Growing Herbs at Home for Natural Medicines

Growing herbs at home offers us the joy of gardening and the convenience of having fresh flavours at our fingertips. Hydroponic cultivation is an efficient way to nurture herbs, making it an attractive option for commercial growers and home enthusiasts. Having a collection of fresh herbs to grow at home is excellent for both culinary and medicinal purposes. 

Herbs for Natural Medicines

Many herbs are pivotal in medicinal practices and offer a range of health benefits. For instance, Peppermint is renowned for its ability to soothe digestive issues, while Calendula is celebrated for its healing properties in skin care. Bee Balm (Bergamot) and Lemon Balm are acknowledged for their calming effects, reducing stress and promoting relaxation. 

Tulsi (Holy Basil) is considered a powerhouse for its immune-boosting capabilities. Thanks to its immune-enhancing properties, Echinacea is widely used to combat colds and flu. Elecampane is known for its respiratory system support, while Sage, Oregano, and Garlic offer antimicrobial benefits, making them excellent for fighting various infections. Horseradish has been used to clear sinuses and improve respiratory health. Marshmallow or Hollyhock provides soothing relief for irritated mucous membranes. 

Yarrow is versatile and known for stopping bleeding and promoting wound healing. Chamomile and Dill are gentle yet effective at calming upset stomachs and promoting digestion. These herbs, among many others, play a crucial role in natural health practices, underscoring the importance of incorporating them into our wellness routines for their diverse therapeutic benefits. 

Growing these medicinal herbs at home, especially through hydroponic systems, can provide easy access to their health-enhancing properties, enriching our lives with natural remedies right from our indoor gardens.

Key Considerations for Hydroponic Herb Gardening


Keeping the pH level of your hydroponic solution between 5.5 and 6.5 is crucial for the optimal growth of your herbs, ensuring they absorb nutrients effectively.


Herbs thrive under substantial light. Utilizing LED grow lights can simulate the ideal conditions for herb growth, with a recommended light cycle of 14-16 hours per day.

Air Circulation

To avoid fungal diseases, ensure your indoor garden has adequate air circulation. Fans or a ventilation system can create a conducive environment for your herbs.

Temperature and Humidity

Most herbs grow best in a temperature range of 60-70°F (15-21°C), with a humidity level between 40-70%.


Monitor and adjust the nutrient levels in your hydroponic solution regularly, tailoring it to the herbs’ specific needs.

Pest Management

Inspect your herbs routinely for pests or diseases. Maintaining cleanliness within your hydroponic setup is vital for preventing issues.

Harvesting and Uses

Harvesting your herbs in moderation, taking no more than one-third of the plant at once, allows for continuous growth and regrowth. Hydroponically grown herbs elevate culinary dishes with freshness and have applications beyond the kitchen. From traditional medicine and aromatherapy to teas, herbs like lavender and ginger offer both health benefits and soothing properties. Growing herbs at home and having access to fresh produce can be convenient for many people. 

Growing Systems Perfect for Growing Herbs at Home

For beginners, our Hydroponic Mason Jar is an affordable way to start your hydroponic journey at home. The kit has everything you need to grow herbs at home while taking up very little counter space. If you want to boost your knowledge, our Introduction to Hydroponics workshop includes a mason jar for you to take home. 

If you want to dive into hydroponics head first, the Hydroponic Gardening bin is a cost-effective way to get started with more herbs than the mason jar. You don’t need any prior experience to use the bin, and you’ll be able to grow herbs quickly and with great quality.  

Growing Herbs at Home Hydroponically with NuLeaf Farms

Cultivating herbs hydroponically at home with NuLeaf Farms brings nature indoors, offering both the delight of gardening and the practical benefits of having fresh herbs on hand. These aromatic plants are fantastic for culinary delights and medicinal uses, enriching our meals, health, and overall well-being with their diverse properties and flavours. 

Learning more with NuLeaf is easy; whether buying a hydroponic system with starter plants or participating in our Introduction to Hydroponics workshop, NuLeaf is a valuable resource for indoor gardeners. Embrace the simplicity and efficiency of hydroponic gardening and enjoy the bounty of fresh herbs all year round.