When you open your cupboard, did you know those herbs in there actaully have medicinal properties too.Â Here are some of the properties of the herbs, and how you can use them.
ANISE â€“ Use to treat gastric problems. Chew a few anise seeds and spit out.
BASIL â€“ Treats digestive complaints. Rub on bee stings to prevent pain & swelling.
BAY LEAF â€“ Good for indigestion. Use in soups and stews.
CARDAMON â€“ Relives flatulence & eases digestion. Natural breath sweetener.
CHERVIL â€“ Diuretic, expectorant, stimulant. Can lower high blood pressure.
CHIVES â€“ Lowers blood pressure
CORIANDER â€“ Aids digestion. Used in flavoring cough syrups and other mixtures.
CUMIN â€“ Relieves flatulence and bloating. Stimulates entire digestive process. Widely used in the Middle Ages. Still favored in Egyptian Herbal Medicine.
DILL â€“ Increases milk production for nursing mothers. Good for flatulence, colic. Relieves gas and calms digestion. Relieves intestinal spasms. Chewing seeds improves bad breath.
FENNEL â€“ Treatment for gastritis. Increases milk production for humans & animals.
GARLIC â€“ All around use medicinally. Good for colds, heart health, cholesterol.
GINGER â€“ Treatment for vertigo, nausea, cholesterol. Treatment for arthritis.
HORSERADISH â€“ Stimulates nasal flow. Good for head colds.
MARJORAM â€“ Used to treat asthma, rheumatism and many other uses.
ONION â€“Eaten regularly-helps control blood pressure and heart troubles. Good for cholesterol.
OREGANO â€“ Good rub for arthritis (mix with oil). Good disinfectant.
PARSELY â€“ Great diuretic to use during weight loss. Best herb to treat kidney complaints. Clears up dandruff if used as hair rinse. Great natural breath freshener.
ROSEMARY â€“ Stimulant. Makes a great muscle rub for arthritis. Can be fatal in excess.
TARRAGON â€“ Relieves many gastric disorders
THYME â€“ Great astringent. Relieves bites and stings. Used in cough syrups for its expectorant action. Over ingestion can stimulate the thyroid gland and lead to poisoning
TUMERIC â€“ Anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antibacterial. Improves action of liver and is a traditional remedy for jaundice in Ayurvedic and Chinese Herbal Medicine. Good for psoriasis & eczema as a poultice. More strongly antioxidant than vitamin E due to its curcumin. When exposed to sunlight, curcumin is strongly antibacterial. It is a strong anti-inflammatory- stronger than hydrocortisone. Lowers cholesterol.
The next time you open your spice cabinet, you’ll think of it a whole new way!