Health & Wellness

Five Humble Herbs for Better Health

If you’re a fan of natural remedies, you’ll want to incorporate garlic, ginger, parsley, peppermint, and rosemary into your diet. Here’s why…

Garlic – Research has shown that garlic’s antioxidants may help keep colds and flus at bay, may help reduce acne, and may help fight artery hardening, coronary heart disease, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol.

Ginger – While ginger adds robust flavor to many dishes, it’s also prized for its health benefits. Ginger is known to reduce travel sickness, ginger is used to make an infusion for colds, coughs, and the flu, and ginger may relieve joint pain.

Parsley – High in chlorophyll, parsley may help boost immunity, clear toxins, and lower inflammation.

Peppermint – Got puffy eyes? Peppermint tea bags make for great compresses. Here is one way to use them: steep the tea bags in hot water for 30 seconds. Remove tea bags from the water, and allow the bags to cool until they’re not too hot to place on your skin. Set tea bags gently over your eyelids for about 10 minutes.

Rosemary – Did you know that rosemary contains a chemical that is linked with brain performance? Rosemary is also used to combat digestive stress and indigestion.

Who would have thought that these humble herbs would provide so many health benefits?! And another good thing: these herbs add great flavor to so many dishes and drinks, from rosemary and garlic chicken to peppermint tea to broccoli stir fry with ginger.