Mint is great for specialty drinks. It’s a nice garnish on lamb chops and other meats and used in baking. It thrives in shady spots. It can also help soothe the stomach, similar to sarsaparilla root.
Chives are a great topping for almost any dish and the flavor appeals to many. It primarily thrives outside, but can tolerate amounts of shade. To grow indoors, you will want to make sure you have several hours of sunlight or get a specialty light. It can also boost the immune system.
Parsley grows well in the shade. Keep soil very moist. It can help prevent urinary and kidney infections and aid in intestinal health. It’s a great detox herb.
The dill flavor is very pungent and is awesome on vegetables, pastas, meats, potatoes, sandwiches, dips, and so much more! It has a variety of health benefits for the body, including anti-inflammatory and antiviral properties, it assists in lowering cholesterol, and can help improve depression. It’s also a bug repellant.
Cilantro grows wonderfully in the shade. It can grow well from a seedling, but it’s not a good one to transplant. You can enjoy it on potatoes and rice, it's also good with other vegetables and dips too. It also has a variety of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. It can assist with detox from heavy metals. It supports heart health and can balance sugar levels.
It’s very common for oregano to be part of Italian dishes, such as pastas or cheese breads. It needs some sunshine but can thrive in partial shade as well. It has great anti-inflammatory/antibacterial benefits and is definitely something you should grow in your indoor herb garden.
Thyme can be grown in your indoor herb garden. The soil should not be overly wet, and can actually benefit from being partially dry. This herb assists with stomach issues, sore throats, and arthritis.
Lemon balm should also be planted in your indoor herb garden. It has a fresh minty citrus lemon smell that can be used in a variety of teas, salads, and dressings for fish and chicken meals. It can help with PTSD, anxiety, and depression. It’s also wonderful for G.I. issues involving the liver and bile and helps with insomnia.
Lavender is a pleasant purple herb with a pungent floral smell. It has been in the aromatherapy category for years and helps relieve stress. It has antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties and can help bug bites and heal burns.
Sweet woodruff can be prolific outdoors or in shady indoor areas. It’s fragrant with star-shaped white leaves. It has been used for preventing stomach, liver, gallbladder, lung, and urinary infections.
Anise has a licorice smell and flavor. It produces oil and is used for a cough and great for the flu. It improves digestion, menstrual cramps, and nausea.