The cultivation of medicinal herbs
Many herbs can be grown at home in a box or a pot on the windowsill, the balcony or loggia. For many centuries people ate different herbs as seasoning and in various diseases. Modern research confirms the role of herbs for the promotion and maintenance of health.
Many herbs are very easy to grow at home. It’s cheaper than buying them at the pharmacy and will always have fresh herbs on hand.
Most herbs are rich in antioxidants, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic and carminative properties. Another plus – green plants always decorate the house, it heals a great hobby, which is a very beneficial effect on health. After caring for houseplants is always reassuring.
Top 10 medicinal herbs that can be grown at home
Basil. Basil is widely used in the preparation of many dishes. And Basil has healing properties. Basil has antioxidant, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties. In the composition of Basil contain vitamins A, C, K, micro and macro elements manganese, copper, calcium, iron, magnesium and omega-3 fatty acids.
Basil can be used to treat flatulence, lack of appetite, increased gas separation, headaches, coughing, kamnjah the kidneys, nausea. Can with Basil to make a mask for acne, applied to cuts.
How to grow Basil at home can read in this article. I have Basil growing all year round and feels great on the balcony and windowsill in the bathroom.
Parsley. Parsley is present in almost all dishes. Parsley is good to grow in a pot all year round. In the spring you can plant the seeds. And in the winter to grow parsley from the root.
Parsley prefers moist and well-drained soil. Prefers partial shade. Therefore parsley can be grown on the North side.
When growing parsley needs to feed regularly with organic fertilizers.
Parsley is a good source of essential oils flavonoids and antioxidants. Parsley contains vitamins C, b-12, K and A, folic acid.
Parsley is widely used in diseases of the urinary tract, kidney stones, constipation, jaundice, colic, diabetes, cough, lowers blood pressure, removes the salt.
Dill. Dill can be grown in well-drained boxes. Dill is best grown on the Sunny side. Dill likes frequent watering.
Therapeutic properties of dill used as a carminative (preventing flatulence), antiseptic, antispasmodic, disinfectant, sedative drug. Dill is a good source of vitamin A, C and b-6. Fennel contains fiber, amino acids, copper, potassium, magnesium, calcium, manganese, iron.
Dill can be used in treating intestinal gas, diarrhea, dysentery, menstrual cramps, liver disease and gall bladder, with urinary tract infection.
Mint. Mint should be planted in large flower pots. Mint can grow both shaded and Sunny places. Mint likes moist soil and fertilizing with organic fertilizers.
Mint has antioxidant, expectorant, diaphoretic, antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties. Peppermint is used for stomach disorder, abdominal pain, muscle aches, heartburn, chest pains, headaches, unpleasant smell from the mouth.
Mint is rich in vitamins A, C, manganese, iron.
Melissa. Melissa is mainly used in brewing herbal tea. Delicate lemon scent is pleasantly refreshing and soothing.
When growing lemon balm home, you need to remember that it requires at least 6 hours of sunlight. Lemon balm grows well in rich ganusov, wet soils.
Melissa is a natural antioxidant, possesses antiviral, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, astringent, antispasmodic and antihistamine properties.
In leaves of lemon balm contains rosmarinic, protocatechuic acids, phenolic compounds and flavonoids.
Apply lemon balm in the treatment of stomach aches, headaches, fever, colds, migraine, dental pain, herpes, cough, hyperactivity and many other diseases.
Rosemary is not only popular spicy herb, and is used in many diseases.
Rosemary has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Contains phytonutrients, fatty acids, possesses anti-allergenic, astringent, diaphoretic and stimulant properties.
Often rosemary is used for headaches, colds, depression, gout, rheumatism, neurological pain and other diseases.
Sage. The use of saffron in cooking we have made little. But as a medicinal plant used very widely.
Sage is a natural antibiotic that has astringent, tonic, and carminative properties. Contains essential oils, flavonoids, vitamin a and K.
Sage is used in diseases of the throat, gums, depression, herpes, athlete’s foot, menstrual cramps.
To grow Salvia need on bright, Sunny Windows, well-drained and fertile soil.
Sage or thyme. Growing thyme at home is not very complicated. Need sufficient amount of sunlight and well-drained soil.
Thyme is a powerful antioxidant, expectorant, antibacterial, antiseptic properties. Thyme contains vitamin C and A, iron, manganese, copper, fiber.
Thyme is used for coughs, constipation, indigestion, acne, sore throat, bronchitis.
Oregano. Oregano is also known under the name of oregano, a relative of marjoram and is widely used in cooking during the preparation of many dishes. Grows well in hanging containers with well-drained soil and sufficient sunlight.
Oregano has antioxidant, antibacterial, antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, diuretic and carminative properties. Used oregano as an expectorant for cough, mild tonic.
In oregano contains vitamins A, C, E and K, iron, manganese, calcium, fiber, omega-3 fatty acids, Niacin, zinc, magnesium.
Oregano is used for colds, toothache and headache, loss of appetite, bloating, fatigue and other diseases.
Lavender. Lavender grows well in sandy soil, requires little or no fertilizer. It is easy to grow in a small pot.
Lavender is widely used in cosmetics because of its fragrant smell. Has anti-inflammatory, antiseptic properties, soft antidepressant.
Therapeutic properties lavender is used for indigestion, flatulence, migraine, vomiting, dental pain, in the treatment of wounds and cuts, hair loss.
Adding lavender to the bath relieves stress, soothes, relieves insomnia.
I love to grow different plants from seed. It is very gratifying to see how small, threadlike sprouts develops beautiful, and useful plant. Try it and You.
Now let’s see a video in which Oktyabrina Ganichkina tells how to plant peppermint and lemon balm in a pot at home. The cultivation of other medicinal herbs is no different from growing mint and lemon balm.