Sunday, May 13, 2018

Grow ALOE VERA And Other Beneficial Plants

English: Aloe vera plants (Indonesian:Lidah Bu...
Aloe vera plants (Indonesian:Lidah Buaya), Bangka, Indonesia (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
A lot of families may have had an Aloe Vera plant in the kitchen. This succulent is easy to grow and quite hardy. If you get a minor cut or burn, cut or snap off a piece and rub it on your skin. Some people can be allergic to it so check first. The inner gel is the part of the Aloe Vera that is used to heal. You can apply it several times for best effect.

An herb garden in your kitchen is a fantastic way to get the great flavor of fresh herbs into your cooking. And what could be fresher than seconds from the plant to your food? Fresh dill, chives, basil, tarragon, mint, and many others are well liked by most people and easy to get hold of as seedlings or seeds. Use an oval container because this fits nicely on a windowsill. Be sure there is proper drainage and don't forget to water the herbs and feed them occasionally. Most herb plants can grow for a few months before getting too "leggy".

Many herbs can be dried and used for teas or stored in your pantry for use all year long (especially in a cold climate where they may not grow well in the Winter), and some herbs are well-known for their medicinal qualities. If you take any over the counter medications or even prescription ones, check with your doctor before combining that and any herbs that are not traditionally used in cooking.

Many herbs grown indoors may aid in digestion. Some can just be broken off but a few need preparation first. Some common herbs used to help are:
  • Anise. This herb helps with digestion and can ease colic in infants.
  • Coriander. This one can help with digestion and it's also a great cooking herb, especially when added to salsa.
  • Fennel Oil. It can be used for upset stomachs plus it may increase breast milk production in nursing mothers.
These are just a few of the uses for your indoor herb garden. Always check a few reliable sources of information before using something you've never ingested before.

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