Food Cures You Can Grow at Home

Put your green thumb to work growing a first-aid kit that will keep you healthy all summer.

By Jeff Csatari and Nikki Werner

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Use parsley to neutralize mouth odors

Why burn a quarter-tank of gas running out to the drugstore for Pepto when you can pluck some relief from your windowsill herb garden?

Besides adding another dimension to your cooking, freshly harvested herbs can soothe dozens of common health problems, and it’s possible to grow a selection of home remedies in a couple of pots placed in a sunny spot. 

Look for seedlings of these plants and herbs at any garden store, or if you’re really ambitious, buy a packet of seeds and try sprouting your own.

Photo: Masterfile

 

 
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