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Green herbs in your garden

Won’t it be nice to have chamomile, fennel, rosemary, basil and other green herbs in your garden? If gardening is your hobby then choose these green herbs which have multiple health benefits. They will add colors to your garden. They will not lose their flavor and you can use them whenever you want. Read further to know more about them.

St. John’s Wort

The word “wort” is derived from Old English and it means “plant.” St. John’s wort is believed to reduce depression and anxiety. It can also help you in fighting against muscle pain.

It is known by various names like Tipton’s weed, goatweed, rosin rose, chase-devil or Klamath weed. While it is not much used in cooking it is a well-known herbal treatment for depression. It can easily sustain anywhere as it does not require much water.

Chamomile

Chamomile is mostly used in herbal tea. In fact, it is one of the mostly consumed herbal teas in the world. But do you know that it has also been used as a traditional medicine for settling stomachs and calming the nerves?

It can help in treating the fevers and reducing inflammation. If you have muscle pain then chamomile will give you relief from pain.

Fennel

Fennel is a native of the Mediterranean region. It is very flavorful and aromatic herb. Their strongly flavored leaves are similar in shape to dill and sometimes people confuse them for each other. You can sauté or grill the bulb or it can be eaten raw. Fennel bulbs are used for garnishing.  Sometimes they are added to salads. The whole plant of fennel is edible which makes it very versatile.

It is rich in iron, potassium, Vitamin C and calcium. All these properties of fennel make it ideal for any kitchen garden.

Rosemary

Rosemary is one of the most flavorful and fragrant herbs. It does not require much water, so remember not to overwater it. You can use it in poultry, meats and vegetables. It is good for your gut health.

Basil

Basil is popular in many cuisines but it features commonly in Italian cooking like pizzas, pesto, salads and sauces. It has health benefits of antioxidants and is a defense against low blood sugar. It also proves beneficial in improving digestion.

Oregano

Pizza seems incomplete without this herb. Many of us use this seasoning more than once while eating pizza. But have you ever thought that you can grow this herb in your own garden?  Well… It’s true. You can grow oregano in your very own kitchen garden.

This flavorful herb is part of the mint family and is native to the warm climates of Eurasia and the Mediterranean. It is a staple ingredient of Italian American cuisine. Sometimes people call it wild marjoram.

Peace Lily

Peace Lily is low maintenance plant. It purifies the air and is ideal for homes and offices. It is mostly used for beautification. 

Stevia

One of the added benefits of having stevia in your garden is that it is a natural sweetener that does not have any calories. It can be used as a natural sweetener as well as a sugar substitute.

It is native to subtropical and tropical regions in the Western hemisphere.  You can grow stevia in your garden during summers. It is also called sweetleaf or sugar leaf.

 Peppermint

Peppermint can help in aiding digestion. It can also get rid of bad breath. It requires rich soil and partial shade to grow.  Just like other mints, it spreads quickly. Therefore, trim them from time to time so that it does not invade your whole garden.

It is rich in potassium, calcium and Vitamin B. Peppermint can give you relief from headache.

Its oil can be used in flavoring food. Some people also use it as a natural pesticide. It also reduces the effects of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).

Most of these herbs need little fertilizer so you don’t have to pay extra attention. Just water them regularly and be ready to harvest home grown fresh herbs.

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