Plant Your Own Medicinal Herb Garden


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The Origin of Pills

When did modern medicine replace herbal remedies in mass consciousness? When is it that the majority began seeking wellness from a bottle instead of food an medicinal herb garden or a walk in the woods?

Well it turns out that “pills” have been around since ancient Egypt, where herbal concoctions would be rolled up into little balls in substances like dough and honey to make a convenient “pill” for taking your medicine.

It’s hard to find specific information on the shift from natural remedies to more chemically produced pills, however that journey has been fairly logical. As humans have become more city and suburban dwellers and less living in nature, less gardening and foraging for food, so too has our dependency on and knowledge of herbal remedies diminished.

Back to the Medicine Garden

The good news is that with a steadily growing interest in a healthier lifestyle, living off the land, gardening and self sufficiency, there has also been a growing interest in herbal remedies and food as medicine.

More good news is that the more of your own food you can grow and consume, the healthier you’ll be and the less medicine you’ll need. Your food will be your medicine and will work to maintain a health balance and resiliency to your immune system.

A side benefit to consuming more homegrown foods is that the more natural you eat, the more you naturally tune into what your body needs and what it reacts to. A cleaner system is like a clean filter. It makes everything function better.

That’s one of the thing that herbal remedies can do: keep your system strong and clean, along with wholesome, delicious homegrown foods.

Leaves instead of pills for ills.  ~GardensAll


9 Best Herbs to Grow for Food and Medicinal Benefit

Some of the best herbs to grow that we favor are those that have the most varied benefit as culinary foods for cooking and also as medicine. These include:

  • Leeks
  • Basil
  • Chives
  • Dill
  • Oregano
  • Parsley
  • Sage
  • Rosemary
  • Thyme

Each of these herbs have numerous specific health benefits, from urinary tract, to arthritis, strong bones to flatulence and so much more these leaves got you covered! ?

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Written by: Sportsmen Only
Date Published: March 12, 2018

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