It’s late at night, and you are out of the aspiring, or acetaminophen or the ibuprofen. And if you have your green thumb handy, you wouldn’t even need to go out to the store to alleviate that headache or as a pain reliever. Before there was Tylenol or even Bayer there are plants that have been given by Providence for us to use. You have to ask yourself. “Why buy OTC medicine when God’s pharmacy is right in front of us?”
A More Natural Way of Healing
You can decide now to switch from pharmaceuticals to a more natural way of healing. start experimenting with all sorts of plants and natural remedies, and you may be surprised how effective they are above what you can get over the counter. And you will not have any of the worry what else has been added to the bottle or jar with excessive additives or toxins. One must be very careful when checking the source of the supplement to ensure it isn’t contaminated and that goes for almost all remedies and supplements that are made from commercially produced drugs.
On the other hand, the plants you grow yourself or pick from the wild are much more powerful. From the garden to the body with little to know additional contents (maybe some raw honey for sweetening). They are loaded with medicinal compounds that will make your remedies far more effective. That’s why its better to plant your own backyard pharmacy. If you are like me and plan on having your own medicinal garden, then there are a few important things you should know:
- There are a LOT of plants that can be used for medicinal purposes. , Each one has its own variations on how they can be used and prepared. It is important to know as much as possible the varieties with the most healing substances.
- Study out the herbs that are most prevalent and found in your area. So that you can source them in the wild if you are not able to grow them in your backyard.
- The seeds you do plant in your backyard, need to be non-GMO. Seek out the heirloom seeds that fit that bill. Select the plants you grow in such a way that they cover all your health needs and go to town, so to speak.
A Complete Natural Pharmacy in Your Backyard
Sometimes what you thought was just a noxious weed, may be something of great use. If you have the weeds in the garden area, check them out before you pluck them up. Often Stinging Nettle is readily discarded as a weed, from which you can receive helpful health benefits if you just cultivate it and prepare it for use.
Do your homework, matching what usually you deal with for your health and the plants that can be grown in your region most readily. I have a list of 10 which is not in the least exhaustive. In our area here we can get the likes of Goldenseal, Mullein, Yarrow, Calendula, Marshmallow, Feverfew, Valerian Root, Echinacea, Hibiscus, and Chamomile.
Learn when to plant them in the garden, some of them are even perennials too. If taking them from seed, can they handle the colder temps in the beginning of the growing season? What type of nutrients are best for them to encourage their growth? And most importantly when you are able to harvest it for prepping, curing and use?
Not just the plants are good for your health, there are many berry producing bushes and even trees that can be used for your health and well-being. Elderberries, Schisandra Berries, and certain kinds of Willow Bark can also be added to your backyard apothecary.
Growing Your Own Herbal Remedies
After your plants were grown and ready to harvest, you can start making your own remedies. You have tons of choices there as well! It isn’t just the teas, decoctions, and tincture infusions that you can do. But you also have creams, salves, and liniments as well. Know how you are going to use the herbs after they are grown.
Gather the additional ingredients needed depending on how you will use it. For Tinctures, get your infusion/carrier liquid, for Creams get your Coconut butter, for the Salves and Liniments don’t forget the Bees wax and natural preservatives that extend shelf life of each. Then there are containers to store them in once you’ve put them together.
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Getting the Herbal Remedies Ready
Have no hassle in doing that, as everything needed will be at hand in your own backyard for the medicinal herbs you want to use. For a certainty, the remedies you make with them are better in comparison to the ones previously bought from the grocery store. They often turn out to be way more potent. A mass-produced “natural” feverfew mullein tincture will never have the same medicinal power as a homemade tincture from your own plant.
Learn which plant has been found to alleviate what condition, or assist you in feeling better. Best yet, unlike the OTC drugs which go after only the symptoms, the Natural Method of Healing goes to the actual cure which takes care of the symptoms. Big difference there and a huge plus all the way around.
The Overall TakeAway
There are so many more remedies that can be made with only ten plants, for so many ailments, that I have yet to explore them all, and I invite you to explore them all. There are the single use types of applications, and for a more synergistic effect you can check into and make Herbal Blends as well. If you want to find out more about the Medicinal Garden you can have for you and your family, then take the time to actually get it done.
We know you can do it!