HOW TO GROW AND USE HERBAL REMEDIES

HERBS FOR OUR BODIES

Below are some herbal remedy tips using common kitchen herbs for healing and spicing up meals.
Basil: For the Bladder or Kidneys
Basil tea can soothe an irritated and inflamed bladder or kidneys. Pour 1 cup of boiling water over 2 tsp. each of fresh basil and birch leaves; let it steep for 10 min. Drink 1 cup 3 times a day between meals until the symptoms disappear.
 
Chives: For Vitamin C supply
Chives are valued for their many essential minerals, including cardiac-friendly potassium, bone-strengthening calcium, and blood-building iron. Also unlike most other members of the onion family, chives are high in folic acid (a B vitamin), vitamin A and vitamin C.  In fact, just 3-1/2 oz. of chives supplies enough vitamin C to meet your daily requirement of 60 mg.  Extra Tip: If you like the oniony flavor of chives, make your own chive salt to add zip to all sorts of dishes.  First, add some chives to some salt.  Then bake the mixture in the over to dry the leaves and blend the flavors.  Store in an airtight jar.
 
Turmeric root: Is a great anti-inflammatory. You can use a few drops of the oil in your salad dressings or use the dried root in rubs.

BASIL

Characteristics: Sharp, refreshing green leaf with hints of mint, anise and pepper (varieties include sweet basil, cinnamon basil, lemon basil, ruffled basil, opal or purple basil and Thai basil)

Common Uses: Pesto, red sauces, tomato salads, green salads, Italian soups, vinaigrettes, and pasta dishes

Herbs And Their Common Use