I am a believer in the healing power of plants! While I wouldn’t trust a combination of a few herbs to necessarily cure my auto-immune disease, I do think that a little peppermint can do wonders for an upset stomach! If you want to add the healing power of herbs to your garden, you should plant these types of herbs ASAP. Here’s all you need to know about growing a medicinal herb garden!
Not only is this medicinal herb super easy to grow, but it’s said to be a great all-natural remedy for anxiety and depression. Plus, it’s great if you have menstrual cramps or other monthly-cycle related pains. Sow Motherwort seeds in the late Fall for sprouting in early Spring. Motherwort is super bitter though, so keep this in mind when brewing your medicinal teas.
Also known as purple coneflower, the Echinacea plant has a variety of medicinal uses. And in fact, every part of this plant is medicinal in some way or another. These medicinal herbs thrive in full sun, so make sure you sow your seeds in a sunny part of your yard. Water Echinacea plants regularly throughout the growing season, as these plants should receive at least an inch of water per week.
Wild Bergamot is one of my favorite medicinal herbs on this list because it truly smells incredible! This beautiful plant is antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, and is even known to help break a nasty fever. This flower is edible, so eat it normally or brew it in a tea to reap the rewards. Plant in the Spring or Fall, whatever is easiest for you. This is a must for your medicinal herb garden!
When chewed, peppermint leaves are said to help those suffering from bloating and other stomach pains. They’re also said to boost energy levels and could even help those suffering from insomnia. However, when grown in the garden, mint can be considered an invasive plant. Keep it separated in its own container to prevent it from spreading across areas of your medicinal herb garden.
Also known as the “toothache plant” these plants will literally cause you to drool from one taste! Not only that but this plant helps to numb your gums or any teeth that may be giving you pain. All of the above ground parts of this plant are edible, but you should avoid eating the roots. Keep the plants in full sun, spaced at least 8-12 inches apart. Make sure it is planted in well-draining soil, as it hates soggy roots.
The leaves of the Southern Ginseng plant can be brewed together into a medicinal tea that can help with anxiety, depression, stress, and even high blood pressure. Additionally, the leaves are pretty sweet, so you won’t need much sweetener to reap the medicinal benefits of this plant!