Healing Herbs: 7 Herbs and Spices you Should have in your Pantry
Our bodies are complex, sensitive systems that are affected to a greater or lesser extent by a whole hose of external forces—air quality, the clothing we wear, where we live, the diets we eat. It all has an impact on our health. Even things as small and seemingly inconsequential herbs and spices can really benefit us physically, and we’re not just talking about our taste buds, either. Read on to find out how your eating habits may help to heal you. 1. Garlic Whether you like Asian, Italian, or Latin American cuisine, your love of garlic likely has something to do with it. And perhaps your wise pallet likes it for its beneficial effects on your cholesterol, among other things. Eating a lot of garlic can lower rates of some cancers as well (ovarian, colorectal, etc) and colon polyps, too. 2. It is recommended that you get supplements with at least 95 percent curcuminoids in order to receive the most benefit. 3. Others have studied basil for its possible benefits in inhibiting breast cancer.
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