Foods to grow for medicine

created by simon on 2021-04-07

A growing list of the top plants with high medicinal value.

Plant Latin name Notes Actions
Alpine Currant
Ribes alpinum
Ribes alpinum
Very high in antioxidants, anthocyanins and vitamin C.
Very high in antioxidants, anthocyanins and vitamin C.
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Very high in antioxidants, anthocyanins and vitamin C.

Black currant
Ribes nigrum
Ribes nigrum
Very high in antioxidants, anthocyanins and vitamin C.
Very high in antioxidants, anthocyanins and vitamin C.
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Very high in antioxidants, anthocyanins and vitamin C.

Black elderberry
Sambucus nigra
Sambucus nigra
Very high in flavonoids, antioxidants and vitamins. Known to have anti-inflammatory and immune-boosting effects.
Very high in flavonoids, antioxidants and vitamins. Known to have anti-inflammatory and immune-boosting effects.
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Very high in flavonoids, antioxidants and vitamins. Known to have anti-inflammatory and immune-boosting effects.

Blue elderberry
Sambucus caerulea
Sambucus caerulea
Very high in flavonoids, antioxidants and vitamins. Known to have anti-inflammatory and immune-boosting effects.
Very high in flavonoids, antioxidants and vitamins. Known to have anti-inflammatory and immune-boosting effects.
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Very high in flavonoids, antioxidants and vitamins. Known to have anti-inflammatory and immune-boosting effects.

Echinacea
Echinacea angustifolia
Echinacea angustifolia
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Lavender
Lavandula angustifolia
Lavandula angustifolia
Known for its anticonvulsant, antidepressive, anxiolytic, sedative, and calming properties.
Known for its anticonvulsant, antidepressive, anxiolytic, sedative, and calming properties.
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Known for its anticonvulsant, antidepressive, anxiolytic, sedative, and calming properties.

Lemon balm
Melissa officinalis
Melissa officinalis
Used for centuries for its digestive, carminative, antispasmodic, sedative, analgesic, tonic, and diuretic properties, as well as for functional gastrointestinal disorders. High in antioxidants.
Used for centuries for its digestive, carminative, antispasmodic, sedative, analgesic, tonic, and diuretic properties, as well as for functional gastrointestinal disorders. High in antioxidants.
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Used for centuries for its digestive, carminative, antispasmodic, sedative, analgesic, tonic, and diuretic properties, as well as for functional gastrointestinal disorders. High in antioxidants.

Rosemary
Salvia rosmarinus
Salvia rosmarinus
Known as a potent source of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds.
Known as a potent source of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds.
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Known as a potent source of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds.

Round-Leaved Mint
Mentha suaveolens
Mentha suaveolens
A potent anti-inflammatory with anti-bacterial properties, used over the centuries to ease gastrointestinal issues.
A potent anti-inflammatory with anti-bacterial properties, used over the centuries to ease gastrointestinal issues.
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A potent anti-inflammatory with anti-bacterial properties, used over the centuries to ease gastrointestinal issues.

Sea-buckthorn
Hippophae rhamnoides
Hippophae rhamnoides
Rich in Omega-3 fatty acid, antioxidants, vitamin C, flavonoids, polyphenols and polysaccharides. Berries and seeds are used both externally on skin and as a super food.
Rich in Omega-3 fatty acid, antioxidants, vitamin C, flavonoids, polyphenols and polysaccharides. Berries and seeds are used both externally on skin and as a super food.
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Rich in Omega-3 fatty acid, antioxidants, vitamin C, flavonoids, polyphenols and polysaccharides. Berries and seeds are used both externally on skin and as a super food.

Spearmint
Mentha spicata
Mentha spicata
A potent anti-inflammatory with anti-bacterial properties, used over the centuries to ease gastrointestinal issues.
A potent anti-inflammatory with anti-bacterial properties, used over the centuries to ease gastrointestinal issues.
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A potent anti-inflammatory with anti-bacterial properties, used over the centuries to ease gastrointestinal issues.

Swiss Chard
Beta vulgaris flavescens
Beta vulgaris flavescens
An extremely hardy and healthful green. Packed with magnesium, iron, potassium and vitamins A, C and K.
An extremely hardy and healthful green. Packed with magnesium, iron, potassium and vitamins A, C and K.
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An extremely hardy and healthful green. Packed with magnesium, iron, potassium and vitamins A, C and K.

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