Let’s Get Flavorful For National Herbs & Spices Day 2018

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’Tis the season, or the day, of herbs and spices, which are an essential part of cooking. Without herbs and spices, food would be bland or mundane. Spices and herbs can take us on a culinary tour of the world, depending on how we combine them. While growing various herbs can be easy, fresh and dried herbs are easily found in many grocery stores.

 

Herbs and spices are tasty, pretty, and they are usually loaded with essential vitamins and minerals. While taking herbal supplements can be a great way to absorb the nutrients of various herbs, you can also reap their benefits by adding them to your diet. We have listed some of our favorite herbs and spices below, and have detailed their benefits.

 

Oregano:

Containing a hefty amount of vitamin K, oregano is great for bone and cardiovascular health. It is also rich in calcium, iron, and manganese, all of which support bone health and reduce your risk of developing osteoporosis.

 

Rosemary:

Since rosemary has natural antibacterial properties, it can be used as a mouthwash to help freshen your breath. Boil a few sprigs of rosemary in water and strain it. Let the solution cool and keep it in your bathroom. Swish a small amount of the solution around in your mouth to help clean your teeth, gums, and freshen your breath.

 

Dill:

Dill is actually packed with flavonoids and B-vitamins, both of which have a calming effect on the brain. Consuming dill seeds can help to freshen your breath and soothe the digestive system. Did you know that 1 tablespoon of dill seeds contains more calcium than one-third cup of milk? To keep dill fresh, wrap it in a damp paper towel and store it in the fridge.

 

Thyme:

Recent studies have shown that thyme extract has the ability to reduce the heart rate in rats with high blood pressure. Additionally, it was also helpful in lowering cholesterol levels. Thyme has many health benefits, including the ability to help the formation of red blood cells. It can also help relieve lupus, fibromyalgia, arthritis, Hashimoto’s disease, and vertigo.

 

Lemongrass:

Not only does lemongrass benefit the nervous system, but it also can help the body absorb nutrients better and strengthen the body’s immune defense mechanism. Recent studies have shown that lemongrass has beneficial anti-inflammatory properties that work to encourage immune responses throughout the body.

 

Cinnamon:

The compounds and anti-inflammatory properties in cinnamon have been known to combat allergy symptoms by reducing inflammation and fighting histamine reactions. Additionally, cinnamon helps boost the immune system, which is beneficial for fighting off viruses and bacteria.

 

Turmeric:

Curcumin, which is the active ingredient in turmeric, has been known to improve circulation and reduce inflammation. More recently, it has demonstrated that it can help to positively influence brain function. For people who have a history of Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, or other neurological disorders, these findings are very exciting. Early intervention could help to reduce the burden, both by halting the disease and reducing the severity of the disease at hand.

 

Sources:

https://nationaldaycalendar.com/days-2/national-herbs-and-spices-day-june-10/

http://www.health.com/food/7-great-recipes-for-national-herbs-and-spices-day

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/10-healthy-herbs-and-spices

2018-06-06T16:41:28+00:00

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    Q: While I know by experience that herbs can have a healing effect, You say that clearly, "Sarcoidosis affects the glands", the inner and outer skin, and the lymphatic system. Sarcoidosis is a degenerative disease, and is therefore due to improper diet. You don't mention at any stage that it is an auto immune disease. To say that diet alone can cause one's immune system to attack the body, and major organs (which you don't mention anywhere) seems very simplistic. I may be wrong, but I hope you are not just raising hopes for all the sufferers out there. My sister has sarcoidosis.

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    Beloved, why would I want to in futile and falsely raise innocent people's hopes and create bad karma for myself? I'm not one of the unscrupulous Christian ministers who do such, Beloved. I'm a wise natural healer. I have no incentive in raising false hopes. Life is not joke nor is suffering! Sarcoidoisis is a PREVENTABLE and REVERSIBLE disease which means it is diet related. A disease is preventable because eating wrong foods can be prevented. A disease is reversible because poor diet is reversible. Research the medical term "degenerative disease" and you'll understand where I'm coming from. I'm not one to embrace auto-immune disease because when the body turns on itself that's not natural. The person did something to make their body attack itself. People invite disease, Ma'am via WRONG DIET, WRONG THOUGHTS, WRONG ACTIONS, etc. If she was born with sarcoidosis, she picked up in life, a life that she led pursuant to her own free will. I say again: YOU CAN heal from any disease! If you believe you can, you can. If you believe you can't, you can't! It IS that simple! Jesus (not that you may be a Christian, I'm just quoting) stated: If thou canst belive, all things are possible to him that believeth!

