6 Home-Grown Herbs That Will Change Your Life


There’s nothing better than the sweet aromatics of fresh herbs in the kitchen. While you can buy herbs at most grocery stores or farmers markets, there’s something about cutting the leaves or sprigs fresh from your own garden, and enjoying the hearty aroma as you slice and dice them and add them to your favorite dishes. What makes growing your own herbs even more enticing is that many herbs have benefits that can make you healthier.

1. Rosemary

In addition to being delicious and aromatic, rosemary is high in antioxidants and may help reduce inflammation. Some evidence also shows that rosemary may be helpful in boosting memory and learning. Rosemary can be overpowering, so make sure you only snip what you need.


2. Oregano

Oregano has many healthful properties and is considered to be an antifungal and antibacterial remedy. The healthy properties of oregano may be used to fight food-borne illness and treat conditions such as yeast infections and thrush. With such healthy benefits, our favorite Italian foods just got better!


3. Mint

Mint is most often used to treat upset stomachs and other digestive issues including irritable bowel syndrome. There are a variety of mints that can be grown at home so you have options to find the perfect flavor for your family.


4. Holy Basil

Holy basil is commonly used to lower cholesterol, and may have additional inflammation-reducing properties helpful in treating infections, asthma and diabetes. Basil is highly aromatic and is a great addition to food and drinks.


5. Thyme

With the antioxidants apigenin, naringenic, thymonin and thymol, thyme is a great addition to any herb garden. These antioxidants help boost health, reduce inflammation and perhaps prevent the risk of cancer.  


6. Parsley

Commonly used as nothing more than a garnish, parsley may often be overlooked as a healthy, great addition to any meal. Rich in vitamins A, C and K, parsley is a blood healthy herb that’s easy to grow, and even easier to enjoy.

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