Most of us are familiar with using oregano and basil with Italian foods, and mint in a Mojito, but are you familiar with pairing herbs with fruit? And are you aware that about 25 percent of the drugs prescribed worldwide are derived from plants?
As renowned Dr. Josh Axe (DNM, DC, CNS) explains, “plants are being used to treat a number of health concerns and conditions, including allergies, arthritis, migraines, fatigue, skin infections, wounds, burns, gastrointestinal issues and even cancer – proving that it’s true that food is medicine.” Herbs have been used as medicine for over 5,000 years.
Herbs are easy to grow and will thrive in most light conditions. They’re perfect for container planting even for those with limited space. Here are some of the best herbs to easily grow – and in which foods to use them for flavour... and health!