I didn’t know you could use that!

Many of our common garden and mainstays can do double, even triple duty as food and medicine when they’re not looking beautiful in the garden.

We’re always learning about our botanic community, taking new pics and meeting folks who know a lot more than we do, so keep checking your favourite plants on these pages. There’s always more to come!

This page links to pages devoted to ‘other uses’ of some of our favourites.

Avocado leaves

Banana flowers and leaves

Day lily

Guava leaves

Mango Leaves


There are some other amazing plants with well-known medicinal properties.They’re listed on our ‘Herbs for Healing’ page.