There are a lot of things you can do yourself. Growing your own herbs is one of those things!
Growing your very own herbs is the best way to ensure you are getting the best of it. When you see them in the store, inside plastic packages, you can never be sure of anything, neither how long they have been on the shelf nor how much light they have been exposed to.
“The primary benefit is being able to develop a relationship with that herb,” according to Jen Bredesen, an herbalist and teacher at the California School of Herbal Studies. So, here’s a list of the best 4 herbal remedies you can homegrown in your garden.
Also known as pot marigold, this one is a centuries-old antifungal, antiseptic, wound-healing ally. The petals of these cheerful yellow-and-orange daisy-like flowers lend skin-soothing properties to many natural cosmetics and diaper creams.
You either love it or hate it, there’s no in-between. The seeds, known as coriander, are a prime ingredient in Indian curries.
Not many think of this plant as a medicinal herb, but research shows it’s a powerful digestive aid and may be capable of removing heavy metals and other toxic agents from the body.
The oils, tannins, and bitters in the fragrant leaves and flowers of lemon balm have a relaxing, antispasmodic effect on the stomach and nervous system. If used topically, it may help fight off viruses such as herpes simplex. Lemon balm is tasty and gentle enough for children if used in teas or tinctures with a glycerin base.
Peppermint flavor is familiar for everyone as it is almost in every toothpaste and chewing gum. The National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) reports that peppermint provides stronger medicine than spearmint.
When brewed as tea, peppermint may relieve digestive discomforts such as indigestion and vomiting. It can also soothe sore muscles when applied topically as a liquid or lotion.