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9 Healing Herbs to Cook With

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9 Healing Herbs to Cook With

By Sara Novak, Planet Green

We’ve been told time and time again to eat our veggies but more often than not we tend to forget that herbs can be just as crucial for adding nutritional density to the foods we eat and even better, they add tons of flavor to all our favorite recipes.

If you’re a big fan of herbs then you know that they can be pricey so it’s best to grow your own whenever possible and it’s pretty simple.

Here are some of nature’s most healthy herbs. They make us feel good from the inside out from calming our nerves to settling our stomachs. If you’re not sure how to cook with them, we’ve got that covered too, with delicious recipes and techniques for putting your favorite herbs to good use.

9 Healing Herbs (Recipes Included)

1. Basil

Chefs the world over love basil and nutritionists agree. Basil is rich in flavonoids which prevent cell damage from both radiation and oxygen. Two of the main flavonoids are orientin and vicenin. Basil also provides vitamin K, iron, calcium, vitamin A, manganese, magnesium, vitamin C, and potassium.

Recipes:
Heirloom, Mozzarella, and Fresh Pesto Stacks

Homemade Spinach Fettuccini with Pesto and Goat Cheese

2. Ginger

Historically, ginger is known for being very effective for an upset stomach as well as nausea. Its antiviral components make it good for prevention and treatment of the common cold.

Recipes:
Tan Tan Noodles

Homemade Ginger Beer

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2:18AM PST on Feb 19, 2015

This is great information to have. I love to use herbs to cook with. Thank you.

11:38PM PDT on Oct 19, 2014

Great article! I love all of these herbs and the recipes look divine especially the Thai rice curry and the eggplant dishes with garlic and basil! Thank you!

11:04PM PST on Nov 7, 2013

thanks for sharing

7:06PM PST on Nov 7, 2013

TY

1:34AM PDT on Sep 30, 2013

I love my herb garden, and would recommend everyone has a small pot or two of standard herbs in their home or apartment.

9:55AM PDT on Sep 23, 2013

thank you. great suggestions

7:25AM PDT on Sep 23, 2013

Thanks

10:44PM PDT on Sep 17, 2013

thanks for the information

6:17AM PDT on Sep 14, 2013

What a wonderfully informative article. Thanks so much.

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