Your landscape has the potential to be more than a pleasing sight: It can also help you live a healthier life! The right plants growing in your garden and yard could be the strong medicine you need to help you weather all kinds of health problems.
At ABC Scapes, we know which healing plants can chase your pain away. If you’re feeling sick and are looking for natural alternatives to get you back in good form, consider adding some of these healing helpers in your landscape.
Related: What plants to garden year-round
Sage is a very useful herb. It is anti-inflammatory, antioxidant AND antifungal! Sage can act as a preservative for meat. It aids in digestion, relieves cramps, reduces diarrhea, fights colds, dries up phlegm, acts as a salve for burns and cuts, kills bacteria and reduces inflammation and swelling.
Traditionally used as a liver tonic, dandelions are handy for detoxification and improving liver function. It’s also known as a stimulant that is used for kidney and liver disorders. It can be used to reduce the side effects of prescription drugs, as well as treat gallbladder problems, water retention, swelling and infections. They’re also an excellent source of vitamins.
Lavender be used to make an oil that has a wide range of healing properties. It relieves pain, treat skin disorders, improve your digestion, relieve respiratory disorders, stimulate urine production, improve your blood circulation and in some cases can alleviate anxiety and insomnia.
Catnip isn’t just the cat’s meow. It’s got a few properties that can make a human purr, too. Ginger can also relieve cold symptoms. It promotes sweating, so it’s useful in breaking a fever. Ginger can also stop excessive bleeding and swelling when it’s applied rather than ingested. And it’s useful in treating gas, stomach aches, and migraines, as well as stimulating uterine contractions!
Not only are these berries loaded with vitamins and antioxidants, they also have healing value in their leaves and roots! They can be used to treat dysentery and diarrhea and are also useful as an astringent and anti-inflammatory. Great for dealing with cuts and inflammation in the mouth.
Ginger shouldn’t just be a kitchen staple. It should be an essential part of your medicine cabinet! Ginger can soothe and treat all sorts of ailments. It has antinausea properties, as well as antibacterial, antiviral, antioxidant, and anti-parasitic properties. It’s also anti-inflammatory, and offers pain relief, handles menstrual pain, headaches, migraines, motion sickness, indigestion and even has properties that can help diabetics.
Garlic is delicious and terrible for your breath, but it also is VERY healthy for you. It reduces inflammation, boosts immune function, improves cardiovascular health and circulation and reduces blood pressure. It’s also toxic to at least 14 kinds of cancer cells.
Have More Questions About Healing Plants?
Want to know more about healing plants with powers? Give ABC Scapes a call at 602-404-0568.