While medicinal herbs can be used to treat illnesses, they work best as preventive treatments to gradually build up the immune system and help our bodies fight off the many attacks we face in our modern, polluted world. Planting herbs that not only treat but also prevent will help you make the most of your medicinal herb garden.
Even if you don’t have room for a formal garden, herbs are very hardy and can grow in many different places. Shade loving herbs can be planted around the base of a tree where grass doesn’t grow anyway, creating a beautiful contrast against the trunk of the tree while providing you with healthful benefits.
Herbs also grow excellently in containers, so scatter them around your patio, porch and fence edges, or even bring them indoors to add greenery to your home.
Growing your own medicinal herb garden allows you to create a custom health plan with herbs grown fresh and organically, so you can have the healthiest, most potent herbs possible. Since herbs are so easy to grow, you can grow them even if you are a beginner.