Wake yourself up with some cilantro. The carboxylic acid in cilantro binds to heavy metals such as mercury in the blood and carries them out of the body. Their removal reverses the toxin buildup that causes chronic fatigue, joint pain and depression.
Parsley eases bloating thanks to its stores of apiol and myristicin. Parsley is a natural diuretic that relieves bloat-inducing water retention by preventing salt from being reabsorbed into body tissue.
Dill contains limonene which works as well as prescription antibiotics for killing harmful intestinal bacteria such as E. coli. If you are having issues with your digestive tract, try adding some dill.
The gingerols and shogaol in ginger calm digestive-tract spasms to reduce nausea better than motion-sickness drugs.
Use curry powder for achy joints. The curcumin in curry inhibits the body’s production of prostaglandin E2, an inflammatory compound that over sensitizes nerves. This blunts joint and muscle pain as effectively as prescription medication.
If you have menstrual cramps, try adding Oregano, enjoying 3 tsp. of fresh oregano daily during menstruation reduces or eliminates cramps. The herb’s thymol and carvacrol relax uterine muscles to prevent painful contractions.
If you are feeling down, try using some basil to lift your spirits. The eugenol and rosmarinic acid in basil boosts the brain’s production of dopamine and serotonin. This could lead to sunnier moods in as little as three days.
If you have a crampy tummy try using peppermint, it contains menthol, a natural plant compound that relaxes pain-inducing intestinal spasms. This can reduce belly discomfort by up to 40 percent.
Do you have a cough? Try some rosemary, the eucalyptol in this aromatic herb is proven to loosen chest congestion making phlegm easier to expel. Rosemary is also rich in anti-inflammatory tannins, which soothe a sore throat.
If you are congested, try some Cayenne. The fiery capsaicin in cayenne deactivates substance-P, a neurotransmitter linked to inflammation. The result is less sinus congestion and pressure.