Herbs aren’t new to us, India has a long-old tradition of using them, be it in the kitchen or treating ailments like cough and cold, lethargy etc. In Kitchen, they can add exciting flavours, vivid colours, and characteristic aromas to everyday regular meals along with providing their health benefits. There are many herbs that are rich in phytoactive compounds, which are responsible for their particular health benefit and has been supported by scientific investigations. Here in this article, we are going to dig deep into some important herbs and their health properties.
Here’s a list of Top 4 herbs that are insanely good for you.
1. Sage: Sage (Salvia officinalis) is also know by the name common sage or garden sage is an aromatic herb of the family. It is an evergreen shrub of the mint family mainly cultivated for it’s pungent velevelty leaves that has a minty, cool fragrance. It is mainly used as a flavoring or seasoning in foods or used to treat ailments like bronchitis, cough etc. the active compounds found in sage essential oil are thujone and borneol. This herb is also rich in antioxidants as well as exerts antimicrobial activity that supports oral health.
2. Ashwagandha: It is an ancient herb that is often marketed for strength and energy in the form of ashwagandha powder. Some most important benefits of this good-old ayurvedic herb are it helps improve symptoms of stress and anxiety. It can help increase immunity levels, along with that ashwagandha is popularly known to improve reproductive health as well as libido. It is completly safe to consume and is available in many forms like capsule, tablet and powder.
3. Basil: Basil or Sweet Basil (Ocimum basilicum) is another herb of the mint family, it’s another variety known as holy basil also commonly known as tulsi, that holds devotional value in India. Basil is mostly used as a seasoning in italian dishes. However, all basil varieties have their health benefits. Incorporating basil seeds can benefit you in many ways like reduce oxidative stress, support liver health, help fight skin aging owed to it’s high antioxidant cotent. Moreover, in the long term it can also help reduce high blood sugars.
4. Thyme: Thyme is Medetarian herb that has value in medicine, diet as well as ornamental values. Its scientific name is Thymus vulgaris and mostly uses as a seasoning on dishes for a refreshing flavors. Talking about its health benefits, thyme contains active compounds than can help cure bacterial and fungal infections. It also have antioxidant properties that can help releive cough.
There herbs are gems of indian tradition and are known to significantly improve health. They exert positive effects on a wide range which is from improving skin health to reproductive health. Talking for reprductive health another wonder herb is shilajit that excellently promotes sexual health. It is widely available in three forms like raw resin form, oil and capsule. Among all 3 shilajit capsule that is very easy to take. You can try to incorporate these herbs into your daily diet and enjoy their health benefits.
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