There are plants that have been used for centuries as an immediate first aid for acute ailments such as cuts, burns, breaks, bruising, and stomach upset, that provide relief from pain or nervousness, promote general good health or aid in the treatment of chronic conditions such as hypertension, depression, organ diseases, or cancer. Many of these plants are also edible and beneficial to the garden environment, providing habitat or food to wildlife and beneficial insects, as well as creating beautiful landscapes soothing to the heart and soul. Medicinal plants are a wonderful and useful addition to any existing or new landscape and of course, perfect for creating an apothecary “healing garden”.
Plants with medicinal qualities
- Sea Buckthorn (Hippophae rhamnoides) used to treat the skin as well the intestinal lining, an excellent plant source for omega 7 oil.
- Valerian (Valeriana officinalis) used extensively throughout the world as a sleep aid and sedative.
- Umckaloabo (Pelargonium sidoides) utilized for the treatment of asthma and bronchitis.
- One Seed Hawthorn (Crataegus monogyna) used in the treatment of high blood pressure.
- Yarrow (Achillea millefolium) used to stop bleeding.
Disclaimer: We cannot recommend self-medication with plants. We offer medicinal information on our plants for educational purposes based on their historical as well as personal and currently researched uses. Please seek the help of a health professional for medical problems.