Herbs for your Health

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Cilantro for Health
This herb does much more than take your taste buds South of the border: Fresh herbs like cilantro promote detoxification of heavy metals from the body that tend to hide in fat cells. These heavy metals can disrupt normal tissue function and, as a result, prevent your body from healing and functioning properly. By reducing overall toxins in your body, you can help get rid of excess stored fat, which can help lessen the appearance of cellulite. This botanical will also boost your immunity and help limit the  frequency of colds. Cilantro has deep-green leaves possess good amounts of antioxidants, essential oils, vitamins, and dietary fiber, which may help reduce LDL or “bad cholesterol” levels in the blood.

 


The herb is a good source of minerals like potassium, calcium, manganese, iron, and magnesium. Potassium is an important component of cell and body fluids that help regulate heart rate and blood pressure. Iron is essential for red blood cell production.  Cilantro is also rich in many vital vitamins, including folic-acid, riboflavin, niacin, vitamin-A, beta carotene, vitamin-C, which are essential for optimum health. Vitamin-C is a powerful natural antioxidant. Cilantro is one of the richest herbal sources for vitamin K;  Vitamin K is known to play a  role in the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease patients by limiting neuronal damage in their brain. So eat Cilantro confidently as this lovely herb is more than just flavorful!

 

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Parsely
This incredibly potent herb often gets pushed to the side of people’s plates, but it does far more than make your meal look nice. In addition to helping rid the body of toxins, it also acts as a diuretic, which helps flush out your kidneys and prevent water retention. Not to mention, parsley is also a rich source of vitamins A, C and E, nutrients important for healthy, vibrant skin that help smooth out the appearance of cellulite.

Parsley is a good source of folic acid, one of the most important B vitamins.  Enjoying foods rich in folic acid, like parsley, is an especially good for your heart health. Folic acid is also a critical nutrient for proper cell division and is therefore vitally important for cancer-prevention in two areas of the body that contain rapidly dividing cells—the colon, and in women, the cervix.

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Rosemary

Charmingly fragrant rosemary herb is the perfect potherb to have in your kitchen garden. It is one of the recognized herbs for its note-worthy health benefiting phyto-nutrients, anti-oxidants, and essential acids.  Rosemary leaves have disease preventing and health promoting properties. The herb parts, especially flower tops contain anti-inflammatory, anti-allergic, anti-fungal and anti-septic properties. The herb is exceptionally rich in many B-complex groups of vitamin, such as folic acid and riboflavin. Rosemary herb carry very good amounts of vitamin AVitamin A is known to have antioxidant properties and is essential for vision. It is also required for maintaining healthy mucus and skin. Consumption of natural foods rich in vitamin A is known to help the body protect from lung and oral cavity cancers. Fresh rosemary leaves are rich in antioxidant vitamins such as  vitamin-C which is required for the collagen synthesis in the body. Collagen is the main structural protein in the body required for maintaining the integrity of blood vessels, skin, organs, and bones and help develop resistance against infectious agents (boosts immunity) and help prevent pro-inflammatory free radicals from the body. Rosemary is a rich source of minerals like potassium, calcium, iron, manganese, copper, and magnesium. Potassium is an important component of cell and body fluids, which helps control heart rate and blood pressure. This herb is an excellent source of iron which is a strong component of hemoglobin required to oxygenate red blood cells.



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Sage

Sage herbal parts have many notable plant-derived chemical compounds, essential oils, minerals, vitamins that are known to have disease preventing, and health promoting properties.  Great for hot flashes, sore throats, dry mucus membranes, gengivitis and the list goes on. Sage is an excellent natural disinfectant and deodorizer, drying perspiration and helping to eliminate body odor. treatment for memory loss associated with the diseases like Alzheimer’s.

Sage is an excellent digestive herb and great for seasoning on meals of rich meats and fowl.
Sage appears to be its essential oil, which chiefly contain ketones and has ananti-inflammatory, anti-allergic, anti-fungal and anti-septic properties. It improves mental concentration, attention-span and quickens the senses; hence sage infusion has long been recognized as “thinker’s tea.”

This herb is exceptionally very rich source of several B-complex groups of vitamins, such as folic acid, thiamin, pyridoxine and riboflavin many times higher than the recommended daily levels. Sage contains rich amounts of vitamin-A. Vitamin-A is a powerful natural antioxidant and is essential for night-vision. It is also required for maintaining healthy mucusa and skin. Consumption of natural foods rich in vitamin A known to help the body protect from lung and oral cavity cancers

Basil

Basil

Basil  is one of the finest sources of many essential nutrients, minerals, and vitamins that are required for optimum health. It is known to have anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties. Basil herb contains exceptionally high levels of beta-carotene, vitamin A.  Vitamin A is known to have antioxidant properties and is essential for vision. It also contains lutein, which is great for the eyes.  Basil contains many compounds that play a role in aging and various diseases and for maintaining healthy mucusa and skin. Consumption of natural foods rich in vitamin-A has been found to help the body protect from lung and oral cavity cancers. Vitamin K in basil is essential for production of clotting factors in the blood and plays a vital role in the bone health, strength and mineralization. Basil herb contains a good amount of minerals like potassium, manganese, copper, manganese and magnesium. Potassium is an important component of cell and body fluids, which helps control heart rate and blood pressure.  Basil leaves are an excellent source of iron as well.

Conclusion:

There are so many more fascinating herbs to explore.  I recommend this video.  It has overwhelmed me with a vast knowledge I would love to have about herbs.

(Medical disclaimer).

 

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