In this introductory post, it is important to first define an herb. An herb is the leafy portion of a plant used for healing or to flavor food. Perhaps the Italians have the right idea in flavoring their food and then possibly do not need them for healing. Common examples of herbs are basil, oregano, parsley, rosemary, and thyme. In contrast, a spice comes from other portions of the plant and is usually dried. Popular spices are cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger.
There are many benefits to herbs. They are very affordable; in fact this blog will explore growing them yourself, even if you just have a sunny windowsill. Though upstairs decks and certainly an actual garden area works well too. A note of caution: if you are taking prescription medication, please check with your doctor before taking any herbs, as there may be some reactions.
The use of herbs:
- boosts cognitive function
- prevent certain types of cancer
- supply antioxidants
- may prevent Alzheimer’s
- stabilize blood sugar
- relieve stress
- provide relief for toothaches
- soothe colic
- induce sleep
- ease menstrual cramping
- alleviate cold symptoms
So the purpose of this blog is to help you achieve health and healing, naturally. Come along this road with me. Experience life at its fullest!!
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