We always cook with different types of herbs to add unique flavour to dishes.
Studies now have shown that the health-promoting compounds in various herbs can play a key role in keeping illness and other health problems at bay.
Instead of buying herbs from the market, you can grow them in your backyard, small kitchen garden or even indoors.
1. Aloe Vera
If there’s one medicinal plant which has 101 uses, that is none other than aloe vera.
Aside from minor cuts and wounds, this medicinal aloe vera is also great for burns, treating eczema and reducing inflammation.
Planting Chamomile in your home garden will add a crisp and fruity fragrance to your garden.
Chamomile can help treat more than 100 separate ailments and conditions including the common cold, digestive problems, diarrhea, eczema, gastrointestinal conditions, mucositis, toothache, earache, shoulder pain and the common wounds.
Mint grows in moist, shaded areas as well as in sunny locations. Keep it well-watered and use a weak liquid fertilizer. Consider growing mint plants in large sunken pots because they grow vigorously.
Mint can be very useful in treating indigestion, vomiting, sore muscles, abdominal pain, heartburn, chest pain, irritable bowel, fever, headaches and bad breath.
Another herb used for culinary as well as medicinal purposes is sage. You can grow it in well-drained, fertile soil where there is enough sunlight. During the winter, it can survive well in dry, indoor air, but it will need strong sun.
Sage is used for treating loss of appetite, gas, stomach pain, heartburn, depression, cold sores, gum disease (gingivitis), painful periods, asthma and excessive sweating.
Dill is an aromatic herb that will add beauty and a pleasing aroma to your garden. You can grow it either in the ground or in large containers in well-drained soil.
Dill is used for treating intestinal gas, diarrhea, dysentery, nerve pain, menstrual cramps, fever, colds, coughs, bronchitis, headaches, hemorrhoids, liver disorders, gallbladder infections and urinary tract disorders. It also boosts immunity as well as provides relief from insomnia.
Another herb that you should grow in your garden is thyme. You can easily grow it in dry, well-drained light soil with enough sunlight. It can grow in any climatic condition.
Thyme can be used to treat coughs, congestion, indigestion, gas, mild diarrhea, infected toenails, acne, arthritis, sore throat and bronchitis.
Recommended Planters : Buy Herb Planters
These specially designed planters for herbs are perfect for your kitchen or balcony garden.
Buy ready to use nutrient rich soil:
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.
Buy Decorative Pebbles :
Decorate planters or garden landscapes with these decorative pebbles :
Using pebbles in a garden brings different colours and textures to the garden. Pebbles can also fill up otherwise empty space in the garden, leaving a visual that might be considered more interesting and aesthetic than simple dirt, soil or mulch.