7 Herbs and Spices and Their Health Benefits: Here’s Why You Need to Add These Culinary Wonders to Your Diet

Herbs and spices have been used for over hundreds of years. In addition to adding flavor to foods, each of them has specific health benefits. National Herbs and Spices Day recognizes the diversity and quality of fresh and dried herbs and spices used in cooking. It is celebrated every year on June 10. Although there is no information on the origin of National Herb and Spice Day, it has been officially celebrated since 2015. We at LastLY, have compiled a list of health benefits that you can enjoy by having these herbs and spices. Know 5 different herbal teas and their health benefits

1. Cinnamon

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Cinnamon is found in almost all kinds of recipes and baked goods. It contains cinnamaldehyde, responsible for its medicinal properties. It contains antioxidants that help fight inflammation and has been shown to lower blood cholesterol and triglycerides.

2. Peppermint

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Peppermint oil helps with pain management in irritable bowel syndrome. In addition, aromatherapy helps fight nausea.

3. Turmeric

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This yellow powder is known for its many medicinal properties. It contains curcumin which is a powerful antioxidant and helps fight oxidative damage.

4. Basil

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It is a sacred herb in India. It can inhibit the growth of bacteria, yeasts and molds and also stimulates immune system function by increasing certain immune cells in the blood.

5. Ginger

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Ginger is a popular spice that helps treat nausea and has anti-inflammatory properties that help manage pain.

6. Fenugreek

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Fenugreek contains plant protein 4 hydroxyleucine which can improve insulin hormone function. Hence, it helps in improving blood sugar levels.

7. Garlic

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In ancient times, garlic was known for its medicinal properties. It is useful in the fight against diseases, including the common cold.

Enjoy fresh and dried herbs and spices in your food not only with their flavor but also with their health benefits.

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