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Medicinal Plant Workshop at Terragen Nurseries

26 Jul

We had a good turn out for the workshop and was able to beat the heat. Did you know that Rose Hips are high in Vitamin C?

The rose was discussed because several parts of the plant are useful.

The rose hips:

  • Anti-inflammatory-arthritis
  • Antioxidant/Flavonoids
  • Mild Diuretic
  • Cancer
  • VERY high in Vitamin C

The petals:

  • Antidepressant
  • Mild sedative
  • Antibacterial
  • Quercitin
  • Facial steam for dry skin

Sage, which is the purple spike flower, is used to treat Alzheimer’s Disease, high in beta-carotene and aids in treating migraines.

Hibiscus flower is a diuretic, mild sedative and cancer preventative because of the flavonoids

Below is the Passion Vine. In this region, it will cover an arbor or pergola in 2-3 months.

The flowers are gorgeous and have a light gardenia-like scent.

The vines and blooms can be dried and used to make tea. The benefits to drinking passion flower tea are:

  • Calming anxiety-mild sedative
  • Contains flavonoids-antioxident activity
  • Contains serotonin-aids in treating depression
  • Asthma

Below is the oregano plant or herb. This is a great choice for planters too. The entire dried plant can be used and good for:

  • Its antiseptic properties
  • Steam inhalation or congestion, sinus problems
  • Headaches
  • Anti-inflammatory-arthritis
  • High in Beta-carotene and Vitamin C, K and Calcium

 

Hibiscus is the beautiful yellow blooms below.

2 weeds I will cultivate are Nettle and Red Clover. Depending on your specific needs, think about harvesting beneficial plants to improve your health.

Please consult your family doctor and most books recommend pregnant women stay clear of all homemade teas.

Happy Planting!

Diana Gardner-Williams

Landscape Design and Installation

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One response to “Medicinal Plant Workshop at Terragen Nurseries

  1. SwimRay

    September 25, 2010 at 3:00 am

    Oregano tastes good on pizza, too. 😉
    -Ray

     

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