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9 Healing Herbs to Cook With

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3. Garlic

Studies have shown that garlic’s powerful antioxidants are great for preventing damaging free radicals as well as protecting against heart disease. It’s known to powerfully reduce high blood pressure as well.

Recipes:
Eggplant Bruschetta with Roasted Garlic

Garlic and Sage Spaghetti Squash

4. Flat Leaf Parsley

Parsley is rich in vitamins, minerals, and dietary fiber. These components are good for controlling blood cholesterol levels and preventing constipation. It’s also rich in antioxidants, specifically apiin, apigenin, crisoeriol, and luteolin. In fact, it’s known for having some of the highest levels of antioxidants.

Recipes:
Crispy Chickpeas with Parsley

Green Lentil Salad

5. Cilantro

Cilantro is known for its ability to pull toxins from the body. Often times when you’re doing a fast, you use cilantro atop your kitchari to remove pesticides and insectides from your system consumed from the non-organic foods that you eat.

Recipes:
Kitchari

Chinese Five Spice Tofu Atop Seasonal Vegetables

6. Turmeric

A study reported on the BBC found that turmeric kills cancer cells. Tests released by a team at the Cork Cancer Research Centre show turmeric can destroy gullet cancer cells in the lab within 24 hours. That’s no small deal. Now the question is, are you getting your fill?

Recipes:
Rice Pilaf with Fresh Turmeric

Coconut Thai Rice Curry

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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.

6:00AM PDT on Sep 13, 2013

ty, for this article, care2

1:01PM PDT on Sep 12, 2013

Thanks a lot. It was a while ago, but I dont remember reading this one, so thanks again, great to know:)

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