Herbs in Your Garden: Medicinal Benefits


Herbs in your garden can have add more to your garden than just color and flavor to your kitchen. Many herbs can have medicinal benefits. We have put together a list of herbs and how they can help your mind, body and soul!

  • Basil has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. Simply chewing on fresh basil it can release all the nutrients it contains, including beta-carotene and magnesium.
  • Peppermint is commonly used in baking and can also help relieve headaches and make a sour stomach feel better. Add a few drops of peppermint oil to water and use as a face rinse or take a wash cloth and dab your forehead.
  • Fennel can make your breath fresh! Chewing on fennel seeds stimulates saliva production (key for stopping bad breath).
  • Chamomile will make you ready for bed! This soothing herb makes an excellent tea.
  • Rosemary is a powerful antioxidant, rosemary leaves have been shown to increase blood flow to the brain. Rosemary also contains anti-inflammatory and immune-boosting compounds.
  • Sage can tackle a nagging cough or help relieve bloating.
  • Thyme helps your immune system! Thyme is an excellent antioxidant and is rich in antibacterial and antispasmodic properties.