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The Healing Power of Herbs

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May 19, 2020

herbs
healing herbs

I love the amazing aroma of fresh herbs. My Dad has a beautiful garden so yesterday I went over and picked some cilantro and parsley for my morning smoothies and to cook with. Not only do herbs have healing properties for our body but let’s not forget the Soul benefits of gathering these gifts from Mother Earth.

Dried herbs are delicious and beneficial and many of us use them the majority of the time. But we are coming into gardening season and I encourage you to plant some of these beauties that I am highlighting. You don’t need a big garden. You just need a growing pot and some love!

cilantro

CILANTRO

Cilantro – AKA “chinese parsley” is highly fragrant and packs a punch. It is one of my favs. I add it to my morning smoothie, to homemade guacamole as well as Indian and Mexican dishes. Let’s look at some of the benefits:

  • CLEANSES HEAVY METALS
  • ANTI-BACTERIAL
  • BALANCES BLOOD SUGAR
  • POWERFUL ANTIOXIDANT
  • REDUCES ANXIETY

parsley

PARSLEY

I’m partial to this Mediterranean herb and maybe being Italian has something to do with it who knows! My homemade soups never go without it and neither does my smoothie. Parsley pairs well with salads and can be a lovely garnish for any dish. Check out these amazing benefits:

  • ANTI-INFLAMMATORY
  • REDUCES SYMPTOMS & FREQUENCY OF UTI’S
  • CLEANSES THE KIDNEYS
  • BALANCES BLOOD SUGAR
  • ANTI-CANCER PROPERTIES
dill

DILL

Dill is an annual herb that packs a unique flavor. Some may not be too fond of it but I say give it another try! Dill is delicious in homemade sauces, dressings as well as in soups. Play around with it because the benefits are worth it:

  • AIDS IN DIGESTION
  • ANTI-CANCER
  • IMPROVES LACTATION FOR NEW MOMS
  • ANTIBIOTIC PROPERTIES
  • HIGH IN VITAMIN C
rosemary

ROSEMARY

Like parsley, rosemary is native to the Mediterranean region. A little goes a long way with this herb as it packs a powerful punch. We love to pair it with roasted potatoes and roasted chicken. Play around with this one and if you plant it, get ready, because this baby grows like crazy. Check out some of the healing benefits:

  • IMPROVES MEMORY
  • SCALP BENEFITS INCLUDING DANDRUFF AND GROWTH
  • ANTI-FUNGAL
  • SUPPORTS ADRENALS
  • FIGHTS FATIGUE
thyme

THYME

Is anyone else playing Scarborough Fair in their head? All these herbs have me feeling the music! I find Thyme to be very inviting. Its tiny leaves are massive in flavor and can take any dish up a notch. I love using thyme with veggies and chicken. You’ll be pleasantly surprised by the benefits:

  • ANTI-FUNGAL
  • BOOSTS IMMUNE
  • IMPROVES RESPIRATORY FUNCTION
  • ANTI-INFLAMMATORY
  • MOOD BOOSTER
basil

BASIL

Basil is native to tropical regions from central Africa to Southeast Asia. This beauty is used in worldwide cuisines and is a definite yes for me! It pairs wonderfully with sauces and we love using it when creating Thai dishes. Basil gives off an inviting aroma and the healing benefits are substantial:

  • CARDIOVASCULAR SUPPORT
  • AIDS IN DIGESTION
  • ANTI-FUNGAL
  • ANTI-CANCER
  • RICH IN VITAMIN K

OREGANO

Oregano is perhaps one of my ultimate favorites from the herb family. I use it in just about everything! Try adding it to my homemade Dijon Vinaigrette Recipe. Oregano is richly aromatic and a little goes a long way. There’s no question in my mind about using oregano with these powerful benefits:

  • ANTI-FUNGAL
  • ANTIBACTERIAL
  • ANTI-SEPTIC
  • AIDS IN DIGESTION
  • BOOST IMMUNE

I’ve love sharing health benefits with you and these beautiful herbs are worth your time. Experiment a little and I think you will find that these powerful gifts from Mother Earth will grow on you. No pun intended!

Cheers to your best life!

Jennifer

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  1. Michael says:

    definitely been using a good amount of fresh Herbs the last couple of months… can’t wait for the garden to reach full capacity!!

  2. Wanda says:

    Beautiful site! Very informative and always a pleasure to read!

  3. Great post. Thank you. I love fresh herbs so I’m happy I now know the benefits of using them

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