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Benefits for a Healthy Lifestyle

Healthy herbs have always played an important role in our wellness. Prized since ancient times and today we depend on them to purify our body, mind and soul!

Herbs have become a part of our daily lives, one way or the other, whether for their fragrance, for their healing power or in lovely recipes.

There are countless herbal benefits; be it for spiritual reasons or to spice up your taste buds or as a home remedy for your sore throat… herbs are handy for every need! Although herbs have been in our diet since the beginning of time, recently they have taken the center-stage of the nutritional and scientific world for their potential health benefiting and detoxification propertie.

As you look over the list below think about which ones you might infuse into your next meal. Don’t stop there. This is a partial list of herbs and spices. Each time you go shopping try something new. You may prefer some herbs more than others, but you’ll never know until you try!

Basil – antiseptic, antibacterial, fungicidal, digestive aid, beta carotene, vitamin C, folate, B1,B2, B3, B5, B6,vitamin E, copper, magnesium, potassium, iron, manganese, phosphorus, calcium, zinc, omega 3

Chives – antiseptic, digestive, beta carotene, vitamin C, folate, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, copper, magnesium, potassium, iron, manganese, phosphorus, calcium, zinc

Cilantro – digestive aid, diuretic, heavy metal detoxifier, beta carotene, vitamin C, folate, B1,B2, B3, B5, B6,vitamin E, vitamin K, copper, magnesium, potassium, iron, manganese, phosphorus, calcium, zinc, selenium

Garlic – antibacterial, antifungal, antiseptic, antiviral, anti-parasitic, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, vitamin, sulfur, copper, magnesium, potassium, iron, manganese, phosphorus, calcium, zinc, selenium, iodine, omega 6

Ginger – digestive aid, warming, cleansing, overall tonic, B3, B6, vitamin C, copper, magnesium, potassium, iron, manganese, phosphorus

Mint – antiseptic, cleansing, digestive aid, beta carotene, vitamin C, folate, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, copper, magnesium, potassium, iron, manganese, phosphorus, calcium, zinc

Nettles – (should be blended or juiced to avoid stings) highly alkaline, very rich in iron , calcium and manganese, high in beta carotene, vitamin K, and vitamin C, B2,B6, magnesium, phosphorus, copper, potassium

Oregano – antimicrobial, antiviral, tonic, beta carotene, vitamin C, folate, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, vitamin E, vitamin K

Parsley – diuretic, tonic, beta carotene, vitamin K, vitamin C, copper, magnesium, potassium, iron, manganese, phosphorus, calcium, zinc, selenium, sodium, fiber

Purslane – a nutritious food rich in omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants, beta-carotene and glutathione. Glutathione is the master antioxidant and plays an important role in our overall health. Purslane is helpful in protecting the heart, lowering blood pressure and cholesterol, vitamin C, B2, iron, magnesium, copper, manganese, potassium, phosphorus, calcium

Rocket (aka arugula) – beta carotene, vitamin K, folate, vitamin C, B2, B5, iron, copper, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, calcium, zinc, magnesium, omega 3, omega 6

Rosemary – antiseptic, antimicrobial, tonic, diuretic, beta carotene, vitamin C, folate, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, iron, copper, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, calcium, zinc, magnesium, omega 3, omega 6

Thyme – antiseptic, antimicrobial, tonic, vitamin C, beta carotene, folate, B2, B3, B5, B6, iron, copper, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, calcium, zinc, magnesium, omega 3

Water cress – diuretic, blood purifier, antibiotic, iodine, vitamin K, beta carotene, vitamin C, B1, B2, B5, B6, calcium, copper, magnesium, manganese, potassium

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