Herbs at a Glance is a series of brief fact sheets that provides basic information about specific herbs or botanicals—common names, what the science says, potential side effects and cautions, and resources for more information. Each fact sheet can be downloaded as a single PDF, or you can download all entries as an eBook. . . nccam.nih.gov/health/herbsataglance.htm
Labels on store-bought herbs rarely reveal how plants are raised, let alone how long the ingredients are exposed to light and high temperatures while stored in their plastic containers. To ensure the best quality and potency of your herbal remedies: grow your own!
“The primary benefit is being able to develop a relationship with that herb,” says Jen Bredesen, herbalist and teacher at the California School of Herbal Studies. Even novice gardeners can concoct simple home remedies like teas and salves using Bredesen’s list of the top nine easy-to-grow medicinal herbs. . . 10 Simple Herbal Remedies From Your Garden