The Surprising Health Benefits of Herbs

Why is thyme considered to have exceptional medicinal properties?

Because it heals all wounds! 😆

In all seriousness, there are a lot of different herbs that we use on our food not even realizing the health benefits that we are getting from them.

Keep reading this blog for some of the unexpected health benefits of your favorite herbs.

The Healing Power of Oregano

Oregano is a common kitchen staple, but did you know that one teaspoon of this herb dried contains 16 grams of calcium and 12.6 grams of potassium?

Oregano is packed with antioxidants including tryptophan, lysine, valine, arginine, vitamin C, vitamin A, and vitamin E, and can also help fight bacteria, relieve inflammation, regulate blood sugar and lipids, and fight cancer.

So not only does this herb smell and taste delicious, but it also offers a nutritious boost!

The Secret Superpower of Basil

Did you know that basil is in the mint family?

That’s right, the same herb you find on your margherita pizza is related to the common flavor used in toothpaste and mouthwash!

Basil is more than just a delicious garnish – it provides macro-nutrients, such as calcium and vitamin K, as well as a range of antioxidants.

Basil can also help reduce oxidative stress, fight cancer, protect against skin aging, support cardiovascular health, and boost mental health – This awesome herb is great example of something tiny but mighty.

Before you run to the nearest grocery store to stock up on these herbs- let me let you in on a little secret.

You can get the maximum health benefits from herbs that are freshly grown in your garden.

Nature Hills, America’s largest online plant nursery, has introduced a brand new exclusive line of herbs that would be perfect for you to choose from.

They offer a couple different varieties each for the above mentioned herbs- plus lots of other ones for you to try out!

There’s a bunch of other reasons to grow your own herbs – see all that you can do with them here!

If you’re new to growing herbs or a pro that still wants some extra guidance, check out our free Smart Plant and Tree Care app. The app puts plant experts in your pocket and helps you take the best care of your herbs or any other plants you may have!

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