Recently I took you through a tour of my garden on instagram.
The feed back form these videos were fantastic! I’m so glad you enjoyed the videos, and I plan to do a YouTube video on it again in a few weeks!
The biggest feedback I got was how informational the herbal garden was. Which if you’ve been with me for a bit you know how much I love gardening, let alone, my herbal garden. A lot of these herbs you can find in my book along with a ton of other herbs that I love.
There is somethings SO powerful about not only knowing where your food comes from, but having a means to medicine right in your back yard.
So here are 5 herbs in my herbal garden that I will NEVER be without when I plant my garden.
This versatile plant isn’t only beautiful and a great pollinator, its a great medicinal little plant as well.
When we think of chamomile, we think of calming. Thats exactly what this little delicate flower does. In fact, just picking them can calm you down. Chamomile tea is delicious for humans, but also can be used to spray on seedlings to prevent fungal infections that kill young plants. Or simply companion planting with chamomile, its anti- fungal properties can help plants that are prone to mildews, molds, fungus and more.
Helps nervousness, irritability, adult whining, baby teething, headaches, pain relieving, ulcers, gastritis, diarrhea, candida overgrowth, constipation, toddler colic, canker sores, pms symptoms. Helps most skin ailments such as burns, sores, wounds.
This controversial herb is a must for our family, not only because its in our herbal tallow, but because its extremely wonderful for your skin. Its root system goes down as far as 6 feet, pulling extremely nutritious elements out of the soil, making it a powerful herb.
You’ll notice comfrey has big leaves that are slightly furry, and as I’ve said before, furry leaves tend to be good for respiratory systems. It’s a fantastic herb for pneumonia, coughs, asthma and more. It aids in collagen production, and contains allantoin, which aids in skin cell growth. Its great for healing wounds, cuts and burns, and good for psoriasis and eczema, its also a fantastic remedy for added healing on broken bones.
Lemon balm is a member of the mint family, and is great for cooking, medicinal use, and aromatherapy. Bees are very attracted to this plant, making it a great addition to help pollinate your garden. It’s a wonderful friend for the cardiovascular and nervous system. Leaves can be harvested anytime during its growing season.
Wonderful for anxiety, depression, insomnia. Really calms the nervous system. Helps with heart, and high blood pressure. Helps digestions, calms the stomach, helps colic, vomiting, flu, colds, fever, headaches. “nervous stomach”. Helps with herpes, pms, irritability. Topically can be used in first aid to help heal wounds.
This tall and mighty flower is both gorgeous and beneficial. Also known as the Purple Cone Flower It has a real affiliation towards sore throats, and is one of the top immune boosting herbs in the herbal world. It’s most effective when taken during the early stages of being ill. It’s a fantastic remedy for tonsillitis, bronchitis, and strep throat.
Helps with many skin ailments including stings, swelling, wounds, boils, hives. Fantastic for strep throat, sore throat, tonsillitis bronchitis, colds, flu, fever, pneumonia. Helps with swollen lymph nodes. Immune boosting, and flights against bacteria and viruses.
Holy basil is believed to help maintain and restore vitality in the body and mind. Its one of the oldest medicinally used basils. It’s believed to promote long life and clarity in health. I take holy basil to revitalize my energy after being sick.
Restores energy, helps with nausea, gas, stomach cramps, flu, cold, fevers. Helpful during staph infections, fungal infections, bronchitis, cough, expelling phlegm. Eases the nervous system. Helps with anxiety, depression and stress.
These are herbs I love and will always have in my garden. Whats an herb you just know you will always grow?? As a reminder, you can get a whole pack of cards that name and state herbs around you from the lamb shoppe and get 10% off when you use the code SMITHFARM.