Aloe Vera is a great statement plant that hides the fact that pineapple grows in my garden and is used for burns and small cuts and scrapes and a skin softener.
Basil, a great herb for cooking also used to treat intestinal parasites.
Catnip. besides making the cat happy and I grow a little around the trash can at the roadside to keep the strays out of my backyard, is a digestive aid, a tranquilizer and sleep aid.
Chamomile is my favorite headache relief in tea form also used for arthritis and boosting the immune system.
Echinacea has gotten a lot of hype as a curative for the cold, I don't know but it is a good anti-inflammatory.
Eucalyptus grows down the street and I am allowed to trim all I want from it. Used for relief from colds, flu and as an anti-bacterial.
Fennel grows wild here so, if you need it for prostate cancer, I can tell you where to get it.
Ginger and shampoo ginger I spoke of yesterday.
Lantana berries are said to be edible when fully black and ripe but I was warned off them as mildly poisonous and my grandmother's voice still rings in my ears. I let lantan grow here for it's profusion of flowers and the fact that aphids hate it. I plant tender vegetables near it to keep them safe from infestation.
Lavender has a calming effect and in a sachet, aids in restful sleep.
Lemon Grass I use as a border plant and is good for fever and rheumatism.
Salvia OFFICIANALIS or, common sage, only is grown for it's scent, and as a flavoring in food. The psychedelic is not sold locally and is harmful when used.
Pineapple is a great source of vitamin C and manganese, but the root may also be eaten as an anti-inflammatory.
That's all the time I had to kill waiting for my sister's brand new car to be cured of it's recalled wiring failure. Great way to kill a day, supporting your family when they need it and rocking the car dealers' free wi-fi and computers! Maybe I didn't get a lot of yard saling or bubble bathing done, but my sister loves me and I got some research into my garden. It is so much better than I thought with the medicinal uses of the plants I grow for show! What's in YOUR garden? and, what does it do for YOU?