Medicinal Plants List From My Organic Garden That I Used Last Week

Phil: Hey guys, it’s is Phil from SmilingGardener.com
and today we have a medicinal plants list that we put together for you, and Haley is
going to tell you why we started thinking about this. Haley: Well, okay, I started thinking about
this yesterday because I went for a walk in the park right beside my house and I sat down
on a bench to take a rest and this woman, an older woman, had sat down beside me and
she had a little — her grandson with her. And this little guy was just covered in sickness,
like runny nose and eyes and all this kind of stuff. He looked like he had a cold or a flu and
this grandmother, she was so sweet, she was just totally ready to tackle this and she
had like a little bag of candies and she was kind of sorting through these candies, try
to pick the right one and she found one. She says to me “it’s Echinacea.” So it got me thinking that even across the
ocean, there are a lot of plants that medicinally offer the same properties. So we thought it would be worthwhile to discuss
some of them. Phil: Yeah and so we started talking about
it and what it really reminded me of – and this is kind of the most important part of
the blog we put together I think -that what got me really excited when I started studying
organic gardening was the idea of growing really nutrient dense food and growing any
kind of fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds and mushrooms, whatever you do, if you can
learn to create really good soil and grow that really nutrient dense food, then you
are going to be getting just natural pharmaceuticals really; the same kind of stuff that are used
in things like aspirin, anti-inflammatory things, all kinds of natural drugs really
that will prevent disease and just help you be overall healthy. So I got really excited about that, but then
we were talking about today and we were talking about how there are some plants that are especially
medicinal. So what we did is we put together a list of
five, we just picked five really that I have in my garden and that I have used in the last
week or so. And to keep this video short, we are just
going to cover one of them in the video and the other five will be on the blog. So if you are watching this on YouTube, I’ll
put a link below and you can go, check it out. So many other ones are pretty cool; we have
like a — we have a leafy green, we have a flower, we have a bulb, we have a weed. So we have some cool ones. But we are just going to about another one
today. So Haley, you picked one that you really liked,
right? Haley: Yeah, I thought it would be cool to
mention fennel because fennel is really awesome for relaxing the tummy. It helps aid in digestion. So if you have fennel tea or phenol seeds,
it’s really good to maybe, for example, get a cup of tea, have that before a meal
or after meal, especially if you have something heavy, it’s really good to help settle the
tummy. So if you’ve ever been to an Indian restaurant,
you’ve probably seen that they have little dishes of seeds for you after dinner maybe
covered in like a sugary coating, something like that. Well, those are fennel seeds and it’s a
practice in India to eat them after a heavy meal to help aid in digestion. Phil: Yeah and yet the thing I like about
fennel too is in the garden, it’s just a great plant for attracting beneficial insects,
it may be a perennial where you live so it comes back every year or even if you live
in a cold climate, it will self seed quite readily and same with dill, it’s related
to dill. So I actually tend to grow more dill because
I like it a little bit better in cooking but more of a medicinal plant is the fennel and
yeah, I think that’s the one we wanted to cover. So we had a question we were going to ask
people? Haley: Yeah, we were going to ask you guys
— why do I always forget these questions? Phil: I don’t know why you forget this one
because all we are asking people is what medicinal plants they like to grow and — Haley: Yes, I think I even wrote it down. Phil: You know like what’s medicinal about
it and just tell us whatever they want about it because obviously there are tens of thousands
of these; we just took five. So we’d like to hear what plants, yeah,
people like to grow. Haley: Yeah. Phil: Yeah, so if you are not on the blog,
check it out because one weed that we wrote about is one that I sometimes use in this
ice cream that I make. So I have a little recipe for that on the
website too. Haley: Cool! All right, see you guys.

4 comments

  1. ……I grow organic cannabis, proven to cure cancer and is beneficial to more disease, physical, and mental ailments then any medicine on the. planet!….. also I grow poppies which are excellent for easing severe pain, curing alcoholism and soothing a weary mind, body and soul!….: )

  2. I love this topic! I think one aspect you missed was native plants. I think this topic is totally worth exploring with aboriginal peoples and there ideas behind life are very similar to yours! Ecosystem health is simply the only way to adequately do these amazing plants justice. My favorite medicinal herb has got to be Labrador tea Rhododendron groenlandicum, formerly Ledum groenlandicum and eastern white cedar Thuja occedentalis!

  3. I want to start growing cooking herbs such as Rosemary, parsley, thyme, etc. Do you have any tips on how I can do this and not have to spend a lot of money on it? Also, I want these to be in potted plants instead of in ground. Not sure if that has any bearing on your answer. Thank you!

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