Have you ever thought of making your balcony a place of calmness and tranquility at your home? What if, apart from serenity, the same place also offers you medicinal herbs that can be an essential part of your life? Let’s take a look at the 5 herbs that are must for a kitchen.
This leafy herb that belongs to the mint family is considered as a holy plant in India. This plant has dynamic anti-biotic, fungicidal, germicidal and anti-bacterial properties. It acts as an efficacious treatment for stress, oral care, heart diseases, respiratory disorders, lung disorders, asthma, diabetes, kidney stones, cancer and many more common diseases. This medicinal plant also purifies the blood thereby keeping your hair and skin healthy and radiant. Since this plant needs plenty of sunlight, so it is ideal to grow in the balcony. Its mild fragrance purifies your senses and infuses positive vibes.
Also known as cilantro, this aromatic herb is a part of almost every dish globally. Coriander is considered as a magnificent source of antioxidants, potassium, magnesium, calcium, iron, manganese, phosphorous, dietary fiber and many more necessary nutrients. It is effective in treating blood sugar disorders, smallpox, mouth ulcers, conjunctivitis, high cholesterol levels, skin inflammation and many more. Drinking a glass of coriander juice at the end of the day facilitates to beat stress. It also helps in boosting the quality of your sleep.
Indigestion has become a common problem these days, which makes mint a must have plant in the homes. Also, known as palate cleanser, it aids in memory loss, nausea, skin problems, headache and weight loss. It is the base element in most of the breath freshener gums, toothpastes and inhalers. Mint also helps getting relief from the congestion of nose, throat and lungs. Pudina ki chatni’ is a perfect match to go with snacks and salads. It gives an extra zing and yummilicious flavor to the platter.
Curry leaves is one thing that is found in the containers of almost every home but have you ever thought of growing it on your own terrace or balcony? It is widely used since the ‘grandma times’ to add flavor to the dishes. The curry leaves are rich in magnesium, carbohydrates, calcium, energy, iron, calcium, minerals and fiber. While it improves the digestion, it also helps in protecting your liver from mutilation and clears the congestion in nose and chest. It protects from heart disease and fights against skin infections. Curry leaves are also known to prevent the graying of hair and hair fall.
Lemon grass is another medicinal plant with anti-cancer properties; it is beneficial in treating common cold, stomachache, exhaustion, high blood pressure, indigestion, cough and vomiting. It works as a magical herb for arthritis pain. With pain relieving and anti-inflammatory properties, it is an excellent source of calcium, iron, folic acid, phosphorous, zinc, manganese, magnesium and certain vitamins. It is an essential ingredient of herbal teas and keeps mosquitoes at a bay. Additionally, it can also be used in salads and soups.
The best part is that you do not need to have a backyard or a garden to grow these herbs. You can grow them in a flower pot. The ideal way would be to opt for the Balcony Rail Mounted Flower Pot or the Rail Hanging Flower Pot. The pots do not take any floor space of your balcony or terrace but they can yield the herbs that you can count on in everyday life.
Stay healthy and live happy!
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