List of Herbs & Uses
What Healing Herbs Can You Add to Your Salad?
Some recipes advise cooking herbs before consuming them, which does not hold with the raw food lifestyle. Herbs can be used, but make sure that you do a bit more research about the individual herbs you are looking to eat before adding them to your meal.
Here is a list of herbs that you can add to a raw salad to improve your health:
Alfalfa: Alleviates symptoms of diabetes and arthritis, purifies the blood, and acts as a mild
stimulant. Alfalfa, which contains eight essential amino acids, also acts as a diuretic and can
reduce infection in the urinary tract system.
Basil: Acts as an antiseptic, fungicidal, digestive aid, and antibacterial.
Chives: Possess antiseptic properties.
Cilantro: Acts as a digestive aid and diuretic. Also contributes to detoxification by the removal of heavy metals.
Dill: Alleviates symptoms of gastro-intestinal issues.
Garlic: Has antibacterial, antiseptic, antifungal, antiviral, and anti-parasitic properties.
Ginger: Functions as a digestive aid and tonic.
Mint: Performs antiseptic and cleansing functions.
Oregano: Provides antimicrobial and antiviral properties.
Parsley: Acts as a diuretic and tonic.
Rocket: Also known as arugula, rocket is a great raw salad base.
Rosemary: Functions as an antiseptic, antimicrobial, and diuretic.
Thyme: Possesses antiseptic and antimicrobial properties.
Boost Your Health
By adding these healing herbs to your raw salads, you can boost your body’s health while enhancing the flavor profiles of your diet. Herbs often have strong flavors, so experiment with them to determine which ones best complement your favorite salad recipes!
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