Garlic – My Favorite Healing HerbWritten by Lee Dobbins
Garlic is a wonderful healing herb and, unlike many of other herbs, it tastes great and can be incorporated into a variety of meals. Garlic has been used for over 5000 years as a healing herb and has strong antibacterial, and antiviral properties. But it’s health benefits extend well beyond it’s infection fighting properties. It is also reputed to help lower cholesterol and blood pressure as well as help protect against heart disease and stroke.
And benefits of garlic don't stop there. A recent study has shown that taking a garlic supplement once a day can reduce risk of getting a cold by 50% and help you gain a speedy recovery if you do happen to catch one. In fact, I tried this out recently when I felt a sore throat coming on – I toasted a piece of bread and added some raw crushed garlic to it. It was a bit pungent but I woke up next day good as new! Aside from colds, garlic has historically been used as a remedy for infections, athletes foot, worms, respiratory ailments, some cancers of stomach, colic, ear aches, bladder problems and high blood pressure.
Garlic is jut plain good
Use Fresh Herbs In Your CookingWritten by Lee Dobbins
Many common herbs that you might use in cooking are well known for there healing properties. Using them in cooking is a great way to incorporate healing attributes of natural herbs with your meals. Chances are you probably already use some herbs in your cooking like basil and thyme but experimenting with even more herbs can add taste to your dishes while improving health.
Cooking with fresh herbs is just as easy as using dried herbs. Just chop up a bit of herb and season to taste. You will need to use about twice as much of fresh herb than dried. You may want to wait until last 20 minutes of cooking to add herb so taste stays crisp. Herbs can be used to flavor any foods. Commonly used in pasta sauces, herbs can also be added to soups, oils, eggs and even desserts and drinks.
You can grow your own herbs in garden on window sill and have fresh herbs all time. Some grocery stores have fresh herbs right in produce section and, of course, you can always find dried herbs in baking section. If you grow your own herbs, you can freeze them or dry them yourself in a dehydrator to have for future use.