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Herbs to Grow for Profit on the Homestead 

Growing herbs can be a great way to generate income on a homestead. Here are some herbs that can be profitable to grow:

  1. Lavender – Lavender is a popular herb used in soaps, perfumes, and skincare products. It’s easy to grow and can be sold as fresh or dried bundles, or used to make essential oils. You can sell lavender seedlings or lavender cuttings, grow far more plants and simply harvest the flowers for drying and selling. 

  2. Peppermint – This is another highly versatile option. Peppermint oil is promoted for topical use for problems like headache, muscle and joint pain, and reducing stress. 

    If you find yourself with overstock, dehydrate it and store it in mason jars for use in teas and desserts.

  3. Basil – Basil is a versatile herb that can be used in cooking, as well as for making pesto, herbal vinegars, and infused oils. It’s easy to grow and can be sold as fresh or dried bunches.

  4. Sage – Sage is a popular culinary herb that can be used in stuffing, poultry seasoning, and as a seasoning for meats. It’s also used in smudge sticks, which can be sold for spiritual purposes.

  5. Lemon balm – Lemon balm is a calming herb that can be used in teas and as a flavoring for desserts. It’s also used in aromatherapy and can be sold as fresh or dried bunches.

  6. Rosemary – Rosemary is a popular culinary herb used in seasoning meats and vegetables. It’s also used in skincare products and as a natural insect repellent.

  7. Chamomile – Chamomile is a calming herb that can be used in teas and as a natural sleep aid. It’s also used in skincare products and can be sold as fresh or dried flowers.

  8. Catnip – Grow and dehydrate catnip to sell in pretty little jars to cat lovers
  9. Calendula – Calendula is a medicinal herb that can be used in skincare products, as a natural dye, and as a natural insect repellent. It’s easy to grow and can be sold as fresh or dried flowers.

When growing herbs for profit, it’s important to research your local market and determine what herbs are in demand. You can sell your herbs at farmers’ markets, to local restaurants and cafes, or online. Be sure to use organic growing methods and to label your products clearly.

An Another thing to note, is that there are other great herbs and plants to grow to make supplements out of, which is another source of income.

 

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Other Common Herbs to Grow at Home for Medicinal Use: Making Supplements, Tintures and Remedies

Growing your own herbs at home can be a great way to make your own supplements which could be another source of income. Here are some herbs that you may consider growing at home:

  • Basil – This popular culinary herb is also known for its anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties. It can be used to make supplements for digestion and respiratory health.
  • Peppermint – Peppermint is a natural remedy for stomach issues and can be used to make supplements for digestive health.
  • Echinacea – Echinacea is known for its immune-boosting properties and can be used to make supplements to help prevent and treat colds and flu.
  • Chamomile – Chamomile is a natural sedative and can be used to make supplements for stress relief and improved sleep.
  • Milk Thistle – Milk thistle is a liver-supportive herb that can be used to make supplements to promote liver health.
  • Sage – Sage has anti-inflammatory properties and can be used to make supplements to support memory and cognitive function.
  • Garlic – Garlic is a natural antibiotic and can be used to make supplements for immune support and to fight infections.

When growing your herbs at home, it’s important to use organic methods and to ensure that the soil is rich in nutrients. Consult with a healthcare professional before starting any supplement regimen.

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