What to grow for a natural first aid kit garden
Now a days adding medicinal plants to your garden might be the best insurance you can get for you and your family. There are particular plants for each health concern, and of them, such as the one presented below, are easy to cultivate, have many properties for which they have many ways they can be used.
A very versatile herb that grows very easily is Motherwort, mostly used for anxiety and stress, due to its healing properties, that, taken as tincture or tea may reduce pain in areas such as head and ovaries, in fact it is well known as a balancing hormonal plant that can even help reduce irritability if necessary, so it has climb its way to the right side of women.
Passionflower must be embellishing every garden, especially if given a wall to climb so it can reach the sun, which by any case, it loves. This medicinal herb can work as a powerful nerve sedative that well used can help to promote sleep and lessen pain, due to its calming effects it is also used for anxiety disorder and nervousness.
Echinacea is not only easy to grow but so beautiful, that makes an amazing ornament that attracts bees and butterflies to the garden, making it an even more pleasant place to be. This entire herb, its flowers, seeds and roots have all different medicinal proprieties and it grows in almost every garden soil, and it is mainly used for colds and flu, which makes it indispensable for any garden.
Holy basil also known as Tulsi is a close relative to common basil that comes from India, Sri Lanka, but has adapted well to our continent since it grows pretty well almost everywhere. Tulsi is used to relief coughs, asthma, bronchitis and sinusitis by encouraging the immune system, and another big plus is that it tastes delicious in any salad, pasta or pesto.
Even though there are many species of chamomile and each of them require different methods of growing they have been treasured since ancient time due to their anti-inflammatory properties. This medicinal herb covers much more than inflammation, it is also in cases of nausea, colic, fever, and an extremely long list that makes this a must have remedy near around.
If you like hummingbirds, this beauty will attract them all. Wild Bergamot is edible and medicinal and has been an important medicine since long time ago for its healing powers that treat infections and digestive issues, and it can be used as an antiseptic, carminative, diuretic and stimulant. If possible let it grow hug wild, since its name has been giving for a reason.
Although it is not an herb, Aloe Vera is one of the best plants to have in your garden, it is well known as a skin friendly plant and also a digestive healer, since its jelly-like pulp can be eaten and has numerous vitamins and works, as well, as an excellent source of minerals.
These are a few of the many herbs and plants you can have right in your garden that not only makes it look divine but might help you prevent and fight any unwanted symptom or disease, just by picking it up yourself.