10 Medicinal Herbs You Can Grow at Home
10 herbs that are as versatile as they are effective.
from Grow Your Own Drugs
Chamomille (Matricaria recutita)-soothes indigestion and colic, eases tension, and is good for skin irritations.
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Echinacea-boosts the immune system and lessens the severity of colds and flu.
Johnny-jump-up (Viola tricolor)-has anti-inflammatory properties; good for eczema and skin blemishes; loosens phlegm.
Lavender-calms and relaxes, eases pain, and when applied to cuts and bruises functions as an antiseptic.
Lemon balm-soothes nervous tension and anxiety, promotes sleep, and speeds the healing of cold sores.
Marigold (Calendula officinalis)-good for sunburn, acne, and blemishes; soothes ulcers and digestive problems.
Peppermint-good for digestion, gas, and headaches.
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Rosemary-helps memory and concentration, improves mood, and sweetens breath.
Sage-good for coughs, colds, and congestion, and hot flushes.
St.-John’s-wort-works as an antidepressant and promotes skin healing.