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10 Medicinal Herbs You Can Grow at Home

Chamomille (Matricaria recutita)-soothes indigestion and colic, eases tension, and is good for skin irritations.

Chamomille (Matricaria recutita)-soothes indigestion and colic, eases tension, and is good for skin irritations.

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.

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.

Originally Published in Reader's Digest