Healing Kitchen Herbs to Grow This Summer
Do you love to cook? Then you must be familiar with different herbs and spices. But are you aware that many of these herbs can easily be grown, even inside your kitchen?
Yes! You can have an herb garden in your kitchen even with very little space. Simply put these into a pot or container. Label them using your organic plant labels and you will soon have an abundant supply of herbs you may use for your delicious recipes.
Learn more about these herbs. Read on.
Known for its strong fragrance, thyme is a favorite herb of many chefs. But do you know that thyme can be used for inflammations on the mouth and throat, too? It is also good for cough as it has expectorant qualities. Thymol found in its oil is strong in removing phlegm in your chest and throat. Thus, you can drink it as tea or gargle it to help relieve you of your discomfort.
This is known for its distinct floral fragrance. But do you know that you can use it to reduce muscle spasm and pains, and super relaxant?
Yes, it does. So if you are tired, stressed out or just want to have some me time, try brewing a lavender tea. It is also known to be antidepressant because of its colors and sweet scent.
It can also help you treat headaches. Just a few drops of its oil on your sheets will put you into a relaxed sleep. You can also add it into your bath, soaps, body oils and lotions because it contains antibacterial and antiseptic components.
Pesto is not complete without basil. It’s a culinary herb that is a stimulant and nerve tonic which improve one’s appetite. It is also carminative that prevents gas production in the intestinal tract.
It also has powerful disinfectant abilities because of its antiviral, antioxidant, antimicrobial, and anticancer properties. This makes it not just a great herb for your dishes but it is also a powerful and medicinal plant for you to cherish.
Parsley is both nutritional and medicinal at the same time. It has been famed to aid in digestive problems. You can also use it to freshen your breath and an effective tonic for kidney and bladder. Parsley has Vitamins A, B, C, Potassium and it is also rich in iron. This makes it perfect for lowering blood pressure and killing head lice.
The lemon balm gives you a combined mint and lemony fragrance. But it can also be used as an antibacterial and antiviral medicine. Drink it as tea and notice how it will help in lifting your mood and mild depression because of its calming and soothing properties, which also aids digestion.
This also acts as a natural insect repellent when used externally. Crush its leaves then rub it on the infected area to relieve pain and itch.
Sage helps in improving your memory and concentration. It also has antiseptic properties that make it great for digestion. Also, a gargle of sage relieves sore throats and mouth ulcers. So do use it often to help improve your dental health.
When we think of menthol, peppermint is number one. The antispasmodic content of this herb is great for soothing body cramps and spasms. You can also try drinking its tea fro stomach aches, flatulence, and even colic.
For external use, its oil can be applied to the aching and painful area as it can increase blood flow. Just be sure not to apply it to kids under five years old.
Try growing a few of these herbs now and see their powers on!
Whether you grow them on a garden or container take care of them properly and they will give you magic in return.
Have a wonderful time!