Planting the Right Flowers and Herbs in Your Garden, Part Three

The Qualities and Attributes of Flowers and Herbs

This article is designed to help you understand the types of flowers and herbs there are that will thrive in the type of soil you have. Your garden should be filled with your wishes of what exactly you want in terms of: colors, fragrance, beauty, and uses.

All of these herbs can be used for consumption, home decorating, aroma therapy, and your body's health.

It is important to weigh these choices in combination with my other articles on this issue: "Planting the Right Flowers and Herbs in your Garden, Part One" and "Planting the Right Flowers and Herbs in your Garden, Part Two". This will successfully guide you, along with the contents in this article, to deciding the ultimate foliage for you to begin planting.

Planting the Right Flowers and Herbs in your Garden: Essential Elements

Achillea Ageratum, also known as English Mace- The leaves are used in salads, meats and rice as seasoning.

Achillea Millefolium also known as Yarrow is known to staunch the flow of blood.

Agastache Foeniculm other wise known as Anise hyssop is used to help treat coughs and wheezing.

Alchemilla Xanthochlora, otherwise known as Lady's Mantle is used to help ease discomfort brought on by menopause, as well as treat diarrhea. DO NOT take while pregnant.

Allium Sativum, also known as Garlic helps with high cholesterol, bladder infection, and strep throat.

Aloe Vera (Aloe); when its gel is applied to minor burns or wounds it can help protect against infection.

Aloysia Triphylla, (Lemon Verbena), is used as an antispasmodic, antipyretic, and sedative.

Angelica Archangelica, (Angelica) is used to help colic, gas, sour stomach, and heartburn. It also is known to help cure infertility.

Anethum Graveolens, (Dill) is used to help treat flatulence, dyspepsia and stomachache.

Horseradish, (Armoracia Rusticana) is known as an antibiotic. Its root is high in vitamin C, sodium and magnesium.

Arnica Chamissions (Arnica) is most commonly used to help with indications of shock and injury.

Atemisia Annua, (Sweet Annie) is used as an antimalarial and is a natural herbicide.

Artemisia Absinithium or Wormwood is used as a moth repellant but medicinally it is used for bladder infections, parasitic infections, and constipation and diarrhea.

Artemisia Dracunculus, (French Tarragon), is used to stimulate the appetite, relieve flatulence and colic, cure rheumatism, and relieve toothache.

Borago Officinalis (Borage) is used for fever, PMS, rheumatic arthritis, and eczema.

Buxua Sempervirens (Box) is used fro urinary tract infections, and rheumatism.

Carum Carvi (Caraway) is used for Irritable bowel syndrome, gingivitis, and colic.

Chamaemelum Nobile (Chamomile); this is used for allergies, asthma, colic, conjunctivitis, hives, psoriasis, anxiety, ADD, insomnia, and stress.

Chenopodium Bonus-Henricus (Goosefoot) is used for its properties of iron, calcium, vitamin C and B1.

Coriandrum Sativum (Coriander) stimulates the appetite. It is also in known as cilantro.

Sea Fennel or Crithmum Maritimum is used to relieve flatulence, and easing digestion.

Cymbopogon Citrates (Lemon Grass) is used as a relaxant.

Cynara Cardunculus (Cardoon) this is used as a detoxifier that stimulates the gall bladder and liver.

Digitalis Purpurea other wise known as Foxglove is used for treatment of heart disease and also used as a compress for bruises and swelling.

Echinacea Pallida (Echinacea) prevents colds builds immunity, helps with chronic fatigue and acne.

Elettaria Cardamomum (Cardamom) is used to freshen the breath, and help digestion.

Eriocephalus Africanus (Wild Rosemary) helps treat coughs, colds, flatulence, colic, and used as a relaxant.

Fragaria Vesca (Wild Strawberry) is used for flavoring in teas and fragrant soaps. It has been also known to be used as a mild astringent and made into a gargle for sore throat.

Ginkgo Biloba (ginkgo) is used to help treat Alzheimer's disease, memory loss, anxiety, depression, ADD, cataracts.

Glycyrrhiza Glabra (licorice) has been used for asthma, lupus, lyme disease, cancer, canker sores, diaper rash, and Celiac disease.

Juniperus Communis (Juniper) is taken for edema, and urinary tract infection.

Lavandula Stoechas or French Lavender is used as an antiseptic wash for wounds, ulcers, sores etc and as a relaxing oil for massage.

Melissa Offcinalis or Lemon Balm is used to help treat ADD, Grave's disease, and the herpes virus.

Mentha Spicata also known as Spearmint helps with digestion and eases flatulence.

Sweet Basil (Ocimum Basilicum) is used to help constipation, diabetes and indigestion.

Oenothera Biennis, Evening Primrose has been used sores and various skin conditions.

Petroselinum Crispum (Parsley) has been known to rid the body of stones, treating jaundice, dropsy, and cystitis. Pregnant women should not use this.

Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) is used when treating Alzheimer's disease, cancer, circulatory problems and yeast infection.

Sage or Salvia Officinalis is used to treat sore throat, gingivitis, menopause, pregnancy and postpartum support.

Symphytum Officinale also known as Comfrey is used for treating skin problems, and injuries.

Feverfew, Tanacetum Parthenium, is used for lupus, rheumatoid arthritis and migraines.

Thymus Coccineus, Creeping Red Thyme, is used for allergies, athlete's foot and asthma.

Viola Odorate, Sweet Violet, is used for whooping cough, cancer, detoxifier, arthritis, and skin problems.

Planting the Right Flowers and Herbs in your Garden: The Final Decision

Here it is the final choice as to what you are going to be planting in your garden. Remember, these are only a few of the possibilities as to the types of herbs and flowers you will most often be using in your life. When you purchase the seeds to plant be sure to ask the specialist what pH balance is required for that item if it is one not listed here. This will help you further determine if your soil is prime for planting it.

Now you have the education as to the different foliage that can live in the kind of soil you have in your yard, so the knowledge of what will thrive in your garden is complete. Have fun with the ultimate choice of what will grace your garden.