Growing Medicinal Plants – Create a Home Apothecary!

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Medicinal plants have been used for centuries to treat a variety of ailments. They are a safe and natural way to improve your health and well-being. I have had it on my agenda to devote garden space to medicinal plants for years and finally this is the year! Growing Medicinal Plants – Create a Home Apothecary is so cool! You can dry them and add them to super cute jars so they are ready to go when you need them.

1. Choose the right plants for your climate. Not all medicinal plants are suited for all climates. Do some research to find out which plants will thrive in your area.

2. Plant the plants in the right location. Medicinal plants have different requirements when it comes to sunlight, water, and soil. Make sure you plant them in a location that meets their needs.

3. Take care of your plants. Medicinal plants need to be cared for just like any other plant. Water them regularly, fertilize them as needed, and protect them from pests and diseases.

4. Harvest the plants at the right time. Medicinal plants should be harvested at the time when they have the highest concentration of active ingredients. Do some research to find out when the best time to harvest each plant is.

5. Use the plants safely. Medicinal plants can be safe and effective when used correctly. However, they can also be harmful if used incorrectly. It is important to use medicinal plants safely and according to the directions.

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I recently interviewed a local herbal expert Amanda from The Happy Homestead about immune boosting herbs and creating an herbal first aid kit. Listen HERE and HERE

Here are some of the most popular medicinal plants to grow in your garden:

  • Calendula is a bright orange flower that is used to treat a variety of skin conditions, including eczema, psoriasis, and burns.
  • Chamomile is a daisy-like plant that is used to treat anxiety, insomnia, and indigestion.
  • Echinacea is a purple coneflower that is used to boost the immune system and fight off infections.
  • Garlic is a pungent bulb that is used to lower cholesterol, fight off infections, and improve circulation.
  • Ginger is a spicy rhizome that is used to treat nausea, motion sickness, and menstrual cramps.
  • Peppermint is a mint plant that is used to relieve indigestion, nausea, and headaches.
  • Rosemary is a woody herb that is used to improve cognitive function, relieve headaches, and boost the immune system.
  • St. John’s wort is a yellow flower that is used to treat depression, anxiety, and insomnia.
  • Valerian is a root that is used to treat anxiety, insomnia, and muscle spasms.
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Benefits of Growing Medicinal Plants

There are many benefits to growing your own medicinal plants. First, it is a great way to save money. Medicinal herbs can be expensive to buy at the store. Second, it is a great way to ensure the quality of your herbs. You know exactly where your herbs come from and how they were grown. Third, it is a great way to get back to nature. Growing your own medicinal herbs is a great way to connect with the natural world and appreciate the beauty of plants.

Traditional medicine has it’s place for sure but for me and my family, I will be reaching to my herbal apothecary first. In my opinion we all need to help our bodies naturally instead of suppressing it’s symptoms with over the counter meds. Make this season the one where you begin Growing Medicinal Plants – Create a Home Apothecary!

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