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Medicinal Plants for the Self-Reliant Gardener

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station description The Thrill without the Kill, A Vegetarian way to Homestead
Our Kind of Homesteading
Duration: 39:09
Medicinal gardening is highly beneficial for you and your family plus IT'S SO EASY, you simply must have one!We're gonna talk pro tips and our fav plants for a medicinal garden. Pro Tips: ~ Separate your medicinal garden from your vegetable garden. Medicinal plants have a tendency to take over and
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Medicinal gardening is highly beneficial for you and your family plus IT'S SO EASY, you simply must have one!We're gonna talk pro tips and our fav plants for a medicinal garden. Pro Tips: ~ Separate your medicinal garden from your vegetable garden. Medicinal plants have a tendency to take over and run a muck, and your vegetable garden probably won't like that. ;) ~ Let your medicinal garden run wild! Even my vegetable garden isn't too manicured, and there's so much beauty in it! Plus all your medicinal plants will appreciate the room to stretch out, giving you even more product. Our List of our Fav Medicinal Plants:Aloe ~ Great for insect bites, skin rashes and sunburn. Simply cut off a portion of one blade, peel away the tough exterior. Use the inside gel to spread on skin. Holy Basil ~ Lowers blood pressure and can lower blood sugars, Holy Basil is also an adaptogen.....if taken daily, helps to improve your mood and relieves stress. Harvest by snipping whole stalk about 2 leaf clusters (or nodes) down. Eat plain or put in boiling water to make tea. For a post all about Basil & Holy Basil, check out our post right here, https://ourkindofhomesteading.com/wildcrafting-recipes/ Bay Tree ~ bay leaves are anti-cancer fighting, can relieve dandruff, helps with joint pain, and more. Harvest leaves individually. Lavender ~ helps with anxiety, stress-relieving. Plus, who doesn't like the smell of lavender?? ;) Mint ~ There are so many types of mints, grow them all as they are highly beneficial for your health. :) Mint can help with digestion & improve brain function. High in vit A, mint is an extremely fast growing plant and it WILL take over a huge area if allowed. ;) Our fav types, Catnip and Lemon Balm. Echinacea ~ improves immunities against cold and flus. A great addition to every and any medicinal garden! Chamomile ~ grows super quick and takes over, but highly beneficial. More the merrier, right? ;) Great for your skin and extremely calming. Check out our post on Chamomile right here, https://ourkindofhomesteading.com/chamomile/ for even more in-depth info on this beneficial "weed" ;) Feverfew ~ treats fevers, migraines and headaches very effectively. Harvest 1/4 of the plant at a time. To leasrn even more about Feverfew, check out our blog post right here: https://ourkindofhomesteading.com/feverfew/ Garlic ~ It doesn't just keep vampires away! ;) Garlic is loaded with health benefits and is soooo easy to grow! Anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial, anti-cancer. Grow lots! Side note, garlic is a blood thinner. Be aware id you are on any blood thinning meds. Calendula ~ super amazing for your skin and can also help treat sore throat, muscle spasms. Plus has anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer properties. Medicinal gardening is amazing! As always, research anything and everything BEFORE you take it. Medicinal plants usually have little to no risks or side effects, but better safe than sorry. Check out our Patreon Page and become a member for some awesome patron-only benefits like:*Having a farm animal named after you!*Early access to ALL of our podcast episodes!*Hand written thank you card!*Patron shout-outs on Fb or Insta!*Fan requests for episode topics!*Exclusive video tutorials and Behind-the-Scenes videos!Check it out here:https://www.patreon.com/ourkindofhomesteading?fan_landing=true This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Podcorn - https://podcorn.com/privacy
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