Grow Your Own Herbal Salve Garden with These 10 Plants


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6. Peppermint

Peppermint is fantastic for so many little first aid needs! You can use it to stop headaches, stop hives and other skin rashes, and drinking peppermint tea will stop nausea. Peppermint is surprisingly easy to grow. Take a cutting from a friend and stick it in the ground or in a pot. Keep it moist for a few weeks and it will simply take off. Harvest the leaves just before it begins to flower. You can use the leaves fresh or allow them to dry for later use.


7. Hyssop

This is an easy to grow plant that your neighborhood bees will go crazy for, and it’s a beautiful plant as well! Grow hyssop from a cutting or from seed. Hyssop is an old plant that is perfect for bruises and healing wounds.


8. St. John’s Wort

You can use St. John’s Wort for menopause symptoms as well as depression and feelings of anxiety.  Made into a salve, St. John’s Wort is perfect for burns, insect stings or bites, and other types of skin wounds. Use the beautiful yellow flowers to make an oil or salve for burns, you won’t be disappointed.


9. Arnica

This is a great salve for joint pain, muscle aches, sprains, swelling, and bruises. These golden colored flowers can be used fresh or dried. Plant arnica in well-drained soil. This plant is easy to grow by division or through seeds.


10. Comfrey

This is an amazing, multi-purpose plant that you will wish you had planted more of, no matter how much of it you plant! Comfrey salve is perfect for back pain, sore muscles, bruises, sprains, even fractures! Comfrey as allantoin, which helps speed healing and encourages the growth of new tissue, and rosmarinic acid, which offers natural pain relief and puts a stop to inflammation. Comfrey will grow almost anywhere. Share some with your friends! Find out other medicinal plants.

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