• Margaret Rollings

Herbs – The Healthy Alternative

In today’s world, herbs are all around us. They are in our morning juices, lunch salads and afternoon cups of tea. Other than adding a bit of flavour to our lives, herb have a high nutritional value. From alleviating minor health conditions to preventing illness, herbs are an integral element of a healthy diet and are vital to maintaining our overall health. Below are a few amazing benefits of various herbs that can drastically improve the health of your bodies







Alfalfa - Improves appetite - Good source of protein - Contains vitamin A, D, B1, B6, C, E and K - Contains enzymes that aid in the digestion of fat - Beneficial for digestive system - Consumed as a plant


Chamomile - Natural tonic - Improves appetite - Great for Kidney and Spleen health - Can help remove worms - Can aid in sleep when taken as a tea - Can be applied as a poultice to reduce pain and swelling

Dandelion - Contains large amounts of vitamin A, C, niacin and calcium - Acts as a mild diuretic - Improves digestion - Good for the liver and kidneys - Improves anemia - Improves age spots - Consumed as tea or in a salad Eyebright - Great eyewash - Reduces hay fever and allergies - When taken as a tea, helps in the removal of mucus

Fennel - Suppresses appetite - Helps remove wind from the digestive tract - Encourage perspiration - Improves gout, cramps, colic, and reduces stomach acid - Consumed as plant (bulb), tea or supplemental tablet

Licorice - Great energy boost - Supports adrenal glands - Helps to maintain blood sugar levels - Has a mild oestrogenic effect - can be used to treat hormone irregularities such as menopause

By simply integrating a few herbs into your diet, your overall health and well being is sure to improve. In some cases, it might be difficult to gain all of these benefits through food so including supplemental tablets into your routine will bring some added benefit. It’s not too difficult to make these basic changes. Changes which will provide exponentially beneficial returns.



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