The Garden of Medicinal Plants
Monks and Apothecaries, in the past, used plants and herbs to treat illness. Monasteries had special gardens where they grew healing plants. The Chelsea Physic Garden was opened in 1673 by the Worshipful Society of Apothecaries to grow plants to be used as medicines. We are now slowly setting up our own small Physic Garden at Court Farm, with aromatic and healing plants. It's early days, but in time it will be a place to wander and relax the mind.
The leaves, flowers, and roots of this plant have been used medicinally throughout history.
The leaves are said to be an analgesic, the flowers are made into a tea that is said to fight colds, and a compound in the root has been shown to have antibacterial properties.
It's also a must as Horseradish Sause with roast beef.
This rock was dug up at Court Farm and is now in the center of the new Physic Garden. Horseradish grows by it's side.
Some of the healing PLANTS in the physic garden
MINT has been used since ancient times to treat indigestion, stomach complaints and nausea.
LEMON BALM Helps you relax.
ROSEMARY has a long tradition as an aid for memory and is an antioxidant. It is also said that it helps to stimulate hair growth. Avoid during pregnancy.