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    Q: My aunt keeps returning to the emergency room because she can't breath. Each time I try to get her started on herbs (she's a diabetic, now on dialysis because a medication ruined her kidney - she wouldn't listen to me about herbs over the years) she somehow ends up in the hospital because she can't breath. I don't believe that it's the herbs (the four you recommend for diabetics). What can I do to help her clear up this problem so she won't end up at the hospital again? I'm afraid that she is going to blame it on the herbs, and she won't want to try anything anymore after today.

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    Flush her out with plenty of water. Have her drink herbal tea of Mullein Leaf, Boneset, and/or Fenugreek. You know, it sounds like the medication has really attacked her lungs. Also sounds like her eliminative channels are very, very weak! She should eat only raw fruits and vegetables and consume herbal tea to remove the obstruction that is preventing her from breathing. You know, Beloved, if she is afraid of herbs and not drugs she has the wrong mindset. Fear is negative and shuts down healing. Sometimes, there's only so much you can do to help a person. Some people have made up minds that they can't or won't heal and so there's really nothing you can do to help them.

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    Q: I have stopped my male pattern baldness with herbs, but I cannot grow anything back. I've tried everything. Now I am using jojoba oil mixed with grape seed oil with thyme, rosemary, cedarwood, and lavender essential oil, will this help in growth, any suggestions?

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    Yes! But take something internally as well, i.e.HAIR-SKIN-NAILS, VITAMIN C, and MSM SULFUR.

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    Q: Hello Dherbs.com, I really appreciate your site and making these herbs available to all. I have recently had an abnormal pap smear due to HPV and take lysine because of cold sores around mouth area (had problem since a little girl w/these). I am 27 on medication for bipolar schizoaffective disorder, which causes fatigue, dementia, and more. I'm looking for an alternate way to cope and heal the body. I've tried the master cleanse, I fast, and have changed to a healthier diet. I also take B- complex vitamins and drink herbal teas. I would like to try some of your products that would help to heal my conditions. I do not know if I should ask my doctor to take me off the meds before trying herbs, but this is a struggle for me, because my insight and judgment has decreased since I have been on pharmaceuticals. Someday I just want to cry, but I understand the joy and suffering that is a part of life. Are there any recommendations that to help heal my diseases.

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    First of all we would highly suggest you schedule a consultation so we can decipher or decode the emotional root of your problems because the problems lies here. Okay, now for the meds. Drugs can't heal you, Beloved! No part of your body is made up from drugs. God didn't use drugs to make you. The drugs are enhancing your problems if not outright causing them. Give Nature a try! We would suggest you perform the FULL BODY DETOX followed by the WEIGHT RELEASE CLEANSE AND REGIMEN. Clearly there are some emotional imbalances that have resulted in physical disease. Depression speaks from the soul. Are you listening? You can heal, beloved! You CAN heal!

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    Q: Lately I have found myself taking cleansing herbs like Alfalfa, at night, is that Ok, or should I take the Alfalfa in the day. The reason why I take cleansing herbs in the night before I sleep, is because I thought that I would not be eating food, and I would be sleeping, so those 2 activities, I presume are cleansing. Can I take the FIBRIOD BUSTER at night, because they are cleansing herbs. I take the iron phosphate in the day.

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    You're doing just fine, Beloved, with your regimen!

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    Q: I recently had some blood work done per my cardiologist and the results were that my Triglyceride level was at 800. From my understanding, normal range is somewhere around 150. What herbs, and or Dherbs products will help me reduce the current levels in conjuction with an ongoing attempt to eat raw foods and changed thinking process? I have had heart disease issues, but I am getting better, in part to dherbs wonderful products and articles.

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    I highly recommend that you read the article on the Dherbs.com website related to heart health. It has vast information and lists many products that we carry here at DHERBS for you to use to assist in regaining a healthy heart and in turn, better overall health. I have put a link to the article here below.

    Article:
    Heart Problems

    Thank you beloved, for your interest in DHERBS.com.

