We are accustomed to using herbs in the kitchen, but they have also been used for many? years to cure various minor ailments. Today we may just reach for a pill to treat a headache or stomach pain, but we should not forget some of the old traditional herbal remedies. In this article from Mamaknows there are some tips on growing a healing garden and a list of the twelve most popular herbs that are easy to grow.
When you visit your local market or garden centre, check out their herb selection. You may be surprised at the varieties of herbs that are available. Not only do quite a few of them provide beautiful flowers, but there is an added benefit ? you can use them for medicinal purposes without a worry. So ? what better way to enjoy spring then to get out and get active in your garden, clean it out, plant some pretty annuals or perennials and add herbs as well? Growing a healing garden will be definitely rewarding for you.
Here are a few ideas for your own herb garden ? easy to grow plants with medicinal properties. Most of these pants like full sunshine so make sure you place the taller plants to the north or east to prevent them from shading the shorter growing ones. A moderate to rich soil will be helpful for all of them.
Here are 12 the most popular herbs that are easy to grow:
Peppermint tea is a traditional remedy for an upset stomach or gas,because it supposedly relaxes gut muscles. Growing tips: Peppermint is hardy but invasive, so always plant in a pot sunk into the soil to keep roots contained.
Echinacea or Coneflower:
Herbalists use an extract of this common cold preventive to boost the immune system and the production of white blood cells. For the home garden, plant them to enjoy the gorgeous flowers and the butterflies they attract. Echinacea is hardy and it is a good idea to regularly deadhead to encourage more flowers.