The goodness of herbs
The goodness that herbs provide to our diets is often ignored by many of us in this busy world of ours. If we can improve our lifestyle by growing a little herb garden, then isn’t it something worth considering ?
You don’t need a lot of space to create your own special herb garden either.
Planting a small pot of Basil, Parsley or Mint and leaving them on a windowsill in a small apartment is just as effective as placing them on a balcony garden or planting them in a courtyard garden.
There are many herbs that are beneficial to us, and especially in these days of Covid-19, it is very worthwhile using more of them as part of our everyday lives.
Many are not only great for your salads adding colour and flavour, but they also are a rich source of valuable nutrients and antioxidants.
Why not consider replacing excessive sugary or salty sauces with fresh herbs?
They will not only boost the flavour of the dish you are preparing, but do you some good as well, so what’s not to like?
Some herbs worth having
Basil – It has great cholesterol lowering benefits plus flavonoids that could protect white blood cells, as well as powerful antioxidants and phytochemicals, so is considered to be a great cancer fighting herb.
Parsley – Provides Vitamin C and has anti-inflammatory properties and is useful for treating fluid retention.
Peppermint– Great for indigestion or bloating and also good for relaxation.
Rosemary – A good source of calcium, iron and vitamin B6. Rosemary contains compounds that offer both antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits.
Oregano – Great for fighting infection. It has phytochemicals and vitamin E.
Dill– Known to reduce the risk of heart disease. It is from the same family as fennel, cumin, and bay leaves.
Sage – Known for its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. It also contains flavonoids, phenolic acids and oxygen-handling enzymes.
Camomile– Known for reducing anxiety and depression and can be used to soothe an upset stomach.
Thyme – High in vitamin C, and is also a good source of vitamin A and manganese.
Other herbs that boost your immune system include Echinacea, Garlic and Ginseng.
There are many helpful sites on the web to get ideas of how to care for your herbs as they become a way of life in your home.
Enjoy creating a healthy green space to share with your friends and family.
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