There’s nothing better than growing your own medicinal herbs in your own yard or garden. The good thing is that some of these herb plants are super easy to grow and have numerous health benefits.
Here’s a list of the top homegrown herbal plants that you can consider for natural remedies!
Also known as pot marigold, this is a bright, sunshiny yellow/orange flower that is edible and useful in many ways. This gentle herb is commonly used in herbal creams, salves, and oils for its anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory, and skin-healing properties.
Calendula is mainly used for the extraction of its natural oil that helps heal wounds, soothe eczema, and treat skin rashes. Other than treating external health problems, calendula is quite effective for internal illnesses such as digestive issues, irritable bowel syndrome, heartburn, ulcers, etc. The herb can be grown directly from its seeds. Make sure to plant them in a sunny spot in early spring.
Cilantro is a popular herb that is used to garnish a variety of dishes – Indian curries, Thai or Mexican food, etc. However, the plant has several medicinal properties as well. Cilantro is the perfect remedy for pain (migraines, headaches, etc.) and inflammation. It also helps protect your skin from sun damage and treat fungal infections such as thrush.
In order to grow cilantro, you’ll need to offer it either full sun or light shade. The best soil to grow this healing plant is in moist, well-drained soil.
Peppermint is packed with health benefits; it helps relieve headaches, migraines, menstrual cramps, ease digestive issues (gas, indigestion, bloating), reduce stress and tension, improve sleep and energy, freshen up breath, and lots more! Because of these amazing benefits, peppermint tea is considered to be safe and highly effective.
This aromatic herb is easy to grow. It performs best in full sun or partial shade. As long as the soil is kept moist, the plant thrives and survives.
4. Lemon Balm
Lemon balm, also known as balm mint or common balm, is a lovely, lemon-scented herb. A lemon balm plant can help relieve stress, reduce anxiety, promote a sense of alertness, minimize menstrual cramps, treat insomnia and sleep disorders, etc.
Lemon balm can be planted indoors and can easily be grown within six to eight weeks – if well taken care of.
Sage is a popular medicinal herb used mainly for digestive issues such as stomach aches, gas problems, diarrhea, bloating, and loss of appetite. Other than that, the wonderful herb also helps reduce stress, relieve sore throat, and protect the body against minor infections and illnesses.
Sage thrives best in full sun or partial shade and prefers loamy, sandy soil. Avoid over-fertilizing the plant to ensure fast growth.
Some other easy-to-grow herbal plants include Gingko, lavender, rosemary, and thyme. Whatever herbal plant you choose to grow, make sure it suits the light, water, and temperature conditions of your yard/garden.