7 Ways to Enjoy the Benefits of Herbs in Your Life
#1. You can drink smoothies that have herbs for flavor or for their healing benefits. Here is a great recipe from wildblueberries.com.
Wild Blueberry Smoothie
Ingredients: 1 cup frozen Wild Blueberries
1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
juice and zest of ½ lemon
7 basil leaves
½ cup ice cubes
Place all ingredients in blender and blend for 1 to 2 minutes. Yummy!
#2. Add fresh herbs lightly crushed and placed in cheesecloth to your bath. Peppermint helps to reduce mental fatigue and improves concentration. It also helps soothe muscle aches. Herbs that are also beneficial for sore muscles are lavender and rosemary.
#3. Add culinary herbs to your garden. Add containers to your patio or pots on your windowsills. The most popular culinary herbs that are easy to grow in containers are basil, parsley, mint, cilantro, chives and dill.
#4. You can help your baby (or yourself) have a restful night by adding lavender essential oil to a simmer pot or diffuser.
#5. You can add fresh herbs to your salads. It is great fun learning combinations that you enjoy. Be adventurous! Here are a few suggestions: mints, chervil, tarragon, lemon balm, parsley, basil, and lovage.
#6. Choose a healthy non-caffeinated beverage. Herbal teas are great hot or iced. Herblist.com is a great resource to help you find what herbal tea you may like to try. It has beneficial herbs listed by health condition.
#7. Use personal care products that have herbal ingredients. For example Indian Meadow Herbals’ Love Your Body Massage Oil is formulated with calendula flower, chickweed leaf and plantain leaf all to help promote healthy vital skin. What an easy and enjoyable way to incorporate herbs into your life!
*These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.