Whether or not you’ve considered growing your own herbs, I’m going to show you what it can do for you, and how easily you can do it.
You can do this right from your backyard. All you need is sun, a little bit of water, and this easy to grow herbs kit from Amazon.
The kit comes with soil discs that you can put in a bowl with water and stir according to the instructions. Then just scoop the dirt into the pots, count out the seeds, and put them into the pots. They come with stickers, and it’s so simple, even if the plants take time to grow.
If you’re just now learning how to grow some of your own food, I think it’s a skill every human being should have, and I love the benefits of these herbs.
This kit was perfect for us because it has practical things that we would want to put into our foods. Let me tell you why these herbs are beneficial, and what you can do with them in some different recipes.
Basil comes packed with a lot of vitamins, such as:
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin K
- Vitamin C
It is antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory, which means it bolsters the body’s immune system. I would recommend using basil regularly for its immune benefits.
How do we get it into our diet?
My 7-year-old son has a recipe he makes, which has broccoli and basil with olive oil. I recommend using avocado oil, but he uses olive oil and sea salt. Who would’ve thought that that would be a fantastic mix? He loves it.
The other thing I love about basil is pesto. We put pesto on little vegetable slices or make pesto chicken.
You have to get quite a bit of cilantro for it to detox you from heavy metals, but it’s a very good antioxidant and detoxifier. This makes it really effective for lowering blood sugar levels.
It also helps with cellular damage, fighting infections, brain health, skin health, and digestive health.
Cilantro can be put into a smoothie very easily. All of its health benefits are really good reasons to juice it. However you have it, you can never get too much cilantro.
We always have a big bowl of guacamole, which goes great with cilantro. It’s easy to incorporate cilantro into Mexican food such as tacos, fajitas, and burrito bowls.
Parsley is especially good for people with allergies or blood pressure issues. It has antioxidants and detoxifying effects, and you can add it to any recipe.
Roasting it on any vegetable would be the easiest way to use a lot of it. Juicing would be a fresh way to use it as well.
Thyme provides a lot of positive cholesterol and blood pressure effects. It’s very good for the heart, and it bolsters the immune system. Studies show that the oils of this plant are very effective against breast cancers.
I don’t often cook with thyme, but one use of thyme is through infused water.
This one is used more often around Thanksgiving because it’s used in the stuffing inside of the turkey. It’s also commonly used with other meats as well.
Sage is also a great source of vitamin K, magnesium, and zinc, and is loaded with antioxidants. It’s also great for high cholesterol and for menopause symptoms.
I would recommend mixing butter with browning sage and putting it in a chicken casserole.
Growing food is a super important skill that people of every age should be familiar with. In today’s world with supply shortages, I think it’s time that you lean into that skill a little bit more and trust the soil.
All of these herbs have very powerful benefits for your health. Even if you’re stuck in a city and you don’t have room for a full garden, you can grow herbs on your windowsills or balconies.
If you want to keep your herbs fresh for longer, a good trick is to cut the bottoms off of them and keep them in water in the fridge—but don’t do that with basil.
My goal is to make health simple because you’re the solution.