medicinal herbs and plantsGrowing own medicinal herbs and plants is certainly the best and the safest solution for those who want to try making herbal preparations in their kitchens. This way you can be sure that you are getting the best quality medicinal herbs and plants for your herbal preparations. Those people who have small gardens have a great opportunity for cultivating own herbs and plants, but what to do if you do not have one?

Growing medicinal herbs is one of the greatest hobbies which can bring numerous benefits. Those include pleasure, relaxation, stress relief and an opportunity to get closer to nature. If you do not have a garden, you can start creating a little one right in your balcony or even on your window sill. You can buy seeds, pots and organic potting soil in any garden store. To begin with, you can try to plant such common versatile medicinal herbs as lavender, lemon balm, peppermint, yarrow and so on. When choosing a place and dealing with you home garden, you should consider the following factors:

  • medicinal herbsYour herbs must receive enough of sun and daylight
  • Providing your plants with daily water and food
  • Providing the environment with proper air circulation
  • Using only high quality organic soil

Also, those people who want to cultivate the most commonly used medicinal herbs and plants in their kitchen can get special indoor medicinal herb garden kit. It is a small greenhouse which provides necessary environment and climate for growing medicinal herbs. Usually such kits include a special dome and tray, a number of pellets to be filled with soil, an assortment of seeds and  a special user guide.

Remember that despite the fact that many of medicinal herbs and plants are supposed to have very specific habitat, many of the most commonly used plants and herbs are easily adoptable and can grow and thrive even in small pots on your window sill. Look for as much information as possible about home garden, talk online to the people who have experience in cultivating medicinal herbs at home and ask for their advice. Good luck!

Author Info: Hi! My name is Carla and I am a 5th year medical student at HYMS. I am interested in alternative medicine and I have done months researching the topic of herbal medicine. Besides, I like interviewing people and learning more about their experiences with one or another type of herbal treatments. I am willing to contribute to this site with my knowledge, and I would be happy to help you out to the best of my ability with any specific questions or problems related to alternative medicine.

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