Health Benefits of Catnip

Catnip - EatHealthyLiveFit.comAs this is a medicinal plant, you should always consult your health-care practitioner, when choosing to use it as a herbal remedy.

Catnip’s Health Benefits include;
1. Relieves Stress, Anxiety and Nervousness & 2. Alleviates Insomnia (Sedative)
Because of its calming effect, Catnip can relieve the symptoms of Stress, Anxiety, nervousness and insomnia.

3. Reduces Migraine & Toothache Severity
& 4. Relieves Stomach Upsets & Cramps
Pain from Migraines and toothaches, can be alleviated by using catnip. It can also have a calming effect on the stomach and relieving cramps, such as menstrual cramps.

5. Boosts Immune System
& 6. Anti-Microbial and Anti-Viral
Catnip can have a great effect on maintaining a healthy Immune system. It kills microbes and viruses which make you sick.

7. Detoxifies, 8. Diuretic, 9. Warming & 10. Treats Fevers
Detoxification of the body can be released through sweating and Urination. Catnip is a Diuretic as well as a warming herb and can treat fevers through its detoxification.

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Health Benefits of Cardamom

Cardamom - EatHealthyLiveFit.comAs this is a medicinal plant, you should always consult your health-care practitioner, when choosing to use it as a herbal remedy.

Cardamom’s Health Benefits include;
1. Assists Indigestion, Nausea & Vomiting as well as 2. Assists Stomach Pain & Gas Prevention
Cardamom is a great spice for overall digestion. It is related to ginger and therefore has many of its properties that are beneficial for digestion, nausea, stomach pains, gas , bloating, heartburn, appetite loss and more!

3. Substitute for Cough Syrup and 4. Assists Respiratory Issues
It is a great substitute for your typical “cough syrup”. It assists with cold and flu symptoms as well as being used for bronchitis and coughs.

5. Detoxifies Excess caffeine from Body
Cardamom is a great diuretic. This means is a great way to detoxify excess caffeine, as well as other nasties out of your body.

6. Assists with Skin Problems
Green cardamom’s great anti-oxidant and free-radical detoxing power cleanse the body of toxins. Because our skin is the largest organ in our body, it can show up any problems and toxins we have lurking inside. Once the body is rid of toxins and other nasties, the health of our skin improves. The improvements in the skin, can also be seen in hair too.

7. Assists Blood-Pressure Regulation
It is rich in fibre as well as being a diuretic, so it is great for lowering blood-pressure. It also is preventative of blood clotting where it is dangerous, such as in the artery walls.

8. Anti-Fungal and 9. Anti-Bacterial
Cardamom has anti-microbial/anti-fungal/anti-bacterial properties. It is used for fighting infections, and inhibiting spread of some disease causing microbes, that can cause food poisoning.

10. Assists with Anaemia
Cardamom is a rich source in Iron and Manganese, making it great for anaemia sufferers. 100g pods contain 13.97g of Iron, which is 175% the “Daily Required Levels”.

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Health Benefits of Caraway

Caraway - EatHealthyLiveFit.comAs this is a medicinal plant, you should always consult your health-care practitioner, when choosing to use it as a herbal remedy.

Caraway’s Health Benefits include;
1. Rich Fibre Source and 2. Good for Digestion
Caraway assists with preventing constipation and helping digestion because of its soluble fibre richness. It is 38% dietary fibre, which is 100% of the RDA.

3. Protects from Colon Cancer
Because it helps move digesting food through the colon, it is great for protecting against colon-related cancers.

4. Reduces LDL Cholesterol
The fibre I Caraway, binds to toxins in food, as well as binding to bile salts, produced from cholesterol, which decreases their re-absorption into the colon. This therefore helps the reduction of LDL Cholesterol Levels.

5. Anti-oxidant, 6. Anti-flatulence and Digestion Essential Oils
The essential oils in Caraway are great anti-oxidants. They are also great for reducing flatulence, as they have a calming effect on the digestion.

7. Rich in Mineral and 8. Rich in Vitamins
Caraway seeds are full of many minerals, including calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, manganese, potassium, selenium and zinc. They are also full of Vitamins, including Vit A, B’s, C, and E.

