You can use it as a gargle for bad breath or mouth sores, it can help with tonsillitis and laryngitis. The best part is that you can Mix thyme with honey For the treatment of bronchitis, asthma, cough, respiratory infections and congestion.
Experienced landscape designers recommend planting thyme near cabbage or tomatoes in the garden and recommend pruning the plants regularly (when they get a foot) because pruning encourages the plant to thrive.
Sage for hormonal imbalances
Along with thyme, sage (Salvia officinalis, the largest plant in the mint family – Lamiaceae) is another. Common kitchen herbs That has great health benefits. In the kitchen, it can improve appetite and prevent gas, while as a medicinal herb it can regulate female hormones. It relieves PMS and menopause symptoms. You can make sage tea and inhale the smoke to relieve respiratory problems and sore throats, and it may be neuroprotective to help with brain disorders.
Sage will grow almost anywhere, but it thrives in places with lots of sunlight. It can be grown in a container, container as well as in the garden as long as it has well-drained, sandy and loamy soil. Sage is a drought-tolerant herb but you should wait until the soil dries out before watering it.
Echinacea as an immune booster
Echinacea is one of the best medicinal herbs for strengthening the immune system. It has developed a reputation for its ability to fight bacterial and viral infections. You’ve probably noticed that there are many commercial echinacea products available, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t grow your own. Echinacea belongs to a group of herbaceous flowering plants in the daisy family and looks amazing with its beautiful, bright flowers.
The best part is that Echinacea is an easy-care, low-water plant and has beautiful flowers that will add a special touch to any garden (plus medicinal properties that make it a perfect combo for any garden). Choose a sunny location for you Echinacea plant With rich soil and see how it attracts bees and butterflies.
After deciding which herbs you want to include in your garden and before all the grinding, mashing and brewing, remember not to overdo it, start small. Later when you become more experienced you can expand your collection of medicinal herbs. Also, make sure that none of your family members are allergic to any of the plants as they contain potent bioactive compounds that can cause harm and should therefore be handled with care and consideration!
What is the best herb to grow in your garden today?
The following are the best medicinal herbs to consider growing in your garden
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