Herbs are possibly the best culinary condiments; they’re add a hint of freshness and flavour, are easy to grow and they’re packed with antioxidants and essential nutrients—all of which make them the most essential greens you need to include in your daily diet.
 

Basil

Basil

Basil has umpteen health benefits from calming your nerves to being a good source of fiber to having a detoxifying effect with its anti-inflammatory properties; a little dose of basil will do you ample good. And most importantly, it is supremely easy to grow at home or in a garden. It needs the least amount of care and can make do with water only once in two days.

 

Chives

Chives

Chives, a part of the onion family are one of the tastiest herbs. They make for great ingredients in salads, yummy when added as garnish in a soup and the best part is that they are great for your immunity! Plus they aren’t too difficult to grow either all they need is the sun for four to five hours and damp oil so that they don’t dry out.

 

Cilantro

Cilantro

Also recognised as leaf-coriander in Asia, cilantro makes for one amazingly healthy and versatile herb. Cilantro is low on calories and contains anti-oxidants, essential oils, vitamins and dietary fibers. It is also a good source of potassium, calcium and magnesium, all of which make it an amazing herb to include in your daily diet.

 

Thyme

Thyme

One of the most versatile herbs, thyme (dry or fresh) teams up well with beef, lamb, eggs, cheese, fish and all things protein! You can even use it as a sprinkle on your soups and stews and you can even brew it in your tea. Packed to the brim with fat-soluble vitamins, antiseptic and antibiotic properties et al, thyme makes a great remedy for cold, cough and sore throat.

 

Rosemary

Rosemary

Rosemary is one aromatic herb that also proves beneficial for health in a number of ways. A good source of iron, calcium, vitamin B6, antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds. If you think you’re coming down with a cold and need an immunity boost, brew some rosemary leaves by steeping them in hot water.

 

Parsley

Parsley

This is that herb that you don’t leave unattended on the side of your plate. Parsley is full of nutrients, vitamins and nutrients plus it is one pack of flavor to add to your food. Mix it to your salads, soups, stews or serve it as garnish with your meat dishes and relish this very beneficial herb to the hilt.