Nutritious Herbs for a Healthy Platter


Basil Credit: Public Domain/tookapic

Add some herbs to your diet to improve your health which are easily available and can be grown in the tiny pots of your terraces and are rich sources of useful nutrients. Find out more about these humble herbs which can add both flavour and health to your diet.

Coriander is also known as Cilantro and is crammed with antioxidants, vitamin C, and minerals. Moreover, it enhances the process of digestion, relieves inflammation and gastric problems. Coriander is a source of acids like linoleic acid, oleic acid, palmitic acid, and stearic acid, which are necessary for reducing the cholesterol levels.



Parsley Credit: Public Domain/ArtAllAnd

Parsley is a herb with natural anti-bacterial properties, which can improve your immune system, and also help you get rid of bad breath. Besides this, it is a great antioxidant and has anti-inflammatory properties which prevent indigestion.  Parsley can be best used to garnish or as a dressing for salads and veggies.

Basil is a popular herb, which is commonly used in  Indian and Italian food. Basil has an intense flavour and also some therapeutic value. It is a deodorizer and insect repellent and is rich in Vitamins A, K, and C, and nutrients like magnesium, iron, potassium, and calcium. Use dried or fresh basil in your cooking and add some extra flavour and nutrition to your cuisine.



Oregano Credit: Public Domain/Ajale

Oregano is useful in curing respiratory infections, digestive problems, and fungal infections, and issues like dandruff, and muscle pains. Oregano can enhance the taste of any dish and make it aromatic as well as healthy.

Lemon Balm
Lemon balm is a mint-like herb which is easily grown and offers a number of health benefits. Lemon balm can ease nerve and muscle tension. Along with adding a fresh flavour to any dish, it also cures inflammation and infections. The herb is anti-viral which can cure the cold sores, and reduce gas, cramps, and stomach problems.

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