Medical Plants

basil leave

Basil

Basil health benefits:

  • Reduces stress
  • Strong antibacterial properties
  • Rich source of antioxidants
  • Prevents some harmful effects of aging
  • Reduces inflammation and swelling
  • Strengthens bones and liver
  • Boosts immunity
  • Boosts metabolism
  • Improves digestion

Common uses:

  • Sprinkle as a garnish for dishes
  • Include as ingredient for smoothies
catnip

Catnip

Catnip health benefits:

  • Repels bugs and relieves irritation from bug bites
  • Calms restlessness, anxiety and stress
  • Relieves stomach discomfort
  • Accelerates recovery from colds and fevers

Common uses:

  • Brew leaves for a tea
  • Dry leaves and burn to release aroma
  • Apply essential oils or leaves topically
Parsley

Parsley

Parsley health benefits:

  • Relieves bloating and supports digestive health
  • Fights bad breath
  • Supports bone health
  • Rich source of antioxidants

Common uses:

  • Sprinkle as a garnish for dishes
  • Create a juice or brew for a tea.
mint

Peppermint

Peppermint health benefits:

  • Relieves allergies
  • Soothes muscle pain
  • Relieves headaches
  • Reduces nausea, gas and indigestion
  • Supports digestive health
  • Treats bad breath
  • Highly antibacterial

Common uses:

  • Brew leaves for a tea
  • Apply essential oil topically
  • Inhale essential oil
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