Herbs

herbs Herbs – Grow your own

Growing your own herbs in your garden or on a patio enables you to have natural flavors at your finger tips all year round. Whether you want seeds or plugs, you can pick them up here.

In Kilcannon we have a secret garden, where we grow our own. These herbs are used by our restaurant, service users, staff and friends. Indeed we grow our own for customers as plants.

Coriander Grow

Coriander

Coriander is easy to grow from seed. The health benefits of coriander include its use in the treatment of skin ...
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sage herb

Sage

SAGE Cooking Health Benefits of Sage. Sage for cooking can apparently help prevent the onset of Type 2 diabetes. Sage ...
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Mint Grow Ireland

Mint

Mint The popular herb Mint has several benefits which include proper digestion and weight loss, relief from nausea, depression, fatigue ...
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Benefits of Lavender

Lavender

Lavender We stock a range of varieties of Lavender plants, but the joy you will get from growing your own ...
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Mustard

Mustard

Mustard Mustard Cooking Growing Herb - How to Grow Mustard Greens Mustard greens growing in your garden need little care ...
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DILL - relief of menstrual disorders, Arthritis

Dill

DILL - Food flavor,  and relief of Arthritis and menstrual pain The health benefits of dill include its ability to ...
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Lemon Balm PMS Cramps

Lemon Balm Herb

Lemon Balm- Relieve PMS Cramps As a medicinal plant, lemon balm has traditionally been employed against bronchial inflammation, earache, fever, ...
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garlic

Garlic – Benefits

Garlic - Benefits (11 of them) Garlic Contains a Compound Called Allicin, Which Has Potent Medicinal Properties. Garlic is a ...
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Thyme

Thyme

Thyme Has more vitamin A and vitamin C. Thyme is commonly taken by mouth for bronchitis, whooping cough, sore throat, ...
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CHIVES

Chives – Benefits

Chives Benefits Chives are very low in calories; 100 g of fresh leaves provide just 30 calories. ... As in ...
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oregano health

Oregano Health – Medicine

Oregano Health - Medicine Did you know just how healthy this herb can be. As with many flavorful kitchen herbs, ...
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Parsley - Health

Parsley Health Benefits

Parsley - Health - Grow your own Medicine Parsley is widely used and prized not only for it’s added flavor, ...
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ROSEMARY hair health

Rosemary

Rosemary hair health Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) is a fragrant evergreen herb native to the Mediterranean. It is used as a ...
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bayleaf

Bayleaf

Bayleaf Some of the most impressive health benefits of bayleaf include their ability to detoxify the body, slow the aging ...
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HERBS

Grow Herbs

Grow Herbs Add a great flavor to any dish can be achieved by growing herbs. The medical benefits from growing ...
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Why add herbs in our diet? Health benefits of herbs:

  • Herbs contain unique antioxidants, essential oils, vitamins, phytosterols and many other plants derived nutrient substances, which help equip our body to fight against germs, toxins and to boost immunity level. Herbs are, in fact, medicines in smaller dosages.
  • Essential oils in herbs have been found to have an anti-inflammatory function by inhibiting the enzyme cyclooxygenase (COX), which mediates inflammatory cascade reaction inside the human body. The enzyme-inhibiting effect of essential oils in herbs makes it a valuable remedy for symptomatic relief in individuals with inflammatory health problems such as rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, and inflammatory bowel conditions like ulcerative colitis.
  • Many novel compounds in the healthy herbs have been found to reduce blood sugar levels in people with diabetes.
  • Controlled-epidemiological studies have shown that certain compounds in garlic like those that thiosulfinates (allicin) can bring significant reduction in total cholesterol and blood pressure, and thereby, helps cut down coronary artery disease and stroke risk.
  • Curcumin, together with other antioxidants in the turmeric, has been found to have anti-amyloid and anti-inflammatory properties. Thus, it is thought to be effective in preventing or at least delaying the onset of Alzheimer’s disease.
    The volatile oils, vitamins, and antioxidants in the herbs have cytotoxicity action against prostate, pancreatic, colon, endometrial cancer cells.
  • The chemical compounds in the herbs have been found to be anti-spasmodic, carminative, diaphoretic, analgesic, aphrodisiac, deodorant, digestive, antiseptic, lipolytic (fat burning and weight loss action), stimulant and stomachic effects when taken in a proper dosage.

Culinary herbs

Herbs are a great addition to food. It is not just because they add distinctive flavor and spicy taste to the food, but also contain many anti-microbial substances that help keep our food protected from these agents. Usually, chefs smear herb and spice mixture in small amounts over the raw foods, fish, and meat to marinate.

Here are some serving tips:

  • Fresh herb leaves are being used in the preparation of soups and green sauces.
  • Chopped, fresh herb leaves can impart richness to the vegetable as well as fruit salads.
  • Along with other spicy items, selective healthy herbs are being used to enhance the flavor and taste of vegetable, chicken, fish and lean meat dishes.
  • Some herbs and plant parts like mint, and ginger are increasingly being used to flavor juices and refreshing drinks.