Herbs have been our friends for millennia. They heal us, make our food tastier, and grow in our gardens. To make the most out of these magical herbs, you need to get to know them and what they can offer. Here are five everyday herbs and their healing properties.
Peppermint doesn’t just taste great and freshen our breath—it can also help relieve symptoms of stress, anxiety, and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). It works by relaxing the muscles of the colon, which relieves pain and bloating.
Turmeric contains antioxidants and is a strong anti-inflammatory. It can help slow the onset of diseases linked to aging and boost the body’s immune system.
Giger is also a powerful anti-inflammatory. It reduces inflammation of organs such as the skin and the colon. But one of its most effective properties is pain and nausea relief. It is great for morning sickness or chronic digestive disorders.
Vaunted for its healing powers for thousands of years, it turns out that sage does in fact improve brain function and can combat diseases that affect the brain, such as Alzheimer’s.
Cinnamon also reduces inflammation. But its signature healing properties are linked to blood sugar levels. It lowers blood sugar levels, improves insulin sensitivity, and has a powerful anti-diabetic effect.