It’s no secret - herbs are awesome! They’re full of essential vitamins and antioxidants that boost our health. Herbs can be eaten raw, cooked, or brewed in tea.
This new year, why not add organic, homegrown herbs to your diet? To grow them in your home or office, all you’ll need to do is plug in a Click & Grow indoor garden and insert your favourite plant pods. Smart gardens have built in, automated lightning and watering technology, providing your plants with 24/7 care.
1. Cilantro / Coriander plant pods
Besides adding a tasty citrus touch to your meals, cilantro is a natural source of vitamin A, vitamin C and vitamin K. Cilantro can help remove toxic metals from the body. It’s also known to stimulate digestion and help heal skin inflammation.
2. Dill plant pods
Dill is a popular herb with a light, grassy taste which goes well with all recipes requiring a fresh, green, soft flavour. It’s also a natural source of vitamin A and vitamin C, making it a very healthy choice. Dill has been known to fight microbial infections, assist with sleep, and even calm hiccups that are associated with allergies.
3. Garden Sage plant pods
Sage has the potential to improve cognition and memory function. It has a slightly peppery flavour, making it a useful ingredient in a variety of cuisines. Sage is also a natural source of vitamins A, C and E, magnesium, zinc, and copper.
4. Holy Basil plant pods
An intriguing herb that contains hints of licorice, peppermint, and cloves. It’s also a natural source of calcium, zinc, and iron, as well as vitamins A and C. Holy basil could help to boost immune function and restrict the growth of bacteria.
5. Lemon Balm plant pods
Lemon Balm’s bright, citrusy flavour make this a refreshing herb. It’s a natural source of flavonoids which can have a high antioxidant effect. Lemon balm tea is known to relieve stress and insomnia. It could also help alleviate headaches.
6. Peppermint plant pods
Perfect for both cooking and brewing tea with. Peppermint is a natural source of manganese, copper, and Vitamin C. The oil found in peppermint can be a natural remedy for pain for sufferers of irritable bowel syndrome.
7. Rosemary plant pods
Rosemary’s lemon-pine flavour make it a delicious ingredient in a variety of cuisines. It contains dietary fiber and is a natural source of vitamins A, C and B6. Rosemary’s anti-inflammatory properties can also help to suppress allergies.
Always dreamed of growing your own organic plants at home? Now you can with a Smart Garden 3 or a Smart Garden 9!
Head over to www.clickandgrow.com to learn about our desire to make the most essential, fresh, vitamin-packed food available for everyone. Read about our unique Smart Soil and discover how the Smart Garden 3 and Smart Garden 9 make growing fresh, organic food and flowers easier than ever.
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The information in this article is intended as a general reference point and is not a substitute for professional health advice.