Add these 5 herbs and transform your garden to a natural pharmacy
12/03/2019 / By Skye Anderson / Comments
Add these 5 herbs and transform your garden to a natural pharmacy

Gardening is more than just a hobby to provide food for nourishment. A lot of people look to gardening to help calm their minds and nerves or even bring the beauty of nature into their lives. Who wouldn’t want to spend a few hours a day just connecting with nature?

Beyond being a relaxing and fulfilling activity, you can start growing herbs in your backyard to improve your quality of life in several ways. In fact, there are multiple studies that vouch for the beneficial effects of certain plants on your overall health and well-being.

Many people are aware of the medicinal powers of herbs, but not everyone knows how easily they are to grow in the comfort of their own homes. Even people without gardens can take a gander at growing herbs by cultivating them on their terraces and windowsills.

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These herbs don’t need much space to grow. All they need is a pot on a sunny windowsill. If that isn’t your cup of tea, you can use hanging pots, grow boxes, garden towers, or even multi-tiered racks to make the most out of whatever space you have. Growing your own herbs can definitely bring a change to your home environment, alongside the other health benefits that go along with the yields.

Herbal gardens for medicinal purposes are rapidly becoming a new health trend.

Do you want to get your hands dirty but don’t know where to start? Then read on and discover seven of the best medicinal plants you can easily grow in your home.

Thyme

This easy-to-grow culinary herb not only adds magic to your dishes, but can also be used to treat a host of respiratory issues such as coughs, bronchitis and chest congestion. Thanks to its strong antimicrobial properties, thyme can help fight infections caused by many germs, Staphylococcus aureusBacillus subtilisE. coli, and Shigella sonne included.

Echinacea

Known for its immune-boosting effects, echinacea is an excellent addition to your indoor garden. While it will require a grow light, this medicinal plant with its beautiful pink-purple flowers is easy to grow. Echinacea has been well studied and documented by many scientists who reported promising results in the treatment of infections, athlete’s foot and colon cancer.

Sage

Another favorite culinary herb with healing powers that grows well indoors is sage, also known as Salvia officinalis. Give this healing herb a sunny spot and make sure to use good soil and water regularly, and you’ll have an endless supply of your own natural medicine to lessen symptoms of Alzheimer’s and lower blood glucose and cholesterol levels.

Parsley

Parsley is so much more than just a garnish added to soups and salads. As long as you keep the soil damp, you shouldn’t run into any problems growing your own. Parsley has been shown to reduce bad breath and detoxify ammonia from the brain to fight the feeling of a hangover. Additionally, parsley may also work as a chemoprotective or anticancer agent.

Marigold

This annual plant will lighten up your home with its vibrant gold-copper color and pleasant aroma. While marigolds need a lot of sun, they need little care and will grow in nearly every soil type. Given their potent anti-inflammatory properties, marigolds can be helpful in the treatment of eczema, allergic reactions, burns, rashes and chronic arthritis pain.

Lavender

While this beautiful medicinal herb is a little bit harder to grow indoors, it is worth the effort. In addition to spreading a relaxing aroma throughout your home, lavender will help you sleep better and reduce nervousness, headaches, stomach nerves, restlessness and stress.

Most of these healing herbs can be steeped into a healing tea or added to many of your dishes. Or why not dry and grind them to make your own unique tea blends and herbal capsules?

Sources:

OffTheGridNews.com

Almanac.com

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