For thousands of years herbs and spices have been shown to have many
different healing powers. Herbs can prevent infections ease pain and
swelling, lower cholesterol and many other healing powers. Before
pharmaceuticals research has shown that herbs were used thousands of
years ago. Doctors have found out that herbs can work as well as some
medicines. When you take an aspirin it reduces fever, eases pain and
reduces inflammation. Before aspirin they used willow bark which
contains salicin which is basically the same as aspirin. Research has
shown that today thirty percent of the medicines we use today contain
compounds found in plants.
Herbalists and doctors have found what herbs or spices can ease pain
and help stop infections. Most herbs are easy to grow in your own
garden or a simple flower pot. But to use them properly you need dry
and store them properly. This can be an difficult process so you can
seek out a good herb store and buy the herbs and spices from them. One
of the main benefits of fresh herbs is that they do not have the side
effects the prescription drugs. One of the main reasons to try herbs
and spices is that they work. You need to research the many forms they
come in from pills, or capsules and liquids. Herbs and spices
over time strengthen your immune system they are not a quick fix.
There are thousands of healing herbs and spices and can be taking in
many different ways from making a herbal tea to just swallowing a
pill. As always if you have a serious health condition or pregnant you
should talk to your doctor before taking any healing herb. Doctors
advise to make sure if you are buying fresh herbs that they smell
fresh as they will lose their effectiveness over time. Don't buy them
if they smell musty or look moldy very dry or discolored. Store fresh
herbs in a air tight container and store in a dark place.
There are so many herbs you should buy a new herb and spice book and
read of all the healing powers they have.
Garlic: helps lower cholesterol and high blood pressure fresh garlic
can be squeezed in a garlic press and made into a tea.
Chamomile: Good for indigestion and stomach upset good for sore
Ginkgo: Helps prevent blood clots and increases blood flow to the
Lemon balm: A calming herb and eases cold sores.
Parsley: A digestive aid and mild diuretic. Makes a nice tea.
Thyme: Eases cough and upper respiratory infections. Make a tea from
the dried herb.
Anise: Eases hot flashes and other menopausal problems and help
You should take the herbs with meals rather then on an empty stomach.
To get the most from herbs you need to take them daily with meals or
in a tea form and if you are buying fresh herbs buy in small amounts
so they will stay fresh. You should always talk to your doctor if you
are taking medications as some herbs can block what the medicine is
suppose to do.