Studies now have shown that the health-promoting compounds in various herbs can play a key role in keeping illness and other health problems at bay. Instead of buying herbs from the market, you can grow them in your backyard, small kitchen garden or even indoors. It’s cheaper than buying them and you’ll have fresh, organic herbs handy whenever you need them. Here is a list of some common medicinal herbs you can easily grow at your homes:
When it comes to taste, parsley is one of the best options and you can easily grow this herb in your small garden area. Parsley prefers damp, well-drained soil and partial shade. Parsley is a good source of volatile oils, flavonoids and antioxidants. It also has many vital vitamins like C, B-12, K and A, along with folic acid.
You can easily grow this herb in dry, well-drained light soil with enough sunlight. Thyme is a powerful antioxidant, expectorant, as well as antiseptic and has antibacterial properties. It is also an excellent source of vitamins C and A, iron, manganese, copper and fibre.
Mint grows in moist, shaded areas as well as in sunny locations. Keep it well-watered and use a weak liquid fertilizer. Mint can be very useful in treating indigestion, vomiting, sore muscles, abdominal pain, heartburn, chest pain, irritable bowel, fever, headaches and bad breath.
Basil grows really well in light soil which is well watered and kept in shade. This medicinal herb can help with flatulence, lack of appetite, cuts, and scrapes. Harvest the young leaves of this annual plant as needed.
These are just few of the common herbs we need in our day to day life which can be grown indoors.