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7 Easy Herbs To Grow at Home

Growing your own herbs at home is an affordable way to improve your health. In addition to adding flavor to your dishes, herbs are jam packed with antioxidants and important nutrients.

If you buy herbs at the store, note that about 50% of its nutritional value is lost the day it is harvested. So, you can really ramp up your health by growing some of these seven herbs at home:

Rosemary

This is a very aromatic herb that has important compounds that are believed to be effective in killing some cancer cells. Rosemary also is known to boost memory. Some studies have shown that people may perform better on some memory tasks if they can smell rosemary.

Keep in mind that rosemary grows best when it has full sun and lots of water.

Lavender

Lavender isnít just pretty with a wonderful smell Ė it also has many health benefits. It has a lovely fragrance that can help you to fall asleep. It also has antioxidants called polyphenols that can reduce bloating.

Lavender is a large plant that grows well inside. Remember to keep it in a sunny place.

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This balm is a natural way to ease muscle and joint pain, and to promote relaxation. This aromatic balm has lavender, and its wonderful aroma is a nice aromatherapy that soothes the senses at the balm penetrates deeply into sore muscles and joints.

Mint

Mint is full of vitamin A, and is wonderful for the breath, digestion, nausea, pimples and even cavities. Essential oils in peppermint also can have a strong positive effect on your blood pressure and exercise performance.

Remember when you grow mint that it grows fast and needs a lot of room. It can choke off other nearby plants, so growing outside is best.

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This product is a very popular oil in China and is effective to relieve minor aches and pains. It is infused with menthol, which is based upon several types of peppermint plant. Rubbing this oil into the joints or muscles results in fast pain relief. It works by increasing the blood flow to the sore part of the body. It cools that area of the body and penetrates deep into underlying tissues.

Basil

Basil has a strong reputation for calming nerves and it also is a great fiber source. Further, it is believed to be good for detoxifying the liver, and basil oil is thought to be good for clearing up skin blemishes.

Basil is a very hardy plant that grows great inside or outside. It requires little care and only needs a moderate amount of water.

Parsley

Parsley is best known as a garnish, but do not forget to eat it! It is full of vitamins A and C, and one tablespoon of parsley gives you more than 50% of your needed intake of vitamin K.

Parsley is also simple to grow, needing only moderate care and sun. It does grow slower than other herbs but it is worth waiting for.

Chives

This is one of the tastiest herbs, as a member of the onion family, and is good for the immune system. In fact, some studies shows that eating garlic, chives and scallions can reduce your risk of some cancers, including prostate and stomach.

Chives grow well indoors or out, and do not need a lot of sun.

Dill

This tasty herb is not just good for pickles. It is a wonderful source of antioxidants, including beta-carotene, and is thought to be good for stopping hiccups. Just mix a teaspoon of dill leaf with a cup of hot water and drink slowly, to cure your hiccups.

Dill needs a lot of sun and grows best in soil that is not extremely dense.

Be sure to try to grow some or all of these herbs at home to spice up your food, and to improve your health!




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