Growing your own herbs can be an extraordinary habit for you, but eating plants that are growing wild in nature can be a unique experience.
Some of the healthiest herbs that grow wild in your own backyard
- Purslane which is full of omega-3 fats.
- Stinging nettles are one of the most delicious and natural herbs that you can use as tea.
- Dandelion contains vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin K, iron, potassium, calcium, and even manganese.
- Plantain has the same nutrition benefits like the dandelion.
- Lamb’s-quarters is healthier and even tastier than spinach.
Dandelion contains antioxidant, crystalline compounds that are called Taraxacina and Taracerin.
Dandelion has beta-carotene, minerals, dietary fiber, vitamins C, K and A. Also it contains riboflavin, calcium, potassium, iron, vitamin E, folic acid, and niacin.
You can use dandelion in salads, soups, juices, and tea. Also, it may be used as a substitute for a coffee and the flowers can be used for making dandelion wine.
Dandelion has the following medical benefits
- Useful for premenstrual bloating and edema
- Normal blood sugar and cholesterol
- Good general stomach remedy
- A Remedy for liver and bladder problems
- Treating burns and stings
- Useful for treating herpes and AIDS
Plantago major can be known as broadleaf plantain, ripple grass, cuckoo’s bread, waybread, snakeweed, white man’s foot and Englishman’s foot because it grows everywhere you step on.
Plantain can help with many health problems
- sugar problems
- bladder problems
- hay fever
- rattlesnake bites
They contain iron, potassium, calcium, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, and Vitamin D.
They can be used for
- Treating anemia
- Relieving the joint pain, the symptoms of arthritis
- Breaking down the urinary stones
- Treating rashes and other skin conditions
- Relieving the symptoms of hay fever and allergies
- Reduce the urinary tract infections
You do not need to grow on your own all of the medicinal herbs, you can find them in your yard or in nature. It is a unique and different kind of experience to try them or use them as medications for diseases.