Easily Grown Herbs That Lead to Better Health
By Genevieve Cunningham
In some circles of the health world, natural herbs are all the rage. They are grown in big beautiful gardens, harvested at the perfect time of year, and made into teas and tinctures that are meant to boost your health. While not everyone is keen on jumping onto the natural health bandwagon, it’s hard to deny that many of these herbs really do have some beneficial properties. If you’re interested in the natural health world, it might be tempting to start your very own garden! But how are you supposed to get started? Take a look at these easily grown herbs that make for the perfect beginner’s garden as well as the perfect addition to any health routine.
Mint is a hardy little plant. It can grow in multiple kinds of soils, is not particularly fussy about care, and grows relatively quickly. And it even thrives in containers for those who have little yard space for gardens. Once grown, mint can be used in foods, teas, and other drinks to add just a little touch of flavor. It can also be used to help soothe sore throats and comfort upset stomachs, so it makes a great addition to any health-centered garden.
You’ve probably heard of rosemary, but you may not have ever used it personally. Rosemary is fairly hardy and can grow in multiple locations. It looks a lot like an evergreen with colorful flowers when it buds. So why include rosemary in your herb garden? The benefits that come from this plant are numerous. It has been known to boost memory, reduce inflammation, reduce pain, boost the immune system, and is especially good for the skin. To find some recipes, just do a quick Google search. Start with something very simple, and work your way toward the more difficult recipes.
This is one of the easiest plants to grow. In fact, it’s probably growing somewhere nearby right now. Many people consider this pretty yellow flower a weed, mostly because it is so incredibly hardy and pops up seemingly out of nowhere. If you add this to your herb garden, you’re almost guaranteed to have at least one plant that flourishes. For your health, dandelion is packed full of vitamins and nutrients that bring many benefits to the body. The leaves are often used in salads and teas. The flower can be used to make wine. And the roots are well known for their deliciously rich teas and coffee substitutes. If you want to get started with dandelion, you can buy a book full of recipes to follow or search online for some easy beginner tips.
Even if you don’t have the best green thumb on the block, you can stock your garden with herbs that will serve the health of your family. You just have to do your research and choose wisely. Use these simple herbs as a starting point. Learn all you can about growing, harvesting, and using them for improving your health. Once you’ve mastered them, move on to something new and challenging. Before you know it, you’ll have a kitchen full of natural medicines to keep your family well all year long.
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