Natural products have been the foundation of the traditional system of healing throughout the world, and have also been an essential part of history and culture thousands of years ago.
Here is a list of plants we cannot undermine the potency of, spices and herbs we encounter every day in our gardens or even kitchen cabinets.
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Used mainly as part of salads, not many people know the health benefits of parsley. The high amount of vitamin C, A, K, folate, minerals, and antioxidants boosts your immune system.
Its antioxidants, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial properties make it the perfect herb for cleansing the liver, reducing inflammation on insect bites and its diuretic effects help with urinary tract infections.
This fragrant plant operates as an expectorant and decongestant and can help clear the respiratory tract as well as relieve a cough and cold symptoms.
Its cooling and energizing effects are an instant stress reliever and can also help soothe muscle spasms and muscle pain.
The most common use of rosemary is for its aromatic compounds and distinctive sharp taste as a spice in many dishes. Rosemary can be used to help reduce stomach ulcers and stop their growth because of its antibacterial properties. The sweet scent of rosemary enhances our good mood and relieves stress in those with chronic anxiety.
Another spice less known for its health properties. Sage helps in managing diabetes, improves bone health, boosts the immune system, cognitive development, and aids to reduce inflammations and overall health.
Thyme is an aromatic evergreen shrub with culinary uses, but also has many health benefits such as preventing fungal and viral infections. Thyme tea is known for its calming effects, relieving stress and improving the mood. Thyme protects the heart and helps fight respiratory issues.
When used as a spice, thyme makes an ordinary dish turn into a culinary art.
This plant is mostly known for its wide use in Italian cuisine as an essential part of any pasta sauce. Basil with its active compounds can help reduce the effects of oxidative stress, it has anti-aging properties, can reduce inflammation and helps fight bacterial infections.
Nettle has striking amounts of minerals and vitamins, including vitamins A, C, D, E, and K. Helps detoxify the body with its diuretic properties, stimulates healthy blood circulation, and eases allergic reactions by binding to the body histamine receptors.
Reduces arthritis pain with the antioxidant properties that help minimize inflammation.