Homegrown Medicine

Explore the many benefits of planting medicinal herbs.



Mullein
Mullein can be used to treat a sore throat.
LYNN KARLIN
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.
LYNN KARLIN
Black Cohosh
Black cohosh is threatened by overharvesting in the wild, but it looks lovely in this garden.
LYNN KARLIN
Echinacea
Echinacea is often used to boost the immune system.
LYNN KARLIN
St. John's Wort
St. John’s Wort is an herbal antidepressant.
DAVID CAVAGNARO
Stinging Nettles
One of the many ways stinging nettles are used in herbal medicines is as a treatment for allergies.
LYNN KARLIN
Calendula
Calendula is sometimes used to treat wounds.
LYNN KARLIN
Comfrey
Comfrey leaves can be applied externally to treat bruises or sprains.
RICK WETHERBEE
Valerian
Valerian is often used as a sedative
RICK WETHERBEE
Chamomile Tea
Drinking chamomile tea helps calm an upset stomach, and you can grow this lovely herb right in your own garden.
RICK WETHERBEE











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