Must-Have Herbs to Grow in Your Own Home

Rosemary herb

Healthy herbs can be grown in your own home or yard, to be used in food or simply eaten as a midnight snack. These greens are an important part of many Eastern dishes, which might be why Asian and Mediterranean populations are much healthier than their Western counterparts.

There will be two parts to this article. Each will include 6 essential healthy herbs that one may grow in their own home or garden. These include:

Rosemary: The scent of Rosemary was found in a study to improve memory, especially in terms of remembering events and to-do tasks. Furthermore, rosemary extracts and the carnosic acid it produces are known cancer cell inhibitors. To grow, you need lots of sunshine and water and to place it where you may easily touch it to catch the aroma.

Thyme: When it comes to bronchitis, thyme may be the answer, as it’s known to reduce coughs by 50% 2 days faster than without its use. A Thyme-Ivy combination has an even better result, reducing symptoms by 96.2%. With no calories, it adds great taste to any food, even champagne! Grow thyme indoors and give it plenty of sunshine. You will soon reap its rewards.


Lavender: Absolutely amazing for promoting sleep and reducing agitation, as well as reducing the effects of apolecia areata, , lavender can be grown in your yard where it can receive 8h of sunlight and live in well-drained soil.

Basil: It may be amazing in pesto, but this Mediterranean healthy herb is great for the treatment for gastric, hepatic, respiratory and inflammatory disorders as well as a remedy for headache, fever, anxiety, convulsions, nausea and hypertension. It can be made into a tea or topical oil for wounds. It can be grown anywhere and survive on receiving water every other day. It’s one hell of a topper when talking healthy herbs.

Parsley: Normally considered a garnish or decoration on a plate, parsley is actually an amazing source of Vitamin A, C and folic acid. It is anti-cancerous, improves digestive system and appetite and regulates menstrual flow. As another herb with little in maintenance needs, parsley can be grown in your kitchen for some amazingly delicious food concoctions or even chomping away as a snack.

Cilantro: Also known as coriander, cilantro oil has been found in a study conducted in Portugal to kill 12 strands of bacteria, including E. coli and salmonella, with less than 1.6%. It helps digestion, stops cramps and alleviates nausea, becoming a staple in Asian and Mediterranean cuisines. It may be hard to grow indoors because it needs a large amount of soil for its deep roots, but it is not an impossible feat.

Enjoy the herbs grown in your own home. Medicinal remedies are just a plant away!