Healing Herb News You Can Use

Ashwagandha has amazing immunity-boosting benefits: According to The Herb Companion, taking one to two teaspoons twice or three times daily of Ashwagandha, a shrub extract used widely in Ayurvedic healing — or one 500 mg capsule of ashwagandha three times daily — is plenty to obtain its energy-boosting power. This time-tested herb boosts immunity; improves memory and learning capacity; reduces stress; balances blood sugar; lowers bad cholesterol levels and reduces inflammation.

Basil works against acne: Recent research has shown that sweet basil oil and holy basil oil can help combat acne. This is thanks to the antibacterial properties of basil.

Rosemary increases brain power: Researchers from Northumbria University in the United Kingdom found that the amount of 1,8-cineole, a main chemical in rosemary oil, in the blood is linked with improved brain performance.

Parsley is effective against cancer: Studies show that myristicin, an organic compound found in the essential oil of parsley, not only inhibits tumor formation (especially in the lungs), but also activates the enzyme glutathione-S-transferase, which helps the molecule glutathione attach to, and fight against, oxidized molecules.

Cilantro can crush salmonella: In a recent study led by Isao Kubo, Ph.D at the University of Berkeley, laboratory tests have shown that this component of cilantro is two times as potent as the commonly-used allopathic antibiotic medicine gentamycin. This makes it a potent weapon against the dangerous salmonella bacteria.

Mint is a stomach soother: repeated trials on the benefits of mint have established it to be very effective against stomach disorders ranging from irritable bowel to dyspepsia and cramps.


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Aud Nordby
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Spirit Spider
Spirit Spider5 years ago

Excellent information-thank you! :-)

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Donna Hamilton
Donna Hamilton5 years ago

Very interesting. Thanks.

Fred Hoekstra
Fred Hoekstra5 years ago

Thank you Shubhra, for Sharing this!

Tanya Williams
Tanya W5 years ago


Elena T.
Elena Poensgen5 years ago

Thank you :)

Dale Overall

Herbs are beautiful to look at while also being tasty. Love to grow these on the balcony in good weather and eventually inside when it is -40C.

aj E.
aj E5 years ago


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jayne TURNER5 years ago

don't forget moubtain tea - sidera.