Herbs: Nature’s Gift of Taste and Health

Potted Herbs

Whether it's cooking a recipe you love or sitting at the porch while enjoying a cup of tea on a quiet afternoon, having herbs in the garden are sure to elevate these experiences. With the global pandemic continuing to take a heavy toll on us, we are compelled to stay in the confines of our homes. And having stayed indoors for months, there are probably no more rooms left untouched, and you might think there are definitely no leisure activities left unexplored. 

Think again.

Having the rare luxury of time like never before, perhaps you’ve been planning on repainting the walls with a warmer palette or re-organizing the furniture for space efficiency. With the rise of dainty, minimalist interior designs, there is actually one little secret we’d like to share: small indoor plants can do the trick of livening up your space. 

Most DIY enthusiasts go for the safe succulent choice. But beyond that, there are a plethora of other indoor plants to get you started in your interior design aspirations (and culinary too). Herbs and spices for instance are very low maintenance. They can thrive on their own and give life wherever they are placed. A little bit of sunshine and water can do the trick. Aside from stepping up your design game, they can be used to spice up your dishes too! Talk about getting your money’s worth.

As promising as this all sounds, you might be wondering where to get one. With the rise of online home grocery shopping and delivery, almost anything and everything can now be delivered right to your doorstep. Look no further because Malagos Homegrown Produce now offers various potted herbs and plants for you to grow on your own!

If you are still a bit apprehensive about growing your own herb garden, we’ve rounded up the top 3 uses of these wonderful plants.

Herbs add a refined taste to any dish.

Used by pinch or by bunch, fresh herbs pull a recipe together by infusing any dish with a burst of aromas and flavors. Basil's faint licorice flavor brightens lemon sorbet, while rosemary's piney zing complements a good home cooked roast chicken. The subtle, refined, and delicate taste of herbs is sure to capture the taste of home coupled with the earthiness of nature. 

The medicinal values of herbs are unparalleled. 

Herbs are healthy for your body. Before the rise of doctors and modern medicine, we all turned to nature for healing. While there are many more herbs, here are a few of specific herbs and how you can benefit from them:

  • Peppermint can be used in teas to boost your mood, improve focus, ease nausea, and help digestion.
  • Oregano is full of antioxidants and is known for being an immune booster, antifungal, and antibacterial.
  • Cilantro is a great herb for detoxification of toxic heavy metals

Aromatherapy and herbs are linked by hand.

Aromatherapy uses essential oils to help promote physical, spiritual, and psychological well being. It is a holistic form of treatment, meaning that it views the body as a whole instead of focusing on each separate part. With various herbs and spices available at home, you can make your own oil and reap all of its benefits.

Stay at home and shop online at Malagos Homegrown Produce, from potted herbs to fresh produce to couple it up with, we have it for you!