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10 Most Useful Medicinal Plants For Your Garden

10 Most Useful Medicinal Plants For Your Garden
Would you like to create your very own backyard pharmacy by growing medicinal plants? There’s no better way to use whatever extra space you have at home than to create a garden space where you can grow medicinal plants. In fact, even if you live in an apartment setting, you can create a windowsill garden where you can grow medicinal plants. This is especially useful if you have little kids running around in the house who can acquire a burn, a shallow wound, a sore or strike up a fever. Basically, the medicinal plants to grow in your very own little garden space should be ones with the most number of medicinal values. Factors that You Need to Consider when Growing Medicinal Plants in a Garden Before giving out the top 10 medicinal plants that you can grow in your very own garden, here are a few tips to get you started. First, check on the area where you plan to grow the medicinal plants in. 1. If there’s one medicinal plant which has 101 uses, that is none other than aloe vera. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Related:  GardeningHerbal

Water, rest, water, save Public release date: 9-Nov-2012 [ Print | E-mail Share ] [ Close Window ] Contact: Richard 979-845-1550Texas A&M AgriLife Communications COLLEGE STATION – A typical landscaped yard consists of lawn area and ornamental plants. If watered properly, homeowners can see the beauty, pocket some green and save some water, according to a Texas A&M University turfgrass professor. Supplemental watering of urban lawns and landscaped areas is required to keep the plants healthy through the typical long, hot and dry summers and falls in Texas, according to Dr. White discussed different studies during the annual turf and landscape field day held recently at Texas A&M for turfgrass professionals and homeowners. The facility includes 24 individual turf plots, each with separate irrigation systems, flow meters to measure the quantity of water applied and actually running off the plots, and automated samplers that collect runoff water for laboratory study, he said. [ Print | E-mail

Bulk organic herbs, spices & essential oils from Mountain Rose Herbs New Catalog Our latest catalog for Spring/Summer 2014 is here! Enjoy over 20 brand new herbal recipes from our kitchen, fun how-tos, exciting new products, gorgeous color photos, farm stories, and plenty of herbal inspirations to explore. We have all of the essentials you'll need as the sun brings new growth our way. Organic Tea Blends Our delicious herbal tea blends are made by hand in small batches each day. Herb Day Celebration Join us on May 4th for FREE herbal education and celebration! Salmon-Safe Certified Mountain Rose Herbs is the first business in Eugene to be certified!

Maintain a Hydroponic Nutrient Reservoir Edit Article Edited by Jason Willkomm, Ben Rubenstein, Sondra C, Kent Smith and 15 others A solid foundation for maintaining your hydroponic nutrient solution reservoir! A reservoir forms the center of every single type of hydroponic growing system. These basics give you effective control over every system type. Ad Steps 1These notes are for a wide range of vegetables used for human consumption.. 13Hydroponic gardens grow better outside, but local weather conditions may affect it and should be taken into account. Tips Oxygenation of the nutrient solution is paramount for nutrient uptake. Warnings Some city's water that contain chlorine also contains bromine which may harm your plants, a way to get rid of this bromine is to fill a barrel (not your reservoir) with cold water, the next day you will notice that the walls of the barrel will have little bubbles sticking allover, just tap your barrels sides a few times until all of these bubbles float up to the top.

DIY Trellis Ideas Hello! I hope you are all doing well! How is your veggie garden harvest going? I’m overwhelmed with zucchini right now, but the rest of my veggies are taking their sweet time! This week I thought I would show you guys some neat trellis ideas. photos Robbie Caponetto, from Cottage Living The trellis looks very simple to make, and even easier to take apart at the end of the season. I’ve mentioned DigginFood as one of my favorite blogs….and it’s no wonder – I found many lovely trellis ideas that Willi had created or shared. Pea trellis at This Old House via DigginFood These tomato trellises are great for containers. Tomato trellis at The Gardener Chef And just for a bit of whimsy in the garden…. how cute is this tepee hideaway trellis idea from Sunset Magazine!!! Are you already beginning to think about next year’s garden? Caroline Finnegan owns Ladybug Landscaping, a full service organic landscaping company. based in CT. wrap up: {diy} {organic gardening} {trellis}

Culpeper Plant names database Culpeper published several versions of his herbal using different chapter titles. For instance Solanum dulcamara is published with the chapter title Amara Dulcis in one edition, and Bitter Sweet in another. Using any edition, you should be able to search this page for the name in question and get all the cross references. If you are starting with a Latin or Common name, and want to find in it Culpeper, use the search function on your browser to find the name you want. Then link to the web versions. It's worth your while to look at both of them, because Culpeper made significant text changes between these two editions. The Latin binomials here are those inserted by the publisher of the hardbound Culpeper's Complete Herbal, W. Yale Medical Library Version Culpepper's Chapter name Latin Name Other names in Culpepper

Which Artificial Lights Are Best For Growing Plants Indoors? This is a very common question and quite understandable with all the options available in the market. To answer effectively we must understand a couple things. First, what light wavelengths do plants need to thrive. THE VISIBLE LIGHT SPECTRUM or 7 COLORS OF THE RAINBOW (ROY G. The perceptible range of colors or visible spectrum is a portion of the electromagnetic spectrum (q.v. 1 nm = 40 billionths of 1 inch, a very tiny unit of length. White light and Sun light can be split into the seven different colors of the rainbow as shown in to following table. NASA (US Space Agency) ASSIGNED COLORS TO CORRESPONDING WAVELENGTHS Color of Color-Wavelengths (nm) Rainbow Center Short - Long R - Red 650 620.0 - 700.0 O - Orange 590 580.0 - 620.0 Y - Yellow 570 540.0 - 580.0 G.- Green 510 492.5 - 540.0 B - Blue 475 460.0 - 492.5 I - Indigo 445 422.5 - 460.0 V - Violet 400 380.0 - 422.5 NASA has defined the central wavelength (WL) for each of the seven colors of the rainbow (ROY G. Color of Important to

