Dr. Jayne Dabu's Top 5 Healing Herbs to Keep in Your Kitchen

Dr. Jayne Dabu's Top 5 Healing Herbs to Keep in Your Kitchen

Taking your health into your own hands has never been easier! Doctor Jayne here and I'm excited to share my top five healing herbs that make the perfect addition to any kitchen pantry - they're like a medicine cabinet in disguise.

  • To kick start this list is one of our favorite powerhouse spices: ginger! 

  • Not only does it help improve digestion, but is traditionally used by Chinese medicinal practitioners for warming energy within the body too. Ginger can even provide relief from nausea or discomfort caused by menstrual cramps and colds & coughs; plus, it's easy to store unpeeled in the refrigerator where you'll be able to enjoy its benefits up until more than a month later.

  • Put some spice in your life with the healing power of cinnamon! 

  • Not only does it add a delicious warmth to any dish, but using this pantry staple can also help with all kinds of digestive issues, menopausal woes and even kidney problems. A daily dash is an easy way to reap its benefits - try adding it to coffee or tea for a cozy morning treat before sprinkling over toast or coconut ice cream as dessert. Just remember that unlike many food items, tucking away generous amounts into tightly sealed containers will have you enjoying sweet success up until 3-4 years later!

  • Oregano should be in everyone's medicine cabinet! 

  • Not only does it have impressive antimicrobial and antioxidant properties, but oregano also packs a punch with vitamins A, C ,E & K plus folate, vitamin B6 calcium iron magnesium potassium AND fiber. You can use dried oregano to season homemade sauces or keep some fresh on hand for salads or veggies - maybe even try oil of oregano as a supplement if you suffer from yeast flare ups.

  • Garlic, which is the fourth most healing herb to keep in your kitchen, should never be far away! 
  • It can help with more than just making dishes tasty - it may modestly reduce high blood pressure and heart disease. Plus garlic has been known to combat sinus issues along with fungal infections that could otherwise make life difficult. Furthermore, its cancer-fighting properties are impressive as well; research suggests potential prevention of colon, rectal or lung cancers when fresh garlic from a bulb is stored at room temperature .

  • Round up your kitchen with this healing addition – turmeric! 

  • This member of the ginger family can be an effective remedy for a variety of ailments, such as arthritis and lung infection. Plus, it comes in handy when you need to treat bruises or cuts that happen around the house. Store fresh turmeric in the fridge for one-two weeks or freeze if you want to keep it longer - just make sure it's sealed tight so it's safe and sound during storage! 

    And there you have it, folks, my top five healing herbs to keep in your kitchen. With these five items at your disposal, your meals will not only be healthy, but full of flavor, too.

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