Herbs and spices have been used for centuries to boost to the taste of food, but new studies have shown that they can aid in the healing of many ailments the body may be experiencing. There are many varieties; hundreds even, of herbs available that may help restore your body to a state of balance and wellness. Perhaps adding one or more of the following herbs, specific to the health concern, to everyday meals and reap the benefits they have to offer:
- Parsley – often used for congestion and inflammation of the kidney and bladder and it assists with kidney stones and urine retention. Parsley juice may also be excellent for blood vessels. A small amount of fresh parsley may provide more than the daily requirement of Vitamin K, which plays an important role in blood clotting, proper bone formation and liver function.
- Lemongrass – helps reduce fever, ease muscle cramps, stomachaches and headaches. Also protects against stress, the number one contributor to heart disease.
- Thyme – beneficial for a wide variety of ailments. Intestinal worms, gastrointestinal ailments, bronchial problems, lack of appetite, diarrhea, menstrual cramps, the common cold, and laryngitis just to name a few. In Germany it is used to treat whooping cough and emphysema. It also has strong antiseptic and anti-fungal qualities.
- Lavender – tea made from Lavender may help soothe headaches, nerves, stress and exhaustion. It is a good source of Calcium and Vitamin A as well.
- Peppermint – not just for candy, it has many other medicinal uses. For one, it can reduce cravings. Also a stomach healer, it can help with IBS, constipation, upset stomach or nausea.
In a society where there is a medication for everything, and those medications often have side effects, starting with the natural healing alternative of herbs and spices is a wise choice. Believe in the power of natural healing. –Anthony Clavien