✨ Physic (or “physick”) was the name given to gardens of medicinal plants 🏥🌱 grown by physicians and monks in ancient times and by home gardeners well into the nineteenth century 🐴🛖
Here’s a SMALL list of a few HEALING plants you can grow right here at home ❣️
🌱 Basil - This medicinal herb can help with flatulence, lack of appetite, cuts and scrapes. Harvest the young leaves of this annual plant as needed.
🌼 Chamomile - Use the flower heads of this medicinal herb for infusions and salves to relieve conditions such as indigestion and colic, anxiety and tension, and skin inflammations and irritations.
🌸 Echinacea - try this medicinal herb to ease the severity of your cold symptoms. It also helps provide relief to your immune system.
🍃 Feverfew - Use the leaves and flowers of this medicinal herb for teas; chew leaves to ease headache pain (including migraines). It’s also been shown to be one of the most effective natural remedies for arthritis, as well as a treatment for various skin conditions.
🌺 Johnny-jump-up - With anti-inflammatory properties, this medicinal herb is a good home remedy for eczema and skin blemishes.
💐 Lavender- Is there anything lavender can’t do? Even smelling this medicinal herb has been shown to calm and relax. It also eases pain, and when applied to cuts and bruises functions as an antiseptic.
🍋 Lemon balm- a relative of mint, lemon balm is a versatile medicinal herb that helps relieve anxiety, insomnia, wounds, herpes, insect bites, flatulence and an upset stomach.
🌼 Marigold - Good for easing sunburn, acne, and blemishes, this medicinal herb also soothes ulcers and digestive problems.
🌿 Peppermint - If you have digestion issues or gas, sipping tea made of this medicinal herb might provide relief. It’s also been shown to help soothe headaches.
🌹 Rosemary - This medicinal herb helps memory and concentration, improves mood—and sweetens breath.
🌱 Sage - genus name, Salvia, means “to heal,” reflecting its early use as a medicinal, not culinary, herb. It can help provide relief for mouth and throat inflammations.
🎋 Thyme - The active principle in thyme, thymol, is a strong antiseptic. If you suffer from indigestion or gas, consider using this medicinal herb.