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HEALTH BENEFITS OF USING HERBS

"let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food"

from the ancient Greek physician, Hippocrates


ROSEMARY - rosmarinus officinalis


Rosemary is a fragrant, evergreen herb native and widely grown and eaten in the Mediterranean.  It has been hailed since ancient Roman times for its health properties.  It was traditionally used to help 

  • alleviate muscle pain, enhance memory, concentration and cognitive thinking, improve digestion, boost both the circulatory and immune system and help hair growth. 
  • good source of iron, calcium and Vitamin B6.  

Scientists have discovered that rosemary may also be good for your brain.  Some studies in rats have shown that Rosemary is useful for people who have suffered a stroke in that it is both protective against brain damage and may also improve recovery.  It may also help in preventing brain ageing

GARLIC - Allium sativum

​Garlic is part of the Allium (onion) family which is grown worldwide.  Throughout ancient history the use of garlic has been a popular ingredient for its delicious taste and also for its medicinal and health benefits.  Scientists now know that many of its health benefits come from the sulphur compounds formed when a clove of garlic is chopped, crushed or chewed.  The sulphur compound from garlic enters the body through the digestive tract where it then travels around the body where it has its biological effects.

  • highly nutritious - one clove contains Manganese, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, Selenium and Fibre,  calcium, copper, potassium, phosphorous, iron and Vitamin B1.
  • helps fight sickness and the common cold, reduce blood pressure, cholesterol which lowers the risk of heart disease.
  • contains antioxidants which could help prevent Alzheimer's and Dementia.  
  • bone health, detoxify heavy metals in the body and even helps with your athletic performance.  

BASIL - Ocimum basilicum

Basils is found in many places in the world but is thought to have been first discovered in India, Asia and Africa.  In India basil was cherished as an icon of hospitality being thought of as a noble and sacred ingredient taking after the old Greek word, Basilikohn meaning "royal".  In Italy basil was seen as a symbol of love.


Basil is a very good source of Vitamin K and manganese, copper, vitamin A and Vitamin C, a good source of calcium, iron, folate, magnesium and omega 3 fatty acids.  It is also good for the following:

  • Good for digestion, gut health, anti-inflamatory &fights free radicals.
  • Benefits the skin and said to be anti-ageing 
  • Fights depression
  • Good for diabetes management
  • Supports liver function and helps detoxify the body, has antibacterial properties

BAY LEAF - Laurus Nobilis

Bay comes from a small tree native to the Mediterranean region.  Their leaves have been part of the culinary and medicinal world for centuries - dating back to the Roman times.  It is often used in many italian dishes.  For the wide range of benefits that these powerful leaves have to offer, it is necessary to include them in your diet.  
  • Good for digestion having a strong effect on the gastrointestinal system
  • Soothes IBS symptoms and has anti inflammatory properties
  • Helps respiratory conditions
  • Helps hair health
  • Protects heart health and has anti-cancer properties

SAGE - salvia officinalis


Sage is another native to the Mediterranean belonging to the same family as  rosemary and basil.  It has a long history of medicinal use for ailments such as mental disorders to gastrointestinal discomfort.  Recent studies have shown that Sage can have a big impact on cognitive skills and against neurological disorders such as Alzheimers.

  • Packs a healthy dose of vitamins and minerals
  • loaded with Antioxidants
  • Supports oral health
  • Eases Menopausal symptoms
  • Reduces Blood sugar levels
  • Supports Memory and Brain health
  • Lower bad Cholesterol 
  • Man protects against certain types of cancer.

SEA SALT 

Sea salt is an essential nutrient that helps maintain a healthy thyroid.  It contains a bounty of essential trace minerals.  The sodium contained in salt helps to control blood pressure and is necessary for nerve and muscle function.  You need to eat salt for normal cell function and to maintain the acid balance of food.  However, it is an ingredient that needs to be taken carefully - only in the fact that too much salt is not good for you as is many other things.