Growing Medicinal Plants In Your Garden
Growing medicinal plants has developed a niche in the garden community due to its age old history. The study of herbal medicinal plants, known as Ayurveda was practiced in India. Use of plants for medication and treatment dates back to the Vedic period. These days, many people are resorting to the use of traditional methods to treat ailments. This has further given a boost to the commercial production of these plants, and the rate of consumption has considerably increased. Here are several tips to growing medical plants in your garden. Find an area to plant. Take a look at your garden and determine where you will put your medicinal plants. Plant your medicinal plants in different locations, depending on the amount of sunlight, shade and water they need. Prepare an area specific for your medicinal plants. If you want to add medicinal plants to your garden but do not want to integrate them with your existing plants, dedicate a medicinal section.
Use containers for some of your medicinal plants. For example, sage does well when contained in a pot, and can be used as medicine for insect bites, mouth infections and indigestion. Place your medicinal plant into the ground or their containers. Dig a hole large enough to accommodate the roots and cover with soil. Pat soil gently into place around the plant. Water your medicinal plants often enough to keep soil moist but not saturated. Prune your medicinal plants in your garden and keep them neat. Trim away any dead leaves and brush off pests such as insects. Replant those that outgrow their containers or pots.