Tomorrow’s featured food is cinnamon, but while thinking of spices and herbs I thought maybe we should take a little looking at their healing qualities. Herbs have been used medicinally for a long time, so let’s see some different herbs that not only spice up food, but that heal (because we know I’m not such a fan of current medicine):

  • Aloe Vera: antibacterial, anti-fungal, antiviral, wound and burn healer, natural laxative, soothes stomach
  • Basil: powerful antispasmodic, antiviral, anti-infectious, antibacterial, soothes stomach
  • Black Cohosh: relieves hot flashes, relieves menstrual cramps, helps circulatory and cardiovascular disorders, lowers blood pressure
  • Black Walnut: good for eliminating parasites, good for fungal infections, good for warts and poison ivy, aids digestion
  • Cinnamon: antibacterial and antiviral
  • Cayenne: catalyst for other herbs, useful for arthritis, good for colds, flu viruses, sinus infection and sore throat, useful for headache and fever, aids organs, increases thermogenesis for who doesn't need a spoonful of cayenne?  need to stock up spice shelf now that we're settled.weight loss
  • Clove Bud: improves the immune system
  • Cyress: astringent, antiseptic, antispasmodic, deodorant, diuretic, and sedative
  • Dandelion: helpful for PMS, good for menopause, increases ovarian hormones
  • Echinacea: boosts white blood cell production, immune system support, anti-inflammatory and antiviral, good for colds, flu and infection.
  • Eucalyptus: anti-infectious, antibacterial, and antiviral
  • Garlic: helps fight infection, detoxifies the boy, enhances immunity, lowers blood fats, assists yeast infections, helps asthma, cancer, circulatory problems and heart conditions.
  • German Chamomile: helps stress, anxiety and insomnia, good for indigestion, useful for colitis, effective blood cleanser and helps increase liver function and supports the pancreas. Improves bile flow from the liver, it is good for healing of the skin that might come from a blistering chemical agent.
  • Geranium: dilates bile ducts for liver detoxification, antispasmodic, stops bleeding, anti-infectious, antibacterial
  • Ginger: helps nausea, motion sickness and vomiting, useful for circulatory problems, good for indigestion, and is an effective antioxidant
  • Lavender – Assists with burns, antiseptic, used as a stress lavendarreliever, good for depression, aids skin health and beauty.
  • Lemon – Is known for its antiseptic properties, Essential Science Publishing says that: According to Jean Valnet, M.D. the vaporized essence of lemon can kill meningococcal bacteria in 15 minutes, typhoid bacilli in one hour, Staphylococcus aureus in two hours and Pneumococcus bacteria within three hours. Lemon also improves micro-circulation, promotes white blood cell formation, and improves immune function.
  • Marjoram – Anti-infectious, antibacterial, dilates blood vessels, regulates blood pressure, soothes muscles.
  • Marshmallow – Aids bladder infections, diuretic (helps fluid retention), helps kidney problems, soothes coughs, sore throats, indigestion, and as a topical agent it is said to be anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial and wound-healing.
  • Melissa – Assists in issues with the nervous system, blisters, and has antimicrobial properties.
  • Mullein – Can be used as a laxative, good for asthma andMullein bronchitis, useful for difficulty breathing, helps hay fever.
  • Myrrh – Anti-infectious, antiviral, soothes skin conditions and supports immune system. Also an antispasmodic that helps to reduce spasming due to spasms caused by nerve agents.
  • Oregano – is a powerful antibiotic and has been proven to be more effective in neutralizing germs than some chemical antibiotics. It has been effective against germs like Staphylococcus aureas, Escherichia coli, Yersinia enterocolitica and Pseudomonas aeruginosa.
  • Pine – Antidiabetic, cortisone-like, severe infections, hypertensive
  • RosemaryRosemary – Antiseptic, Antibacterial, Cleansing and detoxes the body. Supports the liver and combats cirrhosis.
  • Rosewood – Anti-infectious, antibacterial, and antiviral.
  • Sage – Used in anxiety, nervous disorders, as astringent, in abdominal disorders, anti inflammatory.
  • Spearmint – To calm the Nervous System, aide with Nerve Agents.
  • Tea Tree – Disinfectant, antibacterial, anti-fungal, burns, good for all skin conditions.
  • Thyme – Effective against Anthrax and Tuberculosis
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