It doesn’t matter which plants will do well in your garden. If you don’t use them for healing purposes, they won’t do the job that you needed them for. Before you choose the plants for your garden – whether you’re gardening in containers or in a fertile garden spot on your property – you need to think about your own needs.
Preparing and planting any herbs and plants is beneficial in itself because you’ll be working in dirt and getting plenty of exercise and the benefits of the fresh air. Do you need balms or ointments to help heal scraped knees and other wounds or are you more in need of teas to calm you down and/or help you sleep?
You can find an arsenal of plants to use beneficially in your healing garden. And, they usually work much better than the medicines you can purchase over the counter at the drug store. You’ll likely learn how to mix them into concoctions that can promote health in your body and give you the satisfaction of doing it yourself.
The joy in growing healing herbs and plants is that the options for concoctions are endless and don’t take a lot of space and take a lot of time and effort to grow. And, you can grow them in small spaces or containers or create a virtual farm of healing herbs. Continue reading
John Burroughs, a writer and naturalist from America, once said, “I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in tune once more.”
Since ancient times, gardening has been known as a natural stress reliever. Today, healthcare providers consistently recommend gardening activities to patients struggling with issues that are negatively affecting all aspects of their lives.
The activity itself, plus enjoying the peace, beauty and bounty of gardening can lower stress levels and promote health and wellness in your life. Even if you don’t have a huge garden space in your backyard, gardening activities are readily available for you.