Looking for a healthy food ? Just add these 6 easy-to-grow herbs in your diet

Want a healthy family ? Add these 6 herbs in your diet.

1. Curry Leaves

Curry Leaves contain various antioxidant properties and have the ability to control diarrhoea, gastrointestinal problems such as indigestion, excessive acid secretion, peptic ulcers, dysentery, diabetes and an unhealthy cholesterol balance.

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They are also believed to have cancer fighting properties and are known to help protect the liver.

2. Ajwain

Ajwain leaves are used for treating colds, coughs, and fevers in infants and small children.

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It can be used as an antiseptic. They are ideal to relieve colic symptoms in babies. The leaves are believed to improve digestion and stimulate appetite in children.

Ajwain leaf is used in selective Indian dishes.

3. Catnip

Catnip is one of our favorite herbs. It can help soothe a nervous child — it’s a mild sedative. It can also treat stomach upset, and may be helpful with coughs.

It’s recently been shown to be an excellent insect repellent. One can use it to help teething babies with great success, and it’s also great for general insomnia.

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4. Lemongrass

Lemongrass, a popular ingredient in Asian cuisine (think lemongrass and citrus poached salmon), is also an antimicrobial and antidepressant.

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5. Parsley

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Parsley contains apigenine, a natural oil that has been shown to prevent angiogenesis – the growth of blood vessels that supply cancerous tumors with nutrients. The apigenine from parsley cuts off the blood supply to a tumor, acting similarly to the prescription drug Avastin.

6. Peppermint

Peppermints are known to be tummy-soothers. They can also help with headaches, and peppermint may soothe sore throats (peppermint has a high menthol content that can cool the throat

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As with any kind of garden, success usually starts with the soil. Most vegetables do best in moist, well-drained soil that’s rich in organic matter (such as compost or peat moss).

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In general use a soil-based compost placed over a generous layer of drainage material such as earthenware crocks, pebbles or gravel. Water and feed regularly, especially while plants are bearing flowers and fruit, when a high-potash fertilizer is recommended.