Homegrown Herbal Medicines

Explore the many benefits of growing herbal medicines. Plant medicinal plants and herbs in your own backyard and start reaping the benefits of herbal medicines.



Valerian
Valerian is often used as a sedative
Photo by Rick Wetherbee
Yarrow and St. John's Wort
Why not grow a few herbs at home? Many of these plants are both beautiful and medicinal, including yarrow(white flowers) and St. John’s wort (yellow flowers), which are pictured above.
Photo by Lynn Karlin
Black Cohosh
Black cohosh is threatened by overharvesting in the wild, but it looks lovely in this garden.
Photo by Lynn Karlin
Mullein
Mullein can be used to treat a sore throat.
Photo by Lynn Karlin
Echinacea
Echinacea is often used to boost the immune system.
Photo by Lynn Karlin
St. John's Wort
St. John’s Wort is an herbal antidepressant.
Photo by David Cavagnaro
Stinging Nettles
One of the many ways stinging nettles are used in herbal medicines is as a treatment for allergies.
Photo by Lynn Karlin
Calendula
Calendula is sometimes used to treat wounds.
Photo by Lynn Karlin
Chamomile Tea
Drinking chamomile tea helps calm an upset stomach, and you can grow this lovely herb right in your own garden.
Photo by Rick Wetherbee
Comfrey
Comfrey leaves can be applied externally to treat bruises or sprains.
Photo by Rick Wetherbee











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