More than garnishing you daily food, herbs could be used to fix various common problems. From preventing mosquitoes enter you home to curing common cold, they could be used in various form in daily life. You would be amazed to know that herbs are so versatile. Especially those herbs which we generally found in our kitchen are really useful for various purposes.
These are simple yet effective use of herbs which goes a long way to improve our lifestyle. You don’t need to put in extra money to use them as they are already in your kitchen. All you need to know is the proper way to use them for a particular problem. Let’s learn their 20 ingenious uses in daily life.
Human race had relied on herbs in earlier days for toothache when no conventional medicines were invented. There are many herbs that are effective in curing toothache. Terragon is one such herb. Chew herb tarragon to get relief from toothache instantly. Furthermore, it also refreshes your breath.
Toxin is the number one enemy of body. It is the one which creates so many problems. Excess accumulation of toxins in the body makes it lethargy, creates skin problems, and could even lead to diseases.
So, excreting toxins are very important. The herb tarragon also helps to cleanse your body. Tarragon contains high amount of terpenes, flavonoids, and coumarin which helps in excreting toxins.
Mojito is one of the expensive and exotic cocktail. Do you know that mojito is incomplete without the herb mint? Mint gives it a unique flavour which is liked by many.
Get Rid of Mice
Besides using Mint in cocktail, you use it to trash away mice from home. The refreshing smell of mint is dear to humans while mice just couldn’t tolerate it. Place a bunch of mint in the place where mice visit to keep them away.
You must have noticed that most of the herbs have identical strong fragrance. That is the reason why they are widely used to manufacture perfumes. Take manjoram and rub it on your wrist and ears to use it like perfume.
Prevent Bone Related Problems
The herb manjoram contains 520% of the daily amount of vitamin K human body needs. Thus, it is one of the best sources of vitamin K which helps to build bone and prevent bone related diseases.
Mosquitoes hate the strong smell of many herbs. You can use them to keep your home mosquito free. Neem is known to repel mosquito. Keep a few twigs of these herbs in your living room to keep mosquitoes away from home. Even rosemary is a good mosquito repellent. Grow rosemary plan in your garden or balcony to ward off incoming mosquitoes.
Prepare Hair Rinse
Lavender and rosemary are widely used on hair to cure many hair problems Rosemary is popularly known to help in hair re-growth. It also fights dandruff. Prepare rosemary rinse by boiling its leave in 2 cups of water. Cool the water and used it as hair rinse after shampoo.
Similarly, lavender rinse could be prepared which helps to nourish hair and control hair fall. That is why; rosemary and lavender essential oils are very famous.
Cure Common Cold
The pizza herb oregano is a good medicine to cure cold and sinus. Oregano oil can be used to treat common cold or sinus. Take 2-3 drops of oregano oil in your tongue for common cold. You can even add the oil with water before drinking. It will help to open blocked nose and release sinus pressure.
It quite interesting to know that oregano could also cure UTI (Urinary Tract Infection). Its anti-bacterial properties help to fight E-coli that cause urinary tract infection.
Thyme is a common Italia herb which can be used to clear lung passages and to cure bronchitis. Take thyme sprig with hot water, lemon, and honey for a nourishing drink that prevent lung diseases. Thyme contains oil called thymol which has antiseptic and disinfectant properties.
You can swap the commercial chemical cleaners with thyme herbal cleaner. Thyme has disinfectant properties which help to clean the house in a natural way. Cleaning your house in a natural way is not only safe for your kids and pets but also light on pocket.
You can use basil to fight adrenal fatigue. Include using basil in your meals to remain active all day round.
Acne can be cured using basil. Boil fresh basil leaves in water for 45 minutes. Cool the liquid and apply it on the affected parts using a cotton ball.
The common kitchen herb coriander has the property to cure headache. Apply paste of fresh coriander leaves on the forehead for headache relief. You can also place a coriander leaf under the pillow before sleeping to cure headache.
Eat coriander leaves to boost your immunity. Include it in your daily meal to stay away from diseases. Research some coriander recipes or just garnish your food with coriander leave to include it in your daily meal.
Removes Dark Circle
You can use parsley to banish dark circle. Parsley is a rich source of vitamin C, K and chlorophyll that helps to tighten and lighten the skin. Paste some parsley leaves and apply it on the under eye area. Repeat this for few weeks to witness a difference.
Controls Bad Breath
Say good bye to bad breath by chewing parsley. It is easily found in any kitchen. Keep it near the dinner table so that you don’t miss chewing parsley. Make a habit of chewing parsley after meals especially after eating garlic.
Saffron is known to contain a compound called crocin that in improving memory. It also helps to fight age-related mental impairments. The best way to take it is with warm milk before bed at night.
Color Your Foods
Most of you might know that saffron is also used to color food. It has vibrant orange color. Instead of artificial colors, use saffron for coloring foods.