12 herbs that you must grow in your kitchen garden

Having a decent variety of freshly grown herbs not only makes the home environment fragrant and lively, but it also makes it easier to prepare some of the most delicious and flavorful recipes at home. Here are 12 herbs that you can easily grow at your home.

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Here is a list of 12 herbs that you must and can easily grow in your kitchen garden.

Having a decent variety of freshly grown herbs not only makes the home environment fragrant and lively, but it also makes it easier to prepare some of the most delicious and flavorful recipes at home. Here are 12 herbs that you can easily grow at your home.

Basil. Basil can be used for both cooking purpose and medicinal use. It has a lovely flavor and can repel insects, used as a deodorizer, and anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and anti-arthritic agent. You can also easily grow basil from clippings.

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Chives. Chives can be used as an insect and mosquito repellent. It is also a beneficial antibiotic and anti-inflammatory agent and can benefit in digestion as well.

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Cilantro. It is high in several vitamins and minerals and helps in digestion, relieve inflammation, lower blood sugar, and promotes insulin production.

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Lavender. It is a natural garden pest and mosquito repellent. Apart from that lavender s beneficial against various skin problems and enhance mental abilities.

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Lemon balm. It is a member of the mint family and eases nerve and muscular tension. It also offers anti-inflammatory and anti-viral benefits. Lemon balm can also relieve digestive problems like gas and stomach upset.

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Oregano. It is a natural insect repellent and is very beneficial in respiratory problems, digestives, and skin infections.

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Parsley. It can neutralize bad breath and can work as an antibacterial, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory agent, and boost immunity. It is also wonderful in assisting digestion and detoxification process.

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Peppermint. It can get rid of various pests and infuse a lovely aroma in the surroundings. It is also beneficial in digestion, menstrual cramps, chest congestion, and headache.

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Rosemary. It is very unique as it helps to repel cats, neutralize bad breath, and relieve indigestion and pain. It is also beneficial in skin problems and to relieve anxiety and stress.

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Sage. It has been known to reverse hair greying, calm anxiety, and help in nervous disorders. It is also beneficial to treat throat and mouth infections and soothe gastric problems.

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Tarragon. It is an excellent source of various vitamins and minerals. Apart from that, it also calms anxiety, counters bad breath, and suppresses appetite.

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Thyme. It is a wonderful antioxidant and also offers antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, and antibiotic properties. It is also beneficial to treat a cough, cold, and sore throat naturally.

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