Written by Tranquility Kat

If you have a yard and you do not have any herbs growing, these simple healing herbs will do justice. Let alone, they can also be in a container, glass jar, or pot if you have a small yard/live in apartments.

These simple herbs do not need a lot of water nor attention, plus they will make your yard look alive and attract more beeees!

Chamomile

German Chamomile - an annual flower. Can be planted in pots or garden beds. Chamomile flower will make your garden look beautiful and attract pollinating insects!

Chamomile also known as the “All-Round Comforter.”  This is a true statement.  In fact, German Chamomile helps with pains, aches, cramps, for bladder irritation, burns, nausea, vomiting, softens skin and is a tranquilizer.

Values: Antispasmodic, sedative, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antibacterial

To dry herbs: Chamomile flowers are to be air dried indoors.

A warm tea of chamomile flowers is floral and rich. It will ease your aches and give you a mellow feeling to lull you to sleep. An ideal tea to throw off the stress and wind down at night.”

Lemon Balm

Lemon Balm - perennial herb. This herb can also be planted in pots or in garden beds.

Lemon Balm is in the same family as mint. It has a subtle scent and flavor.

The Happy Herb/ Nerve Balm - For allergies and asthma, alleviate tension and anxiety, cleanses kidneys and urinary tract, fights viruses and bacteria, soothes digestive tract.

Values: antidepressant, antihistamine, antibacterial, antiviral, eases spasms and tension, nervous system tonic, aromatic, digestive stimulant

To dry herbs: Place herbs outside in the shade, turning here and there. Make sure not to over dry them. They will turn black and will lose the therapeutic benefits.

Instead of sugary lemonade as a summer drink, try cold or room temperature lemon balm tea for a refreshment. It’s a cleansing drink, with lots of power to fight viruses and bacteria.

Mint

Peppermint - perennial herb

Mint can be planted in pots or in the garden in semi-shade or partial sun. Mint is invasive so if your neighbors don’t mind having mint in their yard, by all means plant in your garden! Putting mint in a pot or container will help control them from spreading.

The Marvel of Menthol - For chest congestion, nasal congestion, headaches, nervous tension/stress, nausea, stomach cramps, toothaches and cavities, body odor.

Values: Stimulant, antispasmodic, diaphoretic, nervine, antiseptic, analgesic, astringent, decongestant, tonic.

To dry herb: Dry indoors. Make sure to wash and allow to air dry until leaves dry. Tie the stems with a rubber band or string, find a dark place to dry, hang the bunch upside down. Or you can oven dry at 180 degrees Fahrenheit for two hours. The leaves will dry without loss of any oils and fragrance.

A glass of peppermint tea will ease inner tension and boost your energy. It’s a great tea to carry along with you from a busy day to help relieve stress without putting you to sleep.

Thyme

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Thyme - perennial herb

Thyme thrives in hot conditions, loves full-sun, doesn’t need constant watering or attention. Could be in a pot or in a garden bed.

The Knockout Infection Fighter - Helps strengthens your respiratory tract and fight infections, activates the thymus gland, for skin infections, urinary tract and kidney infections, for local fungal infections, nasal cleanse.

Values: Antiseptic, antibacterial, antibiotic, antifungal, antimicrobial, antispasmodic, aromatic, astringent, bronchodilator, decongestant, expectorant, expels worms, tonic.

To dry herb: Refer to mint. The beneficiary parts of thyme- Leaves, flowers, stems.

Thyme tea is a simple way to get rid of viruses in your system, plus they make an excellent taste when seasoning your vegetables.

Rosemary

Rosemary - perennial plant. Rosemary has similar characteristics as thyme. Could be planted in a garden bed or pot.

The Gentle Revitalizer - Symbolic nature for love and remembrance. Tonic tea for your heart and mind. Stimulates blood flow through your heart, which in turn enhances the supply of oxygen and nutrients to your brain. Relaxes nervous system, good to drink while recovering from an illness/surgery. Restores immunity and health, improves digestion, for scalp, skin.

Values: Antiseptic, antioxidant, expectorant, decongestant, circulatory tonic, digestive tonic, astringent, relaxant, antispasmodic, antidepressant, diuretic.

To dry herb: Refer to mint.

Sage

Sage - perennial herb. Sage can be planted in a container or in the garden.

Herb of Wisdom and Longevity - Antiaging, antioxidant, antibiotic to fight infections, high in nutrients to tone the body, helps to lower blood sugar-levels, a digestive remedy, a stimulant for sluggish livers, for nasal congestion and respiratory infections, tonic to the reproductive system, herbal rinse for your scalp-dandruff.

Values: Antispasmodic, astringent, antiseptic, antibiotic, promotes bile flow.

To dry herb: Refer to mint.

Inspirational tea: If you are confused about a problem that needs solving, or a tough decision you have to make, try a cup of sage tea and talk to nature. Sage tea has the unique ability to clear cobwebs and bring clarity.

Lavender

Lavender - perennial plant. Could be planted in garden or in a huge container.

The Herb of Harmony - Used as a medicinal perfume to lift up the spirits, relieves anxiety, tension, headaches. Could be used as a facial steam treatment- disinfects acne blemishes and stimulates repair of tissues. Lavender tea reduces fevers, detoxes your body, and induces sweating to eliminate the toxins. For mouth and throat- toothaches, sore throats; for vomiting and diarrhea, and for wounds. Purifies the air- eliminates musty, unhealthy air.

Values: Analgesic, antibacterial, antiseptic, antispasmodic, carminative, relaxant, nerve tonic.

To dry herb: Tie the stems with a rubber band or string, find a dark place to dry the lavender, hang the lavender bunch upside down.

Lavender caresses your skin while it disinfects, calms your nerves, settles your digestion, brings harmony while you soak.

Stevia

Stevia - perennial plant. Stevia can be planted in big containers or in your beautiful garden in direct sunlight.  

The Natural Sweetener - A little stevia leaf goes a long way, which is good for people who are laying off the sweets. Not only stevia is sweet, but also has healing properties! Helps with hypertension, diabetes, chronic fatigue, indigestion, heartburn, weight loss, cold and flu, gingivitis, tooth decay, cavities, dandruff and hair loss, brittle bones, candidiasis, bacterial infections and skin conditions such as cuts, wounds, rashes, itchiness, blemishes, acne. Improves energy levels, strengthen immune system, stimulate mental activity, and may also help in withdrawal from tobacco and alcohol addiction.

Values: Anti-bacterial, anti-septic, anti-microbial, anti-oxidant, anti-glycemic, and anti-hypertensive

To Dry herb: Stevia can be dried in bunches similar to lavender, but you can also dry in a dehydrator or a 150-degree- Fahrenheit oven until crisp.

Sources

https://dengarden.com/gardening/Perennial-Herb-Gardens

http://herbgardening.com/growingchamomile.htm

http://www.besthealthmag.ca/best-you/home-and-family/8-herbal-teas-you-can-grow-in-your-garden/7/

http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/top-10-best-easiest-herbs-to-grow-in-your-garden-and-how-to-use-them-147026

https://www.leaf.tv/articles/how-to-dry-mint-leaves-for-tea/

http://www.motherearthnews.com/organic-gardening/herbs/stevia-plant-zm0z13fmzkin?pageid=3#PageContent3

 
 

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