Healthy Herbs

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Herbs have long held a holistic place in our wellbeing. Prized since ancient times, we all use herbs in our daily lives, one way or the other – whether for their rich flavour, for their healing power, or in lovely recipes.

Herbal benefits are many; be it for spiritual reasons or to spice up your taste buds, or for their potential health benefiting properties … herbs are handy for each need!

Here are 3 Super healers we recommend you add to your diet. Folding one or two of them into your cooking every day can yield big benefits.

Coriander (also known as cilantro) is a healing dynamo with a whole host of uses and benefits.  Many people are unaware that coriander is a small package of health benefits that has eleven constituents of essential oils, six acid types including ascorbic acid commonly called vitamin C, and a myriad of other minerals and vitamins each having great health benefits. It’s also delicious!

The compounds in coriander work alongside the detoxifying organs such as the kidney and the liver to help to remove toxic metals like mercury and lead from the brain and nervous system. Dental Wellness has been recommending coriander before and after any amalgam removal for many years.

It’s a great addition to any morning green smoothy.

Find out 8 other reasons why coriander is a health powerhouse in the original article.

Turmeric has been used for remedying oral ailments, among other therapeutic applications, since ancient times. Indeed, recent research shows that turmeric extract and turmeric oil may even reverse precancerous changes in oral submucous fibrosis in humans. Tumeric has tangible value to the vast majority of folks who use common mouthwash in an attempt to keep their mouth clean of plaque.

A recent study found that in all three objective parameters tested, turmeric extract was at least as effective as chlorhexidine mouthwash at improving the patient’s oral health. Most people tested even said it tasted much better!

Read the full article here.

Parsley is a popular culinary and medicinal herb, which is recognised as one of the functional food for its unique antioxidants, and disease preventing properties.

Whilst there are many health benefits, we love parsley because it contains the essential oil Eugenol. This essential oil, has a therapeutic application in dentistry as a local anesthetic and anti-septic agent for teeth and gum diseases. Add to that, parsley is perhaps the richest herbal source for Vitamin K and it tastes delicious in our favourite pasta – what is there not to love?

Find out more about the health benefits of parsley.