How to Grow Homeopathic Herbs

Overview

Homeopathic herbs such as belladonna, hemlock and other related plants can be grown easily at home, whether in your garden or in a planter box in your windowsill. Growing your own homeopathic herbs provides your environment with plant life while making it possible for you to keep a supply of herbal medicine at your fingertips.

Step 1

Prepare a growing box for your windowsill or patio by filling the bottom 3 inches with peat (or sphagnum) moss and potting soil. Make sure to leave the top half of the planter box empty.

Step 2

Sow the herb seeds directly into the planter box of soil. Herbs like catnip, belladonna and calendula grow well in planter boxes. Cover the seeds with about a quarter-inch of potting soil.

Step 3

Keep the seeds moist and covered with soil. Water the planter box once every four days with approximately 2 cups of water each time.

Step 4

Allow the herbs to grow in a sunny window or on your patio. Many herb plants grow quickly and need to be trimmed to keep from overgrowing the planter box.

Step 5

Use the herb cuttings to either mulch the planter box or as homeopathic medicines.

Tips and Warnings

  • Homeopathic herbs can be dangerous. Don't ever ingest herbal remedies without discussing it with your physician first.

Things You'll Need

  • Assorted herb seeds
  • Planter box
  • Sphagnum moss
  • Potting soil
  • Scissors

References

  • Medline Plus: Herbal Medicine
Keywords: homeopathic herbs, herb growing, herbal gardens

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Chelsea Hoffman is a professional freelance writer with works published both on the Web and in print. She currently resides in Las Vegas. The author of the new series of horror novellas, titled "Fear Chronicles," Hoffman's work can also be found on environmental websites like Dobegreen.com, where she helps spread environmental awareness with her mighty pen.