Herbs in general

January 10th, 2013 → 12:56 am @

Vitamins and minerals in fresh food.

Herbs general.

I will spend this article on the general use and value of herbs.

I have so far covered fruits, vegetables and nuts and I hope you have enjoyed reading about them and find the information useful in your daily life.

Herbs have a long history in their use for many reasons. They have been used for thousands of years in the culinary art and by the healing profession to purify our bodies, mind and soul.

Also the fragrant herbs are a favourite for their healing power or in lovely recipes.

Herbs have a very special place in the natural healing of many diseases, being it physical, mental, spiritual emotional and even sexual, so they are an all-round favourite with healers. Herbalism, an art in healing has been around since ancient times and herbs are used today in the same way as when they were first used.

The essential oils, anti-oxidants, vitamins, phyto sterols and many more plant derived nutritional substances, help us fight against germs and other toxins.

It is of no value to try and list the thousands of cures some herbs have achieved and are being used all over the world. In the western world and also in the east, where the Chinese and Japanese herbalists practise herbalism, the results are amazing. The best part about natural herbs is the safety of their use, compared to their chemical counterparts, which are for the most part dangerous with their many negative side effects.

I will mention two good herbs and that is the use of garlic in the battle against blood pressure and cholesterol. Use Garlic (1) often as the thiosulphinates (allicin) can bring significant reduction in total blood cholesterol and blood pressure, coronary artery disease and strokes risk, but I will come back to that in the description of the herb later. Tumeric (2) has anti-amyloid and anti-inflammatory properties and will effectively guard against Alzheimer’s disease.

Herbs can be anti-spasmodic, carminative, diaphoretic, analgesic, aphrodisiac, deodorant, digestive, antiseptic, lypolytic, stimulant and stomachic.

 So, all in all together with their use in the kitchen, there is a lot to think about.

I recommend the use of herbs often, as they will keep you well and also make a dish in the kitchen a little special.

I will start the new series of herbs and spices next month on the 10th of February, so keep tuned in for these vital elements of life.

Shanti with love as always.


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