10 Herbs That Heal

1. Coughing? Add Rosemary.
The eycalpytol in this aromatic herb is study proven to loosen chest congestion, making phlegm easier to expel. Plus, rosemary is rich in anti-inflammatory tannis, which soothe a sore throat.
Goes well with white beans, potatoes, polenta and apples.

2. Cramp Tummy? Add Mint.
Peppermint contains menthol, a natural plant compound that relaxes pain-inducing intestinal spasms. The reduces belly discomfort by 40 percent.
Goes well with eggplant, tomatoes, melon and green peas.

3. Menstrual Cramps? Add Oregano.
Enjoying 2 tsp of fresh oregano daily during menstruation reduces or eliminates cramps. That’s because this herb’s thymol and carvacrol, relax uterine muscles to prevent painful contractions.
Goes Well with mushrooms, tomatoes, olives, squash.

4. Achy Joints? Add Curry Powder.
The curcumin in curry inhibits the body’s production of prostaglandin E2, an inflammatory compound that over-sensitzes nerves. This blunts joing and muscle pain as effectively as prescirption medications.
Goes well with lentils, rice, cauliflower, spinach.

5. Upset Gi Tract? Add Dill.
Indian scientist found that dill’s limeonene works as well as prescription antibiotics at killing harmful intestinal bacteria such as E. coli.
Goes well with cucumbers, beets, carrots, greens.

6. Bloated? Add Parsley.
Thanks to its stores of apiol and myristicin, parsley is a natural diuretic that relives bloat-inducing water retention by preventing salt from being reabsorbed into bodily tissue.
Goes well with pasta, grains, and onions.

7. Congested? Add Cayenne
The fiery capsaicin in cayenne deactivates substance P, a neaurotransmitter linked to inflammation. The result is less sinus congestion and pressure.
Goes well with leafy greens, beans, soups, rice.

8. Feeling Down? Add Basil.
The eugenol and rosmarinic acid in basil boost the brain’s production of dopamine and serotonin. According to Indian researches, this could lead to sunnier moods in as little as three days.

9. Feeling Tired? Add cilantro.
The carboxylic acid in cilantro binds to heavy metals such as mercury in the blood and carries them out of the body. Their removal reverses the toxin buildup that causes chronic fatigue, joint pain and depression.
Goes well with avocados, corn, black beans and curries.

10. Having Nausea? Add Ginger
Ginger’s gingerol and shogaol calm digestive tract spasms to reduce nausea better thant motion-sickness drugs.
Goes well with potatoes, miso soup, rice and pears.

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