A kitchen garden is a dream for every women who is health conscious, and wants to grow her own organic herbs to serve the best to her family.
For the beginners, here is a list of few important herbs which you can start with…..
Cilantro/Coriander– A must have herb for every Indian Kitchen, and has many health properties. It’s excellent for digestion and liver, and is also a great antioxidant which helps in cleaning the toxins from the digestive system.
Apart from this, it tastes great and has a very refreshing fragrance. It also adds color and fragrance to the food and is therefore used for seasoning and garnishing Indian curries, Salads, soups, vegetable sabzi’s.
Cilantro steams, leaves and seeds are all edible and is one of the most versatile kitchen herb. It is high in Vitamin C and other mineral and vitamins. It also helps in better promotion of insulin which makes it an excellent herb for diabetic patients.
Mint– It doesn’t needs an introduction, as it is widely used all over the world. Known for its extraordinary strong fragrance and equally refreshing taste, this one is something which you cannot miss on if you are planning on a kitchen garden. It’s also a plant which grows and spreads easily. Since summers are around, its best used to fight heat strokes, indigestion and helps to keep the body cool. It helps to relieve menstrual cramps and is also known to clear sinus congestion if consumed in the form of tea. In summers it’s basically used for making chutney’s which helps in digestion and also for making summer cooler drinks.
Basil– Use it dried or fresh, Sweet Basil has amazing medicinal properties and should necessarily be a part of your kitchen garden as it’s not easily available in the market. It has antioxidants and is packed with vitamins A, K, and C, as well as magnesium, iron, potassium, and calcium. You can use it for pastas, soups or just make a herbal tea from them.
Curry Leaf– One of the most widely used herb in southern part of India, this herb gives a nice flavor to the food. No south Indian dish is complete without a good dose of this herb. Growing this plant is a good idea if you cook south Indian dishes at home. It’s hardy available in the market, so better to grow your own plant in the garden area.
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