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    Q: I just came across this information, and I am VERY CONFUSED! I have recently come into consciousness about my health, origins, spirituality, etc. I am an avid reader of your site, and I am preparing to purchase your Full Body Detox. But, PLEASE TELL ME IF THIS IS TRUE: That on December 31, 2009, we (as a people) cannot buy any herbs, nutrients, without the prescription of a doctor (Codex)? I've been reading many articles, but due to brain overload it's very hard for me to comprehend. Does this mean there will be no more Dherbs.com, or health food stores selling herbs? Also, if you happen to write an article on this can you please let me know about an "urban legend" that there was a "world" meeting among leaders, and Oprah was the only black woman in attendance, and that legislation like Codex was brought into the forefront to decrease the Earth's population. After reading some articles, I could see a connection with this "urban legend", when one stated that Codex could possibly kill 3 billion people. I know you have mentioned it briefly in a Q&A on your site as well as an article on Hybrid Foods, but I am seeking your wisdom and commentary due to your ability to explain in layman's terms. I hope you can answer my questions as myself and many others look to your site for Overstanding.

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    Not true! Don't waste your time worrying about Codex A. Think positive, Beloved! The urban legend is laughable. Many people just like to think negative, so they create negativity in their life. That has nothing to do with Codex A, but their own thinking! You can relax, Beloved!

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    Q: I would like to know what herbs you advise I should take for: healthy skin/even skin tone, hair growth and weight loss. I am pregnant at the moment but I would like to use herbs in approx 10 weeks. I am from England, I'm A 25 year old black woman who is beginning to take my health seriously! what foods do you advise I take out of my diet?

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    Please read our "PRE-NATAL HEALTH" article for the answers you desire! This is a common inquiry for us so we created an article on the subject matter.

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    Q: I have a blood clot in my right leg and taking the medications Micardis and Cardura what herbs can I take to remove the clot and get off medication. Also herbs for arthritis and herbs to keep my eyes clear instead of using eye drops; I may have allergies.

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    Take VEINS FORMULAand CIRCUL-AID FORMULA. For arthritis, read the article â€ARTHRITISâ€. For eye problems read the article "EYE PROBLEMS".

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    Q: I would like to know if there are herbs that can help or cure ADD? My sons are exhibiting signs of the disease and are being tested and I was wondering if there are natural remedies for it. They have a hard time focusing and are frequently irritated.

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    Please read our "ATTENTION-DEFICIT DISORDER" article in our article section. These children really don't need anything, just mental stimulation in a boring classroom. But if you insist something natural over chemical (drug), i.e. recommend NERVES TEA (1 cup before school).

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    Q: I recently gave birth to a child who may have sickle cell disease. I am interested in purchasing your recommended herbs and would like to know if the herbs are available in a form my son can take considering he is a baby and cannot swallow a pill. Thanks in advance for any information you can provide me with.

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    Don't focus on sickle cell. Focus on nutrition. Make sure you eat well and the baby will be fine. Make sure you cleanse (especially if the baby breast feeds). Best cleanse for a breast-feeding or non-breast-feeding mom: 10-DAY ELECTRIC GREENS CELL FOOD CLEANSE!

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    Q: I am going to do the full body cleanse and I am a kidney patient on dialysis. I wanted to know if my current medications will hurt me if mix the herbs with them. I currently take clonidine for blood pressure, finasteride for enlarge prostate, metoprolol for blood pressure, diovan for kidney health, dialyvite for blood pressure, and sprionolactone for blood pressure. Do I take the herbs with my meds or in opposite times of the day? I will adhere to your past recommendations and I look forward to the response to these two questions.

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    If you’re worried about the safety and effectiveness of pharmaceutical drugs, you may be especially interested in using a Cleanse to keep your systems clean, clear, and operating at an optimal level.

    Although the argument between pro and anti vaccination can be overwhelming for anyone we recommend doing extensive research on both sides before making a final decision on how to address your health needs. However, if you do choose to vaccinate, we recommend cleansing before and after vaccination in order to prepare and then rid your  body of any byproducts, impurities and toxins as a result of the drugs and help restore their body to optimal health.

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    Q: That's good to know. I would much rather take herbs for the rest of my life, than medication for the rest of my life. What herbs can I take for my high blood pressure? Also, will the herb for high blood pressure affect the herb bunny rabbit? Thanks for your time. I am trying to place my order as soon as possible.

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    Don't see herbs like drugs! Herbs will not affect one another like drugs will. Take CARDIO-VASCULAR FORMULA and CIRCUL-AID FORMULA for High Blood Pressure.

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    Q: If I stop the man made drugs and start with the herbs how long will it take for the herbs to "kickin" and keep my blood pressure down like the man mades do?

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    Unfortunately there is really no way of knowing how long it would take. A lot of things come into play. How long have you been on meds, what type of diet do you follow, do you exercise? The herbs are going to work faster and better if you follow a raw or vegan lifestyle. The Full Body Cleanse is the best way to starrt a healthier lifestyle. By simply changing your diet to a raw/vegan diet you will start to notice a change in your blood pressure.

