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Five Healing Plants to Grow in Your Garden

February 18, 2018

It’s easy to turn to over-the-counter medicines and supplements to help with our wellbeing, but there are so many natural solutions that can help aid good health too. Growing your own healing plants is so satisfying: not only will it give you a variety of first aid supplies, it’ll add a beautiful look and feel to your garden too. You’re going to get a bit messy planting them, but that’s not an issue when you know how to clean grass stains, and once you do know how to get grass stains out you’ll be ready to get stuck in. 

 

As with any new medicine or treatment you should always check with a health professional before taking them and look out for any side effects. Now we’ve got that covered, let’s take a look at five of the best healing plants to grow in your garden.

 

Rosemary

 

Knowing how to get grass stains out when planting rosemary would only be needed once, as this hardy perennial will just grow and grow. There should be no need to re-plant it, and once it’s in your garden you’ll have access to a whole array of healthy properties:

 

  • Great for itchy and dry skin

  • Boost circulation

  • Relieve exhaustion

  • Ease symptoms of gout

  • Contain antibacterial properties

  • Natural breath freshener

  • Improves memory and concentration

 

Great as a tea, as an oil or used in your cooking, this is one of the most versatile of all garden plants.

 

Chamomile

 

Most people know chamomile for its relaxing smell and its use in tea, but it’s thought to have a number of health benefits too, including:

 

  • Treatment for wounds

  • Soothing eczema

  • Can help alleviate colds, hay fever and sore throats when used as a steam

  • Can reduce inflammation around the eyes when used as an eye bath

 

As you can see, in whatever way it’s used, chamomile offers plenty of health benefits and you’ll love its scent too. 

 

Lavender

 

Just like chamomile lavender smells great, and this purple beauty can do so much for your health too, including:

 

  • Reducing stress and anxiety

  • Easing skin irritation

  • Reducing inflammation

  • Stimulating hair follicles and promoting healthy hair

 

Lavender works best in water, whether that’s soaking in a bath with a few flowers, using it in a spray on your skin or steeping in water before rubbing into your hair.

 

Sage

 

The use of this perennial woody herb goes back thousands of years and it’s believed to have a number of health-boosting abilities, including:

 

  • Aiding memory function

  • Soothing skin outbreaks

  • Strengthening immune system

  • High in anti-oxidants to help fight free radicals

  • High in vitamin K, which has been linked to bone health

 

Whether rubbed onto the skin, eaten or inhaled, sage is another multi-functional herb that’s great to have in your garden.

 

Lemon balm

 

Lemon balm is a member of the mint family and this perennial has a huge number of potential health benefits that include:

 

  • Antibacterial properties to help fight certain mouth infections like candida

  • Mild sedative features that act as a natural sleep aid

  • Ability to improve heart and liver function 

 

These beneficial properties are found in lemon balm leaves, which can be made into oil, sipped as a tea or even mashed up to make a toothpaste.

 

Whether you’re planning on eating, drinking or making potions and lotions out of your healing plants, there are so many potential health benefits to enjoy. 

 

If you would like to learn more about using plants for your own health and wellbeing, check out my plants for wellbeing talks coming up and book your place HERE 

 

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