Growing plants in London can be tricky, especially as most people aren't fortunate enough to have a garden - and if they do, it's invariably shared.However, growing plants on a kitchen window sill is possible and as the weather gently warms up, keeping a set of bushy fresh herbs in the kitchen not only brings a burst of freshness into the room, they're handy to have for cooking. They are on hand for making broad bean and mint bruschetta, add to mohito's or throw into a host of other recipes calling out for flavours and textures - a set of smelly herbs is, in my opinion, one the easiest and best things one can have in the house.
A few health properties of herbs:
Parsley: A famous detoxifier and helps freshen your breath. Helps to reduce blood glucose and has even been suggested as a cancer fighter
Rosemary: A mood lifter, anti inflamatory and used to help strengthen the memory
Basil: As a source of Iron, Calcium and Vitamin C, this herb is also anti inflamatory, anit bacterial, helps skin and hair and supports the immune sytem
Garlic: A great antioxident that has been shown to help cholesterol, is an anti inflamatory, is anti viral and helps the heart, being a unique food to support cardio conditions.