Here's just a brief smattering of some of the herbs that I have begun to grow around my house. The best thing about growing herbs; for the most part, the deer leave them alone so they can actually grow!
(Please don't laugh at my baby herbs! They are still very young and sensitive. Give them some time!)
Some herbs were given to me as plants, such as my echinacea.
Echinacea is a powerful infection fighter and is a great natural antibiotic. It is also excellent for the immune system. Whenever we were sick growing up, out came the echinacea! It is a contact healer as well (which is why it is used in the healing salve!) The leaf and the root are used, although the root is the most powerful. Echinacea should not be taken regularly, only when needed.
Catnip is wonderful to use with children. It is often used as a remedy for colic, gas or indigestion. It also helps to sooth the nerves and is helpful for colds or flu. We use it in our sleepy tea and tincture.
Rosemary isn't only good with meat! It's also great for your hair!
The calendula also started from seed. It is great for all sorts of skin problems as it fights bacteria, fungi, inflammation and viruses. Again the flower is used here. (And again this is used in the healing salve!)