18 of Nature’s Most Powerful Medicinal Plants (Part of an Exclusive WebEcoist Series on Amazing Trees, Plants, Forests and Flowers) From marijuana to catnip, there are hundreds of remarkably common herbs, flowers, berries and plants that serve all kinds of important medicinal and health purposes that might surprise you: anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, insect repellent, antiseptic, expectorant, antibacterial, detoxification, fever reduction, antihistamine and pain relief. Here are eighteen potent medical plants you're likely to find in the wild – or even someone's backyard – that can help with minor injuries, scrapes, bites and pains Marijuana Images via Current and Street Knowledge Seriously. Lady Ferns Image via US Forest Service If you grew up in the Pacific Northwest you likely know what ferns are good for: treating stinging nettles. California Poppy Images via Netstate and Mountain Meadow Seeds The brilliant blooms of the poppy make this opioid plant an iconic one. Blood Flower Tansy Image via Earth Heart Farm Korean Mint (hyssop) Alfalfa

Best Herbal Remedies Best Herbal Remedies Not long ago, American herbalists had to rely on folklore and anecdote. There was little clinical data on herbs, and what did exist was mostly published in German. But researchers (and translators) have been busy of late, and we now have proof that herbs are viable treatments for many ailments. “Herbs won’t replace pharmaceuticals, but the research shows that–for many conditions–herbs work well, are cheaper than drugs and cause fewer side effects,” says Mary Hardy, M.D., medical director of the integrative medicine program at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. “Herbs aren’t quite mainstream, but they’re moving in that direction. “Twenty years ago, there was no integrative program at Cedars-Sinai” she adds. (1) Aloe Vera for Burns Sometimes studies tell us what we already know. (2) Black Cohosh for Menopause The Algonquin Indians used black cohosh to treat gynecological ills, and it was a key part of Lydia E. (46) St.

Fritzing Growing mushrooms in a laundry basket Thought you might like to see a great way to grow mushrooms outdoors if you have a shady place that gets watered regularly… This technique also works indoors, but the laundry basket is usually bagged or boxed until the straw is completely colonised with mycelium. This technique has both upsides and downsides, but most importantly, it’s easy, and gets people growing mushrooms! Zodd’s oyster mushrooms VelaCreations’ colonised straw Fungifield’s golden oysters VelaCreations’ basket, bagged and ready to fruit VelaCreations’ fruiting oyster mushrooms Grow your own’s oyster mushrooms – delish! At Milkwood Farm, we’ve opted to grow our oyster mushrooms in double buckets. However, many home mushroom propagators use the laundry basket technique, and it illustrates yet another way oyster mushrooms can be grown inside, outside and upside down, once you have the basic knowledge, skills, tools and of course mycelium… mmm mushrooms. >> More posts about mushrooms at Milkwood Farm

Are plants more intelligent than we assumed? Press release, 04th March 2014: In the fight against parasites, the Barberry sacrifices its own seeds depending upon its chances of survival Leipzig. Plants are also able to make complex decisions. Plants are also able to make complex decisions. Zoom The European barberry or simply Barberry (Berberis vulgaris) is a species of shrub distributed throughout Europe. This led scientists to examine the seeds of the Barberry more closely. When analysing the seeds, the scientists came across a surprising discovery: "the seeds of the infested fruits are not always aborted, but rather it depends on how many seeds there are in the berries", explains Dr. But how does the Barberry know what is in store for it after the tephritid fruit fly has punctured a berry? Publications Katrin M. Further information Dr. and Dr. or via Links Berberis vulgaris

The Edible Pond and Bog Garden The Edible Pond and Bog Garden The following list contains many plants, most of them either natives of Britain or naturalized here, that can be grown in ponds or boggy ground. They are all perennials and, unless stated otherwise, can be easily propagated by seed or by division in spring or autumn. Many gardens already have ponds in them and, indeed, will probably contain several of the plants mentioned below. Just a couple of points that may be worth mentioning are: Ensure that your pond has at least one shallow side to enable creatures, especially amphibians, to get in and out easily; Ensure that it has several different levels (with at least one area more than two feet deep) to enable you to grow a variety of plants and to make sure that even in severe weather some of the water at the bottom of the pool is not frozen. If your garden already contains an area of very wet soil that you've never been able to do much with then hopefully this leaflet will give you some ideas. Database

Reduce Allergies Naturally This time of year can be tough for those of us who suffer from allergies. Before you reach for the Benadryl, you might consider trying some natural remedies. Turmeric Honey Turmeric is a powerful anti-inflammatory. It removes excess mucus in the sinuses and helps to heal the respiratory tissue. When you feel your allergy symptoms coming on, you can eat one teaspoon of Tumeric Honey 3-4 times a day. How to make: In a clean glass jar put 6 tablespoons uncooked honey and 4 tablespoons powdered turmeric. Elderflower Tea Anytime you have a runny nose, think about drinking elderflower tea. How to make: 3 cups water 3 tablespoons dried elder flowers Let steep for two hours. Saline Nasal Rinse If you have allergy symptoms, do saline nasal rinses to tighten and tone your mucus membrane and help to reduce the inflammation. How to make: 1 cup warm water 1/2 teaspoon high quality salt *Requires a Neti Pot (Based on an old Ayurvedic technique known as jala neti. Articles Index