Furmer’s new Medicinal Garden Kit was developed by Nicole Apelian, Ph.D. – a herbalist and biologist. Diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis at 29, she has used natural herbal remedies to manage her condition. Containing the seeds for 10 plants with healing properties, the new Medicinal Garden Kit enables customers to become more self-reliant and take care of their health naturally. Included in the kit is a guide that teaches customers how to make home remedies from their plants.
The herb garden kit contains a complete selection of hand-picked, non-GMO, high-quality seeds, including chamomile, calendula, chicory, marshmallow, California poppy, evening primrose, yarrow, lavender, echinacea, and feverfew seeds.
Indigenous uses of medicinal plants can be traced back to ancient civilizations. Communities such as the San people of Southern Africa possess in-depth knowledge of the use of herbal therapy to treat health conditions and maintain well-being. The kit’s creator Dr. Apelian developed her scientific study and use of medicinal plants during an extended period spent living with San Bushmen in the Kalahari Desert.
“Imagine stepping out into your own backyard and picking the medicinal plants and herbs you need, taking them into your kitchen, and turning them into tinctures, teas, salves, and poultices,” said Dr. Apelian.
Dr. Apelian created the garden kit to give people access to a natural health resource that they can rely on even in the event of a crisis affecting health systems.
She explains that chamomile (Matricaria chamomilla) has been used to relax aching muscles and joints, treat digestive problems, soothe irritated eyes, and calm eczema, while Calendula (Calendula officinalis) has been reported to speed up wound healing, cleanse the lymphatic system, and act as an anti-inflammatory agent. English lavender (Lavandula angustifolia Vera) is believed to be effective against fungal infections, acne, and psoriasis.
Frumer’s medicinal garden kit includes planting, growing, and harvesting instructions. The seeds produce perennial or self-seeding annual plants and are good companions for vegetables and fruit trees.
Dr. Apelian said: “I turn to my small backward pharmacy whenever I’m in pain, catch a cold, have a fever, and so on. I haven’t stepped foot in a pharmacy in a very long time. I have all I need here in my backyard for me and my whole family.”
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