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Most of us eat herbs every day. However, few of us really know what power a fresh herb adds to your diet. We have grown so accustomed to reaching for bottles of dried herbs from the seasonings aisle at the supermarket, that we don’t even know what fresh herbs actually taste like.
We are going to give you five herbs that are easily grown in your own kitchen. Once you experience the taste, nutrients, and vitamin punch these little plants provide, you will never go back.
We encourage you to do your own research. While we are focusing on only five herbs, there are dozens more. Decide for yourself which herbs you want to try and add to your herb garden as you will. You can get seeds for your herb garden from https://www.myseedneeds.com. They are an industry leader and will also answer any questions you may have about planting and growing your herbs.
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Basil is an herb that goes well with any dish that has tomatoes in it. It is great with pasta dishes and chopped into a salad. It gives soups a wonderful flavor that takes it from good to great flavor.
Basil has a clove-like smell. Besides being a great addition to our food, it is packed with vitamins. Basil is used as an antioxidant, an anti-inflammatory, and it helps with the pain of arthritis. Finally, basil is a natural insect repellent.
Cilantro adds a warm and spicy flavor to meat, chicken, fish, and salsa. It is used in many of the foods prepared in the Caribbean. It is known for being high in vitamin C, but that is not all. Cilantro is packed with other vitamins and minerals. This is a must have herb for every kitchen.
Oregano is used in many Italian dishes, and it is a staple in Greek dishes. Oils that are distilled from oregano have powerful medicinal principles. Oregano oils fight respiratory problems, fungal infections. It can be used for many skin conditions including dandruff and parasite infections.
This is a favorite herb to grow in your kitchen. It is used in many dishes (including candy, beverages, and desserts.) It is a great digestion tool. It can treat IBS and stomach cramps. Peppermint also helps relieve the pain from headaches, body aches and helps you to relax. One of the best reasons to keep peppermint in your kitchen herb garden is the fact that it repels mice, ants, and spiders.
Rosemary is great with lamb, chicken, duck, and wild game. It has a wonderful aroma that is known to relieve stress. It helps with digestive problems and pain, and controls bad breath and skin problems. Rosemary will keep mosquitoes and other flying insects away. However, if you are a cat lover, you might want to keep it in an area that you don’t take your cat. Rosemary is a natural cat repellent. This can be used to your advantage if your cat has a bad habit. Spritzing some Rosemary around a treasured sofa or other furniture that your cat loves to claw, will persuade her to move to another area of your home.
Once you have experienced herbs, freshly grown in your own kitchen, you will seek out more varieties. It is fun to watch them grow, and the flavors of fresh herbs bring your favorite meals to life. Give it a try for yourself. You will find how easy it is to grow a kitchen herb garden. You will never go back to processed herbs again.