Not only are these herbs easy to grow, but they also add magic to your dishes, smell great, and have a broad range of healing properties. You can grow them in your garden or pots on your windowsill or balcony. Pick them fresh and add them to your juices, smoothies, salads or any other dish.
Here are our 10 favorite healing herbs we grow at home.
Basil is an excellent source of vitamin A, C, K, iron, calcium, manganese, magnesium, and potassium. The leaves contain flavonoids and volatile oils that have antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and antibacterial properties. Basil can be used to treat constipation, indigestion, headaches, diabetes, hypothyroidism, and bacterial infections. It supports cardiovascular health and combats stress.
Sage is packed with a variety of volatile oils that give this herb its strong antioxidant, antimicrobial, and anti-inflammatory benefits. It boosts brain function and can be used to treat many of our daily ailments such diarrhea, bloating, heartburn, painful menstrual periods, colds, cold sores, hot flashes, stress, and anxiety.
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Rich in antioxidants, fibers, folate, iron, magnesium, calcium and potassium. Due to its antibacterial and antiviral properties, it is an ideal herb to treat respiratory illnesses or candida infections.
Rosemary helps to reduce carcinogens that are released during high heat cooking and may lessen the risk of developing cancer. Its strong antioxidants not only prevent DNA damage but have shown to shrink tumors as well. To enhance its effect combine with one or more of the following herbs: thyme, oregano, basil, garlic, onion, or parsley.
Just as rosemary, dill may help to neutralize carcinogens and it has been used for ages to treat digestive issues such as diarrhea and heartburn.
6. Cilantro (Coriander)
A great herb that binds heavy metals and supports your liver. If you can bear its taste (my hubby hates it and claims that it taste like soap), add to salads, stir-fries, curries, green juices, and smoothies to avoid toxic build-up.
I love its taste. I add it to my smoothies and most dishes… and it’s super good for you. It is packed with health-promoting nutrients. It strengthens the immune system, works as a diuretic, supports natural detoxification, heals the nervous system, and freshens your breath.
Love mint tea or often add it to my smoothies or desserts. Mint improves digestion, soothes headaches, freshens your breath, calms your nerves, and fights respiratory bacteria and viruses.
9. Lemon Balm
Lemon balm tea with chamomile works great to soothe nervous tension, stress, or anxiety. It helps to promote better sleep and speeds up the healing of cold sores.
10. Cayenne Peppers
Cayenne peppers work as an effective painkiller. It improves circulation, heals sore throats, and warms your body.
Nothing better than fresh homegrown herbs. Have an eye out for my next blog post as I’m going to share with you how I freeze my favorite herbs for later use. Click here to read the post.
Which are your favorite healing herbs that can be grown at home and what do you use them for? Please share them with us in the comment box below.
Thanks for reading. I hope this information was helpful. Until next time!
Crazy cat lady, life and food lover, certified biologist, and holistic health coach.