Herbs, Nutrition


Picture Name Benefits Used for what main issues Common Side Effects
Sage May Improve Brain function and memory
May help deal with dental plaque
May lower symptom of menopause
May help reduce blood sugar
May lower amount of bad cholesterol
Various cancers
Dental hygiene
Dealing with hot flushes
Type 2 diabetes
Rapid heart rate
Thyme May help boost immunity
May help boost your mood
May help stop coughing
May lower blood pressure
In colds and flu
Deal with vitamin A and C deficiency
Antiseptic and mouthwash
Managing high blood pressure
Stomach upset
Parsley A powerful antioxidants
May help support bone health
May slow the progression of cancer
May help protect your eyes
Management of cancer
Treating osteoporosis
Vitamin A deficiency
Increase skin sensitivity to sun
May cause anemia if taken in large quantities
Cilantro May help defend against illnesses from tainted food
May help lower blood sugar
May reduce symptoms of dementia and seizure attacks
May be effective in reducing anxiety
Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease
Type 1 diabetes
Defense against Salmonella in food
Reduce panic attacks
May slow blood clotting
Some people may experience hives and facial swelling
Itching when applied on the skin
Ginseng May help reduce inflammation
May improve the brain function
May fight against oxidative stress in blood vessels
May strengthen the immune system
Erectile dysfunction
Fight increased fatigue
Enhance the immunity
Enhance cognition
sleep problems
Rapid heartbeat
Changes in blood sugar and pressure
Tarragon May increase insulin sensitivity
May help improve sleep patterns
May help increase appetite
It is a good pain reliever from inflammatory conditions
Inhibiting growth of bacteria in stored food
Reducing pain in osteoarthritis
Reducing inflammation in the body
Type 1 diabetes
It may slow blood clotting
Likely unsafe for long-term intake in expectant mothers
Some people may have allergy to its components
Dill Weed May help deal with vitamin deficiencies
It is a powerful antioxidant
May help deal with the heart disease
Dealing with anemia
Reducing inflammation from joint problems
Heart disease
Some people are allergic to the herb
Itchy mouth
Swollen red bumps on the tongue
Holy Basil Helps Fight Infections
Boosts Immunity
Prevent Allergies and Nasal congestion
Used to treat bronchitis
Vomiting, nausea and diarrhea
Its leaves with black pepper reduces symptoms of malaria
It can cause low blood sugar if taken for long
May cause liver problems in some people
May slow blood clotting
Rosemary It is a good source of Vitamin A, B6 and C
Promotes hair growth
It is a cognitive stimulant that improves memory and alertness
Deals with digestion problems
Treating indigestion, heartburn and loss of appetite
Helps in enhancing hair growth and slowing down the progression of baldness
Helps boost concentration
Deals with inflammation
May lead to stomach irritation
May lead to the increase in menstrual bleeding
Excessive intake may cause vomiting
Chamomile May improve the sleep quality
May boost immunity
May alleviate the symptoms of cold and flu
May reduce pain from periods and muscle spasms
May help deal with anxiety and stress
Treating insomnia and sleep apnea
Enhancing recovery fro long-term illnesses
Relief during menses
Pain relief with muscle aches
Enhance concentration in an exam or interview
Some people have allergic reactions
A burning feeling in the throat or tongue
Mild skin irritation when applied to the skin
Lemon Balm Helps deal with anxiety
May deal with Insomnia
May help deal with indigestion
May help treat dementia and treat memory loss
Treatment of cold sores
Used to manage stress
Helps calm nerves during
Overly increased appetite
Stomachache and nausea
Lovage May help with indigestion
May help treat diabetes nephropathy
May relieve symptoms of cough and flu
Food and drink flavoring
Fragrance in soaps and cosmetics
Kidney issues from diabetes
managing flu and cold
Make increase sensitivity to the sun
May cause uterine contractions before the due date
Sweet Marjoram It has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties
Reduces the microbial activity in the gut
May help regulate hormones and menstrual cycle
May deal with digestive issues
Treatment of inflammatory conditions like arthritis
Hormonal imbalance
May cause skin or eye irritation
Some people have allergic reactions
Long term use may cause stomach problems
Lavender May improve mood disorders
May boost the quality of your sleep
May sooth the lower abdomen during the menses
It has inflammatory and antibacterial effects on skin
Deals with anxiety
Fighting acne
Menstrual discomfort
Increased appetite
Salad Burnet Helps improve digestive health
May help deal with mouth sores
May enhance the hearing of burns and wounds
Burns and cuts
As a mouthwash
Treatment of diarrhea
Constipation with excessive intake
Chives May deter cancer cells from growing
Come with Vitamin K for enhanced bone density
Has folate that helps improve memory
Treatment of dementia and Alzheimer’s
Management of cancer
Some people may have allergic reactions to its components such as sulfur
Stomach upsets
Sorrel May reduce pain and inflammation
May open up nasal passages in colds
May be used as a diuretic
Management of edema
Relieving symptoms of cold and flu
Management of joint and muscle pain
Stomach upsets
Increased risk of kidney stones in large amounts
Winter Savory May help reduce the sex drive
May help treat intestinal disorders
May bring relief to a sore throat
Used as a tonic
Treatment for flatulence and indigestion
Colds and Flu
A dry mouth if taken in large quantities
Violet May help reduce the blood pressure
May slow the growth of cancer cells
May aid digestion
May relief symptoms of colds and flu
Colds and Flu
Management of cancer
Reducing inflammation
Managing blood
Stomach upset if taken in large quantities
Stevia May help lower the blood pressure
May help in weightloss
May help in Type 2 diabetes
May stimulate the heart rate
High blood pressure
Weight management
Type 2 diabetes
Numbness if taken in high quantities
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