Brimming with flavor, bright with color, and ever ready to ramp up your immunity – herbs are one of Mother Nature’s best gifts. From a sprinkle of fragrant basil to a pinch of stress relieving rosemary, it’s always worthwhile to go wild about herbs. Tasty as they may be, your garden could also be blooming with antioxidant rich leaves and soothing stems. Here’s a guide to the best herbs for boosting your health and wellbeing…
Fresh, clean, and the perfect leaf for making an after-dinner tea or sprinkling on a dish when you want a burst of freshness – mint is a versatile herb that can be used in both sweet and savory suppers. Mint is an amazing herb for digestion and can help you to soothe full stomachs and reduce bloating discomfort. It can also be used as a decongestant or to relieve pain.
Fragrant, soft, and full of soothing qualities – Rosemary is one of our favorite herbs. Sleep with it beneath your pillow for a soothing night full of dreams. Have a sniff when you feel anxiety bubbling to the surface and ingest to boost your memory. Along with being an incredible mentally healing herb, Rosemary is also rich in antimicrobial properties and full of antioxidants.
Whether you class it as herb or root, Turmeric is one of the most tantalizing natural goodies in the pack. This potent and powerful delight comes from the ginger family and is stuffed full of evocative healing properties. It’s best known for delivering a heady immune system boost, it’s also a herb that brings a bounty of anti-inflammatory tools to the table. Turmeric has been known to help with arthritis management, depression, gastro problems, and cholesterol.
Rich in vitamins K and C and full of iron and calcium, Parsley is so much more than a sprig of garnish to pretty up your plate. This green bright herb also comes dressed in antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties and is ever ready to lend a hand when it comes to fighting off colds and other viruses.
Also known as Tulsi, Holy Basil is a gentle breeze of joy on a stagnant day. Beautiful when brewed in tea, Holy Basil is amazing for both the mind and the body. It soothes the head and makes you easily adaptable to your surroundings rather than fighting against the tides of change. When it comes to physical health, it’s an amazing healer in the world of respiratory problems. As an immune system booster, Holy Basil can treat fever and lung problems, asthma, and any stress related issues.
Perfect when sprinkled on pizza, Oregano is more than an Italian cooking staple. This earthy herb is a top-notch healer, ever ready to bring a wealth of health benefits. Chock full of vitamins and minerals, Oregano is a known anti-inflammatory and is an excellent tool for cutting down on the pain associated with menstrual cramps, fighting flu, helping slow down the impact of the common cold, and alleviating nasal issues. It also helps with healthy heart circulation.
Sublime sage has forever been a healer, but now modern science is unraveling a whole host of superpowers from this savory little plant. Not only will sage bring a bounty of cognitive boosts, helping your memory to sharpen and your immune system to bloom, but it also helps with skin conditions, digestion, and diabetic management. Sage advice indeed.
Which herbs are making your witchy healing list? Share your favorites with us in the comments and lets add to our repertoire.