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4 Easy-to-Grow Medicinal Plants

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Medicinal herbs have a rich tradition of use throughout human history. It is easy and enjoyable for the home gardener to grow her own medicinal herbs, whether on a windowsill or in the garden proper. The following are a number of medicinal herbs you can start growing right now and enjoy through the summer. A word of caution: In rare cases, medicinal herbs may cause allergic reactions or may conflict with prescription medication . For preparations, dosages, and contraindications, you will have to do your own research about each herb. Also, the common uses listed are only some of the uses; there may be many others. Echinacea (E. angustifolia, E. pallida, E. purpurea) Common Uses Echinacea is used as a general immune system booster used to prevent and fight colds, sore throats, and sinus infections. It is also used for respiratory tract and lower urinary tract infections. It ...

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