The Best Herbs for Your Health
Add fresh flavor and vibrant color to your cooking with the best herbs for your health.
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Stay healthy this winter by adding more dill to your diet. Salmon with Creamy Dill Sauce is a tasty place to start. Studies have found that dill has antimicrobial properties and can stop the growth of certain types of bacteria that lead to illness.
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Having a stressful week? Slow down with a cup of lemongrass tea; it’s been proven to ease anxiety and promote relaxation. Lemongrass also adds a lemon-ginger flavor to light dinners like this Thai Shrimp Soup.
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Each summer our gardens overflow with basil and, as it turns out, loads of nutrients and health benefits. This sweet herb has been found to reduce inflammation and can ease symptoms of the common cold. Next time you feel one coming on, whip up this classic pesto to keep the sniffles at bay, and try these other foods that help stop a cold, too.
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Mindlessly scrolling instead of tackling your to-do list? Brew some fresh mint tea to improve focus and lift your mood. Peppermint can also ease IBS symptoms and relieve nausea. Try cooking with this feel-good herb and make Couscous Tabbouleh with Fresh Mint & Feta.
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When you’re planning to cook with fresh herbs, stinging nettle probably doesn’t make your grocery list. This lesser-known herb is due for a comeback, though. It’s been found to reduce inflammation and pain from arthritis, as well as give you shiny, healthy hair. Just be sure to wear gloves when you handle fresh-picked stinging nettle. The name is no joke!
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Ever wonder why chicken noodle soup always makes you feel better? It may be the bay leaf! This soup staple contains oil that relieves sinus pressure and pain and may even boost your immune system.
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If you’ve never tried cooking with dandelion leaves, maybe it’s time to give them a go. Start with this easy and tasty dandelion salad or brew a cup of dandelion tea. This herb aids digestion and can improve bladder and liver function.