Top Medicinal Plants

5th Dec 2012

Although almost everyone is aware of the healing properties of medicinal plants, many people don't know where to buy them or how to cultivate them in their own gardens. It isn't that mysterious though; plants have been used in medicine for centuries. Heart medicine contains extracts from common foxglove plants, and aloe vera has long been known for it's beneficial effect on a variety of skin conditions. Those who are wondering where to buy medicinal plants may have to look outside the large home and garden centers found in most communities because these establishments carry little beyond standard ornamental, vegetable and herb plants.

Because many homeowners don't have a medicinal plant nursery close by, online retailers are often the best option for those who want to purchase healing herbs such as golden seal and black cohosh.Our site has an excellent selection of healing plants for both novices and experienced herb cultivators.

Black cohosh, a member of the buttercup family, is native to North America and has a beneficial effect on menopausal symptoms such as hot flashes, irritability and general aches and pains. Native Americans have used its roots and rhizomes in medicinal preparations for centuries. Golden seal is in the buttercup family as well and is used to treat the symptoms of cold and flu, urinary tract infections and throat and chest congestion. Early settlers learned of golden seal from the Iroquois tribe, and its use was highly promoted by a popular herbalist called Samuel Thompson. As well as being ingested internally, golden seal can be made into a salve and applied topically to the skin to alleviate conditions such as painful insect bites, poison oak and ivy eruptions and wounds.

Most medicinal plants are easily grown in average garden soil, and even those who have no outdoor space for a garden can grown them in pots on sunny balconies and patios. Our site is a reputable leader in the medicinal plant industry, offering quality herbs as well as information on growing conditions and uses.