Herbs are the keys to flavor. There’s no shame in using dried herbs, but growing fresh herbs yourself is well worth the effort. Many herbs repel insects, pack great health benefits and are pretty simple to maintain. Flowers & Herbs!
Lemon balm is very calming and can help to reduce anxiety, stress, help with insomnia, increase appetite and reduce pain. Did you know that lemon balm is part of the mint family? Make sure you place lemon balm in part-shade area and offer it good drainage.
The petals of the flowers have long been dredged in the whites of eggs and then dredged in sugar. When dry they make an aromatic candy. Fragrant petals rinsed through water make a scented fluid to use in cakes and pastries. Rose hips are high in vitamin c. Make tea with fresh hips for the highest concentration of vitamin for colds. Candying flowers also works for other edible flowers like pansies and nasturtium.
A member of the mint family, lavender is a genus of 47 species and is found in many areas of the world. Europe, Cape Verde, the Canary Islands, Africa, the Mediterranean, southwest Asia and southeast India.
Lavandula angustifolia is the most common and a genuine lavender also referred to as English Lavender. Although lavender is not native to England, it is one of the most popular flowers found in English Gardens.
Lavender requires full sun and good draining soil. If you have heavy soil, add an organic compound.
One of the best herbs that you can take for your hair growth would be aloe vera. This is easily one of the best herbs that you could utilize for your hair because it can do many things positive for your hair.
Not only can it reduce overall inflammation in your scalp, but it can also effectively stimulate blood circulation which can allow your scalp to get much needed nutrients and hydration.
Characteristics and Uses: Pungent , piney can overpower other flovers- Chop finely; Add to poultry, lamb, fruit salads potatoes, white beans, breads! How to start: Propagate from a healthy mother plant: Snip several 2 1/2” (6 1/3cm) stems. Remove bottom set of leaves from your cuttings. Dip the bottom of each cutting in water, and then dip the bottom of each cutting into a rooting compound. Fix each cutting into its own container. Mist your plant. In 2-4 weeks, once rooted, transfer to a larger pot. Best Location: Pinch the top bud to increase the likelihood of your rosemary branching – Use neem oil to treat any pests. If powdery mildew develops, clean leaves with mild soapy water and place in front of a fan to circulate the air – sunny location.
Effective herb that you are going to be able to utilize to stimulate healthy hair production would be hibiscus. These flowers contain a good amount of vitamins that are going to help with improving your scalp and your hair.
When applied directly to your scalp, it can help to increase your hair growth and also limit premature graying of your hair.
Catmint Nepeta is a member of the mint family and commonly known as Catnip. This plant is very easy to grow and has very few pest problems. Its foliage has spiked flowers at the top and blooms in early summer and can be bloom again throughout other seasons.
The flowers can be lavender/blue, pink, or white. Many gardeners use the lavender/blue variety in place of lavender that is not tolerant in their regions. The plant’s name came from the enormous attraction it has for cats.
Catmint is perfect for edging and along paths as its low to the ground and a sprawling plant. Larger varieties are more upright and can be planted throughout your garden.
This plant comes in a variety of species and colors. Some bloom in the spring while others bloom in the fall. Low-growing varieties are great for rock gardens while the taller varieties will be a wonderful accent to any garden.
The flowers range in colors of purple, blue, white, or pink. The plant creates a beautiful carpet in the spring and then in early summer, the foliage will die down, making room for later blooming flowers.
Dill is synonymous with Greek cooking, and its tangy flavor is unmistakable. However, this herb is also a major helper when you have a bad case of the hiccups or diarrhea. It could potentially help to boost your immune system too.
Dill flowers are useful when plating as they make a big statement. You can make a wonderful dill-infused vinegar as well.