10 Healing Herbal Remedies

Plants: a more favorable alternative to drugs?

Pharmaceuticals and over-the-counter drugs have swept through the nation, serving as a quick fix or obvious solution to countless health issues. Americans in particular spend billions and billions of dollars each year on prescriptions and over-the-counter medications, and they only continue to rely on these drugs to treat their problems. Unfortunately, these seemingly effective drugs can pose dangerous or adverse effects over time, and even worsen your current situation.

All in all, drugs might deliver immediate relief, but they oftentimes carry extra baggage that can compromise your health. Luckily, you can dodge these undesirable outcomes by opting for herbal remedies instead! Believe it or not, herbs and manufactured drugs share one common denominator: both are derived from plants. But herbs haven’t undergone processing in a lab, a procedure that ultimately rejects much of the herb’s natural goodness.

Herbal remedies can get to the root of your health issues, while hooking you up with a boatload of additional health benefits. When used correctly, herbs can be safer and more powerful than pharmaceuticals. Here at Skinny Ms., we’ve grouped together the top 10 herbal remedies that deliver that heal, while offering awesome body-loving benefits. The best part? You won’t have to empty your wallet on these natural healers!

1. Turmeric

Known for giving curry its signature taste, turmeric has so much more to offer than just delicious flavor. In fact, many argue turmeric’s powers trump that of actual medication, thanks to its ability to fight and even reverse illnesses. The potent spice delivers anti-inflammatory, anti-depressant and anti-coagulant properties, while acting as a natural pain killer, arthritis medication, and steroid. With no negative side effects and the faculty to act more efficiently than prescription medications, this spice is a pantry must-have.

When flu season rolls around, whip up some Chicken Turmeric Soup, and defend yourself with something delicious.

2. Chamomile

Known for being a highly effective sleep aid, this blooming plant’s reputation spans much farther than that! Bisabolol, a key oil present in chamomile, delivers a host of calming and anti-inflammatory properties. This extraordinary herb alleviates stomach issues and offers a bunch of recuperating abilities. Plus nothing soothes the soul more than a warm mug of Chamomile Tea!

3. Cinnamon

When it comes to herbal remedies that are as delicious as they are powerful, cinnamon certainly takes the cake. Used medicinally around the world, the distinctly sweet spice offers tons of protective antioxidants. Special flavonoids and compounds in cinnamon give the spice its anti-inflammatory, anti-diabetic, and anti-microbial abilities.

Meanwhile, if you’re trying to lose inches, put cinnamon on the top of your grocery list! The low-cal herb will boost the metabolism, stabilize blood sugar levels, and control hunger.

The warm, savory flavor of cinnamon makes the spice virtually synonymous with fall. Check out these ultra-tasty 11 Fall Recipes that feature the incredible superfood!

4. Basil

Native to India, this holy herb offers a host of medicinal properties you probably never would’ve have guessed! Thanks to its antibacterial powers, basil leaves can cure a common cold and help treat fevers, while also soothing a sore throat. Surprisingly enough, basil serves as an anti-stress herb, and experts claim that regular consumption of basil leaves can help your system defend against the effects of stress and depression!

And may we remind you how incredibly delectable basil tastes as well? Whip up this Mango, Cinnamon, and Basil Smoothie and treat yourself to a yummy powerhouse of nutrients. Or, delight your dinner guests with one of our favorite appetizer recipes, Tomato and Basil Bruschetta!

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Ellie Krasner

Ellie is a full-time violinist living in Las Vegas, and a writer with an insatiable appetite for clean eating and fitness! She is a graduate of Binghamton University with degrees in English literature and violin, and loves investigating the world of healthy living.

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