When I hear the word herbs, I think pizza, pasta, complicated dishes, and television cooking shows. To put it simply, I always associate herbs with cooking spices. But herbs have more to offer than that. Herbs really are “God’s gift to mankind.”
The herb sprinkled on top of your favorite slice of pizza is not limited only to cure your hungry stomach but can also cure you medicinally.
As a Prepper, we know the importance of growing a herb garden in the backyard. But in this post, I’d like to first start with defining what a herb is.
For one, it is an herbaceous plant that doesn’t have stems. Another is that, it is any plant or plant part thereof that has been used for ages due to its medicinal value, or culinary and aromatic properties.
What are some herbs that you may consider for your Prepper Herb Garden? Let’s look shall we…
Tarragon. The people of Ancient Greece use tarragon as a painkiller for toothaches. What they do is chew on it to numb their mouths. Another use of tarragon is as internal cleanser. Tarragon consumption is associated to increased bile production that makes possible for your body to detoxify.
Marjoram. Marjoram releases a combination of a sweet, light, and spicy aroma. Try picking fresh marjoram leaves and rubbing them on your wrists to try its scent. Aside from being a natural perfume, marjoram is a cheap source of vitamin K which aids in the buildup of healthy bones and reducing the risk of osteoporosis.
Oregano. Oregano is famous for fighting colds, as well as a sinus pressure reliever. In fact, oregano oil which are sold in health stores are highly effective. All you need to do is add a few drops of it in a glass of water or juice, and drink it. Aside from its anti-inflammatory and decongestant properties, oregano is used to treat urinary tract infection. This is because of its anti-microbial properties that protects the body from the bacteria that causes the infection.
Basil. Basil has its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties that makes it good for acne. Submerge some fresh basil leaves in hot water for half an hour, cool it down and using a cotton ball, apply it directly on the acne-prone areas of your skin.
Coriander. Coriander is useful for getting rid of headaches. Get some coriander leaves and grind them to release the juice. Then, rub it onto your forehead like a soothing balm. Another thing that you could do is put a coriander leaf under your pillow as you sleep. Aside from that, coriander is high in potassium, fiber, and magnesium. Therefore eating coriander on a regular basis can give you overall immunity.
Saffron. Saffron is used in both in dishes and in fabrics as a colorant. Another use of saffron is for boosting your memory. It is found to contain ‘crocin’, a compound responsible for faster learning and improved memory retention. It’s also ridiculosly expenisve.
Rosemary. Rosemary is a good alternative for a mosquito repellant because mosquitoes cannot stand the smell of the herb. So, if you want to keep your porch free of mosquitoes, you might want to try growing them there. Rosemary is also a good agent in hair strengthening and hair re-growth. Try boiling a handful of rosemary in 2 cups of water. Cool it down, and use it to rinse your hair, and expect the results.
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