Growing your own healthy herbs in the backyard is a great alternative to over-the-counter cold and first aid medicine. Not only can these plants help with general wellness on a daily basis, but also can be an easy fix for small cuts, used as a calming agent, and boosting your immune system. Have more control of what goes into your body with these 10 herbs to promote natural well-being.
The following is an excerpt from The Herbalist’s Way by Nancy Phillips & Michael Phillips. It has been adapted for the web.
Growing and wildcrafting my own medicinal herbs and making herbal preparations with them is one of my greatest joys.
I’ve become empowered to take charge of my health, to nurture my family’s well-being, and to find myself deeply connected to Earth in the process.