Natural Vitamins – Herbs in Your Garden as Supplements
Having an herb garden plant in your home or in your backyard brings a lot of benefits. For the home gardener, it’s a fulfilling, relaxing and in some cases, a challenging hobby.
Having plants around the home also enhances the atmosphere of your home by bringing in wonderful scents and a calming environment. Depending on the herb garden plant that you choose to grow, you can also benefit from having fresh ingredients for your favorite dishes all year round.
Aside from all these benefits, one other benefit stands out – and that is the natural vitamins herbs contain. Herbs are known for their rich vitamin content. It is because of this that herbs have been used in preparing cures and tonics for a variety of health conditions.
Herbs are rich in antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-viral and antibacterial components. Here’s a list of the health benefits herbs can bring, and the herbs that carry them:
Antioxidants. Oregano (a study showed that a tablespoon of fresh oregano had the same antioxidant properties as compared to a whole apple), thyme.
Anti-inflammatory Properties. Ginger (known worldwide as a good circulation booster and used to relieve rheumatoid arthritis and joint and muscle pain; also high in potassium which helps treat stomachaches, nausea and diarrhea), basil (also has Vitamin A, beta-carotene and magnesium), turmeric.
Digestion Aids. Fennel, peppermint, cilantro.
Fights Illness and Infection. Garlic (helps reduce the risk for people with high cholesterol levels, heart disease, high blood pressure, and is also used in the prevention of some cancers).
Aids Blood Circulation. Rosemary, cayenne pepper.
Aids Cardiovascular Health. Cinnamon.
Learning about the vitamin natural vitamins that herbs contain can help you decide which herbs to grow. But that’s not all you need to consider. You also have to look at what the herb plant needs in order to thrive. Research into the herb you wish to grow by talking to other herb gardeners or consulting guides like “Healthy Happy Herbs: A Beginner’s Guide To Herbs and Herb Gardening”. Doing so can help ensure that you get to enjoy this fulfilling hobby and select herb garden plants that will thrive in your home environment.
If you are serious about cultivating an organic herb garden, be sure to check out “Healthy Happy Herbs: A Beginner’s Guide To Herbs and Herb Gardening” by Jeannie Woods. It’s a book packed with all the information you need to be able to successful start and keep a thriving organic herb garden.
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