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9 Healing Herbs to Cook With

7. Mint

The strong aroma of mint is very effective at providing relief in respiratory disorders resulting from asthma and colds. Mint is also good for promoting digestion so it’s ideal to eat before a meal.

Recipes:
Eggplant with Mint and Capers

Roasted Beets with Lemon, Mint, and Cilantro

8. Fenugreek

Fenugreek is an herb that is commonly used in the Mediterranean region of the world. It’s a good herb to reduce menstrual cramps, cholesterol, menopause symptoms, and help control diabetes.

Recipes:
Makhani Murgh (Butter Chicken)

Fenugreek Tea Recipe

9. Lavender

Lavender can calm your nerves and help with insomnia. It’s effective on bruises, insect bites, and is a disinfectant. The scent relaxes the body and mind so it’s great to enjoy if your nerves are frazzled or you’re having trouble getting to sleep.

Recipes:
Lavender Honey Infused Vodka

Homemade Lavender Sea Salt

More:
16 Lesser-Known Nutrients with Big Powers
5 Easy to Grow Remedies
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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

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10:44PM PDT on Sep 17, 2013

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