For centuries before the introduction of pharmaceutical companies, people had to rely on plants for their medical provisions.
When we say herbs, we refer to the plants that do not grow a hard wooden trunk. Every winter, they die, leaving their roots in the ground. Herbs are an important source of spices and condiments; they are used by chefs all over the world to provide the edge and unique flavors to delicious dishes. In the past, during the period of time where freezing food had not been discovered yet, herbs were also used to preserve various foods and meats.
But the usefulness of herbs is not limited to cooking. Herbs are used in the making of perfumes, dying and protecting fabrics, and most importantly, for the prevention and cure of medical ailments.
However, as the years have passed, people have stopped growing herbs and resorted to buying them, usually dried and stripped of most of their healing properties and health benefits. Interestingly, the trend is now shifting back to people growing their own herb gardens.
In a world that requires us all to live a fast-paced life, it is totally understandable that someone might not have the time to tend to plants. And quite often this same world requires that we reside in big cities where space for a garden is not always an option. But does that make growing our own herbs impossible? No, it does not.
Four small pots and a place next to a window is all you really need. It would be great if we were all able to have a big garden full of different kinds of herbs, and if you are able to do so, please go ahead. However, if you are not, you need not despair. There is, of course, a plethora of herbs that are very beneficial for your health but I have picked out for you the four most useful, which are easy to plant and to maintain. Sun will do all the work for you and the only thing you need to remember is to water them once every two days. So let’s take a look at them, even though, if you have heard the song “Scarborough Fair” by Simon and Garfunkel you might already know some of them.
Now that you know how beneficial the consumption of these four herbs can be for you there are no excuses left to be made. You have been provided with the means and all it takes to have your very own natural medicine cabinet in your home is a trip to your local plant store.
Author: Jyothi Kumar
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