The Best Guide: How to Start a Medicinal Herb Garden

There are five different herbs we will be discussing today:

  • Thyme
  • Sage
  • Yarrow
  • Comfrey
  • Echinacea

Thyme

Thyme is a good herb to grow for treating ailments such as the common cold, culinary purposes and ornamental usage, it comes with the said benefits:

  • Fever relief
  • Sore throat relief
  • Anti-bacterial properties
  • Coughing relief
  • Bronchitis treatment

Thyme is a plant that grows better in the lower hanging areas, add it as a bordering area to a garden, a walkway, plots and best of all, once it is fully started growing its really easy to keep alive.

Sage

Sage is another example of a herb that is used extensively in both cooking and other purposes, it also has a large amount of medicinal properties as confirmed by a lot of reasearch. The reasearch now has confirmed a number of properties including:

  • Anti-Inflammatory properties
  • Antibiotic properties
  • Relief for PMS
  • Memory Improvements
  • Improvements in blood chemistry

You can use it in many ways, including teas, honeys, candies and pills.

Sage can be easy to grow simply by growing in a pot, harvest it once the growth seems to have ended or subsided, sage is easy to store and can be manipulated easily.

Yarrow

Yarrow should be included in a large amount of first aid kits and the such, mainly because it is such a versatile herb.

The uses include:

  • Pain relief in a cut or a wound, the ground Yarrow plant can be added to the wound to make the pain lessen
  • Can be drank in a tea
  • Can be used as an oil-based skin cream

Yarrow grows low like most of the herbs in this list, here at exit-5 we usually tend to like low-growing herbs and have made quite a lot of them a part of this list.