Benefits of a Fragrant Herb Garden

Fragrant herb gardens are made of herbs that have aromas.  Fragrant herb gardens can be very relaxing after a stressful day.  It can be a small garden with just a few herbs or it can be a larger area with many different kinds of aromatic herbs.

Fragrant herbs will release their aromas when touched or rubbed.  It would be a good idea to plant the garden close to your home to get the full benefit of the aromas wafting through your home when the wind blows.  There is an extensive list of different fragrant herbs to choose from. Many of these herbs also have medicinal benefits.


Basil is mostly used for cooking but it has a pleasant fragrance.  Not only does it smell good but is rich in vitamins and minerals such as iron, calcium, vitamin C and magnesium.

Basil also has antibacterial properties.


Catnip has a pleasant aroma and is especially pleasant to cats.  Planting catnip in your herb garden is sure to attract four-legged furry visitors.

Catnip can be used as a tea to treat insomnia, anxiety and headaches and various stomach ailments.


Chamomile has a wonderful aroma and both the flowers and leafy part smell good.

Chamomile is known for its calming properties and is used mainly as a tea that’s perfect for sipping on when enjoying playing at a casino no deposit.


Feverfew has very pretty flowers and the leafy part of this herb has a lovely smelling aroma.

This herb can be used for the treatment of migraines, irregular menstrual periods, arthritis, asthma, tinnitus and nausea.


Lavender, also known as Lavandula, can be found in many gardens around the world and is a relatively easy herb to cultivate.  It is a must have for any fragrant herb garden.  The leaves and the flowers have a lovely fragrance.

Lavender oil is thought to be useful as an antiseptic and anti-inflammatory.  It can also assist with digestive issues, headaches, toothaches and sores.

Lemon Balm

Lemon balm has a citrus aroma and is a great addition to any herb garden.  It grows like a weed so make sure that you cut it back regularly.

It is useful for insomnia, cholesterol issues, indigestion and heartburn.  When used as an essential oil it has been known to reduce stress.


Mint has a lovely fresh aroma, but can also grow quite quickly.  There are various types of mint herbs such as peppermint, orange mint or spearmint.

If you do try various varieties of mint try to plant them in various areas so that they each keep their own scent.  Mint is useful for stomach ailments such as indigestion.

Scented Geraniums

Scented geraniums are not as pretty nor do they flower as often as the normal geraniums.  They have the most wonderful aromas though and come in a variety of scents, which include orange, rose, strawberry, cinnamon and ginger.

The aroma is released if you rub the leaves.  Scented geraniums need extra care and are susceptible to bad weather and will need to be moved into shelter.