Of late, Kitchen Gardening has become popular amongst many households. Growing vegetables, and thus enjoying a healthy lifestyle, as if, has become a trend. While you might have already experimented with the vegetables, here’s a list of 6 essential herbs that you must definitely grow in your kitchen garden and then of course use it in your kitchen.
Basil, we call it ‘Tulsi’, is popularly used in many cuisines. While the plant has a spiritual significance there are various health benefits associated with it. The leaves of the plant have proven to be a good tonic for our nerves. The plant also helps in reducing the cholesterol levels and helps in purifying the blood as well. There are many other benefits that this herb offers that we’d have to write separate article on this!
2. Coriander or Cilantro
Dhaniyaa – that’s what we call it. This most commonly used herb has innumerable benefits. Coriander helps in reducing skin inflammation and ideally works on skin disorders such as fungal infections and eczema. Besides, the essential oils in the herb help in proper functioning of the liver and also aid digestion.
I don’t need to explicitly mention the benefits and uses of this herb, do I ? As we know, it’s extensively used in our cuisine; apart from garlic has many other benefits that might surprise you. It’s known to effectively clear acne, treats cold, also helps you in controlling weight (yes it does!), and surprisingly it can also work as a natural glue.
Another popular herb that’s used commonly, Ginger is beneficial in many ways. Apart from being a popular digestive aid, ginger helps in subsiding nausea and vomiting, as well. It contains an anti-inflammatory compound, gingerol. This substance helps in alleviating muscle and joint pain. Besides, ginger also reduces migraines and menstrual pains. Stop reading right now and grow ginger today!:D
Cloves are often used in Ayurvedic Medicine owing to their antibacterial, anti-fungal, and analgesic properties. Besides being a good source of minerals, they are rich in fiber and vitamins as well. Cloves improve digestion, act as a natural painkiller, and help in temporarily treating a toothache as well. Besides being an effective remedy for morning sickness, cloves also help in treating sinusitis.
Oregano is a wonderful herb that has cooking benefits and is also used therapeutically. It’s rich in vitamin K and also as antibacterial and antioxidant properties. It also contains several health essential oils, and it’s leaves have antiseptic and antispasmodic properties.
Listed below are a few other herbs which when grown in the kitchen prove to be beneficial as well as help you save money! Paise ki Bachat! 😀
- Lemon Balm
There are innumerable health benefits of these herbs and putting it up all in one article or read is a big task. But we hope that you are convinced. So, what’s the wait for? Start growing these herbs today! Because, there is nothing better than fresh ingredients, is there?