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  • 1. September 12, 6-8 pmGrow Your Own UNCE
  • 2. • Why herbs?• We’ll cover 12 easy herbs:How to grow them in theHigh DesertHow to harvest and storethemHow to use these herbsboth culinary & medicinally
  • 3. • Used for Centuries • World-wide Use • Easy to grow & Great Tasting • Attract Beneficial Insects or Repel Pest InsectsHerbs are Fragrant, Practical, Decorative, and Nutritious!
  • 4. Herbalism In Ancient Texts Medieval EuropeanEgyptian Arabic Chinese
  • 5. Homeopathic Medicine - EuropeTraditionalChinese HerbalismMedicine around the World Today Phytotherapy - Egypt Ajurveda - India
  • 6. 1. Aloe vera2. Calendula3. California Poppy  How to grow them in the High Desert4. Chamomile5. Echinacea  How to harvest and store them6. Fennel7. Garlic  How to use these herbs for8. Lavender culinary & medicinal purposes9. Oregano10. Rosemary11. Valerian12. Yarrow
  • 7. 1. Aloe veraAloe barbadensisSkin CareBurns
  • 8. 2. CalendulaCalendula officinalisAntisepticSkin Rashes, Cuts
  • 9. 3. California Poppy Eschscholzia californicaGently Relieves:PainAnxietyNervousness
  • 10. 4. Chamomile Matricaria recutitaCalmsAntispasmodicDigestive Aid
  • 11. 5. Echinacea Echinacea purpurea / angustifolia Boosts Immune System Helps heal snake & insect bites
  • 12. 6. Fennel Foeniculum vulgareAntispasmodicStimulant, digestiveaidRelieves flatulence
  • 13. 7. Garlic Allium sativum Antiseptic Antiviral Hypotensive Keeps mosquitoes away Lowers cholesterol
  • 14. 8. Lavender Lavendula spp. Soothing Tension reliever Deodorizing
  • 15. 9. Oregano Oreganum vulgareAntioxidantTea for indigestionMouthwash - antibacterialPoultice for aches, arthritis, aching musclesAntifungal in food preservation
  • 16. 10. Rosemary Rosmarinus officinalis Memory Aid by increasing oxygen intake of cells Antioxidant Anti-Inflammatory
  • 17. 11. ValerianValeriana officinalis Sedative Relaxes central nervous system
  • 18. 12. Yarrow Achillea millefoliumAs poultice, stops bleeding – astringentHelps intensify medicinal action of other herbs taken with it
  • 19. Resources:The Beginners Guide toEdble Herbs by CharlesSmith. Storey PublishingHerbal Remedy Gardens byDorie Byers. Storey BooksHerbally Yours by Penny C.Royal. Sound Nutrition