Seasonal Herbal Growing & Remedies: Session Re-cap

April 17, 2014

Author: Neighborhood Farm Initiative

Category: Growing Knowledge Herbal Growing & Remedies

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Fennel seedlings

Huge thanks to our summer instructor Holly Poole-Kavana and to everyone that made it out to our first Seasonal Herbal Growing & Remedies Class last weekend—we had a blast with everyone and can’t wait for the next class! To re-cap, we planted and learned about two of our favorite medicinal plants—Chamomile and Fennel! Let’s look at these miracle-herbs in a little more detail.

Chamomile

If you suffer from Aches and pains, digestive abnormalities, skin conditions, insomnia or frequent headaches, Chamomile may work wonders for you! This gentle herb is blessed with many health benefits, and has been used in medicinal practice for over 5,000 years. The plant’s healing properties come from its daisy-like flowers, which contain volatile oils (including bisabolol, bisabolol oxides A and B, and matricin) as well as flavonoids (particularly a compound called apinegin) and other therapeutic substances.

Fennel

 Who knew that fennel wasn’t only used in the burgeoning culinary world? We did! Fennel’s medicinal uses include reducing gas discomfort, cramps, bloating and more—and it can be a useful addition to the diet of those sufferings from stomach problems.

So there you have it, we’re conquering the world with one herb at a time!

Interested in growing your own herbal remedies for use at home?

These tips and other great uses for herbs will be reviewed during our Herbal Growing and Remedies Program. Registration is now open, so be sure to check out our website to see which class is the right fit for you.

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