The Benefits Of Herbs & Why You Need Them In Your Life

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Herbs can play a huge role in helping the body achieve optimum health. Whether the goal is to help remedy open wounds, aid digestion, boost the immune system, or lower cholesterol, herbs can be a viable, all-natural solution. Certain herbs have even been used for hundreds of years to naturally remedy a variety of health conditions.

 

What Are Herbs?

Herbs are plants that have a specific flavor, scent, and medicinal properties. They can be used in both culinary and medicinal fields, and they are appreciated/used differently around the world. Different cultures have learned to use herbs in various ways to treat things such as dysentery, bowel troubles, respiratory problems, or to help improve organ function.

 

Benefits of Herbs:

Herbs can be used or consumed in a variety of ways to reap their benefits. You can inhale the aroma of an herb’s essential oil or brew fresh herbs into teas. Depending on what you are trying to achieve, you must use the herbs accordingly. Some herbs have anti-inflammatory properties and can help remedy conditions like arthritis, inflammatory bowel ailments, or osteoporosis. Other herbs can help balance blood sugar levels, which is great for diabetes patients.

 

What follows is a list of some very common, yet extremely powerful, herbs that you can incorporate into your everyday life.

 

Basil:

Basil has been known to calm the mind when consumed fresh or drunk as a tea. It has stress relieving properties, but its aroma can help to boost energy levels. The antimicrobial and anti-aging effects work to keep your skin healthy and youthful; it’s also a beneficial insect repellent. Keep a bunch of basil fresh by placing the stems in water at room temperature. Do not keep it in the fridge.

 

Sage:

Sage contains a lot of vitamin K, which helps to maintain healthy bones. You can actually chew sage or drink sage tea to help naturally remedy conditions like psoriasis or arthritis. When consumed, sage helps to fight free radicals in the body. Sage can be kept in the fridge for up to two weeks, but make sure it is wrapped in a damp paper towel.

 

Parsley:

Parsley is incredibly rich in antioxidants and flavonoids that work to kill cancer cells. These antioxidants include apigenin, luteolin, coumarins, and quercetin, among several others. The other nutrients in parsley, like manganese, vitamin C, zinc, magnesium, potassium, and calcium, all work separately to decrease oxidative damage and reduce kidney and liver toxicity. Keep parsley fresh by storing it the same was as basil (see above).

 

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.

 

Rosemary:

Rosemary has antioxidants, antibacterial, and anti-inflammatory properties that help boost the immune system and promote healthy circulation. It has been known to help fight off staph infections and enhance one’s overall well-being. Rosemary has incredible anti-aging benefits, which can be reaped from both the essential oil and the plant itself. Keep rosemary fresh by storing it the same way as dill.

 

Oregano:

Oregano is a beneficial, heart-healthy herb with tons of omega-3 fatty acids. It is also a great herb to help detox the body and promote healthy liver function. You can also use oregano oil topically on the skin for its antimicrobial and antibacterial properties. Store it the same way you would rosemary or dill.

 

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. Loosely wrap thyme in a damp paper towel and keep it in the warmest part of the fridge, like the door, for optimum freshness.

 

Sources:

https://www.organicfacts.net/health-benefits/herbs-and-spices

https://www.treehugger.com/health/health-benefits-herbs.html

2019-10-16T16:11:52+00:00

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    Q: I was doing some research and ran across an article saying the right herbs could help with a spinal cord injury. These are the herbs that were given to me: Horsetail, parsley, Mugwort, Sage, comfrey and Yarrow. Please let me know you can help. Thanks

    A:

    These herbs will help!

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    Q: I have white spots over 40 percent on my body and some very dry scaly dark spots on parts of my body. I read some place in one of your articles that with these specific herbs regardless of the skin disorder these herbs will help to reverse the disorder regardless of skin condition. Second I don’t have health insurance so I’m looking to you for help. Please help me. I don’t trust doctors. You go see a doctor for one issue and he prescribes a drug, next thing you know your back with five new problems and more drugs. So is there a combination of herbs for optimum health and well being? Something that will produce excellent health preventing any invader of any kind harming me. Protecting every important organ for optimum health and well being (i.e. colon, heart, lungs, liver). I just want to be 100 percent straight with excellent health

    A:

    Detox (FULL BODY DETOX) and then perform the 10-DAY ELECTRIC GREENS CELL FOOD CLEANSE. these kits should reboot your system.

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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?

    A:

    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 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 read that Peppermint, Lavender, Rosemary and Sage essential oils are all good for hair and stimulating hair growth. Would it be more beneficial to use them all at once for maximum result or should I just use the Rosemary and Sage only as you suggested? Also, I didn?t see any Almond oil so I was wondering if I could use Olive oil or Jojoba oil as a carrier oil.

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    Yes they are great for stimulating hair growth; however, I would use them together or combined. ANY natural edible oil can be used - it's YOUR choice. Jojoba and/or sesame seed oil are the best oils for the hair.

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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: 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: Is there an herb or herbs that will help one's body fight the effects of this upcoming allergy season? I've stop eating the meat and the dairy, but the mucus keeps draining in my throat.

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    Not really! Allergy season is Nature's way of stimulating cleansing in us. That's all! Allergies are a sign that the body is toxic and needs cleansing. Cleanse your body periodically and your allergies will be a thing of the past! Try Dherbs' ALLERGY FORMULA. The FULL BODY DETOX is the ideal product for you though!

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    Q: After I heal my specific problem, what herbs do you suggest should be used on a regular basis to keep me healthy for the rest of my life or should I continue to take herbs everyday?

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    Glad to hear Dherbs is benefiting you! Herbs for health are: Electric Greens Combo, Multi-Vitamin and Minerals B-Vitamin Complex, Alchemist GoldElectric Greens Combo, Vitamin C Formula, and Iodine Formula.

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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.

    A:

    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 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 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 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.

    A:
    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: 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: I want to know if you have an herb that helps with leg swelling, edema. I had the entire test, I'm not a cancer patient, and I don't have high blood pressure or any known problems for the swelling, other than inheritance. I am doing lymph drainage therapy right now, and yes the swelling will go down some but it comes right back. Do you have herbs to clean the liver and colon? I get colonics every month; I eat organic most of the time and get foot detox baths. Also I work out at least 4 to 6 days a week for no less than 30 min or as long as an hour.

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    YES, PERFORM THE FULL BODY DETOX AND TRY DRINKING CORNSILK HERBAL TEA AND/OR JUNIPER BERRY HERBAL TEA DURING THE DETOX AND AFTER.

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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: 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: 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: Do you have effective herbs for the following? Herbs that destroy HIV virus, Epilepsy and herbs that promote erection?

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    For treatment of HIV, the Anti-Viral Cleanse is your best bet.

    For epilepsy, take Brain Booster and Central Nervous System.

    To promote erection, we recommend Jackrabbit Formula.

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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!