Herbs are a must-have in every kitchen and adding them to your meals is an excellent way to spice things up. Luckily, you can grow them in an aerogarden without a green thumb or outdoor space!
You can boost your flavor game with fresh-from-the-plant Genovese basil, curly parsley, dill, thyme, Thai basil and mint. Just drop the pods into your aerogarden and you’ll be going from plant to plate in no time at all – no sun, soil or green thumb required!
Basil is a classic flavoring herb and has a rich history of use in cuisine as well as traditional medicine. It’s rich in nutrients, including vitamins A, C and K, magnesium, iron and calcium.
It’s also known for its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, which make it a great addition to your daily diet. It can be used to treat a number of health conditions, including high blood pressure and inflammatory bowel disease.
Basil is a sun-loving plant that thrives in warmer climates and can be grown indoors as long as it gets direct sunlight. When growing it indoors, keep it in a sunny window sill to ensure it gets plenty of sunlight to grow.
Parsley (Petroselinum crispum) is a very common herb used in many cooking dishes. It is available in fresh or dried forms and is often used as a garnish.
While parsley is an herb that gets a lot of attention for its visual appeal, it also provides several important health benefits. It is a good source of vitamins A, C, and K, as well as flavonoids that reduce oxidative stress in the body.
It is also a good herbal diuretic, helping to relieve water retention and bloating. Moreover, it is rich in potassium, which helps counteract the mineral lowering effect of over-the-counter chemical diuretics.
Dill is a perennial herb that is often used in Middle Eastern cuisines and has become one of the most popular pickling spices in Europe. It is also a very versatile herb with medicinal and nutritional benefits.
It is said to improve digestion, lower cholesterol and protect against free radicals. It also helps to repel bugs and improve energy levels.
In addition, dill is believed to improve sleep and reduce depression. The plant extracts in dill are also believed to calm nerves and muscles.
It is also believed that dill can cure hiccups and ease the pain of inflammatory diseases like rheumatoid arthritis. It is also a good appetite suppressant and a mild antidepressant.
Thyme is an aromatic herb that can be used in a variety of recipes. It adds flavor to stews, soups and sauces. It can also be added to breads and desserts.
It is also a great source of Vitamin B6, folate, phosphorus and potassium as well as dietary fiber. It is also rich in antioxidants and antimicrobial properties.
In addition to its culinary uses, thyme can be used to support the immune system and boost energy levels. It can also help to promote heart health, relieve stress, soothe anxiety, and improve focus.
You can use thyme in your home by growing it yourself or purchasing it at the grocery store. Make sure to harvest it when it is in season. This is when it tastes its best and is less expensive.
Mint is a herb with a variety of uses in aromatherapy, cooking, toothpastes, cosmetics and toiletries. It’s been used for centuries to improve breath, relieve stomach and chest pain, reduce nausea and headaches, and soothe digestive issues.
The leaves of mint are filled with essential oils and aromatic compounds that contribute to its deliciously fresh taste. They also make a soothing, refreshing drink and a great addition to a variety of recipes – such as herbal tea, smoothies and ice cream!
It’s also a good addition to the garden because it attracts beneficial pollinators like bees, wasps and hoverflies. It can also repel house flies, squash bugs and mosquitoes.