Did you know that you can grow your own medicine? Many herbal medicines come from common plants that are easy to grow in your garden or around your homestead. In fact, there are numerous advantages to growing more herbs at home because many medicinal plants have numerous benefits. These useful plants may also bring beneficial insects into your yard, add nutrients to your compost heap, or even feed them to livestock. Here is an introduction to the basics of growing and using medicinal plants, including new uses for some familiar herbs.