It’s that time of year again — for the most part, the cold weather has departed and been replaced with beautiful sun and the occasional rainshower. Of course, being in the middle of a global pandemic means that many of us have more time on our hands than ever before. It just makes sense to spend a bit more time outside, and what better way to do that than to tend to your garden?
In addition to providing many people with a peaceful, comforting task to attend to, gardens provide us with beauty. Needless to say, the biggest benefit is that herbal remedies that can be cultivated right in our backyards. That’s why in today’s post, we’ll be sharing a handful of our favorite homegrown herbal remedies.
What Good Are You Growing In Your Garden?
No garden is complete without lavender, and its charms are many. Not only is it wonderfully fragrant, but it’s also an absolute joy to look at with its unique purple hue. Use it sparingly in everything from salad to tea to lemonade to cookies to enjoy its reported benefits as an antidepressant.
If you have cilantro in your garden, you’ll be pleased to hear that it’s more than just a tasty addition to your cooking. Not only does it offer a unique flavor, but it’s also been shown to be helpful in aiding digestion.
Who couldn’t use a little more garlic in their lives? After all, if your meal needs a bit of kick, add in some garlic. It’s like salt, in that a little bit goes a long way, but thankfully, garlic is much better for your health. An antibacterial antiseptic, garlic has a variety of health benefits that people may enjoy, and there’s nothing like adding flavor to your food with garlic from your own garden.
More than just a garnish to be used on Thanksgiving Day, rosemary’s earthy flavor is ideal for use when roasting meats. Resistant to drought, it’s a breeze to grow, and a single plant will keep you well stocked for quite some time. In terms of health benefits, rosemary is an herb often used by those looking for a boost of energy.
A fragrant and tasty combination of citrus, lemon balm is a wonderful herbal addition to your garden because it’s easy to grow, and best of all, it’s easy to store. Lemon balm can be enjoyed in a glass of tea — and it’s particularly good when combined with mint and honey!
Another wonderful addition to a hot tea, chamomile, with its pretty white-pedals-and-yellow-center appearance is calming to look at — and many report that it can be used to treat mild pain, including arthritis.
Let’s round out our list with one more ingredient that can be added to tea, or any other drink, to give it a little kick. Ginger’s unique combination of sweetness and spiciness is appealing, but better than that, it’s easy to grow in humid environments. It needs a little extra love to grow successfully, but trust us when we say that there’s nothing like ginger straight from your garden.
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