Welcome to My Herbal Kitchen
Hello, my name is Abraham. Those herbs you grow in your kitchen are more than charming and tasty. They just might save your life. Who knew? Everybody realizes they’re good for you, but these plants contain the secrets of optimum health and longevity. I’m not going to tell you culinary herbs might be beneficial. Do the research and you will surely find that your most powerful medicine very well may be growing in your window sill.
What’s also amazing about this discovery is you don’t have to spend time and money hunting down exotic herbs you can’t pronounce or afford. Easy to locate and simple to grow herbs you’ve heard of your whole life are as close as the grocery store, farmer’s market or maybe even your own window sill if you’re already doing this at home.
Here’s the short story about the herbs. Protect your cells and chromosomes with basil? Yes.I’m amazed by the nutritional properties of my personal favorite herb including iron, magnesium, calcium and vitamin c. It’s worth the soil and daily watering just to prevent free radicals and oxidize cholesterol. I’ve been growing basil for awhile and it will thrive in the garden or in the window. I put it in everything from soups to salads. Sometimes my children and I just clip a leaf or two and snack on it like rabbits who’ve come across mom’s garden. I don’t mind when children or rabbits nibble on my garden. Good herbs are meant to be used in medicine or cooking though it’s natural to graze a bit too on their fine goodness.
One that might surprise you, it surprised me, chives. Did you know they contain anti-inflammatory agents which may minimize risk of rheumatoid arthritis and that’s not all folks. Reduce hypertension, improve eye site, clear acne while benefiting from the antioxidant vitamin c. Chives? Yes, chives. And just to think all I thought it was good for might be dip.
No, wait a minute, just when I thought I couldn’t possibly be more shocked, I discover the truth about parsley which is also growing in my window. Would you believe it’s considered by experts to be one of the world’s seven most potent disease fighting spices? Say what? You bet. High in vitamin c it’s an antioxidant which may boost your immune system and possibly inhibit tumor formation. It’s good for menstrual pain and menstrual irregularity. Stomach problems, rheumatism, liver, kidneys, jaundice, gallstones, ear infections and more are on the list of uses for this silent healing herb which suggests it’s a whole lot more than a pretty garnish. www.naturalhealthtechniques.com
Tarragon induces appetite, may provide relief from stomach cramps, boosts energy, substitutes salt and more. I’ve recently started growing tarragon in my living room in the window.I’m excited for it to start sprouting up soon. Oh boy a new-to-me herb!
Tarragon may induce menstruation if your period is late though exercise caution if you may be pregnant as always with any herb.
Mint soothes the digestive tract. It’s also being looked at as a possible super food for asthma, allergies and cancer. I planted some in my yard a couple of years ago and it’s still growing. Mint is usually brewed in tea.
Cinnamon may be beneficial in regulating blood sugar and in lowering cholesterol. Visit www.healthdiaries.com for more information.
Cilantro removes heavy metals and toxins from the human body. It is a diuretic and a healing cleanser.
Oregano with it’s strong antibacterial properties is worth reading more about too. I encourage everyone to read more about herbs on line. There is plenty of available information. A great deal of scientific research has already been done on the healing benefits of herbs and no doubt there is more coming our way as mainstream society and some doctors open up to the concept. Remember, this is not new age. It’s old age in the new age.
Also, don’t forget to start your gardens so your whole family can benefit from god’s miracle cures.
Note: This article is not intended as a get out of going to the doctor excuse. Choose medical care wisely.
Also, note that some of the healing benefits of herbs are backed up by scientific studies while others are
I’m aware that some herbal remedies or manufactured herbal supplements may not be suitable for children or pregnant women. Ask your doctor about fresh culinary herbs if your child is very young.