Have you ever researched herbs and their benefits? Herbs can be used in medicine, aromatherapy, cooking, and of course to keep away pest. My basis is to educate you on how to use herbs for everyday use.
Various herbs have certain medicinal properties. Cinnamon for example is known to lower blood sugar levels and has a powerful anti-diabetic effect. Herbs such as Sage can improve brain function and improve memory. Having working knowledge on certain herbs can be a healthy alternative to certain everyday over the counter medicines. You can make these remedies in your own home. I believe it’s very cost effective but can be time consuming due to your use of the product. Another well-known herb is Ginger root, which can treat nausea and has anti-inflammatory properties that can help with pain management.
Herbs can also be converted into an essential oil to be used for aromatic purposes. Aromatherapy is what you would call a pseudoscience. By use of scent, aromatherapy claims to improve the psychological and physical health of its user. Aromatherapy has been around for thousands of years. The term “aromatherapy” was coined by a French perfumer and chemist René-Maurice Gattefossé in a book he wrote on the topic that was published in 1937. Aromatherapy can be utilized by sense of smell or absorbed through the skin. It can be used in:
- Aromatic dispensers
- Bathing Salts
- Lotions, Oils, or Creams
- Facial Steamers
- Hot and Cold Compresses
- Clay Masks
The Benefits of aromatherapy include the following:
- To manage pain
- Improve the quality of sleep
- Reduces stress, anxiety, and agitation
- soothes sore joints
- Treats headaches and migraines
- improve digestion
Just to name a few but you get the picture. It can be restricted in some areas but the benefits are amazing.
Personally, I love using herbs in my cooking. It brings out that little extra without using any extra salt. Herbs are an easy way to add life to dull dishes, and I mean honestly, who doesn’t life that little extra pizzazz. Basil, cilantro, parsley, you can find these in pretty much any grocery store. These herbs can be used either dried or fresh. Add a little mint to your mojito, hence the term “Mint Mojito” on the night out. I believe you can’t go wrong with that at all.
Did you know there are certain plants that can keep away bugs and other pest? Yep, just like that by placing these plants inside your garden or your own home. The essential oils in a plant acts as nature’s bug repellent. You can even use plants to make your own bug repellent. Here are a few you can use:
- Lavender to keep away bundles of flies
- Lemongrass contains citronella
- Lemon Thyme repels mosquito’s by bruising the leaves
- Rosemary repels mosquitoes and a variety of insects harmful to vegetable plants
There are many uses for herbs. Natural way or no way I guess.