Growing Herbal Medicine Gardens: Top Herbs I Love To Plant

A picture of a woman with garden gloves on planting herbs in the garden
There’s nothing more empowering than growing your own medicine, and knowing the herbs and plants you can use to heal yourself and your own family. So let’s explore some essential plants that are growing in my garden this year, and you may want to consider adding them too your garden too. The cool thing is, I have quite a small garden space, and talking about the herbs I grow serves as a friendly reminder of how much medicine you really can grow in a very small space. So cool! Wanna check it out in the podcast version? I got you, just scroll to the bottom!


Importance of Medicinal Herbs

Medicinal herbs have been used for centuries to promote health and well-being. Growing your own medicinal herbs not only gives you easy access to natural remedies but also connects you with the healing power of nature.


Chamomile: More Than Just a Sleepy Time Herb

Chamomile is a versatile herb known for its calming properties. Beyond aiding in relaxation, chamomile also offers benefits for anxiety, eye health, digestion, and more. Learn more about chamomile in this blog post, and definitely consider adding this easy-to-grow herb to your garden for its myriad of uses.


Elecampane: A Powerhouse Herb for Respiratory Health

Elecampane is a standout herb for respiratory support. With its beautiful yellow flowers and expectorant properties, elecampane can help soothe coughs and respiratory issues. Check out these cough pastilles where I love using Elecampane. Then, get ready to grow this bright sunshiny beauty in your garden!  


Tulsi: The Versatile Herb for Overall Well-being

Tulsi, also known as Holy Basil, is a beloved herb with an array of health benefits. From respiratory support to stress relief and mental clarity, Tulsi is a true superfood in the herbal world. I spoke a bit more about how it can support you and your kids during stressful times in this blog post here. You can grow Tulsi from seed and embrace the sweet taste from your garden!


Creating Your Medicinal Herb Garden

Beyond these highlighted herbs, there are numerous plants to explore for their medicinal properties. Consider cultivating a variety of herbs like peppermint, spearmint, catnip, and more to create a diverse medicinal herb garden.


Sourcing Quality Seeds and Starts

When starting your medicinal herb garden, it's essential to source quality seeds and starts. Local seed libraries, seed swaps with friends, and reputable seed companies like Strictly Medicinal Seeds and Territorial Seed Company are great resources for acquiring high-quality plants for your garden. I also recommend Mountain Rose Herbs for seeds, you just can’t go wrong with them. 


Get Growing!

Now that you have some insights into essential medicinal herbs, it's time to roll up your sleeves and start gardening. Whether you have a small space or ample land, cultivating medicinal herbs can bring a wealth of health benefits to you and your loved ones.


Join us in the Apothecary Momma community for more herbal insights and dive deep into studying one herb a month, so you can REALLY know how to use that plant as medicine.  For any questions or to share your own herbal gardening journey, feel free to reach out to us on Instagram or via email. Happy gardening and may this spring season bring abundance to your herb garden!


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 *Always remember to contact your healthcare provider when considering the use of botanical medicine as a possible treatment option and the medical considerations. While the information in this article is absolutely relevant, herbs work differently for each person and each condition.
 **I am a trained herbalist and not a licensed or registered healthcare practitioner. I cannot diagnose health conditions, nor prescribe medicines legally; I am not a medical doctor. However, I will recommend or suggest medicinal herbs for various health complaints, as I do believe in the safety and efficacy of botanical medicine.
 ***The information I’ve provided is not intended to be a substitute for medical treatment. Please consult your medical care provider before using herbal medicine, particularly if you have a known medical condition or if you are pregnant or nursing.

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