Thursday, February 12, 2015

Growing Medicinal Herbs in Sun Garden

Normally I grow lavender, aloe Vera and German chamomile, rosemary lemon balm and peppermint in my medicinal herb gardens but this year I intend on growing lemon balm, witch hazel and St. Johns wort, thus creating a medicinal herb garden that will ease my aches, pain, heal cuts and help me to get to sleep.
Pretty yellow flower of the St Johns Wort herb plant

The lavender, chamomile, lemon balm are good for relieving stress and are a natural sleep remedy. The Aloe Vera is good for stomach upset and constipation when taken internally however this herb is also good for your skin, a natural remedy for burns and when used as a moisturizer will reduce the signs of aging. Witch hazel makes an excellent compress for bruises and St. Johns wort is an anti-inflammatory and is good when used as a compress for small cuts or wounds. It can also be used to treat stomach upset and mild depression.
Rosemary in garden

I grow these medicinal herbs in gardens outdoors, the Aloe Vera is grown in my kitchen in a container. My gardens are raised beds with organic soil. The area is sunny with partial shade in the afternoon because my summers are too darn hot.
When it comes to growing a medicinal herb garden I care for my plants by watering in the early morning. And when it is really hot I will mist the herb garden in the late afternoon to prevent the flowers and leaves from wilting.
In the past I have been successful in growing a variety of herbs in the garden and I am looking forward to growing the new herbs; witch hazel, St, Johns Wort this year.
View this youtube video to learn about other medicinal herbs that you can grow in your garden.

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