herbs for health?

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herbs for health?

Post: #284420 Puddleduck
Tue May 05, 2015 5:59 pm

I'm planning a medicinal herb garden this year and was wondering if anybody had any suggestions on what to grow. I have lavender, mint, basil, sage, nasturtiums and oregano already growing.

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Re: herbs for health?

Post: #284421 ina
Tue May 05, 2015 7:36 pm

Chamomile?
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Post: #284422 doofaloofa
Wed May 06, 2015 5:56 am

How much space do you have?

Do you or your peeps have any medical conditions?

I like Feverfew, though it can take up a bit of space, but is tall and attractive

Coltsfoot makes an attractive ground cover with early flowers
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Post: #284425 diggernotdreamer
Wed May 06, 2015 2:00 pm

Motherwort has many uses as a medicinal herb, you can dry it and make tea, rosemary is a must for tea for improving the memory and concentration, lemon balm, parsley (rich in so many vitamins), you can go on and on.

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Re: herbs for health?

Post: #284431 niknik
Thu May 07, 2015 1:42 pm

and dont go just ripping out the stinging nettles.they have loads of uses, and some great health improving properties!

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Post: #284434 Puddleduck
Fri May 08, 2015 12:49 pm

Thanks all, can't believe I forgot such obvious herbs! We have masses of space, loads of patio pots and some hanging baskets to utilise. I have ME/CFS and depression but everybody else is healthy. I 'm also growing blackcurrants for the vitamin C, and have access to loads of elder trees round about for flowers/berries. And don't worry about the nettles niknik, they grow faster than I can pull them, plus we back onto woodland so there are loads there!!

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Post: #284435 diggernotdreamer
Fri May 08, 2015 4:11 pm

I can really recommend thyme and rosemary tea as a good pick me up. I also suffer depression and neuropathic pain and it is a complete bugger, because it is not how I want to be and I have much to do and sometimes cannot get around to doing it. I have just taken delivery of some Moringa leaf powder capsules, heard great things about Moringa so going to give it a bash and see how it goes.

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Re: herbs for health?

Post: #284436 ina
Fri May 08, 2015 8:17 pm

Well - St. John's Wort should definitely be on the cards, then... Actually, I'll have to look into that - I suspect it doesn't grow too well in our northern climate.
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