Benefit: Relieves pain
The oils contain a compound called eugenol, which may mimic anti-inflammatories like ibuprofen.
Benefit: Cures hiccups
Research shows that drinking tea made from dill seed may help rid you of those pesky spasms!
Benefit: Soothes stomach aches
Helps beat the bloat, conquer cramps and fight all the other unmentionables associated with indigestion and irritable bowel.
Benefit: Maintains immunity
This herb has powerful antioxidant and antibacterial properties, which can help fight disease and infection.
Benefit: Strengthens your heart
A great source of folic acid, it helps reduce a naturally occurring amino acid in the body called homocysteine — high levels can damage blood vessels and increase heart attack.
Benefit: Boosts vision
New research links carnosic acid, a component of rosemary, with protection against retina damage and improved eye health.
Storage tip: Stand herbs upright in a jar or juice glass half-filled with water. Cover loosely with a plastic bag (the ones in the produce department work perfectly) and keep in the fridge.
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