|I’ve been growing food and medicinals in my garden for most of my life. I thought it would be fun this month to catalogue some of the current medicinals and unusual edibles that I’m growing. For you, it’s great to reflect on just how much you can nurture even in a small space. And, for myself, it’s a gentle reminder of just how much one person is capable of producing for their own health!|
I’m also sharing a recipe down below that’s great for August garden bounty!
|Here’s my current list medicinals and unusual edibles I’ve got growing or foraged this year.|
Garlic – Great for immunity. Try this miracle garlic oil or these other garlic recipes.
Calendula – Fabulous for skin and tissue conditions. Try this calendula oil or this breast health tea.
Yarrow – Great in tea and is anti-inflammatory.
Monarda – A pollinator plant (attracts bees). It has strong antiseptic qualities. It can be used in poultices for skin infections and minor wounds. Also used to alleviate stomach and throat infections. High in iron, B- vitamins, and good for arthritis. The dried herb is potent for a year!
Meadowsweet – Fabulous in tea. Great for digestive issues, inflammation and the immune system. Learn more here.
Evening Primrose – I grow for its beauty, easy-care, and seed pods. The oil is prized for its abundant food, health, and cosmetic benefits.
Comfrey – Called “bone set.” Great for sprains.Borage – An unusual edible. Beautiful in salads.
Soloman Seal – The root is used to make a tincture. It has amazing qualities! It can help tendons that are too tight or too loose. It is great for arthritis and rheumatism. I will be writing more on this soon.
Rugosa Rose – Great for the circulatory and nervous systems. Try this nerve tonic.
Elder – Great for immunity. Flowers used for tea and tinctures. Berries are used for medicinal syrup or gummies.
Nettle (foraged) – Powerful edible that’s full of nutrients. Try this nettle quiche or this nettle tea.
Lavender – What doesn’t lavender improve? Great for teas, as an essential oil and even as an edible herb. It’s found in many oil combinations for energy medicine.
Chamomile – Commonly used for relaxation. It also aids digestion. Can help strengthen bones. Is a mild tasty tea.
Fever Few – Some people call it “medieval aspirin”. It has anti-inflammatory properties, which can help with pain. It’s known to have anti-cancer properties.
Hyssop – An expectorant herb. Helps move particles out of the lungs by making more efficient mucus production and thinning out mucus.
Violets – Relieves dry coughs. Supports healthy breast tissue. Keeps lymph moving. Soothes sore throat. Contains high amounts of Vitamin C.
Peppermint – A decongestant herb. Great for slowing mucus production.
If you’d like further reading on any of these and other herbs herbalremediesadvice.org is a good resource.
Cheers to your Radiant Health!