Find A Herb

Healthy recipes often require addition of herbs to augment flavour. But did you know, herbs also have health benefits. Getting to know what different herbs do based on your body type can be a challenge. Below is a list of top herbs1 and their featured uses to help you get started.

Get To Know Your Herbs

Lemon Balm

This delightful member of the mint family, is a wonderful way to unwind and relax after a stressful day. Can be infused in various teas.

Pelargonium

Highly effective for easing sore throats, colds and nasal congestion. A gentle and effective remedy to have during the winter season.

Oolong Tea

Drinking tea is good for your health. It helps protect your cells from damage, sharpens mental focus, and acts as a natural calmative. Try drinking 1-2 cups per day.

Cinnamon

Can help maintain healthy blood sugar. Simply add 1/2 tsp to yogurt, applesauce or smoothie and take 1-2 times per day.

Ashwagandha

Treasured in India for it's adaptogenic and stress-protecting effects, this root reduces anxiety, lifts the mood and enhances sleep.

Peppermint

Peppermint ointments are great for tired and sore muscles and can be rubbed on the temples to ease tension headaches.

Butterbur

Butterbur root is highly effective in preventing migraines and works well as prescription antihistamines for alleviating seasonal allergies.

Ginger

Highly effective for relieving nausea and intestinal cramping. Pour 1 cup hot water over fresh sliced ginger ginger,steep 10 minutes, add honey and lemon if desired.

Calendula

Also known as marigold, calendula is a superior topical cream/ointment for conditions ranging from eczema to diaper rash.

Holy Basil

This herb, also known as Tulsi, reduces inflammation, helps the body cope with stress, and enhances mental focus and clarity.

References:
1. Center of Integrative Medicine. Top Ten Herb Picks. Health Resources. July 15, 2018. [Link]