The herbs you can grow at home can give you numerous benefits. Not only can herbs can be used as a cooking ingredient, they also have medicinal uses. Here are top 5 herbs you can grow in your garden for its healing properties:
Sage is known for its distinctive aroma. Furthermore, it has astringent properties, which makes it good for sore throats and gum disease. Sage can also reduce hot flushes during menopause.
Rosemary is a good source of antioxidants that can help boost your immune system. Additionally, its anti-inflammatory properties can also help reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases.
Although Peppermint is known as a breath mint flavor or as a calming drink, it also has several health benefits. As a matter of fact, Peppermint is also used as a treatment for indigestion, colds and headaches.
Aside from its popularity in aromatherapy as a stress reliever, lemongrass is also high in citral, an anti-inflammatory compound. Furthermore, lemongrass also contains substances that are thought to relieve pain and swelling, and reduce fever.
Traditionally, Oregano is used as a natural remedy for cough, colds and flu. Also, it also has natural oils that contain a compound called carvacol that helps disinfect a wound. Carvacol stops the growth of several types of bacteria.
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