Check Out These Asian Garden Herbs You Can Grow in a Pot

Check Out These Asian Garden Herbs You Can Grow in a Pot

While modern medicine is fairly new to the world, people in Asia have been using herbs for centuries for their healing properties. A lot of these herbs are simple, garden herbs! Herbs that you can grow in your garden too. 
In this post, we’re going to be talking about four Asian garden herbs you can grow in a pot all by yourself! 
4 Asian Garden Herbs in a Pot You Can Grow On Your Own

Below are the top four Asian garden herbs you need to grow in your home.

Neem

Neem - Asian Herb


Neem is one of the oldest medicinal plants in the world. It’s been used extensively in Indian history and even to this day, it remains one of the most useful plants from the continent. This is a plant that can do pretty much everything. For starters, it’s an anti-inflammatory, so if there’s any inflammation in the body, this plant will help bring it down. It also reduces blood sugar levels, which is great for people that struggle with diabetes. The antioxidants in the herb also help keep the kidneys, liver, and skin happy and healthy.


A neem plant is extremely easy to grow. All you have to do is plant the seeds in a pot, and keep it in a spot that gets at least 4-5 hours of sunlight, which is easily achieved near a window or on your balcony. Just make sure that the pot has adequate drainage, and the pot is at least 7 inches in diameter and the herb will grow just fine!

Lemongrass

lemongrass

Lemongrass tea is one of the most popular teas in the world. That’s not by coincidence, lemongrass is actually one of the most beneficial herbs one can grow. It effectively curbs bloating and because of its antibacterial properties, helps control the growth of bacteria in the mouth and body. It’s one of the best herbs to have around your home so you can have it fresh all the time.


This herb is so easy to grow that a person new to herb gardening can easily grow it too. All you have to do is buy lemongrass bulbs and place them in a glass of water. Keep changing the water every now and then to keep things clean, and you’ll see the roots start to spread. Once they do, you can put them in a pot and leave it in the area with ample sunlight throughout the day so they can continue to grow tall.

Vietnamese Mint

Vietnamese Mint

Mint plants of all kinds are great for people, but the Vietnamese Mint is on a whole other level. This leafy green isn’t just pretty to look at, it comes with a slew of health benefits too. The herb is a strong anti-inflammatory and has been used in Asia to reduce fevers and inflammation for centuries. But that’s not it, it’s also a great natural antiemetic.

 

To grow this herb in a pot, get some clippings from an already thriving plant. These can be from a friend, or from your local nursery, around 7 inches would do well. Take the clippings and put one end in water. Within the next 3 weeks or so, the roots will sprout and you can move the roots to a pot. The soil should be on the more acidic side, and you should always keep the plant damp for it to grow properly. Also remember, this plant doesn’t really need direct sunlight, so just place it in the shade, near indirect lighting and it will be able to grow in a pot just fine. 

Kaffir Lime Leaves

Kaffir Lime Leaves

Everyone’s heard of lime, but not many people know about Kaffir lime leaves. These leaves are like a powerhouse that’s in a tiny, often unnoticed, herb. Just as much of a sniff of this herb will help calm your anxiety and relax your mind. It also has antibacterial properties that protect your oral health, your skin, and your hair.


While you can grow Kaffir lime herbs from leaf cuttings, you can also grow it from seed. The seed should be planted about 2 inches deep into the soil (high-quality potting mix) and placed in a spot that gets at least 3-4 hours of sunlight a day. Water the plant well and watch it grow into a healthy, voluminous plant! 

All Set to Grow Asian Garden Herbs

With all of the tips outlined in the article above, you will be able to choose the herbs that work well for your garden and know exactly how to grow the Asian garden herbs in a pot! So whenever you feel like you need a bit of a natural remedy for something, you can grab your plant scissors, get a piece of the herb you’ve grown, and get to work! 

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