Did You Know You Could Live Longer by Eating These Herbs and Spices

By Neecey

Did You Know  You Could Live Longer  by Eating These  Herbs and Spices

Herbs are not just magic little plants that change a dish to delish. They are also nature’s medicine. They are powerful in many ways that look after your body and promote health. And there are some that can be described – according to medical evidence – as life prolonging.

1 Garlic

Garlic is brilliant because it can help to control both high blood pressure and the risk of heart disease, and has even been seen in some instances to protect against certain types of cancer.

2 Dandelion

Much used in the West, dandelion is another great herb for lowering blood pressure and keeping it under control.

3 Hawthorn

Hawthorn is another great herb for lowering blood pressure, and it can also keep your arteries nice and open and can reduce a worryingly fast heart rate.

4 Guggul

This lesser known herb (which is a tree resin) is something of a wonder food when it comes to cholesterol, being proven to reduce ‘bad cholesterol’ before it reaches the blood.

5 Echinacea

Popular all over the world, Echinacea is very effective at fighting bacteria and subsequently boosting the immune system.

6 Horse Chestnut

An age old herb remedy across Europe, horse chestnut can strengthen your veins and capillaries and helps to reduce swelling, which all in turn reduces the risk of heart disease.

7 Cinnamon

Not only is cinnamon delicious, it has been proven to be able to strengthen the circulatory system by reducing blood sugar levels and regulating a healthy cholesterol level.

8 Angelica Root

Angelica root is perfect for people who suffer from a weak heart, as it works to strengthen the circulatory system.

9 Elderberry

Elderberry is a wonder natural remedy that has been proven to be able to prevent symptoms of flu, which is a malady that can be dangerous for many people.

10 Coriander

Similar to the angelica root in its properties, coriander has the power to improve the cardiovascular system and give you a much needed energy boost.

11 Cayenne

Cayenne has historically been used to slow the rate of bleeding in an injured person, and it works by making blood vessels much more elastic.

12 Nettle

Nettles aren’t just those pesky leaves that can sting you if you aren’t paying attention! Used especially as a tea, nettle can be very effective for easing the symptoms of maladies such as hay fever and arthritis.

13 Motherwort

This medieval sounding herb has been prevalent in natural medicine for centuries, and contains something called leonurine which relaxes the muscles of the heart.

14 Gynostemma

It might sound like something out of science fiction, but gynostemma is effective at healing wounds and making the heart stronger by improving the circulatory system.

15 Astragalus

Once popular in ancient China, this is a powerful herb that can help to strengthen the immune system overall.

16 Andrographis

Admittedly not as serious an issue as blood pressure or heart disease, but andrographis has been cited as a powerful remedy for fighting the common cold!

17 Kelp

Used widely across Asia, kelp has been known to help cure various infections due to its incredibly high iodine content.

What are your thoughts on natural medicine and healing? Do you use herbs and spices regularly?


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