Kitchen garden however small or big is an absolute delight and watching those miniscule herbs growing is a soul-satisfying experience for many. Growing a small herb garden in the backyard is like a habit of sorts in Indian households, but with growing number of apartments, these plants are finding space in balcony corners or on roof top.

Be it for seasoning or sauteing, all you need is a fistful of freshly plucked greens. Coriander, mint, tulsi, basil, baby spinach, lemon grass not only add that extra zing to your dishes but also spruce up your diet with great nutrition. Sprinkle finely chopped coriander on your gravy, dal or infuse lemongrass into tea.

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And if you thought, maintaining a kitchen garden needs a lot of effort, trust us. It doesn’t. All you need to sprinkle a little bit of water of daily and ensure ample sunlight. Viola! Wake up to the sight of herbs growing right in your house.

Herbs are a powerhouse of nutrients and are loaded with antioxidants, phytonutrients, manganese, iron, Vitamin A, Vitamin C and Vitamin K besides significant amounts of phosphorous, potassium and beta-carotene.

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Why Should You Include Herbs In Your Daily Diet?

Adding greens to your diet aids in maintaining blood pressure

Rich in vitamins, herbs shield body from various viral and bacterial infections

Freshly plucked coriander, lemon grass infused into tea, soups help fight common cold and cough

Chew on coriander, mint or lemon grass to fight bad breath

Herbs aid in digest and protect gut health

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5 Aromatic Herbs For Better Health