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Herbs That Heal!

July 10, 2017

Herbs That Heal!

Fresh herbs often get dismissed as something we can add to our food to make it more tasty. The truth is nature has provided us with delicious herbs that are full of nutrients that encourage a healthier body.

In this blog post we break it down for you so you know which herbs you need to revitalise and rejuvenate your body.

Basil

Basil contains antioxidants, anti-inflammatory, and anti-bacterial nutrients which make it a great herb for maintaining better health and a great herb of choice for those affected by skin issues. It contains: Vitamin A - promotes healthy skin Vitamin K - strengthens bones Manganese - helps with the detoxification of free radicals and assists in the utilisation of vitamins such as C and B1 Magnesium - promotes elasticity and moisture in the skin Potassium - improves hydration of the body as a deficiency of potassium can exacerbate dryness in the skin Copper - promotes healthy skin function Iron - assists in the transportation of oxygen throughout the entire body

Dill

Dill is a good source of protein and carbohydrate as well as containing numerous minerals such as: Phosphorus - assists in the metabolism of other nutrients Potassium - improves hydration of the body as a deficiency of potassium can exacerbate dryness in the skin B3 (niacin) enhances the metabolism of fats and sugars to assist in the maintenance of healthy cells Iron - promotes oxygen circulation to assist the healing process Zinc - reduces inflammation, promotes healing and regeneration of skin cells Magnesium - promotes elasticity and moisture in the skin

Mint

Mint contains: Vitamin C – as an antioxidant, Vitamin C protect the skin cells from oxidation due to the presence of free radicals in the body Potassium - improves hydration of the body as when there’s a deficiency of potassium it can exacerbate dryness in the skin Iron - promotes oxygen circulation to assist the healing process Calcium - regeneration of healthy skin cells

Oregano

Oregano is an excellent source of: Vitamin C – as an antioxidant, Vitamin C protect the skin cells from oxidation due to the presence of free radicals in the body Calcium - regeneration of healthy skin cells Potassium - improves hydration of the body as when there’s a deficiency of potassium it can exacerbate dryness in the skin Iron - promotes oxygen circulation to assist the healing process Manganese - helps with the detoxification of free radicals Magnesium - promotes elasticity and moisture in the skin

Parsley

Parsley is extremely beneficial to enhancing skin health as it contains: Vitamin C – as an antioxidant, Vitamin C protect the skin cells from oxidation due to the presence of free radicals in the body
  • Vitamin K - promotes healing and reduces redness
  • Beta carotene - pre-cursor to vitamin A production which promotes healthier looking skin
  • Calcium - regeneration of healthy skin cells
  • Manganese - helps with the detoxification of free radicals
  • Iron - promotes oxygen circulation to assist the healing process
  • Copper - promotes healthy skin function
  • Zinc - reduces inflammation, promotes healing and regeneration of skin cells
  • Potassium - improves hydration of the body as when there’s a deficiency of potassium it can exacerbate dryness in the skin
Additionally it has oils that have anti-bacterial and anti – fungal properties which assist in promote health and wellbeing.

Rosemary

Rosemary has healthy amounts of vitamins A (promotes healthy skin), and C (antioxidant protection to skin cells). It is rich in – Manganese - helps with the detoxification of free radicals Calcium - regeneration of healthy skin cells Potassium - improves hydration of the body as when there’s a deficiency of potassium it can exacerbate dryness in the skin Iron - promotes oxygen circulation to assist the healing process Magnesium - promotes elasticity and moisture in the skin If you need some delicious recipes that include fresh herbs, check out our wellness recipes here: https://www.salubre.com.au/wellness-recipes/



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