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What Are Herbs?

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A plant that has a non-woody stem by true scientific definition is called an herb. Most herbs are annuals, which means that you have to replant them each year. The plant or its extracts have been used for alternative medicine. Any part of the plant, like the roots, berries, leaves, flowers, bark, seeds, and so on which offer healing or nourishment to the human body can be used. Very important Micro nutrients are contained in herbs.

The herb offers the body the essential nutrients along with trace elements and many minerals to keep the body in balance. This aids in overall health. Herbs can even be more helpful in this area as more information becomes available.

Growing your herbs is special because you use what you grow. To use the full benefit that nature has to offer try-growing herbs organically. Growing your own herbs is very simple. Herb gardens were used for health and medicinal purposes even in ancient cultures. Yes, even these cultures grew herb gardens.

Two such cultures were the Romans and Egyptians. A number of their records for herbal remedies have been found. As history goes, herbs for health in this country are a fairly recent discovery. When used for medicinal purposes, herbs take longer to react but are easier and safer on the body.

The more the various herbs are discovered in even remote areas of the world the more we learn about these herbs. Ancient writings are still being found today too that point to how these herbs were used in the past and how we should use them today.

They are a much softer remedy for what ails you compared to stronger, harsher medicines. These herbs are also a very effective way to nourish your body. We are finding out more and more what bad effects strong chemicals have on the human body. As we discover this more of us than ever are turning to herbs.

Many times you can use the herbs along with your medication, until your system becomes repaired enough, to go off totally of the drugs you have been taking. You should never go off a medication without checking with your doctor first though. There could be special instructions on how to go off the medication.

Also before just arbitrarily starting to use herbs, you need to talk to a professional on how much of what to take. Herbs taken in wrong quantities could lead to problems. Just because they are natural it does not mean you need to know what you are doing with them. They must be used correctly if you want the desired results.

Herbs are nature’s medicine and when used correctly cure what ails us. Another benefit is the added nutrients to our meals. If you have any interest on how herbs can help you, investigate this subject a little further. Maybe with a little luck and research you might not have to depend on harsh medicines to solve your ills.

Learn more about Herbal Gardening. Stop by Jefferson Haynesworth’s site where you can find out all about Fresh Herb Gardening and what it can do for you.

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3 Top Tips For Your Indoor Herb Gardens

Growing herbs is a great hobby. They add to your cooking, decorate your home and are easy to grow. Many people believe that herbs will not grow properly indoors. This is certainly a long way from the truth. Many herbs will grow quite contentedly inside a home. However, there are a few areas which need a little bit extra thought.

Below are the 3 most typical pit falls and the way to avoid them.

1. Sunlight. Herbs like sunlight. Try to keep your plants close to a bright window that catches plenty of sunlight. If the herbs begin to get long, weak stems then it is a sign that the indoor herb gardens craving additional sunshine. If you are unable to provide natural sunlight to your herbs then you should purchase a growlight. These are special lights which replicate sunlight and help your herbs to flourish.

2. Temperature. Nearly all of us like to be warm in winter. However our heating system dries out the air and can upset your herbs. You might discover that the plants flourish better with added moisture. To accomplish this you do not need to go out and buy expensive humidifiers, you may simply place your herb pots near a larger bowl which you can fill with pebbles and water. As your house gets warmer then the water will evaporate and the herbs will perk up almost instantly.

3. Pests. During the cold winter months many of the eggs laid by pests which attack herb gardens will be killed off by the cold. With indoor herb gardens the eggs are not killed off and you might unexpectedly find your plants are bug-ridden. If your herbs are in quite small pots these are incredibly easy to get rid off. You need to get ready a bowl of tepid water mixed with a small quantity of washing up liquid. Just turn the herb upside-down, holding the soil and roots in place while in the pot and swill the leaves around in the water. This will detach the pest and will not have an effect on the herb. If your indoor herb gardens are in larger pots then you will need to place the soapy water in a spray and spray the pests. This can take more time and you will need to keep an eye out for re-infestation since you are unlikely to get all of the eggs at once, but it’ll work just as effectively.

So with plenty of light, humidity to compensate for your central heating system and a watchful eye for pests your indoor herb gardens ought to quickly be thriving.

If you’re uncertain which herbs to start with, try considering which would be the most useful in your kitchen and set up with these. Through growing what you need you’ll soon realize the advantages plus enjoyment available from your indoor herb gardens.

Indoor herb gardens are a great way to enhance your cooking and your home.

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