Basil is one of the easiest herbs to grow at home and you can grow them indoors. There are almost 200 varieties of basil that you can choose from. The most common basil is the Sweet Basil with its dark green leaves. There’s several Purple Basil varieties that are also easy to grow and will add a nice contrast in a pot or in the garden next to Sweet Basil. Lemon Basil is another favorite herb of many growers.
Everyone wants to live a healthy life. If you feel good then good things happen. You’re more productive, focused and have an all around better vibe. Part of being healthy is appearance. It is important to have healthy skin that you can be confident in. We’ve all tried creams, scrubs even pills to make our skin glow. Sometimes they work and sometimes they’re magic is short lived. And then you’re left feeling like you’ve wasted money and put something unnatural on your skin or in your body. Since the very beginning of recorded history medicinal herbs were used to promote health and harmony. They were presented in various forms such as teas, creams and salves. Native Americans often used wild flowers and plants to ail sickness while Europeans planted herbs in their gardens as used them medicinally. It’s easy to forget in an era of quick fixes that herbs can be useful. We’ve ventured away from the natural way of healing. This article is a guide to becoming more familiar with medicinal herbs that help promote healthy, vibrant and glowing skin. It will also provide step by step instructions to grow your own medicinal herb garden.
“Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme” is a refrain from the song “Scarborough Fair” by Simon and Garfunkel. It is also a list of herbs that are commonly used in cooking. When cooking with herbs it can be difficult to decide which herbs will bring out the flavor of foods and which herbs are best suited for other recipes. A cook can find an herb guide on the internet or in cookbooks that will help them decide which herbs to use in their recipes. Dried herbs are most commonly found in grocery stores; however they can be expensive and not as potent as fresh herbs. Growing your own herbs at home for culinary use is an inexpensive way to add flavor to your cooking.