What's an herb?
Posted by Pearl Oberlander on
Herbs are plants that have a long history of use for specific therapeutic purposes. You may be pleasantly surprised that some are in your kitchen cabinet right now.
That's right, go check.
Chances are you'll find cinnamon, ginger, turmeric, cloves, black pepper, cayenne, cumin and more.
But these are spices aren't they?
Well, some herbs have been used as spices for millennia to enhance the taste of our food. Turns out these spices have extraordinary healing prowess!
Turmeric is a potent anti-inflammatory, Ginger is a microbiome balancer, Cayenne assists in immune response and Cinnamon can help balance blood sugar levels. Wow!
So here's an excuse for those cinnamon ginger snap cookies.
Kidding, Just almost. We'll get to the gluten/glycemic/carohydrate load in a different post.
In short, herbs are plants that grow.
Tune in next week for the deets of why we use them for therapeutic effects.
Hang in there,
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