Heal all, also known as self-heal or woundwort, is a perennial that can grow nearly anywhere but thrives in growing zones 3-9. They require moist but well-drained soil under full sun to partial shade. Seeds can be sown in the fall in colder climates, and during the spring in warmer climates.
Heal all has been used medicinally throughout the world for centuries. It is said to be antibacterial, antipyretic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, astringent, carminative, diuretic, and more. It is rich in antioxidants and has multiple beneficial compounds including tannin, flavonoid, thiamine, and vitamins C and K. This plant is used to treat almost Read More
Calendula, also known as pot marigolds, is a versatile plant that can be easily grown by gardeners of any skill set. It is perennial, but is usually grown annually. This plant is a part of the Asteracea family (related to daisies and chrysanthemum), and has bright yellow/orange petals that make any garden or flower bed pop with color.
Aside from decorative purposes, Calendula has a history of medicinal use. Its petals have been eaten in salad and soups, while its stems and leaves are harvested to make extracts. Once extracted, Calendula tinctures have a high amount of anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and antispasmolytic compounds. Read More