Herbs and leaves are aromatic plants, rich in nutrients and minerals. They are also used for medical purposes and sold over-the-counter as remedies for colds, flu, throat infections and pain.
The medicinal benefits of herbs have been known for centuries. Man has always been dependent on herbs. The healing properties of herbs have not changed through the centuries – what was a healing herb a few hundred years ago is still a healing herb today. Many of the benefits of herbs are not so much based on scientific study but rather on the consistent observations made by practitioners through the centuries.
Herbs include leaves, bark, berries, roots, gums, seeds, stems and flowers. They can also be found in the form of tablets, capsules, liquid beverages, bark pieces, powders, tinctures, fluid extracts, creams, lotions, salves, and oils.
Heal yourself with Herbs!. There are healthy herb for every season and reason.
Herbal Flavor To Your Food
Herbs are used as seasonings, they can reduce reliance on salt. Use them to give subtle or strong accents to soups, sauces, stews, casseroles, vegetables and cereals, Aroma is good indicator of quality in both fresh and dried herbs. Crumbling a few leaves can test the scent of herbs. A weak or stale aroma indicates old, less potent herbs.
Key nutrients : Vitamin A and C , Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium.
Benefits : Basil helps treat headaches, dizziness, vertigo, stomach cramps, nausea and constipation.Basil oil is used to treat insects bites and minor cuts. Basil is remedy for bronchitis and colds.
– BAY LEAF
Key nutrients : Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Vitamin A, B, C and E.
Benefits :Bay leaves are used to treat stress and anxiety. They also improves digestion and help detoxify the system. Bay oil is an antibacterial. To repel household pest naturally, spread some crushed leaves in the kitchen.
– CORIANDER LEAVES
Key nutrients : Calcium, Iron, , Vitamin A, B, and C
Benefits :Coriander leaves are diuretic, and help detoxify the system. They also help improve quality of blood, lower cholesterol levels and improve the eyesight.
Key nutrients : Calcium, Iron, , Vitamin A, B, and C, Phosphorus
Benefits :Mint is used as treatment for indigestion, colic, heartburn and flatulence. It also can stimulate the appetite and cure nausea and headaches. Peppermint tea can help soothe a dry throat. Mint ointment is good for headaches. Mint is also used as flavor for mouthwash and toothpaste.
Key nutrients : Calcium, Iron, , Vitamin A, B, and C, Phosphorus, Potassium
Benefits :Dill is used to treat colic, flatulence and indigestion. It is an effective appetite stimulatant and helps stimulate milk in nursing mothers.
Key nutrients : Calcium , Vitamin C, Chlorophyll, Sodium and Magnesium
Benefits : Parsley improves digestion, blood quality and lower blood pressure. It is also a treatment for anemia.
Key nutrients : Calcium, Iron, , Vitamin A and C, Phosphorus, Potassium,Magnesium
Benefits :Oregano has powerful antioxidant and anticancer properties. It aids digestion, helps to get rid of intestinal parasites, treats nausea and diarrhea.
* – Though fresh is always best, herb are also dried and powered so that they can be consumed all year around.
* – Don’t overcook them. When leafy greens are overcooked, they loose their chlorophyll as well as other nutrients. Cook on low flame and for a happy green color and maximum iron, add a twist of lemon,
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