6 Essential Perennial Herbs for Your Garden

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Oregano, scientifically known as Origanum vulgare, is a perennial herb in the mint family, called Lamiaceae. You can find this flavored herb all over the world, even though it is native to Western and Southwestern Eurasia and the Mediterranean region. This herb has purple flowers and green leaves and can be used in a lot of recipes, from salads or meat to pasta and sauces.†

In general, oregano is cultivated for culinary use, but it has a lot of medicinal properties as well. For example, it has antibacterial properties which is good for your oral and skin health, it can also reduce the inflammation, protect against cancer and diabetes, and can improve your mood.†

If you want to grow healthy oregano, you should plant it in full sun, because it adores the sunlight. To be more specific, the stronger the sun, the stronger the flavor. You have to water them only when the soil looks dry.†


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Mint is a flavored perennial herb that can be found all around the world. Mint, also known as mentha, belongs to the Lamiaceae family and can be used fresh or dried in many food recipes and drinks for its intense aroma.†

Mint contains an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory element that can fight off allergies and cold symptoms. These herbs can also be used as air fresheners.†

They prefer a moist but well-drained site and can grow in shady areas as well. In fact, you should protect them from the direct sun if you want them to grow healthy. According to plant experts, mint should be planted in pots or near cabbage and tomatoes if possible. If you choose to plant them in containers and keep them indoors, itís important to water them regularly because they need moist soil.†

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