Easy to grow medicinal herbs to have in your garden

Easy to grow medicinal herbs to have in your garden

Every homeowner wants to grow beautiful plants in their home garden. An attractive front garden increases the value of the property and improves your environment. Aside from flower plants, you should also grow some medicinal herbs in your garden. Although herbs are relatively difficult to maintain, these plants help you treat various common ailments at home. You can also add flavour to food with homegrown herbs.

Here are some common herb plants that you can easily grow and maintain in your garden:

 

Peppermint

Grow peppermint plants on a large plot in your garden, since they require lots of space. Keep the soil around the plants moist. Peppermint is useful for the treatment of nausea, motion sickness, stomach ache, headache and gastritis. Prepare iced mint tea or sniff on peppermint leaves whenever you feel ill.

Pot Marigold

Pot marigold is a perennial plant with beautiful orange and yellow flowers. Grind its petals to prepare a soothing solution that will relieve you of acne, cuts, bruises, burn marks, and sunburn. Its flowers are edible and can treat almost every skin problem. Due to its healing properties, pot marigold is also used in many skin ointments.

Thyme

Thyme is a strong plant that can sustain in the scorching summer heat, freezing winter winds and even dry weather. It is a strong antiseptic which is why it is a major constituent of many medicines. It can treat respiratory tract infections, chest congestion, bronchitis, whooping cough, asthma and gastrointestinal problems.

 

Chamomile

You can grow many varieties of chamomile in your garden. However, Roman chamomile is the most effective herb that is useful for treating indigestion, colitis and insomnia. You can also use it for blood cleansing, improving bile flow from the liver, increasing liver functions and healing blisters or bruises. Prepare hot tea with its flowers and consume it daily for desired results.

Lavender

Not only do the lavender flowers have a delightful fragrance, you can also use it as a therapeutic herb. Extract essential oils from the flowers and use it for aromatherapy. Its sweet fragrance also helps you get rid of severe headaches and nausea. Lavender plant is antibacterial and antiseptic. You can mix crushed lavender flowers with water and wash your face with this solution to clear acne marks from the skin.

Lemon Balm

Lemon balm is a close relative of the mint plant that can easily grow in your garden. It can treat many ailments such as insomnia, indigestion, cold, anxiety and muscular spasms.

Echinacea

Echinacea is an antiseptic medicinal herb that enhances your immune system and thus enables your body to resist viral and bacterial infections. Prepare a paste with its roots and apply it to insect bites, wounds, snake bites and burn marks. Furthermore, lavender flowers help in preventing and treating flu and cold.

 

Garden Centre Guide helps you find local plant nurseries throughout the UK. It also provides useful information on plants to take attentive care of your garden. Visit garden centres operating in your area to equip your personal garden with some useful herb plants.

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