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    Q: I would like to know if there is any additional information on the affects of the Anti-Viral formula on people treated for herpes. Do you take the herbs for the rest of your life? or during flare-ups? I just want more information on the benefits of the herbs.

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    YOU TAKE THE Anti-Viral Cleanse and Regimen UNTIL YOU GET HEALING AND THE CLEANSE SHOULD BE PERFORMED 2-3 TIMES A YEAR. HERPES IS ALSO MENTAL, DIETARY, AND LIFESTYLE SO YOU ALSO HAVE TO WORK ON THESE THINGS AS WELL. THE BEST THING YOU CAN DO TO HELP YOURSELF HEAL IS READ OUR ARTICLE â€GENITAL HERPES†AND GET SOME UNDERSTANDING ON HERPES AND WHAT IT IS AND WHY YOU CONTRACTED IT IN THE FIRST PLACE AND HOW YOU CAN HEAL FROM IT.

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    Q: I am very much aware of herbs ayurvedic and regular from a child. What makes your product lets say for the lymph and blood work better than another brand. Lets say it has the same key ingredients that is specifically for lymph and blood. Why would you need 25 herbs in a blend opposed to just the main 3 for the specific organ or purpose. I am so tired of trying everything, and want to be on a trusted regimen. I already prepared oppose to me buying each herb single and mixing it myself. My goal as a healer is to be well rounded in all the blending of herbs for specific uses. The best place to start the healing process is within yourself and I have been curious about Dherbs.

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    I mean, why only use the top 3 herbs available when so many other good herbs (i.e. alterative herbs, which are good for the blood) exist and are available? Why shortchange the people? Why not be unique? Why not give people the best BLOOD herbs from Ayurveda, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Native American Medicine, Traditional African Medicine, Traditional European Medicine, etc.? If you take the best herbs from around the world and use in your formulations and compounds, it makes a statement that your products are indeed truly for humanity. Who else is doing this? Who else even thinks like this? Our formulas contain many exotic herbs that are very expensive (for other herbalists and manufacturers) and we pride ourselves on going the extra mile to get and provide the BEST for the people (customer), especially if those exotic herbs are available and not curtailed by government regulations (which many are). And in addition to above, providing these unique herbal formulations and compounds for a very economical and reasonable cost. To be the BEST formula, the formula would have to contain the BEST organ-gland specific herbs from around the world. Now THIS, is what makes Dherbs.com unique, at least in my opinion. However, the products speak for themselves. We are the BEST and provide the BEST!

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    Q: I have been taking the herbs for 3 weeks now and I noticed that when I was getting a pedicure I had some bruises on my toes. I think I may have stubbed my toe (which I have done many times before without bruising). I just wanted to know if herbs increase your body's probability of getting bruises?

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    Herbs do not increase probability for bruises!

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    Q: I am concerned about my wife breast feeding while doing the FULL BODY DETOX. I read two previous responses in the Q&A section. One said it was not ok but the other said that "the herbs get into the milk supply in a portion healthy for the baby so that the baby also benefits from the herbs". So is it okay for her to do the detox?

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    Your wife can breast feed while performing the LIQUID CHILDREN DETOX (liquid extracts) . Capsules version may prove to strong for her body.

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    Q: How do I prepare herbs? I heard that boiling herbs produces a drug and devitalizes the herbs, including diminishing the potentness of it.

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    You can prepare herbs in powdered form, extract form, or tea form. Some do teach that boiling herbs makes them become poisonous.

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    Q: I absolutely felt great, while I was taking the FULL BODY DETOX and the ANTI-VIRAL CLEANSE AND REGIMEN. Where can I get the ELECTRIC GREENS CELL FOOD? Can I order them from you? What herbs should I take on a daily basis to keep my immune system strong and blood clean? What do you suggest? I am still waiting on my doctor to call me with my results after the ANTI-VIRAL CLEANSE AND REGIMEN and 5 working days has passed and I have not heard anything yet?

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    YOU CAN ORDER FROM DHERBS.COM. (VISIT OUR ON-LINE STORE), GO TO WWW.DHERBS.COM. YOU CAN ORDER RAINFOREST TONIC, IMMUNE SUPPORT, BLOOD AND LYMPHATIC FORMULA , AND VITAMIN C. STAY POSITIVE AND FOCUSED ON YOUR HEALING. JUST BE PATIENT AND LET TIME TAKE ITS COURSE.