What amazing herb uses are you wondering about? Here’s a few that are great for your herb or vegetable garden. These natural, organic herbs are even great for your compost pile to turn it into fast, usable manure for your garden.
Make a big batch of this recipe and you’ll have a good supply for most of the growing season.
Comfrey – provides three primary and much needed plant ingredients – nitrogen (for greening up your plants), phosphorus (an important building block for your plants), and potassium (potash for strong, healthy roots).
Herb Recipe – You take a large amount of leaves, soak in water for four weeks, and strain for your indoor herb garden and voila – a natural, organic fertilizer.
Excellent for your tomatoes and potatoes too!
Use your herbs to fertilize your indoor herbs too or indoor vegetable garden!
Other herbs uses for fertilizer are these herb plants like…
Coltsfoot (Tussilago farfara) for sulfur and potassium
Couch grass (Agropyron repens), commonly known as a pesky weed, but used for its rich minerals, potassium and silica.
Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale) – copper --- the best all-around herb, so many uses
Dill (Anethum graveolens) – minerals, potassium, sulfur and sodium
Fat hen (Chenopodium album) – iron and other essential minerals
Fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-graecum) – sprouts are a good source of nitrates and calcium
Horsetail (Equisetum hyemale) – silica
How To Seal Tea Bags
When you use lavender herb make sure use the correct species for the most beneficial and healthful results.
Lavender has many herb uses as the dried flower buds and leaves can be used in sachets, herb pillows, bundled to scent drawers or to protect against moths eating your linen.
The flower is used to flavor jams and jellies, lavender vinegar, crystallize edible flowers, and added with other savory herbs to enhance the flavor of stews.
Lavender herb flowers are used to make tonic water, lavender soaps, or massage oils for muscular aches, fluid retention and cellulite.
Use the flower to make your own medicinal herb medicine. Add the flower to teas to soothe headaches, calm nerves, dizziness, fainting, halitosis, ease flatulence or earache pain.
Lavender is an antiseptic, painkiller, and mild sedative and is great for insect bites, stings and small (cooled) burns.
Add the lavender essential oil to bath water or make your own bath salts.
Other herb uses are to blend the healing powers of the essential oil with Jojoba or Almond to create aromatherapy massage oil for throat infections, inflammation, anxiety, insomnia, depression, rheumatic aches and skin sores.
Nettle (Urtica dioica) – supplies lots of iron, nitrogen and sever minerals and trace elements. Yes, the stinging kind. Handle this one with care and wear gloves. A recommended fermented brew is especially good like the comfrey recipe above.
Sunflower – (Helianthus annuus) – lots of potash is produce from the ash of this plant ---If you can get the plant and harvest it before the skunks do.
Tansy (Tanacetum vulgare) – loaded with potassium and other vital minerals
Tea leaves or tea bags – don’t throw them out, reuse and recycle
Yarrow (Achillea millefolium) – copper and general fertilizer - white is the most medicinal
These are the benefits of herbs!
Visit My Vermont Lavender Store