Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Gardening 2018: Medicinal Herbs/Plants

Yesterday I shared the kitchen herbs I wanted to plant this year.   I alluded to the fact that I would share the medicinal herbs/plants I wanted to plant/grow in this year’s garden in a different post.
Here they are …
(some of these I plant every year, some are new to my herb garden and some are faithful perennials that return every year.)
Red clover
Raspberry leaf (already growing)
Peppermint (already growing)
Spearmint  (already growing)
Elderberry (already growing)
Mullein (already growing)
Rabbit Tobacco (already growing)
Comfrey (already growing)
Plantain (already growing)
Nettles  (already growing)
Lemon Balm  (already growing)
Yarrow  (already growing)
Garlic  (already growing)
Turmeric  (already growing) 

What medicinal herbs/plants do you grow?
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  1. Patsy, is your Raspberry Leaf just a Raspberry plant or is this something else? Paula in Kansas

    1. Paula, it's from my raspberry plants/canes.

  2. Wow! I had to look up a lot of plants, trying to remember what I have. I’m still under several feet of snow and my memory isn’t what it used to be. Plus, i’ve Never written it down. My list is similar to yours.
    Calendula, lavender, cornflower (echinacea), chamomile, goldenseal, raspberry leaf, peppermint, mullein, nettles, lime balm, yarrow (too much!), valerian, black cohosh, thyme, sweet violet, solomon’s seal, poppy, arnica, st. John’s Wort, anise hyssop AND I THINK I have licorice but not sure. I added thyme because I always steep some in honey and give away when people start getting sick. That, and echinacea are probably used the most. And, calendula in soaps and salves. I’d like to grow Oregon grape, rugosa rose, which is so invasive, and elderberry. I have no room or the wrong soil. Although, I haven’t really checked on the Oregon grape.
    Thanks for this! It made me stop and think about things and write it all down. If you don’t already know, strictly medicinals is my go-to for all things medicinal herbs. Humans answer the phone!! They have everything!

    1. Debbie, I like strictly medicinals too! You've got quite a list there, I see some that I'd like to plant! Thanks for the inspiration!

  3. Dear Patsy, I am making a list! So far I have oregano, thyme, parsley, rosemary, in my own garden. I have bay leaf and lavender (two sorts) at the farm. I have olive growing wild. I am thinking if we move to the farm I could have a medical garden and grow so many more things which would be fantastic... part of the pantry, part of the medical cupboard and preparedness. New goal! with love Annabel.xxx

    1. Annabel, my goal is to grow as many of the herbs, both kitchen and medicinal, that I use as I can and yes, it is very much a part of my medicinal pantry. Learning how to use them is a top priority too!

  4. I don't know much about medicinal herbs. What I do know, is that here in Oregon, Oregon grape runs wild! There is some in our new flowerbeds, and I just spent some time chopping it back....there were little babies that had seeded, lots of growth---the previous owners had it planted kind of like a hedge! What ailment would it help, by the way? Clearly, I have enough to help everyone who suffers from whatever it cures:)

    1. Becky, I'm not familiar with what Oregon grape is good for, I have heard of it but that's all. Glad you have plenty, maybe it's good for something common that a lot of people suffer from!!!


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