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A Medicinal Backyard Kit for Starting a Small Backyard Pharmacy

A Medicinal Backyard Kit for Starting a Small Backyard Pharmacy

Mar 23, 2021 | Herbal Remedies, Natural Remedies, Nature Connection

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Nicole Apelian's Backyard Medicinal Garden Kit

Your Own Healthful Garden

My Medicinal Seed Garden Kit fits nicely into your backyard with the most incredible, aromatic herbs you need for your own home pharmacy. Imagine stepping out into your own backyard and picking the medicinal plants and herbs you need to create tinctures, salves, teas, and poultices.

Planting a medicinal herb garden will bring new and exciting aspects to your green world. In this kit you will find the seeds of 10 medicinal plants you want to have close by. There are thousands of medicinal plants out there, but in most cases, these 10 herbs provide the canvas of healthy benefits you need. All of them can be grown on a very small plot in your backyard. You can also save some for planting next year! They are in limited supply so you may want to stock up now :-).


This one saved my knuckle. On day 42 of the Alone show, I accidentally cut my hand while gutting a fish. The wound was deep and would have most likely become infected. Luckily I found some yarrow growing nearby and packed some inside my cut. The bleeding stopped in minutes and my wound healed so well that there’s barely a scar left. Yarrow can be found as an important ingredient in my All-Purpose First Aid Salve, and you can grow it easily at home!

California Poppy

You don’t know the value of a good night’s sleep until you can’t get it anymore. Unfortunately, as we age that tends to happen to most people. This plant can help support healthy and restorative deep sleep like when we were children, when falling and staying asleep were both effortless. I usually take California poppy as a simple tea or tincture right before bed and then doze off soon after.


When you pick and prepare your newly grown peppermint leaves your stomach will be grateful. Give your digestive system a break with your freshly grown peppermint in an easy-to-brew tea.


My grandmother used to dip a clean cloth in chamomile tea and place it over swollen joints or irritated eyes. Chamomile has a lot of health properties for your muscles, your skin, and your eyes.


This was one of 3 plants revered most by druid healers. Later during the 19th century, Felix Hoffman used Meadowsweet and not the Willow Tree when he first extracted his famous salicylic acid. You might know it as aspirin.


This plant helps with a wide range of physical discomforts, especially aches and inflammation of the joints. Its bruised leaves can be used as a poultice for swelling. Chicoric Acid (CA) seems to be the plant substance responsible for its medicinal properties.


What I realized in my 20+ years of practicing herbalism is that the medicinal substances found in plants you buy at the herbal stores pale in comparison to the ones you find in nature or grow yourself. It’s never been more evident than for Echinacea, which is a plant known to support the immune system. Echinacea is also used for the urinary tract in both women and men. The entire plant can be used!

Evening Primrose

Our ancestors used this plant for the back, knees, shoulders, and joints. They’d take it first thing each morning and then get to enjoy healthy mobility until the sun went down. I have a big patch of it in my garden and I think it should definitely become a staple in yours as well.


In the old days, folks used to dress wounds and cover cuts with a salve made from Calendula flowers. But where this plant really shines is with the immune and lymphatic system. It’s a good plant to have around the house, especially in times like these. I use it as an anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, astringent, antifungal, and antiviral in my All-Purpose First Aid Salve and my Joint & Movement Salve. Plus, it’s beautiful to look at :-).

Wild Lettuce

Wild Lettuce This “pain-relieving plant” was largely used by our ancestors for pain. The potency of this plant lies in its milky sap. This lactucarium has many health properties you can take advantage of today.

nicole apelian collecting yarrow

All these seeds have been handpicked from the very best stock.

My Medicinal Garden Kit has no added chemicals, genetic modifications, or any other alterations. Even if you’ve never planted anything before, you’ll have no trouble growing the plants in this package. If you live in the USA, try it and see!

I hope you enjoyed this list of 10 Medicinal Plants for your Backyard Garden. If you haven’t yet subscribed to my newsletter please do so now!

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