• Perennial Herbs and Their Benefits

    Check out the Perennial Herbs and Their Health Benefits Infographic below!

    Perennial herbs are great additions for your herb garden. You only have to plant them once, and they’ll grow all season for many years to come. Listed below are the best perennial herbs and their health benefits:Perennial Herbs and Their Benefits Image

    1. Echinacea – This flowering plant is known as a healing herb. It is typically used to treat colds, the flu, and infections. It has large purple-pink flowers and is a beautiful and beneficial supplement to any garden.
    2. Garlic – This herb is one of the healthiest out there! Following are some of it’s health benefits:
    • Anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties
    • Treats skin infections
    • Prevents blood clots
    • Reduces and regulates blood sugar
    • Reduces cholesterol
    • Protects heart
    • Fights allergies
    1. Ginger – Also one of the healthiest herbs, ginger provides relief from gastrointestinal problems, stomach pain, and arthritis. You can learn more in our article, Health Benefits of Ginger
    2. Lavender – This herb is not only beautiful and aromatic, lavender is also known to treat insomnia, a nervous stomach, and anxiety. Here’s a really awesome article about how to grow lavender: Lavender Care Guide
    3. Mint – Use mint to aid stomach pains, eliminate toxins from the body, relieve skin irritations, and combat bad breath. Learn more here: Health Benefits of Mint
    4. Oregano – This is another herb that is extremely healthy and packed with benefits. Learn about the Health Benefits of Oregano here. Some of the vitamins and nutrients it contains include:
    • Vitamin K
    • Fiber
    • Anti-oxidant and anti-bacterial properties
    • Iron and manganese
    1. Parsley – This delicious herb is rich in anti-oxidant nutrients, vitamins, and folic acid.
    2. Rosemary – Most recognized as a culinary herb, rosemary also contains substances that stimulate the immune system, increase circulation, and improve digestion.
    3. Sage – Treat inflammatory conditions and boost cognitive function with sage.
    4. Thyme – With a long history of treating respiratory problems, thyme is great for treating coughs, bronchitis, and chest congestion.

    Perennial Herbs and Their Benefits Infographic

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    Sources:

    A List of Edible Perennials by Eric Huffstetler

    15 Health Benefits of Garlic by Dr. Anitha Anchan

    Health Benefits of Mint Leaves by Deepika Sahu

    Herb Profile: Lavender from Wellness Mama

    http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/252684.php

    http://www.whfoods.com/

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