Ginger - Powerful anti-inflammatory, anti-viral, anti-bacterial that contains Gingerol and may help fight infections. Getting rid of free radicals in the body that we know speeds up the aging process and call cell breakdown. It is also said that ginger can lowers "bad" cholesterol. The cholestrol that leads to the hardening of arteries, reducing your heart disease risk. Also said to improve brain function. Another plus for us women, it may help reduce menstrual pain.
These mostly edible flowers are quite nutritious, packing a huge punch with their levels of vitamins A and C. Half cup of violets can carry more vitamin C than three oranges (Nebraska Herbal Society). Double the amount of vitamin A of spinach by the same weight! (Erichsen-Brown, 1979). Perfect example of never judging the book by its cover.
Aloe Vera or Aloe barbadensis species is well known for treating skin ailments like sunburn. But today we will talk more about the anti-bacterial, anti-viral and anti-septic properties of Aloe Vera. Hopefully, after this read you will be able to incorporate some of these into your daily lives.
Polyphenols in Aloe are powerful antioxidants neutralize harmful free radicals decreasing cell damage which may cause cancer and other diseases. Curcumin in Turmeric is another great polyphenol.
Apricot Kernel Oil is one of the more versatile oils great for aging skin, dry skin, damaged skin and hair health. It is also fast absorbing and light weight. The anti-inflammatory and emollient properties can be beneficial to eczema and acne prone skin.
If you use your imagination, you could have tons of marinates and herbal rubs to create some amazing dishes. You can also by the sugary drinks and sodas and infuse your water with fruits and herbs. Place in the refrigerator to chill and enjoy!