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The Health Benefits of Common Culinary Herbs

I enjoy cooking, and I have in my kitchen various culinary herbs on hand at all times.  In the past, apart from the wonderful taste they imparted on my food, I really never gave a second thought the value of the herbs that I used.  I imagine that that’s the case for many people, so I figured I’d share with you what these tasty plants also contribute to you body.

Arugula Arugula  

–  Sexual stimulant and tonic 😉

 

 

basilBasil

  •  Helps to lift low spirits and decrease melancholy
  • Strong antispasmodic properties
  • Helps to relive headaches
  • Beneficial for those with stress-induced insomnia and tension
  • Aphrodisiac

black pepperBlack Pepper

  • Energizing, stimulating and warming
  • Helps fight and heal symptoms of flu, coughs, colds
  • Improves circulation
  • Helps with digestion

 

cardamonCardamom

  • Stimulates the mind
  • Aphrodisiac
  • Powerful digestive aid

 

cayenne pepperCayenne

  • Supreme heart tonic
  • Improves circulation, especially to the extremities
  • Helps to regulate and strengthen heartbeats
  • Great for colds and flus
  • Improves digestion and sluggish bowels
  • Halts bleeding, both internally and externally

chivesChives

  • Antiseptic
  • Help with digestion of rich foods
  • Protects the respiratory system
  • A great substitute medicinally for people sensitive to garlic

 

cinnamonCinnamon

  • Warming
  • Stimulates circulation
  • Clears congestion
  • Digestive aid
  • Antiseptic – great for colds and flus

clovesCloves

  • Powerful analgesic for toothaches
  • Stimulating, warming and uplifting
  • Helps with sluggish digestion and nausea

 

dillDill

  • Famous old English remedy for colic in infants
  • Helpful for gas and indigestion

 

 

garlicGarlic

  • The herb of choice for colds, the flu, sore throats and pore digestion!
  • A powerhouse of an herb, not only in taste, but also in medicinal qualities for overall health!
  • Stimulates immune activity
  • Improves circulation
  • Lowers cholesterol

gingerGinger

  • Powerful aid for nausea, morning sickness, and motion sickness
  • Warming
  • Improves poor circulation
  • Effective against colds, flus, congestion and sore throats
  • Supportive of both the male and female reproductive system
  • Helps to alleviate cramps and PMS

horseradishHorseradish

  • One of the best remedies for sinus congestion and head colds
  • Rich in vitamins and minerals

 

 

marjoram and oreganoMarjoram and Oregano

  • Calming to the nervous system
  • Helps to relives irritability and insomnia due to tension and anxiety
  • Helps to reduce digestive and muscular spasms

 

mintMint

  • Stimulating to the mind
  • Improves alertness
  • Excellent antispasmodic
  • Great remedy for nausea
  • Helps to soothe tummy aches in children

parsleyParsley

  • Rich in iron, it is a great herb for anemia and fatigue
  • Enhances immunity
  • Effective diuretic

 

rosemaryRosemary

  • Cerebral tonic and stimulating to the brain
  • Enhances cellular uptake of oxygen
  • Helps to relieve respiratory congestion
  • Liver support
  • Digestive aid

sageSage

  • Aids in digestion of fatty meats
  • Lowers cholesterol levels
  • Tonic for the liver
  • Antiseptic
  • Helpful for colds, sore throats and ear infections
  • Laryngitis remedy

thymeThyme

  • The best herb to stimulate the thymus (a major gland of the immune system)
  • Increases energy
  • Useful for lung problems and convulsive coughs due to its antispasmodic properties
  • Excellent remedy for sore throats, head colds, and stiffness related to chills
  • Stimulates the body’s natural defense system

turmericTurmeric

  • One of the best herbs for immune health
  • Anti-tumor
  • Antibacterial
  • Blood purifier and metabolic tonic
  • Helps to regulate the menstrual cycle and relive cramps
  • Reduces fever
  •  Improves poor circulation
  •  Relieves skin disorders

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