Get to Know the Plants in Our Perennial Herb Bed

This section of the garden is host to so many amazing herbs! Let's get to know them....

Rosemary (Salvia rosmarinus)

While rosemary may be most commonly known for its uses in cooking, it’s also an excellent herb to grow for aromatherapy. It’s beloved in folk medicine, and its essential oil is used for a wide variety of purposes, both preventive and curative. It can be used as a pain reliever and is believed to relieve stress and tension. Some research even suggests rosemary improves memory function and cognitive performance.

Lavender (Lavandula)

The sweetly scented plant has long been believed to relieve stress, soothe wounds, aid with poor sleep, and ease menstrual pain. The essential oil from these fragrant perennials is also used in aromatherapy for depression and anxiety.

Mint (Mentha)

There are more than 600 varieties of mint, many of which do well in a pot on the windowsill. Studies suggest that its peppy scent may boost memory and mood. It adds flavor to food and beverages, and it has health and wellness benefits. It can be used as an essential oil or as a tea. Its aroma and medicinal properties are linked to stress and pain relief, as well as appetite stimulation and digestive support.

Sage (Salvia officinalis)

Sage is another herb with known mood-enhancing properties. It’s held that the smell of sage calms nerves, reduces stress, and even improves memory.

Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare)

Aromatherapists use fennel oil to reduce water retention, treat indigestion, and encourage lactation in nursing mothers. Its seeds have been used throughout history to treat colic, bronchitis, and menstrual problems. Additionally, fennel tea is a great home remedy for colds, flus, and upset stomachs.

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