In addition of being an essential addition to any food, spices are medicine for our body. So, spices’s herbs are allies in the fight against many diseases. The following are 7 herbs that you can eat every day.
Basil’s leaves contain essential oils that have strong antioxidant and antibacterial properties. Basil is an excellent source of iron and vitamin A. Chop it in salads and pasta.
This magical spice plant is well-known for its anti-inflammatory properties. Make a cup of tea from dried sage leaves, which can alleviate problems caused by sensitive gums, sore throat or painful sinuses. Also, fresh sage leaves use for the sauce, which you’ll pour the meat. Sage has a strong and intense aroma and flavor, and be careful with the amount of use.
It helps with the expulsion of heavy metals from the body and helps the liver in the process. Clean skin, reduces skin inflammation and stomach problems. Coriander add in salads, roasts and smoothies or make a potion of dry seeds. Pour hot water on dry seeds of coriander and let it stand for 10 minutes.
Before going to bed, many people often drink a tea of lemon balm as it soothes and has extremely beneficial effect on the body and nervous system.Chopped fresh lemon balm leaves and add it to fruit salads or dough for biscuits and muffins. Lemon balm helps in the treatment of canker sores or fever on the lips, reduces fever and helps with headaches.
Parsley can be grown in a small makeshift garden on the terrace or balcony. It is excellent for the immune system, helps in removing excess fluid from the body, heals the nervous system and strengthens bones. Parsley is a great freshener. Use it fresh in soups, risottos, sauces, stews, salads and hamburger steak. Insert it into the food 5 minutes before end of cooking, because during long-term exposure to high temperatures, parsley loses a lot of healing properties.
Rosemary contains caffeic and rosmarinic acid, two powerful antioxidants with healing properties. It is an excellent source of vitamin E. It is tolerant to drought and poor soil, so it can be planted in pots and keep on balcony without fear. Excellent goes with meat dishes, but it can be added to all meals, and will be a great addition to ‘difficult’ vegetables such as potatoes or sweet potatoes.
Mint has anesthetic properties and provides a cooling sensation. It contains a number of key vitamins and minerals, but its strongest feature is antioxidant benefits. A beneficial effect on digestion, relieves bloating, cramps, heartburn and constipation. This is one of the most used and most versatile spices.