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Garden of Herbs

We believe that every Kitchen needs to have a ready supply of fresh herbs. In order to make it easy for you we have assembled an assortment of fine herbs that will not only bring live to your dishes but will also lighten up your kitchen garden or window sill.

Image Common Name Botanical Name Sunlight Watering / Care Uses
 Aloe Vera Aloe Barbadensis

Indirect Sunlight

Water aloe deeply but then allow the soil to dry at least 1 to 2 inches deep between waterings, in order to discourage rot; water even less in winter. Aloe Vera is a major medicinal plant when it comes to treating and protecting the skin. Used externally, it is very effective on burns and sunburn, as well as a variety of skin diseases (eczema, pruritus, psoriasis, acne) – it is extremely constructive and protective.
AjwainAjowan / Trachyspermum ammiIndirect SunlightWater Ajwain daily or when the soil feels dry.

Ajwain leaves are very beneficial to the health and used for various purposes to treat common health disorders like cold, cough, fever and etc among kids.

It also provides relief from digestive disorders such as gas, flatulence, abdominal discomforts and vomiting as well as improves digestion and stimulates appetite. It is antiseptic in nature used during colic pain among babies.

Ajwain leaves extract helps in treating microbial imbalances in the body by inhibiting the pathogenic bacterial growth in the intestine.

Thai Basilbasilicum var. thyrsiflora6 - 8 Hours of Full Sun

Make sure that the soil is moist. Basil plants like moisture. If you live in a hot area, use mulch around the basil plants (the mulch will help keep the soil moist).

Make sure to pick the leaves regularly to encourage growth .

Thai Basil can be used in several dishes ranging from thai curries, stir fries to salads.

Thai basil may also be used as an aromatherapy treatment by bruising the leaves and inhaling their aroma. They can also be bruised and rubbed beneath the eyes and on the forehead for a relaxing reprieve from a long stressful day.

 

Betel Leaves / PaanPiper BetelIndirect Sunlight / Partial SunlightIt thrives well in hot and humid environment in partial shade. It needs regular watering. Prune regularly after it reaches 2 m. height to control the plant, regular pruning and plucking of leaves encourages new growth and sweet and tender leaves.

Local application of the leaves benefits in the treatment of inflammations such as orchitis and arthritis.Betel leaves soaked in mustard oil, slightly warmed and applied on the chest relieves cough and breathing difficulty in children.A hot poultice of betel leaves or juice mixed with refined coconut oil when applied on the loins benefits lumbago ( lower back pain). Local application of betel leaves relieves sore throat. Betel leaves have diuretic properties. Its juice mixed with diluted milk and sweetened slightly eases urination. Betel leaves effectively treats wounds. Grind the leaves, extract the juice, apply on the wounds, wrap a betel leaf and bandage the wound. Betel leaves effectively treats boils. Just warm a leaf till it becomes soft, coat a layer with castor oil on it, spread it over the inflamed area and repeat it every few hours for best results.

Italian Basil / Genovese BasilOcimum basilicumPartial to Full Sunlight or 6 - 8 Hours of Sunlight.Basil needs to be watered as soon as the soil feels dry to touch or if the leaves start to droop. We have ensured that the soil is well balanced and non-water logging. Whenever you water, make sure to water thoroughly as all excess water will drain out by itself.Make sure to pick the leaves regularly to encourage growthItalian Basil is a key ingredient in several Italian recipes such as sauces, pestos, pastas and pizzas.
CeleryApium graveolensFull Sun / Partial Sun

Celery is a heavy feeder. It also requires lots of water. Make sure to provide plenty of water during the entire growing season, especially during hot, dry weather.

Celery has many Culinary uses but that's not it celery is a great choice if you are watching your weight. Celery reduces inflammation. If you are suffering from joint pains, lung infections, asthma, or acne, eating more celery will bring much-needed relief.It helps you calm down: The minerals in celery, especially magnesium, and the essential oil in it, soothe the nervous system. If you enjoy a celery-based snack in the evening, you will sleep better.It regulates the body’s alkaline balance, thus protecting you from problems such as acidity.The high water content of celery, combined with the insoluble fiber in it, makes it a great tool for easy passage of stool. It contains “good” salts. Yes, celery does contain sodium, but it is not the same thing as table salt. The salt in celery is organic, natural and essential for your health.
Curry LeavesMurraya koenigiiPartial Sun / Indirect SunlightWater thoroughly when soil feels dry to touch.Curry leaves have the strongest flavor and aroma when fresh. You can use them in Curries, stir fries, temperings, etc.
ThymeThymus vulgarisFull Sun / partial SunWater normally and remember to trim the plantsThyme has several culinary uses.Thyme contains many active principles that known to have disease preventing and health promoting properties.Thyme herb contains thymol, one of the important essential oils. Thymol has been found scientifically to have antiseptic, and anti-fungal characteristics.Thyme is packed with minerals and vitamins that are essential for optimum health. Its leaves are one of the richest sources of potassium, iron, calcium, manganese, magnesium, and selenium. Iron is required for red blood cell formation.The herb is also a rich source of many important vitamins such as B-complex vitamins, beta carotene, vitamin-A, vitamin-K, vitamin-E, vitamin-C, and folic acid.
Chillies Ornamental    
FennelFoeniculum vulgareFull Sun / Partial SunWater thoroughly when soil feels dry to touch.The entire plant of fennel, including the flowers, is edible and can beused. Hundreds of recipes are available for the preparation of each part of the plant. Seeds, stems, stalks, leaves, bulb, roots, flowers... all have valuable food quality.

 

Potted Tulsi black / Krishna TulsiBotanical Name: Ocimum tenuiflorumGrow in Full or Partial Sun with atleast 6-8 hours of Sunlight. Tulasi needs to be watered as soon as the soil feels dry to touch or if the leaves start to droopAlso known as 'Krishna Tulsi', the Purple leaf tulsi is famous for its peppery, crisp taste. It comprises purple colored leaves and dark stems. It is relatively more difficult to find than the green varietals. Purple leaf Tulsi is known to be beneficial to treat throat infections, respiratory system, nasal lesions, earache and skin diseases.
Lemon Balm Melissa officinalisPartial Sun / Semi ShadeWater thoroughly when soil feels dry to touch.

Lemon Balm has a wonderful Lemony flavor which can be added to salads, fruit salads or at the end of cooking.Lemon balm is used for digestive problems, including upset stomachbloating, intestinal gas (flatulence), vomiting, and colic; for pain, including menstrual cramps, headache and toothache; and for mental disorders, including hysteria and melancholia.Many people believe lemon balm has calming effects so they take it for anxietysleepproblems, and restlessness. Lemon balm is also used for Alzheimer's disease, attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), swollen airways, rapid heartbeat due to nervousness, high blood pressure, sores, tumors, and insect bites.

Table Lemon Plant 

Citrus trees should be planted in a sunny and wind-protected area.

Water thoroughly when soil feels dry to touch.

Lemons can be used for their Juice and zest.