Food Cures You Can Grow at Home

Put your green thumb to work growing a first-aid kit that will keep you healthy all summer.

By Jeff Csatari and Nikki Werner

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Lavender has anti-inflammatory properties.

Lavender

Grow it: This sun-loving plant needs good drainage. Use a small pot filled with gravel and a light soil.

Use it: It has antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties. Crush a handful of the heads and add to a bowl of boiling water to use as a steam bath for your face. You can also dab the oil from the flowers on blemishes, says Marrone. 

Photo: (cc) Ebelien/Flickr

 

 
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