I have grown my first Physic Bed – A Medicinal Herbal Garden at my allotment. I have picked a ‘Fairy Theme’ growing safe Children’s Healing Herbs.
I am growing: Sunflower, Lavender, Echinacea, Chamomile, Yarrow, Poppies, Marigolds, Lemon Balm, Peppermint, Mint, Angelica, Elecampane, Marshmallow.
I nurtured them from seed, pricked out and planted into the soil. Then make oils, creams and potions from the herbs. You can used fresh herbs or harvest and dry the herbs so they are available all year round.
So far I have made an Infantile Eczema Cream with Marshmallow and Chamomile. An infants Marshmallow Baby Powder. I am creating a Pharmacopeia of Green Pharmacy. I hope to run Herbal Beauty workshops in the future. Natural skin care is so important, with no preservatives or chemical nasties and it keep us connected with Nature. Nature in a Bottle 🙂