Camilla Nichols, J.D., M.S. is our Resident Nutritionist here at Peaceful Warriors Wellness Center. She provides Holistic Wellness Nutritional Counseling as well as Reiki here in the office. Her goal is to help you become your own best detective with your body and health through nutrition and home cooking. Here is a list of Medicinal Plants that you can grow at home for your meals to benefit your body and its needs!

Basil

Basil - Medicinal Herb

BASIL –

aids digestion, rheumatoid arthritis, and IBS. Fights free radicals,
improves gut health, may aid in depression, helps the liver detoxify, anti-nausea. One
tablespoon of sweet basil contains Vitamins A and K, Calcium, Iron, and Manganese.
It can be used to make a tisane. Antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and antimicrobial.

Chamomile

Chamomile - Medicinal Herb

CHAMOMILE –

aids digestion and is useful to treat anxiety and stress. Anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and anti-anxiety.

Chives

St. Pete Nutritionist - Chives - Medicinal Garden Herbs

CHIVES –

Aids in the prevention of osteoporosis has anti-cancer properties and may aid in memory. Good source of vitamins and minerals including folate, calcium, potassium, Vitamins K, C, and A. Antioxidant

Cilantro

Cilantro - Medicinal Herb

CILANTRO –

aids digestion, helps remove harmful metals, fights free radicals, aids with relief of allergy symptoms.

Cloves

Clove - Medicinal Herb Garden

CLOVES-

high in antioxidants, anti-microbial, improves oral health, relieves
toothaches

Dandelion

DANDELION –

All parts of the plant are edible. Vitamins A, B and C, and minerals
potassium, iron, zinc. Aids digestion and improves liver function, natural diuretic.

Dill

Dill Herb Garden

DILL –

aids with brain and nervous system, helps metabolism of sugar and fat, used
to treat colic in infants, digestive and bone health. Sources of Vitamin A and C,
manganese, folate, iron, calcium, copper, magnesium, potassium and zinc.

Echinacea

ECHINACEA Medicinal Gardening

ECHINACEA –

aids with toothache, sore throat, stomach aches, headaches;
strengthens immune system; promotes skin health. Anti-inflammatory.

Garlic

St. Pete Nutritionist Garlic - Medicinal Herb Garden

GARLIC – 

boosts and stimulates immune system; protects against free radicals; reduces risk of stroke and heart disease; reduces high blood pressure, reduces LDL (aka lousy) cholesterol and increases HDL (aka healthy) cholesterol; lowers blood sugar; and reduces duration of respiratory ailments. Anti-fungal, antioxidant, expectorant, antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory

Ginger

Medicinal Herb Garden Ginger

GINGER –

aids in digestion, stomach cramps, morning sickness and cold/flu symptoms as well as muscle and joint pain. It is said to be beneficial for heart disease and headaches. Anti-inflammatory and antibacterial.

Goto Kola

Goto Kola Herb

GOTO KOLA –

improves cognitive function, diuretic, anti-bacterial, supports
nervous system.

Mint

Mint

MINT –

aids digestion and good for oral health (mouth and breath), reduces
stress. Anti-microbial.

Mullein

mullein

MULLEIN –

Aids with coughs and congestion (expectorant). Anti-bacterial

Nettle (Stinging)

nettle leaf

NETTLE (Stinging) –


Natural diuretic, joint pain, relieves allergy symptoms, anti-inflammatory.

Parsley

parsley

PARSLEY – aids in improving potassium function in the body; improves function and
elasticity of blood vessels. It also thins mucus and is helpful with cough and
congestion. It is a digestive stimulant and can even be used on the skin for insect
bites (as well as basil). This herb packs more vitamin C than an orange. It is also
high in Vitamin A, chlorophyll, folic acid and amino acids. Diuretic, antioxidant,
expectorant.

Rosemary

rosemary

ROSEMARY –

aids with mild pain relief, headaches, gut health; stimulates both
the brain and nervous system. Some studies have shown that consuming rosemary
reduces incidences of several cancers (skin, colon, lung and breast) almost by half.
Circulatory stimulant, diuretic, stimulant, anti-cancer properties.

Sage

sage

SAGE – Aids in inflammation and fights free radicals. Tea or tisane which great for
infections, coughs, sore throat and fever (promotes sweating when drank hot). It
also acts as an aid to mental and cognitive function if consumed regularly. Can be
used externally for insect bites, mouth sores and skin infections. Antiinflammatory, antioxidant, antibacterial, antihistamine, antibiotic, antimicrobial.

St. John's Wort

st. johns wort

ST. JOHN’S WORT. Aids in treatment of anxiety and depression, PMS and hormonal balance. 

Thyme

thyme with lemons

THYME – aids with respiratory illnesses including colds, flu, cough and sore
throat. May help reduce asthma symptoms (consumed fresh and in a tisane). It also
helps with headaches (and rumor has it hangovers). Antiseptic, antibacterial, antifungal, antiseptic.

Tumeric

tumeric

TUMERIC – aids joint arthritis; good for heart health; may aid in reducing or reversing certain brain age- related decrease in brain function. Studies have shown turmeric may contribute to the death of cancerous cells, reduce growth of new blood vessels in tumors (angiogenesis) and reduces the spread of cancer (metastasis). Anti-inflammatory, antioxidant. 

Valerian Root

valerian root

VALERIAN ROOT – aids sleep, reduces anxiety

Yarrow

yarrow flower bundle

YARROW – aids digestion and reduces gastrointestinal irritation. Antiinflammatory.