There are so many great benefits and uses for fresh herbs! To start off, we have listed some of the most popular herbs and why you should grow them for yourself.
There is more to basil than just great taste and a lovely aroma. Basil is rich in antioxidants, magnesium and vitamins which is why it is easy to understand why this herb is beneficial to your body. This herb is very versatile and can add a great flavor to so many different types of foods. Try it in pasta sauces, pesto, or soup! This herb will grow most efficient in Full Sun.
Thyme has a long history of medicinal benefits and is one of the most popular culinary herbs. Thymol, thyme's active ingredient has antibacterial and ani-fungal properties. Did you know, cooking with thyme can actually decrease the chance of a food-borne illness? Amazing! Plus it tastes great. Try using thyme in soups, marinades or stocks. Thyme will thrive in Full Sun to Partial Shade
Parsley is not just great for a garnish but it also holds a lot of Vitamin K which is key for strong bones and also Vitamin C for immunity. The anti-inflammatory properties found in parsley can even give relief to sore joints. Add some fresh parsley to a morning smoothie and you'll be surprised how refreshing it tastes! You can also add parsley can also be added to dressings, marinades or as a garnish. Parsley will do well in Full Sun.
This nutrient-dense food is low in calories, but high in taste. Packed with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, chives are great in salads, topping a baked potato or add to your omelet. Chives will thrive in Full to Partial Shade.
Mint is one of the most versatile herbs out there. With its anti-inflammatory properties, mint can actually help with headaches and digestion. There are even many different types of mint; spearmint, peppermint, and mojito mint. You can use mint in many different kinds of things like salads, teas, sweet treats, or drinks! Keep your mint in Full Sun for most effective growing.
Packed with iron, B-complex vitamins, potassium and calcium the benefits of rosemary are plenty, including memory, digestion, and cell development. Make your own rosemary-infused oil by placing 2 or more dried sprigs into a glass container (with lid), top with olive oil, replace lid, and shake lightly. Store for 2 weeks in a warm dark area and pour the oil back into the container. Rosemary will do well in Full Sun.