Health Benefits of Herbs
Consuming herbs may help to prevent and manage heart disease, cancer and diabetes.
Some studies have shown that:
Garlic, linseed, fenugreek and lemongrass may help lower cholesterol.
Garlic is useful for people with mildly elevated blood pressure.
Herbs such as fenugreek, linseed, flaxseed and cinnamon can help control blood sugar and insulin activity.
Garlic, onions, chives, leeks, mint, basil, oregano, sage and many other herbs can help protect against cancer.
Herbs are rich in antioxidants, especially cloves, cinnamon, sage, oregano and thyme, by helping to reduce low-density lipoproteins (‘bad’ cholesterol).
Fresh herbs often contain higher antioxidant levels compared to processed or dried herbs.
They can also help to reduce blood clots and can provide anti-inflammatory and anti-tumor properties.
Green Cottage Adventurous with Herbs
By featuring a menu that successfully marries fresh herbs with modern clean-eating concerns, Green Cottage defines the odds and produces healthy food that actually tastes good.
We use herbs in lots of different ways, such as:
saffron– with turmeric, paprika, onion
basil – with chives, chili, garlic, oregano
bay – with parsley, thyme, garlic, oregano, marjoram
chili – with coriander, garlic, ginger, lemongrass, mint, oregano
chives – with basil, garlic, tarragon
dill – with chives, garlic, parsley, tarragon
garlic – with basil, rosemary, sage, fennel, chili, coriander
oregano – with basil, parsley, chives, thyme, bay, chili
sage – with rosemary, garlic, marjoram
thyme – with bay, parsley, garlic, rosemary