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How to grow your own herbs.

My personal DIY-project for this spring was to grow my own herbs. I love the idea of being able to harvest your own herbs freshly from your balcony.
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I discovered the shop Urban Kraut and fell in love. They offer everything to get started with your own completely natural and organic balcony-project.

The company was founded by Lukas (originally an artist) and the engineer Benedikt in Berlin. They wanted to combine their love for urban gardening with the joy of clever technology and funky design.

So let's go, you too will be a pioneer of urban gardening.
They are super friendly and sent me a few items from their shop for free to try out. And i am so in love. There is something really special about seeing your own herbs grow every single day.

My fave product were the seed bombs, that come in a small cotton bag and are a little surprise seed package to create an urban jungle wherever you are...

I planted everything a few weeks ago and sort of morphed into this crazy plant-mama. I love all my little greens and take daily care of them. Now they not only look pretty, but also have incredibly benefits for our mind and body. 

Many herbs have magical benefits for the body and soul. Here are my top3 herbs, that i currently grow at my home as well:

1. Basil
  • Cures Fever
  • Treats Asthma
  • Prevents Lung Disorders
  • Prevents Heart Diseases
  • Reduces Stress
  • Mouth Freshener
  • Dental Care
  • Prevents Kidney Stones
  • Skin Care
  • Relieves Headache
  • Prevents Premature Aging
  • Boosts Immunity
  • Eye Care

My favorite benefit of basil is the headache treatment. I suffer with stress induced headaches quite often and that can be effectively controlled by the use of a single basil serving. 
Basil can protect your body from radiation poisoning and also heal the damages from that sort of condition. It can be given after a surgery to help heal wounds quickly and also to protect those areas from infections. It is an anticarcinogenic and is found to be effective in healing nearly all types of cancers and tumors. 

2. Parsley

  • Rich Source of Antioxidants
  • Promotes Kidney Cleanse
  • Treats Bloating 
  • Skin Care
  • Detoxification
  • Controls Diabetes
  • Prevents & Treats Cancer
  • Treats Osteoporosis
  • Relieves Flatulence
  • Boosts Immunity
  • Cures Anemia
  • Treats Bad Breath
  • Balances Hormones

My favorite benefit of parsley is the hormonal balancing aspect. As you know I am still working on balancing my hormones and getting my period back. Read more about that HERE
Parsley can easily help with that. It helps improve the hormonal balance in women, enhances their libido, and boosts the secretion of the estrogen hormone. Intake of the herb helps treat hormonal disorders like premenstrual syndrome, menopause, or delayed menstruation cycle. Furthermore, parsley tea helps reduce menstrual cramps and discomfort.

3. Rosemary 

The most interesting health benefits of rosemary include its ability to boost memory, improve mood, treat Alzheimer’s, heal cancer, reduce inflammation, relieve pain, and protect the immune system. The herb also helps stimulate circulation, detoxify the body, protect the body from bacterial infections, prevent premature aging, and heal skin conditions.

  • Hair Growth
  • Enhances Brain Function
  • Prevents Alzheimer’s
  • Neurological Protection
  • Liver Detoxification
  • Reduces Stress
  • Balances Hormone
  • Prevents Cancer
  • Skin Care

The stress-reducing and balancing qualities of rosemary are just amazing.
The aroma of rosemary alone has been linked to improving mood and clearing the mind. It has a calming effect on those who suffer from chronic anxiety and depression. Furthermore, it reduces salivary cortisol (the stress hormone) levels, which helps ease tension in the body.

For those who are interested in using more herbs on a daily basis,  should definitely grow their own to save some money. You need a spot that receives sunlight for at least six hours daily and has enough space away from other plants. Avoid overwatering the plants and as they develop, try to prune some back so that there are roughly 18 inches between each plant. Removing the matured leaves several times every week is essential to encourage fresh leaf growth.

Now good luck and happy gardening - let's grow some magic

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