How To Add Medicinal Plants to Your Garden

Having a garden to enjoy fruits, vegetables, flowers or herbs makes all the work worthwhile. But when planning your next garden, why not consider reserving a space for some healing medicinal plants?  In addition to their wonderful curative powers, many medicinal plants are also just a pleasure to look at because they feature colorful blossoms as a bonus.  Here are ten of the most popular medicinal plants for your consideration.

  • One of the most healing medicinal plants that should be included in a medicine garden section is the aloe vera. Its prickly leaves can be broken off from the plant to reveal a clear and gooey gel-like substance which offers speedy healing as a salve for skin inflammations, eczema and common kitchen burns.
  • Chamomile is another favorite medicinal plant and one that features a beautiful gold and white flower.  Chamomile is a very effective stress remedy and good for promoting a restful night's sleep when enjoyed as a tea.
  • Echinacea, with gorgeous purplish-red flowers that thrive in direct sunlight, is a medicinal plant that serves as an immune-system booster in addition to helping relieve the symptoms of allergies.
  • Lemon balm is a bright green herb which is a medicinal plant favorite whose leaves can be used as an insect repellent.  The leaves brewed as a tea are also effective at fighting colds and fevers, in addition to calming upset stomachs in both children and adults.
  • Looking for a medicinal plant that smells and tastes delicious?  You can't go wrong with planting peppermint, considered by many gardeners as one of the oldest medicinal remedies you can grow in a garden. Its leaves brewed into a potent tea can help soothe the digestive system in addition to treating fevers and bouts of flatulence.
  • The leaves and bark of evening primrose, made into an oil, are very effective at healing premenstrual syndrome, liver toxins and such skin upsets as acne and eczema.  The bright, sunny yellow flowers of this medicinal plant favorite are also easy on the eye.
  • Sage is a medicinal plant whose name actually means "healing." It can be used to create a throat gargle that helps to heal throat and mouth infections, in addition to being good as an antidote for depression and anxiety.
  • Milk thistle is a beautiful dark green plant with vibrant purple flowers helpful for treating toxins in the gall bladder and liver.  It is also widely used as a natural hangover remedy.
  • Fenugreek is a popular medicinal plant that works to lower cholesterol levels, sweeten the breath, and sooth the digestive tract.
  • For alleviating allergies, try a hot or cold tea made from stinging nettles, also good for cleansing the blood and alleviating such skin conditions as eczema.


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