There’s nothing more beautiful at home than having a lush and well-managed backyard vegetable garden. It doesn’t matter how big or modest the home garden is, provided it adds a subtle touch of beautiful greenery to your home. But isn’t overly a good idea to plant lots of greens or plants that would flower and embellish your home alone.
Instead, if you choose to grow medicinal herbs along with the vegetables, particularly those that help combat everyday ailments, rest assured your home will remain healthy every day. You’ve got to be careful in your selection so that the garden becomes a haven of all the wholly useful herbs. To start you off, here’s a list of my ten favorite medicinal herbs growing in my home’s backyard garden.
To a keen lover of herbal medicines, “Peppermint” is a miracle plant. This is the plant widely used in making mouth fresheners, dental hygiene products, soothing balms, candies and many different products. It’s even a significant component of herbal tea.
Peppermint has an abundance of menthol, a substance that brings about the soothing, freshening effect. You will use its leaves when preparing healthy tea or to prevent nausea and vomiting and soothe muscle cramps. If your little one gets burned by hot water, its leaves will also relieve the affected area.
You will need it for culinary uses and medicinal purposes at home. It is an incredibly powerful mint plant known to boost memory, prevent brain damage and help delay Alzheimer’s disease. The best thing about Rosemary is the fact that it is resistant to extreme weather conditions. Grow it in a pot and place at the entrance of your home.
With its tiny, aromatic leaves, Thyme should not miss in your collection of medicinal herbs at home. It is an excellent antiseptic, and when used as an infusion, it helps get rid of bad breath and mouth sores. You can even take Thyme extract orally to relieve asthma, bronchitis, whooping cough and chest pains. For your kid, mix it with little honey.
- Roman Chamomile
With this plant growing at your vegetable garden, your regular cup of bedtime brew will never taste awful again. For the kids, give them a teaspoonful to combat colicky pains and stomach upsets. You can even create an infusion and take it to fight anxiety, tension or skin inflammations.
You probably admire its delightfully fragrant leaves. However, the moment you plant it in the backyard garden, Lavender will also be a therapeutic plant. You will be inhaling it to combat headaches and depression or extract oil from its flowers to create an aromatherapy solution. If you do struggle with mild insomnia, this is the plant you also need.
Other plants that shouldn’t ignore:
- Pot marigold
- Broadleaf plantain
- St. John’s Warts