Top 10 Herbs to Grow at Home

When I planned out my garden this year one of the things I wanted to make sure that I had was herbs to grow.  In my journey to becoming an ND I have learned a lot from courses about herbs and the many health benefits of using herbs in not only your food but as a supplement to heal your body.  I am currently taking several herbs as supplements to help with various health problems that I have.  I’ve put together a list of my top 10 herbs to grow at home that are super simple to grow on your own (even indoors) year round!

Top 10 Herbs to Grow at Home

 

  1. Cilantro– Cilantro is a powerful cleansing herb which can help to eliminate toxic metals in your body.  It is also a powerful antioxidant and may help with lowering blood sugar and LDL. It has also been shown to help with anxiety.  Another popular benefit of cilantro is its ability to help you sleep and achieve a deeper sleep.
  2. Chives. These are high in Vitamin K which has been shown to help with Alzheimer’s and with strengthening bones.  Chives can be beneficial in easing digestion, eliminate bad breath and even lower blood pressure.
  3. Basil.  Basil is very high in Vitamin K also. It has been found to have anti-bacterial properties that can help with antibiotic resistant strains of bacteria. It also has anti-inflammatory properties that can help with illnesses such as rheumatoid arthritis and IBS.
  4. Peppermint. Peppermint is an herb that has a lot of health benefits.  These include treating IBS, Colic, and practically any problem involving the digestive system. It can be used to eliminate the symptoms of Hay Fever and even when used as a mouthwash it can treat bad breath and whiten your teeth.
  5. Lemon Balm. Lemon Balm is used to help with sleeping disorders like insomnia. It can be used to help calm someone and is beneficial for someone who struggles with anxiety. It also has an antioxidant property that can help eliminate cold sores and even can be used as a bug repellent.
  6. Parsley. Parsley has been found to help lower blood sugar levels and is beneficial for someone with rheumatoid arthritis. It also has a diuretic effect and can help eliminate edema in people struggling with that.
  7. Rosemary. Rosemary is very beneficial for improving memory. It is also high in Iron and Vitamin A making it beneficial for your red blood cells and skin protection.
  8. Thyme. Thyme can be used as an all natural cough suppressant and is packed full of Vitamin C and A to help boost your immune system making this a good choice if you feel a cold or flu coming on. Thyme can also be used to repel insects like mosquitoes and even mice.
  9. Lavender. Lavender has many uses including digestive issues, relieve headaches, and help with depression and anxiety.  Lavender has antiseptic properties that help with burns and bug bites also.
  10. Sage. Sage is closely related to Rosemary making its benefits similar.  Sage is used for memory and giving a cognitive boost. It has anti-inflammatory properties that have been shown to help with gout and arthritis. It is also very high in Vitamin K which helps with bone strength.

Comments

  1. I enjoy growing a herb garden for fresh herbs to use when cooking, I also dehydrate tons of herbs.

  2. Thanks for the rundown! I love to grow herbs and I found this helpful. Thanks for sharing at the Family Joy Linky Party and hope to see you again next Sunday!

  3. I have some of these growing right now! Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday!

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