9. Great for Blood and Cardiovascular
Because of it’s richness is many minerals, such as Copper, Iron and Potassium, Caraway is great for the production of healthy blood, regulation of heart-rate and blood-pressure, and therefore assists with the overall cardiovascular system.

10. Prevents Degenerative Neuro Diseases
The powerful anti-oxidants in Caraway can also protect the body from diseases such as, Infections, Neurological diseases, and even cancers.

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Health Benefits of Calendula

Calendula - EatHealthyLiveFit.comAs this is a medicinal plant, you should always consult your health-care practitioner, when choosing to use it as a herbal remedy.

Calendula’s Health Benefits include;

1. Anti-inflammatory
Calendula is used for many inflammation problems, such as
2. Relieving Skin Inflammations from infections, injuries, stings, bites, dermatitis and psorisis.

3. Anti-Bacterial
Calendula can be used to rid bacterial infections, such as in cuts and wounds.

4. Suppresses Ear Infections Symptoms
In a herbal mixture, Calendula can calm pain from ear infections, as well as other symptoms.

5. Stimulates Collagen Production
Calendula is great for the production of collagen. It assists with stretch-marks as it also repairs the skin itself.

6. Relieves Sore Throats
The alleviation of Sore throats, mouth infections, inflammations and respiratory problems, including coughs and colds, can all be assisted with Calendula.

7. Detoxifies Body and 8. Protects Stomach & Intestinal Lining
Calendula can help detoxify the body as it assist the function of the gallbladder. This can assist with the overall digestion within the body, as it helps eliminate unwanted matter out of the body. Calendula also protects the digestive lining.

9. Regulates Menstrual Cycles
It can help regulate the menstrual cycle and also help with painful periods.

10. Aids Haemorrhoids Relief
As it has anti-inflammatory properties, it can also help relieve someone of Haemorrhoids and proctisis.

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Health Benefits of Burdock Root

Burdock-Root - EatHealthyLiveFit.comAs this is a medicinal plant, you should always consult your health-care practitioner, when choosing to use it as a herbal remedy.

Burdock Root’s Health Benefits include;

1. Lowers Blood-Sugar levels
Burdock Root contains Inulin, which is a dietary fiber. It has been known to assist in reducing the development, as well as reducing the severity of diabetes-related symptoms, including stabilising blood-sugar levels.
2. Assists with PMS Symptoms
100 grams of Burdock Root can provide you with 1/10 the daily recommended amount of B6. B6 creates a healthy nervousness system and brain function. This means that it can be used help control PMS-Related symptoms for some women.
3. Soothes Eczema
Burdock Root assists with the treatment of skin issues, such as Eczema, Psoriasis and Dry Skin.

5. Increases Perspiration
Burdock Root has promotes sweating/perspiration. This is just one of the ways that Burdock can eliminate toxins from the body.

4. Diuretic and 6. Cleansing the Blood
It contains diuretic properties that cleanse the blood through urination.

7. Assists Indigestion
It can be used as a reliever of gas and indigestion.

8. Fights Infections
Burdock contains great doses of Vitamin C and Vitamin E (anti-oxidants), which eliminate free-radicals. Therefore it is a great immune booster and fights/prevents infections in the body. It can also be shown to lower the risk of cancer and assist with “proper” and “healthy” growth of cells and tissues.

9. Anti-Coagulant
Burdock Root needs to be taken with supervision, as it is an anti-coagulant. This can be good in some cases, if blood needs to be thinned, but if blood is already thin, which some other medication can do, then Burdock Root is not recommended. For this reason, and many other reasons, medical history and knowledge of other medications and supplements should always be given to the health-care practitioner looking after your health.

10. Rids Kidney & Gallbladder Stones
As Burdock root is a “Flushing out of your system” herb, it can be used to rid Kidney and Gallbladder Stones.

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Health Benefits of Blessed Thistle

Blessed Thistle - EatHealthyLiveFit.comAs this is a medicinal plant, you should always consult your health-care practitioner, when choosing to use it as a herbal remedy.

Blessed Thistle’s Health Benefits include;
1. Settles Gastrointestinal Problems and 2. Cures wind & Colic
Blessed Thistle is known to help stimulate gastric acids and assist with flatulence and indigestion. It is used by herbalists to create digestive tonics.

