Ten herbs for natural healing that you can grow yourself...
Basil leaves contain essential oils that have potent antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties. Basil is also a great source of iron and vitamin A. Add to salads, pastas and stir fries.
Sage is anti-hypertensive, anti-diabetic, anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial. Plus it helps cleanse your blood and may even help prevent Alzheimer’s disease.
#3: Sheep's sorrel
It has a diuretic action and can be used to remove excess fluid from the body, and as a tonic for the urinary tract and kidneys. The leaves are also rich in vitamin C. The bite size leaves are great to add to a salad, they add a sour lemony taste. The leaves can also be added to sauces and soups.
Growing tip: Sheep sorrel prefers a moist but well drained soil, which is slightly acidic. Grow in an area with a little sun and partial shade. It will not do well in full sun.
This is an awesome chelation herb, which means that it helps the body to detoxify heavy metals and supports the liver in this process. I add this herb to salads, stir fries, curries, juices and smoothies.
#5: Herb Robert
Herb Robert works to increase the immune response and the body’s ability to regenerate. It has a very unique ability to oxygenate the cells. Drink as a fresh herbal tea.
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#6: Lemon balm
Great in salads, this herb soothes nervous tension and anxiety
, promotes sleep
, and speeds the healing of cold
Of all of the herbs, parsley is the one I’m least fond of when it comes to taste. However, I eat it because it’s so good for you. It’s great for the immune system
, helps flush excess fluid from the body, heals the nervous system and nourishes the bones. It’s also a powerful breath freshener.
Rosemary contains caffeic acid and rosmarinic acid, both of which are potent antioxidants as well as anti-inflammatory agents. Rosemary is also a good source of antioxidant vitamin E (alpha tocopherol) and other important antioxidants. Adding rosemary to your cooked meat can help reduce carcinogens. Rosemary is a hardy perennial that copes well with drought and poor soils, but it prefers slightly alkaline soils.
This is such a versatile herb. I love it in smoothies, juices, and desserts. Mint is awesome for digestion and is a great mouth freshener. Mint grows like wildfire, so always keep it in a separate pot to your other herbs. I also love other herbs in the mint family like peppermint.
#10: Mother of Herb
Containing vitamins A, B, C and minerals like calcium, potassium, magnesium, and iron, this herb is powerful when it comes to healing the digestive system. This herb is yummy as a tea.