Spice up your life and your health with these common herbs that are a staple in most kitchens. You might be surprised at how versatile these pantry staples really are!
This well known spice is also a powerful herb to have in the medicine chest. It is commonly used for motion and morning sickness (or any kind of nausea), and has strong anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties.
This bright orange root is loaded with antioxidants and has powerful anti-inflammatory and cholesterol lowering properties. Due to the wide-variety of benefits, turmeric has been researched around the world in relation to arthritis, colitis, cancer, diabetes, infections, and atherosclerosis.
This herb is most well known for it's role in making Italian food delicious. It may be lesser known for its volatile oils which contain potent anti-viral, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant properties.
Used by just about every culture on Earth, this bulb packs a powerful medicinal punch. Its sulfur compound, allicin, has been linked to healthy cholesterol and homocysteine levels and the high selenium content may be a handy weapon against cancer.
This sweet spice is widely used for just about every dessert imaginable. This is a perfect example of the wisdom of nature, because it turns out that cinnamon is a powerful blood sugar and cholesterol balancing herb. It helps the cell use glucose more efficiently, it's almost as if it is the antidote for the sweet treats it's so commonly found in.