Growing Herbs The Top Herbs Everyone Should Have
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Growing herbs is a very simple thing to do. They are very easy to grown and they take up virtually no space compared to vegetables and other nutritious things. Growing Herbs will keep you supplied with great herbs to flavor your food and also most herbs have a medicinal value as well.
If you have checked out the price of dried herbs lately at the store you will know they are not cheap. If you plan on growing herbs yourself you will be able to dried the herbs and save a ton. From my experience growing hers most of them grow like a weed. They are very sturdy and hard to kill, which is good if you forget them for a day or two. Not only will growing herbs save you money but they will provide you will a great way to flavor your survival food and make eating rice and beans much more bearable.
Here are a list of the most essential herbs to grow and their uses.
- Aloe Vera- Aloe Vera is great for growing herbs, this plant produces a thick sap in the leaves that is a great cooling and healing substance. It can be used in a multitude of ways from sunburns, regular burns and most other skin related issues. If you drink the plant it is very good for ulcerative colitis, digestive diseases and constipation.
- Peppermint- Peppermint is great for flavoring food as well as a medicinal plant. It is great for upset stomachs, IBS, spastic colon and it will also help reduce fevers.
- Sage-Sage is also a great cooking herb. It is great for treating indigestion, depression, menopausal symptoms and flatulence.
- Ginseng- This is a plant that is highly regarded for its medicinal uses. It helps relax the nervous system, treats insomnia, lowers blood sugar levels, stimulates hormones, lowers cholesterol and even improves general stamina.
- Tea Tree- Tea tree oil is another great herb to grow. This herb is actually found in a multitude of over the counter products today. It treats acne, burns, athletes foot, insect bites and cold sores.
- Feverfew- This herb is a very old plant used medicinally. It has been used for hundreds of years. It helps treat colds, arthritis, fever, bruises, migraine headaches and even swollen feet.
- Evening Primrose- This is primarily a root herb, although the shoots can be eaten. This herb is usually administered in a tea to treat bowel pain and obesity. You can use the leaves and bark to make an oil which treats rheumatoid arthritis, acne, pms symptoms and eczema.
- Fenugreek- The seed of this herb are extremely nutritious and may be uses to treat inflammation of the stomach and intestines. It is also good for treating late onset diabetes, cancer prevention for the liver, lowering cholesterol levels and even labor pains.
- Chamomile- This herb is most known for its soothing effects in tea and aromatherapy but it is also a great medicinal plant. It treats colds, earaches, digestive disorders, diarrhea, toothaches and common wounds.
- Echinacea- this wonderful plant is the king of any medicinal garden. It treats many things like wounds, insect bites, burns and snakebites. It is also great at strengthen immune systems and helping with allergies.
That being said whenever you are planning to use plants as medicine you must research exactly how to administer the herbs which can be a number of ways, tinctures or oils, but each herb is different. You will need to know the does and use caution. Growing herbs can be a very rewarding experience. You will find that growing herbs will provide you will a huge amount of ways to have fun with what you have grown. Growing herbs can also be a great way to “stock up” on medicine if you need to for survival. Growing herbs will help you create a pharmacy in your backyard in case the shtf as well as a rewarding way to flavor your food!
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