Medicine

I currently have over 90 medicinal herbs and plants growing in my garden:

Aloe vera

Amaranth

African marigold

Ajuga

Angelica

Annabelle hydrangea

Asparagus

Avocado leaves

Bergamot

Blackjack

Basil

Bay leaf

Borage

Blueberry

Lemon Buchu  – Agathosma glabrata (Agathosma glabrata is threatened and has a Red-List status of Endangered (EN). According to Raimondo et al. (2009), there are only three known locations that continue to decline due to crop cultivation, urban expansion and alien plant invasion.)

Buckwheat

Bulbinella

Calendula

Californian poppy

Cayenne pepper

Carnation

Carob

Catmint

Celery

Chamomile

Chervil

Chives

Comfrey

Coriander

Cornflower

Dandelion

Dill

Elder

Eriocephalus africanus L. – wild rosemary

Evening primrose

Fennel

Feverfew

Garlic

Ginger

Goldenrod

Grapevine

Gauva leaves

Ground ivy

Holly

Lavender

Lemongrass

Lemon verbena

Leonotis leonurus – wild dagga

Lovage

Lucerne

Maidenhair fern

Madacascar periwinkle

Maize

Melissa

Milk thistle

Mint

Moringa

Myrtle

Nasturtium

Stinging Nettle

Olive

Oregano & Marjoram

Parsley

Pennywort

Papaya

Paprika

Purselane

Pelargonium sidoides

Pomegranate

Red clover

Rocket

Rose

Rosemary

Rue

Red hibiscus

Sage

Scented geraniums

Silver Birch

Sorrel

Stevia

Strawberry

Snapdragon

Sutherlandia frutescens – cancer bush, kankerbos

Tansy

Tarragon

Tea tree

Thyme

Vetiver grass

Vietnamese coriander

Violet

Watercress

Wild rose pelargonium

Wheat grass

Winter savoury

Wormwood

Yarrow

What I’m still wanting to plant:

Aniseed

Barley

Black seed

Burdock (still looking for plant/seeds)

Caraway

Costmary (still looking for plant/seeds)

Cumin

Echinacea

Eucalyptus (still looking for plant)

Fenugreek

Field poppy (still looking for plant/seeds)

Ginkgo (still looking for plant/seeds)

Green tea (still looking for plant/seeds)

Hawthorn (still looking for plant/seeds)

Honeysuckle

Horseradish (still looking for plant/seeds)

Linseed

Loofah

Mullein (still looking for plant/seeds)

Mustard

Neem (still looking for plant/seeds)

Oats

Pyrethrum (still looking for plant/seeds)

Raspberry

Roselle (still looking for plant/seeds)

Salad burnet

Sesame

Soapwort (still looking for plant/seeds)

Southernwood (still looking for plant)

St John’s Wort

Turmeric (still looking for plant/rhizome)

Wasabi (still looking for plant)

Garden cress