Everyday Herbs and Their Health Benefits

Annapurna Saripella

Jun 30 2022

<div style=' background:#FFFFFF;color:#000000;font-size:15px;font-family:Verdana;width:auto;padding:5px;max-height:100%;'><span><p><b>Introduction:</b><br><b>Holy Basil (Tulasi):</b> Tulasi leaves are rich in antioxidants and also exhibit anti-fungal<br>properties. The antioxidant-rich herb is widely used in herbal teas, beauty products, and<br>also in medicines to fight Indigestion, diabetes, fever, cold, cough, and bronchitis.<br><br><b>Spearmint or Mint (Pudina):</b><br>Is renowned as the “World’s Oldest Medicine” for reaping its medicinal benefits from<br>10,000 years ago. The pleasant-smelling leaves of these plants are rich in vitamins,<br>antioxidants, and manganese. Because of their medicinal and cooling properties,<br>spearmint leaves are popularly used in summer drinks, teas and chutneys across India.<br><b>Mint </b>leaves help to refrain sore throat, cramps, arthritis, diarrhea, fatigue, and flatulence.<br>Mint essential oils are also used in relieving muscle pains and are quite often used in<br>ayurvedic spas for a soothing, stress-free body massage.<br><b>Cilantro or Coriander (Kothimeer):</b> This is a mighty popular and delicious herb used in<br>several Indian cuisines either for garnishing or as a chutney. As a health supplement,<br>cilantro provides relief from nausea, intestinal disorders, and is also an antidote to food<br>poisoning. Cilantro may lower blood sugar providing a healthy supplement to diabetic<br><b>Curry leaves (Kari pattha):</b> Curry leaves are an essential ingredient of Indian cooking,<br>particularly in South India, where these aromatic leaves are used for seasoning almost<br>every dish. These leaves, although used in small quantities, have a strong aroma and a<br>pungent taste. Medicinally they are known for their anti-diabetic qualities. Also, they<br>help regulate cholesterol and a good source of iron.<br><br><b>Carom (Ajwain):</b> The leaves of this plant are rich in antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, and<br>fiber and also exhibit antibacterial and antifungal properties. Carom seeds help in<br>relieving many common human ailments like indigestion, ulcers, acidity, arthritis, bad<br>cholesterol, blood pressure, and even common cold or cough.<br><br><b>Giloy (Guduchi):</b> Giloy herb is particularly famous for its ability to increase platelet<br>count, making it an ideal plant to treat diseases like dengue. Furthermore, these herbs<br>are used in the treatment of diabetes, arthritis, chikungunya, jaundice and indigestion.<br>They also help combat respiratory problems and maintain a healthy heart condition.<br></p><br><br><span></div>

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