Top 5 Herbs To Keep On Hand

Using herbs to treat certain simple medical conditions have become quite common today. This eliminated the need to seek a medical practitioner every time there is a mishap, especially when there are children involved.

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Mint – There are so many uses for mint that the discovery of its uses is never ending. It’s wonderful refreshing and energizing qualities is useful in pepping up teas, as a breath freshener, as an energizer, to name a few. It is also popularly used in salads and drinks. This herb is also useful to help boost poor digestive systems and eases any gas buildups and stomach aches. Mint has antifungal properties.

ginger isolated on white backgrouGinger – This herb is not easy to grow but is readily available in any supermarket. It comes in either a dried form or a fresh. It is also used in many candies in its milder form. Ginger helps in calming indigestion, painful gas buildups, other stomach discomforts, and upsets. It also helps to increase circulation. It is also a popular ingredient in Chinese style cooking.

Lemon-Balm

Lemon balm – This herb has long been used to treat anxiety and insomnia issues. Besides its antiviral and antibacterial properties it is also a great health booster and helps to shorten the duration of colds and flues in 30 kids. In the summer time when insect bites, minor scrapes, and tummy upsets are the norm having this herb handy is an advantage.

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Chamomile – Is a favorite for treating colic, gas restlessness, and anxiety issues. It contains properties that can induce drowsiness and help calm irritable kids. It also makes for a great relaxing cup of tea.

Thyme spice

Thyme – Great herb for cooking, mainly for chicken and fish. It is also great in soups and stews. Tummy cramps and gas buildups can also be treated with this herb.

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Although popularly looked upon as harmless, herbs taken without proper knowledge and supervision can have adverse and sometime serious effect on an individual. Having some knowledge about what the herb can do, how it effects in general and specifically and at what dosage is most important. Also to be noted is that herbs should not be taken in place of ongoing medical treatments without the approval of the medical practitioner involved.