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Seven Vital Herbs for a Healthy Living

Updated on July 10, 2011

Health benefits of Herbs

Herbs add taste to your food and have some very vital health benefits. Here are a few herbs with amazing health benefits



Chives belong to the onion family and have a mild onion flavor. They aid digestion and work as an appetizer. They are also rich in vitamins C and have antioxidant properties. They are also a good source of calcium and potassium. Use them sparingly.



Mint has numerous health benefits especially helps improves digestive system and.helps with respiratory disorders like asthma.



Rosemary, which is a member of the mint family, is native to the Mediterranean region. Rosemary extract has a long history of being used medically. Culinary use of the herb improves skin condition by improving the blood flow in your body. It also aids immune system and digestive system and has many antioxidants. This herb should be used sparingly.



Dill is rich in iron content and a good source of calcium and manganese. 



There are about 350 species of thyme. It is rich in chromium and manganese and acts as an amazing anti fungal and anti bacterial. Thyme is a natural insect repellent and thus by keeping the insects away keeps the environment around you clean and healthy. It is also considered a relaxant for stomach muscles.



Parsley, which is often used as a spice, is an excellent source of vitamin K. It is also rich in vitamin C and A. It is also a rich source of antioxidant nutrients and extracts from parsley have been used in animal studies to increase the antioxidant capacity of their blood. Parsley is also believed to have properties that fight cancers and tumors.



Basil is rich in vitamin K, Iron, Calcium and vitamin A with vitamin K alone being 60% of its nutrients. It also has anti-bacterial properties.

Health and Nutrition Website has some really useful information about health and nutrition. I hope you will find the information useful.


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    • Ultimate Hubber profile imageAUTHOR

      Ultimate Hubber 

      8 years ago

      Well, can't say, why don't you give it a try and share the results with us. I think you can grow it in pots but will have to place the pots outside.

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      Carrie L Cronkite 

      8 years ago from Maine

      Excellent information, can mint be grown in a flower pot and kept inside the home?

    • Ultimate Hubber profile imageAUTHOR

      Ultimate Hubber 

      8 years ago

      Thanks specialtalk! Due to their benefits, would've been great if we would be adding a bit of food in a heap of herbs while cooking. :P :P

      Exactly opposite to the way we cook.

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      Karen Metz 

      8 years ago from Michigan

      Thanks for this info! I love cooking with these herbs and it is good to know what they do for me.

    • Ultimate Hubber profile imageAUTHOR

      Ultimate Hubber 

      8 years ago

      Habee and RA, thank you for stopping by! ")

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      Research Analyst 

      8 years ago

      I have bookmarked this one because I need to add more herbs in my cooking dishes, especially the rosemary.

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      Holle Abee 

      8 years ago from Georgia

      I like all of these except for dill. Great info!


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