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4 Natural Remedies You Can Grow In Your Garden

24 August 2018
Kevin Hartley

When you are planning a garden, don't forget to plant a section for your health. It's easy to grow remedies for a variety of health issues like upset stomach and restlessness, and can save you a trip to the pharmacy. Consider these four plants to include in your garden:


One of the most versatile of all herbs, peppermint is easy to grow. This perennial can be planted once and enjoyed for years. It will naturally spread in your garden so be sure to give it plenty of room. Peppermint leaves can be plucked off of the plant and steeped in hot water to make a tea that will help with upset stomachs. Chew the leaves to instantly freshen breath, or crush them to enjoy an energizing boost. Peppermint oil can be used to open airways during season changes.


Who doesn't love the calming fragrance of lavender? Plant this bush in your garden where warm breezes will bring the fragrance into your home. Lavender is known to have a soothing effect - perfect for when stress levels get high. Simply smelling the plant is all it takes. You can also pluck some sprigs and tuck them under your pillow to help you sleep. Lavender is a natural sleep aid that helps those who need help falling asleep. The relaxing effect will also help you to sleep better and longer.


Be sure to leave plenty of room in your garden for a variety of basil plants. Not only are they a beautiful and fragrant addition to your garden — this herb is also known to aid with a plethora of health problems. For example, basil can help improve digestion problems and gas, and help ease sad feelings. Basil is also delicious when used in cooking sauces and soups.


The beautiful flower that has long been a symbol of love is also wonderful to help ease stress. The benefits of rose blossoms can be used for soothing and aiding the skin. The seed pods left after the blooms fade and fall off are known as rose hips. These small fruits are loaded with vitamin C.

Step into your garden to find the ingredients for soothing teas, leaves for skin irritations and sprigs for sleep. Use your garden to optimize your health and improve your mental wellness.


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Kevin Hartley, Broker is a Toronto based real estate Broker with Better Homes & Gardens Real Estate | Signature Service, Brokerage. @Home is his lifestyle blog, an expression of his passion for home keeping though MAKING (Recipes), DOING (DIY), BEING (Health/Wellness) and DWELLING (Home Ownership, Sales & Maintenance).  Content not intended to solicit clients under contract.

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