Food is my medicine! This year, we have started to grow some herbs, fruits and veggies in backyard to become self-sufficient for nutritional needs and health preventions, in this Pandemic time!
These backyard garden grown herbs (#oregano#mint#rosemary#cucumber#tomato#basil#sage#kumquat ) not only make delicious seasonings adding flavors to your recipes, but they add many health benefits as well!
Peppermint is an amazing herb! Not only it clears our breath, helps in digestion, the most part I love is the improved brain functions. One study including 144 young adults demonstrated that smelling the aroma of peppermint oil for five minutes prior to testing produced significant improvements in memory. I use mint oil when I have cold, stuffy nose, headache, or help to clear my cluttered mind.
Another study found that smelling these oils while driving increased alertness and decreased levels of frustration, anxiety and fatigue.
Oregano's antibacterial and antiviral effects- Oils in oregano can also block the growth of organisms, including certain types of harmful bacteria and viruses. This means that oregano may have a role in treating or preventing certain types of infections. Oregano’s flavonoid and phenolic compounds may decrease inflammation in the body. Consuming it may help with certain inflammatory conditions, such as muscle or joint pain, skin irritation, or dry coughs. Its antioxidants may reduce accumulation of these free radicals and improve health.
Sage tea is good for lung health. Sage tea assist in depression. Sage is an expectorant which helps expel mucous from the respiratory track, according to Ayurvedic practitioner Vikrama, writing at drvikrama's friendly holistic herbalist. Sage tea is effective even in the severe case of hemoptysis, or hemorrhaging from the lungs brought on by respiratory infection, Dr. Vikrama reports. Salvia officinalis has antibacterial, astringent and antiseptic properties, advises the Georgetown University Medical Center. These properties may account for sage's usefulness in treating lung disorders.
The other health benefits of sage may include its potential ability to improve brain function, lower inflammation, prevent chronic diseases, boost the immune system, regulate digestion, alleviate skin conditions, strengthen the bones, slow the onset of cognitive disorders, and prevent diabetes.
Rosemary has a long history of culinary and aromatic uses, in addition to applications in traditional herbal and Ayurvedic medicine. Consuming and inhaling compounds in rosemary have been shown to reduce anxiety, boost mood, and improve concentration and memory. Rosemary tea contains high amounts of vitamin C, which has been shown to boost immune health and prevent illness caused by bacteria and viruses.
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