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Top Five Herbs For Your Garden

67% of gardeners will be planting at least one her in there garden. An herb is a nonwoody plant that dies down to the root each winter. We have been using them for multiple reasons since the dawn of mankind. Herbs are amazingly beneficial on many levels. Every herb has there perks, so you’ll need to research which herbs can help you with your specific medical conditions. The herbs listed below are the five most popular ones according to a market research survey with gardeners.

 

Thyme

Thyme is a subtle herb used primarily in the Mediterranean, Italian, and French dishes. Though it is most commonly cultivated for culinary uses, it has quite a bit of medicinal reasons. When consumed it can treat bronchitis, whooping cough, and sore throat. It can also be used to help relieve diarrhea and symptoms associated with Gastritis. Thyme has a powerful anti-parasitic element in them, making them great at killing off worm infections. If ground into a paste you can apply it to the skin to treat infections like acne.

 

Rosemary

Rosemary is one of the most flavorful herbs on the market today. The name of Rosemary comes from the Latin word Rosmarinus, when translated it means “mist, or dew, of the sea”. Rosemary is highly antimicrobial and has been proven to boost your immune and circulatory system. It can also improve your concentration and slows brain aging. It can help lower your blood sugar in times of a crisis. It can also alleviate muscle pains and arthritis.

 

Basil

There are roughly 150 types of basil available. Basil is the most commonly used herb in cooking. Like thyme, it may be popular in cooking, but has quite a bit of medical properties as well. It can help relieve stomach spasms and loss of appetite. It is often used to treat head colds. Basil is often given to women after birth to help start the flow of breast milk. When made into a paste it can be applied to bug bites to help stop the itchiness.

 

Mint

Mint is popular, but an invasive herb. If not grown in containers it has been known to take over the entire garden in three weeks. It also longly known for being an herbal remedy. Mint is commonly used to freshen breath. It has a calming effect which is good at treating stress and anxiety. It is great for your gastrointestinal tract because it can alleviate cramps, bloating, and gas. It has also been scientifically proven to treat symptoms related to IBS.

 

Chives

Chives are a little known member of the garlic family. They are the meekest of all onions. It is overall the easiest herb to grow, making it perfect for beginners. It is a very nutrient-dense food containing a lot of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. It is rich in Vitamin K which is important for bone health and blood clotting. Like Thyme it too can be used to treat parasitic worm infections. Currently, it is being tested to see if it reduces your risks to various types of cancer, but this study is ongoing.

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M.L. Lewis

Written by M.L. Lewis

M.L. Lewis is not new to the world of writing. She has written various short stories and poems throughout the years and has won multiple awards in art and literature. The highest honor she received was Poet of the Year in 2000, and again in 2005. A poem she wrote in honor of law enforcement can be seen in the book, Everything You Wanted to Know about the Heroes in Blue. She was also featured in Encounter magazine for the volunteer work she did for the United States troops. In 2010 she won Resident of the Year in a local newspaper titled The South Hills Messanger. Today, she spends her time increasing her knowledge on disaster preparedness while working on her Ph. D. in Paranormal Studies.

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