There are some highly unusual and powerful herbs and plants that you may want to consider planting in your wellness garden. While these plants can be a potent force in healing, some can be extremely dangerous if not used properly, and some need to be mixed by an herbalist or someone who knows how to calculate doses.

There are anti-fungal, antiseptic, antibacterial, detoxification, fever reducing and many other reasons to plant certain herbs and plants in your wellness garden. Some of these plants aren’t suitable to raise in certain climatic areas on the globe, but if you really want them in your garden, you can grow them under special lights in your home.

In some areas of the world, you can find exotic medicinal plants in the forest or in your own backyard. For example, the Pacific Northwest is home to many ferns which are good for soothing the effects of stinging nettles.

Here are some more medicinal plants you may not have heard of or know what medicinal purposes they’re good for:

California Poppy

This plant is both beautiful when it flowers and is an opioid plant used for nerve and anxiety disorders. Poppy tea can be made for immediate relief of anxiety and tension.

Hyssop (Korean Mint)

Many mint plants often are used for health and medicinal reasons. It can help headaches, nausea and relieving nervousness and tiredness. It may be also used to fight colds and flu symptoms since it contains antiviral properties.


You can easily incorporate some blackberry bushes into your wellness garden, especially if you have a pond area. They’re full of vitamins and antioxidants and have been used for years among Native Americans for their healing properties.


You’ve likely heard of this plant used as food for animals. The reason is that it promotes health by the compounds and nutrients it contains. Said to be “the father of all plants,” alfalfa originated in the Mediterranean countries. It can be used for nausea, kidney pain and stone and as a diuretic.


We know cats love it, but did you know that it contains properties that are wonderful for relieving cold and flu symptoms, stopping blood flow or swelling and helping gastronomical problems? It can be a great addition for your garden.

Planning and planting medicinal herbs and plants in your wellness garden can bring another dimension to your life by making it easy for you to relieve (and cure) some illness symptoms. Don’t be afraid to include some of these plants in your garden, but be very careful when using them for medicinal purposes.