Planting an herb garden is a wonderful way to enjoy the sights, smells and tastes of a wide variety of plants. Fresh herbs are often easy to cultivate and can grow in a small garden in the back yard, in pots on an outdoor patio or sunroom, or even in a window box inside a kitchen.
Herbs have many values but a few of the most common uses include aromatherapy, medicinal, as seasonings and flavorings in foods and beverages, and in salads. Many herbs are full of cancer-fighting antioxidants, valuable nutrients, fat-free flavor, and more.
In the medicinal world, herbs have been used for centuries to help with a variety of ailments. 'Old fashioned remedies' are for the most part herb based and have been used for generations to help with conditions from upset stomachs to anxiety and even strengthening the immune system. The first apothecaries (pharmacies) were stocked with botanical ingredients. However, it's important to check with your doctor before using any herbs for medicinal purposes.