Are you interested in incorporating herbal health into your daily routine? There are a lot of easy ways to do this with friendly herbs that you know well and probably have lying around your kitchen anyway. I used to buy fresh herbs for a certain recipe and then watch, helplessly, as they disintegrated in the freezer or turned bad in the fridge. These are some ways that I incorporate healing herbs and below is a great table to refer to! I’m excited to share an intermediate guide next week!
1. One clove of garlic every day. Either pop it into your mouth or include it in your morning smoothie/juice. This is incredibly important for anyone with heart disease/stroke in the family.
2. Turmeric sprinkled on EVERYTHING- not a strong taste to effect your spice profile, but so many benefits!
3. Cardamon is warming, like cinnamon, but much better for digestive health and liver detox. I use it when I bake to replace sweetness of sugar, honey, or cinnamon, and sprinkle it on all my sweets.
4. Peppermint oil drops are excellent if you have any acid reflux or heartburn issues. Please try this before using any over-the-counter option. You can apply directly to tongue or take in capsules.
When you’re using herbs and spices for health, make sure they are fresh and quality. You won’t get anything out of a stale or processed herb. Penzey’s is a great resource for spices. And check out your local farmers markets for fresh herbs!