Common Kitchen Herbs that Heal Part 1
Medicinal herbs, that are probably already in your kitchen, are packed with health benefits that may very well surprise you. Do you know that all herbs and spices have medicinal properties? It’s true, and each one offers different healing effects ranging from helping you recover from the common cold to preventing cancer and disease.
- Coughing? Add Rosemary. The eucalyptus in this aromatic herb is study proven to loosen chest congestion, making phlegm easier to expel. Plus, rosemary is rich in anti inflammatory tannins, which soothe a sore throat. Pairs well with : white beans, chicken, brie cheese, roasted meats and poultry, potatoes, polenta, apples.
- Menstrual Cramps? Add Oregano. Enjoying 2 tsp of fresh oregano daily during menstruation reduces or eliminates cramps, according to a Greek study. That’s because this herb’s thymol and carvacrol relax uterine muscles to prevent painful contractions. Pairs well with : mushrooms, tomato sauce, olives, summer squash, fish.
- Upset GI Tract? Add Dill. Indian scientists found that dill’s limonene words as well as prescription antibiotics at killing harmful intestinal bacteria such as E. coli. Pairs well with : salmon, eggs, cucumbers, chicken, cheddar cheese, mixed greens, clear soups, cream cheese, beets, carrots.
For more kitchen herbs, read upcoming posts.