Though we admit our bias, it has been proven time and time again that freshly grown ingredients can improve your health and overall happiness. Today, we’re focusing on the herbal remedies that you can grow at home to better regulate your body and mind and, in turn, simplify your life. The “Eight Super Herbs” pictured above represent eight ways that you can easily prevent disease and discomfort in your daily life, simply by eating. Major diseases like cancer, diabetes, and Alzheimer’s continue to impact us, but have lost substantial ground due to the medical power of dietary secrets these magical herbs and spices.
◊ Basil: As a natural anti-inflammatory, it helps to combat bowel inflammation and rheumatoid arthritis. Its volatile oils, combined with its antioxidant effects, make it a great health boost for our immune systems.
◊ Cinnamon: helps to regulate blood sugar in those suffering from diabetes by reducing glucose, triglyceride, and LDL cholesterol
◊ Turmeric: helps to reduce cancer cells, obesity, and metabolic diseases while assisting the cell-restoration process within the brain
◊ Rosemary: helps to improve cognitive performance and fight off diseases like Alzheimer’s and dementia
◊ Mustard: helps to prevent cancer, most notably within the bladder
Even less obvious, under-the-surface health conditions like poor blood circulation or deficient iron content, can be diverted and restored through adding just a dash of a flavorful spice to your meal. These “illness underdogs” are even more important to watch out for because they are much more common and harder to detect.
◊ Cloves: help to increase your anti-oxidant content and relieve pain, while acting as an antiseptic
◊ Oregano: helps to maintain levels of iron, magnesium, and Vitamin K within the body, while killing food-borne pathogens like salmonella and e.coli
◊ Ginger: helps to calm digestive issues, increase circulation, reduce inflammation, maintain bone health, and lower cholesterol
Trying to maintain a healthy diet but finding yourself tired of flavor-lacking food? These herbal supplements can pack an extra punch to your meals, without packing on the calories. By adding just one extra step to your recipe, you have the opportunity to create a well-balanced meal to match your well-balanced mind. Here at Home Farmer, we believe that a little freshness goes a long way. That’s why we have provided home-grown ingredients that can ease and enhance that crazy thing we call life.
Keep growing, keep happy, and DIG WHAT YOU EAT.