We live in a time where we need to pay more attention to our health. In addition to exercising, getting enough rest, and eating healthy foods, growing a health garden to stay fit ensures that you take your health into your own hands. You can prevent many diseases from your garden while treating others. This will save you many trips to the doctor and save you money in the long run.
Plants have been used medicinally for centuries, but many people still struggle to grow medicinal herbs in their gardens, while others can’t figure out why they should. Here are tips and reasons to grow healing plants in your garden.
Why should you grow medicinal plants?
Medicinal herbs are useful for improving health as they have medicinal properties that can cure ailments and strengthen the immune system to fight various diseases. Medical cannabis is used around the world to treat cancer and relieve pain in other conditions. Garlic is known for its antiviral and antibacterial properties that boost the immune system. Others, such as rosemary and sage, have been shown to improve brain function and alleviate conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease. Lavender is good for reducing anxiety and stress.
Most herbs are used as flavorings in a variety of flavored foods. Growing your own plants can help you make healthier meals. We all know that home-cooked food cannot be compared to take-out food in terms of cleanliness and nutrients.
If you frequent the produce section of the grocery store, you can probably agree on how the price of herbs can add up. Growing your own plants will save you multiple trips to the grocery store and save you a lot of money.
If you are using prescription herbs, you should always have a supply so you don’t miss a dose. Planting such plants in your garden will ensure a fresh supply throughout the year.
A garden of medicinal plants is being established
Plants can be grown from seeds or seedlings, whichever is easier for you. If you’re growing them indoors, plant them in well-drained soil to avoid root rot from waterlogging. Also, make sure there are drainage holes in the bottom of your container to drain excess water. Like other plants, plants need light to grow. Most will do well with at least 4-5 hours of sun per day. However, basil grows better in full sun. If your home has limited light, you can grow your plants under LED lights.
When it comes to adding fertilizer, most plants do well in slightly rich soil. Herbs such as rosemary, sage, oregano and thyme can do without it. However, adding extra organic matter to the soil, such as compost, will make basil bloom. Finally, you need to give your plants enough water; not too much, not too little. It is a good idea to wait until the soil starts to dry before watering again.
But the main rule is to collect all the information about the plants you want to grow and create suitable conditions for them.