Non-Culinary Herbs

This rich range of herbs may not be edible, but they possess many other garden-worthy qualities beyond being simply beautiful.

Excerpted from Simple Steps: Herbs
Aloe Vera Plant Used to Soothe Burns Simple Steps: Herbs ©Dorling Kindersley Limited 2009

Aloe Vera

The spiky leaves of this native of southern Africa contain a gel that has remarkable healing properties, soothing burns and promoting regeneration of skin tissue. Unfortunately, it is not hardy and needs a sharply draining soil to thrive.

Excerpted from Simple Steps: Herbs

©Dorling Kindersley Limited 2009

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