Ready to jump right in to medicinal gardening. Here are 7 of the best herbs to get started with.
This is a very simple herb to grow and it is wonderful for dealing with anxiety problems. It can be added to tea to ease stress and muscle pains. A bitter herb, you will not find it delightful to take in by itself.
- Stinging Nettles
A very easy to grow plant that returns year after year without replanting. It is a very nutritious green high in Vitamin A & C. It can be cooked in soups or stir fries.
- Holy Basil
This herb makes a great tea and is used to treat colds, coughs, stress and even arthritis. Leaves can also be added to salads.
This is a vining plant common in the southeast US. It provides attractive flowers making it both decorative as well ad medicinal. The leaves and the flowers can be used to ease pain and promote sleep.
- Purple Cone Flower
Also known as Echinacea, this is an easy to grow herb that can be made into a nice tea. It has immune boosting capabilities. You will find that it is resisting to both drought and insects.
This is a plant known for its ability to help with toothaches. It can be chewed fresh but in careful moderation to create a slight numbing effect.
- Wild Bergamot
This is a very attractive plant that will attract butterflies and hummingbirds. It can be used to treat gas and bloating. It is very pungent and makes a nice tea.