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10 Healing Herbs for a Home Garden

So, you want to plant an herbal garden and don’t know where to start. From treating minor burns to solving a bad case of indigestion, your home garden will benefit from planting the following healing herbs , you can’t go wrong.

Aloe Vera

Planting Time: Spring and autumn
Cultivation Approach: Offsets
Growing Conditions: Find a sunny site indoors and use a pot when needed. It is important not to overwater.
Medicinal Uses: The fresh plant gel works wonders on minor burns and wounds.

Peppermint

Planting Time: Spring and autumn
Cultivation Approach: Cutting and division
Growing Conditions: Find a sunny yet moist site, but do not allow the plants to dry out.
Medicinal Uses: Create a lotion to treat itchy skin or an infusion to treat indigestion and headaches.

Rosemary

Planting Time: Spring and autumn
Cultivation Approach: Seed and cutting
Growing Conditions: A sunny site with shelter works just fine for rosemary plants. During the winter season, it is important to protect plants using burlap.
Medicinal Uses: Create an infusion to treat the symptoms of a weak digestion system or to serve as a stimulating nerve tonic.

Sage

Planting Time: Autumn and spring
Cultivation Approach: Seeds, cutting, and layering
Growing Conditions:
Medicinal Uses:

St John’s Wort

Planting Time: Spring and autumn
Cultivation Approach: Seeds and division
Growing Conditions: Plants thrive in well drained to dry soil with sun or a bit of shade.
Medicinal Uses:  A St John’s Wort tincture treats depression and menopause, while infused oils provide antiseptic properties that help heal wounds.

Thyme

Planting Time: Spring and autumn
Cultivation Approach: Seeds, cutting, and division
Growing Conditions: Place plants in well-drained soil, which may need a layer of gravel. Sunny planting sites are suggested.
Medicinal Uses: Use a thyme infusion for coughs, colds, and chest infections. The lotion is good for treating fungal infections.

Comfrey

Planting Time: Spring and autumn
Cultivation Approach: Seeds and division
Growing Conditions: The plants grow well in moist soil and in a warm site with lots of sun.
Medicinal Uses: An ointment or poultice with comfry can treat bruises and sprains, but only the leaf has the power to create results.

Feverfew

Planting Time: Autumn and spring
Cultivation Approach: Seeds, cutting, and division
Growing Conditions: Place plants in the sun with well-drained or dry, stony soil.
Medicinal Uses: Use the fresh leaf or make a tincture to treat headaches and migraines.

Calendula

Planting Time: Spring and autumn
Cultivation Approach: Seeds
Growing Conditions: Well-drained soil is needed for calendula plants, which needs full sun to thrive. Make sure to remove dead flower heads to keep plants healthy.
Medicinal Uses: Calendula cream works on cuts, scrapes, and skin suffering inflammation. Use an infusion to treat fungal infections.

Lemon Balm

Planting Time: Spring and autumn
Cultivation Approach: Seeds, cutting, and division
Growing Conditions: Plants grow well in moist soil in the sun, but make sure to cut back after the flowering period.
Medicinal Uses: The infusion treats bouts of anxiety, poor sleeping patterns, and indigestion caused by nervousness. Make a lotion for stubborn cold sores.