Grow Your Own Medicinal Herb Garden

Medicinal Herb Garden

Sow your seeds, water, and watch your medicinal herb garden grow!

  • Arnica ~  Used for sprains, bruises, soaks, compresses, and an ingredient for salves and oils.
  • Ashwagandha ~ Used for physical and mental exhaustion.
  • Astragalus ~ Used for its immune enhancing qualities.  Improves function of liver, lungs, and spleen.
  • Black Cohosh ~  Used for controlling the infamous “hot flashes” of menopause.
  • Borage ~ Delightful blue/purple flowers for salads, teas and desserts. Put them in ice cube trays for floral icecubes. Gladdens the heart.
  • Burdock ~ Leaves make a lovely poultice for skin damage.
  • Calendula ~ Premier healing agent in salves, tinctures or applied to external injuries.
  • California Poppy ~ Works well for calming children and adults who have sensitive constitutions.

    California Poppy

    California Poppy

  • Cayenne Pepper ~ The fruit is widely used in cooking and contains capsaicin, which can help with some pain management.
  • German Chamomile ~Perfect for gentle bedtime sedation or for treating stomachache.
  • Chickweed ~ Used daily, the herb will assist in weight reduction programs.
  • Echinacea Angustifolia ~ Beloved medicinal that is used for its immune enhancing properties.

    Echinacea

    Echinacea

  • Ephedra ~ A natural adrenergic stimulant to the central nervous system and a bronchodilator for treating colds and asthma.
  • Evening Primrose ~  Some women report alleviation of PMS by eating the plant and the seeds.
  • Feverfew ~ Fresh leaves are tonic to prevent migraines.
  • Hibiscus ~ The flowers are used to make tea, and are also a mild diuretic and laxative.

    HIbiscus

    HIbiscus

  • Hyssop ~ This mildly anti-viral and expectorant herb makes an excellent tea to treat the common cold.
  • Lemon Balm ~ Favorite tea herb for its aromatic & sedative uses. Mildly anti-viral.

    Lemon Balm

    Lemon Balm

  •  Licorice ~ A demulcent and expectorant, essential herbal treatment for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, adrenal exhaustion or gastric ulcer.
  • Marshmallow ~ Enhances immune function. Makes a healing tea that is soothing to throat and urinary tract.
  • Meadowsweet ~  Anti-inflammatory and pain relieving.
  • Mullein ~ Used as tea or tincture for moistening mucous membranes. A great soothing agent for the throat, bronchia, and lungs.

    Mullein flower

    Mullein flower

  • Plantain ~ Anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory. Particularly useful as a first-aid poultice and for dental infections.
  • Purslane ~ Eaten fresh as a salad herb, and is a great source of omega-3 fatty acids.
  • Sage ~ The leaves are used in cooking, and tea from the leaves acts as an astringent and can help relieve itching.
  • Summer Savory ~ Widely used in cooking, and has traditionally been used to treat stomach upsets.
  • Stevia ~ 250 times sweeter than sugar. A flavoring agent, a wound healer, a treatment for hypoglycemia and a digestive aid.
  • Thyme ~ Used in cooking and for its astringent and antibiotic properties.
  • Tulsi (Holy Basil) ~ Adaptogenic, antifungal, antibacterial, immune enhancing, and of the Ayurvedic tradition.
  • Yarrow ~  Yarrow flowers are fabulous for their anti-septic and anti-inflammatory properties.

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You can buy certified organically grown seeds from Mountain Rose Herbs.

Happy planting!