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Basics of Herbs

Herbs have been used in food, medicine, and religion for thousands of years. Their numerous nutritional and medicinal properties make them the ideal supplement to any lifestyle. While skepticism remains, largely due to lack of understanding or information, herbs have been scientifically proven to provide a variety of benefits to the overall health and wellness of the body.

Whether you prefer to spice up your dishes or are looking for a cure for your sore throat, Absolute Herbal can help. Here you will find information on the origins and uses of the most common herbs available, plus many more!

image1Aloe Vera is probably one of the most popular and well-known herbal cures. The oils of the aloe plant contain antibacterial, antifungal, and antiviral compounds that help prevent infections. Aloe Vera also has immune-stimulating and anti-inflammatory properties that make it particularly useful in treating skin disorders, minor wounds, and burns.

image2Cinnamon is an amazing spice that has incredible health benefits. Add cinnamon to your daily diet and you can expect to see reduced blood sugar by 10%! Use cinnamon in your oatmeal, toast, cereal, and baking for simple ways to include your daily dose. 

image3Basil is one of the most popular culinary herbs due to its dynamic and delicious flavor and healthful properties. It improves appetite, settles the stomach, and acts as a natural disinfectant. Use it to add a fresh, flavorful accent to your soups, salads, sandwiches, and pastas—you really can’t go wrong with basil.

image4Aromatherapy uses essential oils to create aromas for the purpose of altering a person’s mind, mood, or health. There is little clinical evidence to support the efficacy of aromatherapy treatment, but this is largely due to the lack of studies using rigorous methodology. There is evidence, however, that essential oils (when taken through inhalation) contain therapeutic properties.