How many of us are aware of the fact that herbs and spices that are used for cooking have also got many medicinal properties in them and they could be used to treat many health issues in us effectively.
The point here is these herbs and spices have got many antioxidants in them and could play a huge role in curing many ailments. Here are some commonly used herbs and spices in kitchen that have got great medicinal benefits.
This is one of the most commonly used ingredient and is used in foods, beverages etc. The cooling anti-inflammatory properties of mint are responsible for this use. Anti-allergic properties of mint leaves are tremendous and they could be used to clear nasal congestion plus help us in providing relief from cough etc. One important point is menthol present in mint helps digestion. Mint essential oils are also used as mouth fresheners etc.
Basil is also called as tulsi is known. It is said that intake of tulsi could cure respiratory congestion, asthma and other lung based issues. By inhibiting the growth of virus/bacteria, allergies get cured in us by the intake of basil leaves. Our immune system gets boosted.
Belonging to Mediterranean regions, rosemary is a woody perennial herb having superb fragrance. There are many ingredients in rosemary such as vitamin A, B6, C plus other minerals like manganese, calcium, iron etc. Our brain functions get enhanced by this herb. Rosemary oil does superbly in improving our skin tone. Spots etc are eliminated in us.
Another culinary herb that has got great medicinal value is thyme. It is used as a remedy to treat cough. Issues like sore throats and bronchitis could be treated by thyme intake. Getting rid of molds etc is possible by thyme which is a disinfectant.