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Get fresh first aid from the garden.

Fresh basil, peppermint, thyme and lemon balm make great summer fresh dishes and also bring a wealth of herbal first aid. Safe, effective, fresh, organic herbs for sore muscles, cuts, itches, and insect repellent.

1. Basil- Relieves Muscle Tension and Sore Feet

To get the plant’s benefits, rub its leaves on the area of your body that aches. You also can use the leaves to alleviate foot pain by placing them in a foot bath. Just add hot water and soak away.

2. Thyme- Heals Minor Cuts and Scraps

If you just nicked yourself, grab some thyme. Each little leaf has a lot of antibacterial and antiviral properties. To prevent germs from getting into the cut, rub a handful of thyme leaves on the wounded area.

3. Lemon Balm- Natural Insect Repellent

If you find yourself becoming the meal of many insects while you’re outside, just grab some lemon balm and rub the leaves  onto your neck, arms and other areas that typically attract mosquitoes and other biting insects.

4. Peppermint- Relieves Itchy Bites

It tastes good, it smells good, and it can help relieve itchy bites. Rub the leaves on bites to glean the benefits of the herb‘s anti-inflammatory, antiseptic properties,  prevent further inflammation, and offer you a soothing, cooling (and minty) sensation.

Thanks to Modern Farmer for this awesome information.

And thanks to Organic Authority for the photo



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