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HERBS IN WINTER


They are good for our health, add the right flavour to dishes and look nice on the plate. We usually only indulge in them in season. But why not use their power in winter?


There's no need to wait until early spring for the first herbs to sprout. Even now, in the depths of winter, there are species that we can grow on the windowsill. They will beautify our home and bring us many benefits.


OREGANO

Oregano or oregano is a popular herb with a distinctive scent. It is hard to imagine Italian cuisine without it. However, it is also a favourite among folk healers. In the ancient past, it was believed to have magical powers that could evoke love. But most of all, it is healing. It relieves sore throats, coughs, is anti-inflammatory and aids digestion. As the name suggests, it also has a good mind effect. If you don't have fresh on hand, it can be used as a dried spice, which has an intense aroma.


THYME

One of the most popular spices. Now in winter, it can help us improve our immunity, deal with bacteria and fungi. Its effects have been used since 3000 BC. Ancient Greeks and Romans added it to their baths to gain strength. Today, in addition to flavouring food, it can benefit us with its valuable substances, essential oils, tannins, bitter substances, etc.


Thyme will fight infections, cramps or intestinal parasites. It can help with flatulence or diarrhea. Removes water from the body, recommended for colds. It is beneficial for people with rheumatism and has a good effect on blood circulation.


HONEY

Want to get a good night's sleep? Then reach for lemon balm. This wonderful herb will calm your nerves and make you sleep like a baby. Plus, it will help your digestion. It contains essential oils and antioxidants that have a beneficial effect on our organism. Overall, it soothes, relaxes, supports in the treatment of diabetes, heart disease, relieves cramps, and reduces pain, even menstrual cramps.



How to grow herbs at home?

Ideally on a windowsill as they need as much light as possible. Prepare a good quality growing medium and pot, preferably clay. You shouldn't overwater them, but always make sure the soil is dry. Try to keep them at a similar temperature to what they should be in your bedroom, around 17 degrees. Don't cut the plant too deeply, but just pinch the tops gently. If you have brought pre-grown herbs from the supermarket, then be aware that these are for immediate consumption and you will not grow anything from them at home.


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