Garlic My Favorite Healing Herb

Written by Lee Dobbins

Garlic is a wonderful healing herb and, unlike many ofrepparttar 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 its health benefits extend well beyond its infection fighting properties. It is also reputed to help lower cholesterol and blood pressure as well as help protect against heart disease and stroke.

Andrepparttar 145094 benefits of garlic don't stop there. A recent study has shown that taking a garlic supplement once a day can reducerepparttar 145095 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 uprepparttar 145096 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 ofrepparttar 145097 stomach, colic, ear aches, bladder problems and high blood pressure.

Garlic is jut plain good

Use Fresh Herbs In Your Cooking

Written 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 incorporaterepparttar 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 ofrepparttar 145093 herb and season to taste. You will need to use about twice as much ofrepparttar 145094 fresh herb thanrepparttar 145095 dried. You may want to wait untilrepparttar 145096 last 20 minutes of cooking to addrepparttar 145097 herb sorepparttar 145098 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 inrepparttar 145099 garden on window sill and have fresh herbs allrepparttar 145100 time. Some grocery stores have fresh herbs right inrepparttar 145101 produce section and, of course, you can always find dried herbs inrepparttar 145102 baking section. If you grow your own herbs, you can freeze them or dry them yourself in a dehydrator to have for future use.

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