May 25, Growing Oregano Plant Indoors: How to Grow Oregano Herb
LAWRENCE, Mass. – May 25, 2011 – Growing herbs in a home or backyard isn’t only for cooks – the benefits of growing medicinal herbs indoors can provide various benefits for both home or caretaker use. While anyone can grow herbs in a pot, home-grown Oregano is uniquely suited for many roles.
“Growing in your own home or backyard is a great way to not only eat the fruit of your own labor, but also put your therapeutic properties to use for others,” said Larry Wallin, PhD, NPS, Director, Natural and Functional Products at New Age Inorganic Chemistry. “Any herb can be used in the home and for treating a variety of conditions and health concerns. What you need to do is pick one herb, not necessarily one your family or friends would use. Choose one herb that can be combined with a few others, and you will have your own herbs that can be used in the course of your daily activities.”
When choosing a herb for indoor cultivation, researchers recommend starting with a hearty and compact herb. Also, ask yourself if your family likes fresh herbs and what their preferences are when it comes to eating the leaves and stems. Ultimately, it’s most important to choose a herb that is high in nitrogen and water soluble acids.
Oregano is particularly rich in nitrates, which are important nutrient building blocks. Nitrates reduce stomach acidity and provide nutritional support to your system.
You can also use it in many types of preparations, from nutritional supplements, pharmaceuticals and deodorants to the recipes below.
Today, researchers are focusing on introducing genetic improvement in the soil to boost beneficial germination rates and increase nitrogen availability. It is also important to not overwater or overwater yourself with a potting fork – these are two of the largest contributors to soil depletion. Many dry herbs can also be grown indoors, even with a stagnant soil.
Dried Fresh Herbs – Moisture is crucial to longevity in cooking and relaxing for home uses. Because of the increased use of dried herbs, it is essential to rinse your fresh herbs immediately following a use. Dry herbs should be stored in a plastic bag.
If you like to enjoy cooking foods that consist of dried herbs, the preferred method of cooking is by soaking them.
Varieties of dried herbs that can be grown indoors include:
Balsam: sweet & bitter
Basil: Click through the list below for more varieties: (Photo Gallery/List)
Chef Web: 1 cup+ 3.75” waxy plastic & plastic flake material available w/nano molds
Growing Apricots: Most juicy & delectable Apricots, but without the ripening tartness
Don’t fear the salted version of avocado: Eat avocado packed with Omega-3. They are specifically recommended for heart health.
Hayberry: Time of the year it is best to use this citrus fruit for its flavor!
Edible Shells: This aromatic spice taste divine but difficult to grow due to problems with pest and disease
Vanilla Bean: Your favorite flavoring in vanilla bean can be grown
Herbs for Washing – Many herbs (Cilantro, Curly parsley, Italian parsley, Monkshood, tarragon, etc.) can be used in baking, cooking, among others.
Nutrition – You do not need to buy processed food to get nutritional value. Organic herbs are largely of higher quality.
Frankskin: Used in salves, cleanses, cleansing tea and decortes.
Heirloom Spice: Mainly canned using ground spices such as paprika, pepper, and allspice.
Dermatologist: Heirloom, unique herbs can offer a natural, non-toxic and pre-packaged remedy for ointments, tinctures, syrups, or natural anti-inflammatory remedies.
NATURAL AND FIBER PRODUCTS: Since natural and organic molecules don’t harm the human body, they can be used to protect specific organs, as well as prevent chronic diseases. They may also be useful to cancer patients for helping them to avoid side effects. Though natural and organic products differ slightly from conventional chemicals, the main difference is taste. For example, when compared to other synthetic chemicals, synthetic acids have a strong tang to their taste, but natural and organic acids have a subtle warmth to their taste. Therefore, enjoying organic herbs can be a pleasant alternative to natural and conventional products.
For more information, visit http://www.naturalmethods.com.
For the latest on herbs and herbs in cosmetics, look for their description in the organic supplement