Medicinal uses: Mint contains menthol, a natural aromatic decongestant that helps to break up phlegm and mucus, making it easier to expel. The menthol also helps to prevent gastric ulcers (associated with alcohol consumption and regular use of painkillers).
Culinary uses: Tea, mojito, lambs, soups, salsa
(My mint is strangely growing away from the sun.)
Medicinal uses: Improves memory — has been shown to increase blood flow to the head and brain, is an antiseptic, helps treat indigestion.
Culinary uses: Tea, lamb, poultry, salad dressing, vegetables
Medicinal uses: Helps with flatulence, lack of appetite, cuts and scrapes; alleviates coughs and colds.
Culinary uses: Salads, pesto, pizza, pair with tomatoes
Medicinal uses: An excellent source of Vitamin C and other antioxidants, helps combat cancer, helps keep blood pressure healthy, folic acids may help with depression.
Culinary uses: Pasta, pizza, soups, jams, pair with basil
(Do not confuse with cottonseed extract)
Medicinal uses: nausea, fever, headache, diarrhoea, nerve pain
Culinary uses: Cottonseed oil (cooking oil extracted from seeds of cotton plant) is used for salad oil, mayonnaise, salad dressing
I have been trying to grow plants again ! Nothing is starting from seed (yet), because the last time that happened and I tried to harvest my lemon balms, they all just... Died. I later learned that you should never harvest the bigger leaves because those are like the solar panels for the plant. Anyway, I'm starting small and simple with a succulent, maidenhair fern, sweet italian basil, and morning glory (or better known as kangkong). I would definitely hope to have my own herb / vegetable garden in a pot, but let's be pessimistic for now and say that people will steal them.
Ok, enough talking to myself about my plants. I am going to disappear and do nothing for the next 6 hours.