Organic Herb Glossary: Health Benefits They Can Provide

July 26, 2015 by Marilyn Gemino NutritionEnglish
Organic Herb Glossary Health Benefits They Can Provide

Here are some amazing organic herbs that can offer some awesome health benefits.†

Organic Herb Acacia


Acacia gum is a dietary fiber that dissolves readily in water that can help people feel fuller faster, thereby helping to support weight loss and healthy cholesterol levels. Acacia is an easy way to boost your prebiotic fiber intake. It goes by the name Acacia senegal and can help heal wounds and inhibit unhealthy periodontal bacteria.

Organic Herb Ashwaganda


Used in Ayurvedic Medicine, ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) is an adaptogenic herb that helps to restore balance to the body, including supporting a healthy stress response, immune system and inflammation levels as well as mood and memory.

Organic Herb Butterbur


Butterbur (Petasites hybridus) has been used for over 2,000 years for upset stomach; migraines and other headaches; coughs; allergies; asthma; hay fever; relieving spasms; supporting healthy inflammation; relief for anxiety; insomnia and more.

Organic Herb Garlic


Garlic contains over 100 biologically active components giving it antibiotic, antiviral and antifungal properties to support healthy immunity. Garlic fights unhealthy bacterial, viral and yeast invaders, and supports healthy cells, detoxification and balances inflammation.

Organic Herb Ginger


Ginger has strong antioxidant capacities and potent antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal and antiparasitic qualities, while protecting the body’s stores of glutathione—the master detoxifier of the immune system to support immune health.

Organic Herb Holy Basil


Known as tulsi, holy basil can soothe stress; promote blood sugar balance; immune system support; gastrointestinal health; anti-aging and antioxidant power; heart health; joint health; cellular health; adrenal support; hormonal and reproductive equilibrium and more. Holy basil is antibacterial, antifungal, antiinflammatory and antiviral.

Organic Herb Lemon Balm


A perennial herb from the mint family, lemon balm is used for digestive problems; menstrual cramping; headache; toothache; and mental health. It has a calming effect and is thought to possibly help with anxiety; insomnia; restlessness; ADHD; autoimmune problems; thyroid problems; rapid heartbeat from nervousness; high blood pressure and more.

Organic Herb Parsley


Known as Petroselinum crispum, parsley is an annual Mediterranean herb, and has been used as an expectorant; antimicrobial, diuretic; hypotensive; laxative; and to address anemia and arthritis.

Organic Herb Oregano


A Mediterranean spice that masquerades as an herb, oregano has strong phenol antioxidants that can wipe out bad bacteria, viruses and yeasts. Oregano is a powerhouse antioxidant and ranked highly by the USDA, too, with an antioxidant potential between three to 20 times higher than any other herb.


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This information is intended for educational and informational purposes only. It should not be used in place of an individual consultation or examination or replace the advice of your health care professional and should not be relied upon to determine diagnosis or course of treatment.

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