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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Rub basil on your temples to soothe headaches

Basil

Grow it: This sweet, fragrant annual is ideal for growing in pots. Pull off the white flowers as soon as they appear to keep it from going to seed and your herbs from tasting bitter.

Use it: Rub crushed leaves on your temples to relieve headaches. Pour boiling water over basil leaves for a pain-relieving footbath.

Read more: Check out our Basil Growing Guide.

Photo: (cc) Pizzo Disevo/Flickr

 

 
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