Plant healing herbs and plants to find good health just outside your door.
Try chamomile tea to ease digestion after meals.
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While most references suggest using echinacea root for medicinal use, many herbalists recommend making a tea of the fresh or dried flowers of E. purpurea, which contain chemical constituents similar to those of the root.
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Fennel relieves bloating, gas and diarrhea, and has a pleasant licorice taste. It is also used as a gargle to soothe a sore throat.
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Clockwise from top: Dried chamomile, peppermint, lavender and calendula.
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Lavender is used in aromatherapy for calming and relaxation. The essential oil is also antiseptic and anti-inflammatory.
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Sage has antibiotic and antiseptic properties. It calms inflammation of the mouth and throat, among other issues.
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Growing healing herbs and plants also comes with the benefits of playing in the dirt: plenty of fresh air and exercise.