09 juin 2017
Herbs: did you know about their incredible virtues ?
Did you know that number of fresh herbs possess medicinal virtues? These plants that are frequently used in our daily nutrition sometimes possess unsuspected qualities! Discover here the benefits of eating the most popular herbs.
The mint is probably the most known herb of this category, served with a Mojito or in infusion, it allows to regulate digestion but also to stimulate the appetite! Antispasmodic and anti-inflammatory, the mint also helps to fight nausea, to hydrate effectively in case of strong heat or to appease an irritated throat. Do not especially hesitate to garnish your infusions with mint and honey !
It is also interesting to know that fresh and raw parsley is rich in vitamin C, iron and in calcium. Parsley also stimulate appetite, and helps to revitalize hepatic functions and acts as an antiseptic for lungs. It can be excellent in soups, broth and sauces in herbs.
Basil is the king in gastronomy. It is often used fresh to benefit from its characteristic mediterranean flavor. Basil is known to be diuretic and an anti-inflammatory drug. It also helps for the digestive cramps, improves the blood circulation and tones the nervous system. Garlic, olive oil and mozzarella are ingredients which go well with this fresh herb.
Sage is the « friend of women » of this category. Known for its powerful taste, it acts as an hormonal regulator, it stimulates the body and the digestive system. Used in case of high blood pressure or in case of fatigue, it helps to limit hot flashes for menopausal women.
The characteristic flavor of the Mediterranean rosemary goes perfectly well with sauces and tomato coulis. Antispasmodic and diuretic, it can also be used as light antiseptic. It helps to heal the disorders of the liver, the vesicle as well as the rheumatisms.
Thyme, the last nominee of this selection, can be eaten in various manners: freshly, dried, in the form of herb tea or in the form of oil. Antitussive, antiseptic and antiviral, it helps to to regulate the nasal secretions in case of big cold!