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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.
In medieval herbals, sage is a cure-all, supposed to heal grief,fever and the nerves. Modern herbalists agree that the plant contains antibacterial and antiseptic properties, and may even ease hot flashes. Do not use while pregnant. Sage is hardy and will grow well in full sun and well-drained soil.
Ancient herbalists recommended rosemary for headaches and claimed that its fragrance could ward off infections. In the language of flowers, this herb symbolizes faithfulness. Rosemary is hardy plant but northern region gardeners can bring it indoors for the colder weather ? just keep it in full sun.