Medicinal Garden

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Today Cathy Isom gives us some healthy tips about growing our own medicinal garden. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours.

Medicinal Garden

Herbal remedies, rather than over the counter drugs, are becoming more popular these days. And more people are starting to grow their own medicinal plants at home. Drying them and making them into teas for their soothing benefits. Such as:

Echinacea – known for treating the common cold. And,

Passion Flower – a mild sedative used to treat sleeping disorders and anxiety.

Cramp Bark – kind of looks like Christmas, but does amazing work on menstrual cramps.

St. John’s Wort – for treating mild depression

Ginkgo Biloba – which is most prescribed for memory problems.

Elderberry – another one for cold or flu-like symptoms.

German Chamomile – Chamomile is a soothing, calming herb for the nerves, as well as for an upset stomach,

All of these have a long history of medicinal use, and are considered safe. But they would also make a beautiful addition to any garden. It is possible you may have some of these growing in your garden and don’t know it.