Yarrow - a lovely perennial weed grown in many herb gardens, for it has a multitude of uses. Cut the flowering tops (use only white-flowering yarrow) and use alcohol (80 proof) to make a strongly-scented tincture. A US Army study showed yarrow tincture to be more effective than DEET at repelling ticks, mosquitoes, and sand flies. Take internally prevent colds and the flu (dose is 10-20 drops). Yarrow oil is antibacterial, pain-relieving, and helpful in healing all types of wounds.
Yellow Yarrow Flower, a wild growing flowering weed and herb, yarrow was used by Achilles and his warriors in the Trojan War to staunch the bleeding of their wounds. It is named after Achilles (Achillea millefolium) who was also a student of medicine under Charon. Yarrow was also used in folkloric love divinations, sewn into a satchel, when placed under one's bed was supposed to give dreams of one's true heart or future mate.
Juniper berries, act on the urinary, respiratory, nervous and digestive systems. They help heal infections of the urinary tract and bladder, and a diuretic. Treating colds and asthma. Juniper berries also help increase the flow of digestive juices, improving digestion, eliminating gas, and relieving stomach cramps. They relieve pain and inflammation, take no more than six weeks at a time, as kidneys may become agrivated. They should be avoided by pregnant women.
Grow a "Healing: Garden...this is a fun blog. Here's an excerpt, "In the language of flowers, Lemon Balm means love and its traditional herbal uses were equally dramatic to renew youth, cure scorpion stings and make bees swarm. The fresh leaves make a relaxing tea with antiviral properties." Yeesh, Scorpion stings? MUST HAVE.