Grow Your Own Vitamins At Your Garden

Nutrition supplements are taken by many people on a daily basis. In America, one hundred and fifty million people take such supplements daily, and over 22 billion dollars are spent on vitamins every year.

However, instead of purchasing vitamins from health stores and pharmacies in the form of pills and capsules, some people are obtaining their supplements by actually growing them themselves in their own yard, creating interesting herb gardens with which to produce herbal supplements and remedies in the form of tinctures, honey, flower essences and salad dressings. Herbs for a variety of ailments are grown, including for colds, flu and digestive problems.

The purpose of growing one's own herbs is that it is believed to be a lot more beneficial than taking pills, because the body absorbs the herbs a lot better in this form. The other advantage is that it is far less expensive to grow one's own vitamins and remedies than to purchase them.

There are a number of popular herbs that can easily be grown in one's own yard, each with their own health and vitamin benefits. Basil contains both vitamins A and K, as well as iron and calcium. Peppermint contains vitamins A and C, and has a rich iron and zinc content as well as being known for its digestive properties. Thyme contains vitamin B6 and has a rich magnesium and iron content. Dill is rich in calcium, copper, iron and zinc. Oregano contains antioxidant properties, as well as potassium and folate. Parsley also contains antioxidant properties, together with folic acid, a beneficial cancer fighting nutrient. Sage is known to stimulate brain functioning.

To create one's own herb garden, starter plants are available and can be bought at greenhouses and garden centers. By ensuring the plants are given access to a lot of sunlight and are planted in soil that is well drained, it should not be difficult to start growing one's own herbs.

Creating a herb garden not only provides physical health advantages, but for some people it also provides emotional and spiritual well being. Many people obtain great pleasure in producing their own herbal remedies and supplements.