Tuesday, May 7, 2013

7 Must Have Healing Herbs



Our bodies are complex, sensitive systems that are affected to a greater or lesser extent by a whole hose of external forces—air quality, the clothing we wear, where we live, the diets we eat. It all has an impact on our health.
Even things as small and seemingly inconsequential herbs and spices can really benefit us physically, and we’re not just talking about our taste buds, either. Read on to find out how your eating habits may help to heal you.

1. Garlic

Whether you like Asian, Italian, or Latin American cuisine, your love of garlic likely has something to do with it.
healing herbs
And perhaps your wise pallet likes it for its beneficial effects on your cholesterol, among other things. It is high in phytochemicals, which have been known to lower blood pressure, and may also help to reduce the risk of stroke.
Eating a lot of garlic can lower rates of some cancers as well (ovarian, colorectal, etc) and colon polyps, too.

2. Turmeric

Long held as a cure for pain, this common healing herb contains a chemical known as curcumin has powerful anti-inflammatory effects on the body, making it a great choice for those suffering from arthritis, tendonitis, and other auto-immune conditions.
healing herb
Also connected as a potential healer of ailments such as Alzheimer’s disease and colon cancer, turmeric is often prescribed by natural health practitioners in doses of 400 mg there time daily (as an extract).
It is recommended that you get supplements with at least 95 percent curcuminoids in order to receive the most benefit.

3. Basil

This healing herb is just now beginning to get the recognition it deserves as beneficial for things like stress.
Holy basil in particular (the kind you use in pesto) contains compounds that stimulate adrenaline and noradrenaline production, while decreasing serotonin—all effective ways to reduce feelings of stress.
healing herb
Others have studied basil for its possible benefits in inhibiting breast cancer. And some even recommend basil essential oil (in a water mixture) as a formulation for sterilizing produce naturally. It can also be used to alleviate nausea.

4. Ginger

Used in all kinds of cooking for centuries, ginger comes in many forms—powdered, fresh, candied, minced, and more.
A classic home remedy for nausea (whether you’re pregnant or experiencing motion sickness), ginger has also been implicated as a powerful antioxidant capable of banishing free radicals.
healing herbs
It may also be able to help lower blood pressure, reduce cancer risks, regulate blood flow, relieve pain, and even ease arthritis.

5. Cinnamon

One of the powerful healing herbs, cinnamon has been used for hundreds of years in cooking and home remedies.
healing herb
Today, scientists are exploring its role in helping regulate blood sugar in diabetics and lowering cholesterol in heart patients.

6. Fennel

Get rid of persistent flatulence with this healing herb.
healing herb
Fennel is a great remedy reducing digestive air movement and can be taken in many forms (extracts, capsules, oils) of supplements as well as cooked into tasty dishes.

7. Rosemary

One of the potential cancer fighting herbs, rosemary is a fragrant, savory choice for all kinds of deliciousdishes. Cooking red meats at high heat can create heterocyclic amines (HCAs) which are carcinogenic.
healing herbs
But pair rosemary which has two big-name antioxidants, and you could help to fight off cancer. Rosemary has also be suspected as a breast cancer-fighter.
Originally posted on: Alt Medicine Zone


29 comments:

  1. Replies
    1. i agree lol

      Delete
    2. i too agree

      Delete
    3. and i also agree

      Delete
    4. is it not the most renown plant of all?

      Delete
    5. in addition, i agree.

      Delete
    6. i as well agree.

      Delete
    7. Agreed about that a long time ago

      Delete
    8. Bingo...agreed

      Delete
    9. I 9th that. I couldn't agree more.

      Delete
  2. As natural as it gets. Proven cancer fighter and curer, reduces stress and anxiety.

    ReplyDelete
  3. lol, weed.... I also agree =)

    ReplyDelete
  4. hahaha!looks like this site has a huge following of hippies!! hahaha! just thought it was humorous

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. If you smoke weed doesn't mean that you are a hippe bro, if you wanna know what it means, smoke it

      Delete
  5. decrease to serotonin decreases stress? I though serotonin elevated mood levels..

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. You're right. Also, Holy Basil is not the kind used in pesto.

      Delete
    2. Anonymous. If you are going to make a statement about Holy Basil not used in pesto then finish the statement with what is used in pesto and what Holy Basil is used for. Otherwise your comment is just like your name, anonymously vague.

      Delete
  6. Cannabis surpasses everything on this list that's why it's not listed. CONSPIRACY! No we not hippies we holistic

    ReplyDelete
  7. weed, weed, weed.

    ReplyDelete
  8. yes to those mentioned and yes to cannabis

    ReplyDelete
  9. cured wormwood :)

    ReplyDelete
  10. hemp comes in so many different use full forms I am surprised that it is not on here as its has the most, and best range.

    ReplyDelete
  11. I like you guys :)

    ReplyDelete
  12. You can't fix the world when your high. Put down the joint and do something productive.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Steve Jobs was pretty productive.

      Delete