3. Assists Liver Problems and 4. Beneficial in curing Gallbladder Diseases
Taking Blessed Thistle can stimulate bile production, assisting in the detoxification of the Liver. It is also beneficial in curing Gallbladder Diseases.

5. Reduces Excess Mucus and 6. Assists Jaundice and Rheumatism
As it has Anti-inflammatory properties, it can reduce excess mucus in the body. It’s anti-inflammatory properties also mean it can assist with fighting infections. The pain and inflammation from Jaundice and Rheumatism can also be alleviated by the anti-inflammatory properties Blessed Thistle.

7. Alleviates Painful Menstruation
It can be used for alleviating painful menstruation, and PMS-related symptoms.

8. Assists with Lactation
Blessed Thistle can be taken to assist with lactation, along with other herbs such as Alfalfa, Fennel, Fenugreek and Stinging Nettle.

9. Externally Treats Wounds & Ulcers and 10. Clears Yeast Infections
It is used to treat wounds and ulcers, externally due to the astringent properties. It can also be used to clear the blood and help remedy yeast infections.

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Health Benefits of Bergamot

Bergamot - EatHealthyLiveFit.comAs this is a medicinal plant, you should always consult your health-care practitioner, when choosing to use it as a herbal remedy.

Bergamot’s Health Benefits include;

1. Aids digestion and stomach problems
Bergamot is great for the digestion. It assists with nutrient absorption, processing sugars and therefore is great for stabilising blood-sugar levels. It can also rid intestinal parasites.
2. Preventing nausea
Bergamot aids the digestion, as mentioned above. It can alleviate the pain and discomfort from colic and will also assist with preventing nausea.
3. Fighting off fevers
As Begamot increases sweating (from its increase in metabolism), it therefore assists with the reduction in body temperature and fights off a fever.
4. Clearing sinuses

Along with a large list of other essential oils, Bergamot oil is used (in conjunction with other oils), to clear sinuses and related infections.

5. Relieve Stress
Used in the form of aromatherapy and by ingestion, Bergamot can be used as a stress-reliever and anti-depressant. Bergamot helps with circulation around the body, including energy and therefore helps process stress and depression, to leave your body.
6. Anti-Bacterial
The essential oil of Bergamot can be used for anti-bacterial purposes, such as cleaning as well as in deodorants. It is also has a very pleasant smell, which means when cleaning or using as a deodorant, it will produce a fresh smell.
7. Increasing urine output
It can also cure infections of the Colon, Intestines, Urinary tract and Kidneys.
8. Pain Killer
Bergamot assists with reducing pains associated with head-aches and sprains and injuries. This is possible from certain components in Bergamot, that stimulate the secretion of hormones that reduce pain.
9. Great for Skin
Bergamot can also be used to help dis-infect and heal wounds, minor burns, and cracked or damaged skin.
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. Reducing severity of coughs
As Bergamot has anti-bacterial, anti-viral and anti-biotic properties, it is great for reducing the severity of a cough or cold.

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Health Benefits of Bay Leaves

BayLeaf - EatHealthyLiveFit.comAs this is a medicinal plant, you should always consult your health-care practitioner, when choosing to use it as a herbal remedy.

Bay Leaves’ Health Benefits include;

Bay Leaves contain 1. Anti-fungal and 2. Anti-bacterial properties. This makes them great for curing skin infections. And when used topically, they can alleviate painful cuts, bruises and bites.

3. Anti-inflammatory and 4. Pain Killer
The anti-inflammatory properties in Bay Leaves alleviates pains from arthritis, sprains and strains, as well as general aches and pains.

5. Anti-oxidant
The anti-oxidants in Bay Leaves are beneficial for the whole body. Vitamin C is rich in Bay Leaves and therefore they are great for boosting the immune system. Vitamin A is also sourced in Bay Leaves, which adds a mucus membrane and skin health boosting quality. They are also rich in other Vitamins and Minerals, that assist with your overall health of the nerve function and metabolism regulation.

6. Stabilises Blood Sugar
Bay Leaves improve insulin function and hence help stabilises Blood-Sugar Levels and assist Type 2 Diabetes sufferers.

7. Astringent
Bay leaves have
diuretic, astringent and appetite stimulant properties.

8. Relieves Bloating & Gas
Bay Leaves can be used to aid stomach problems such as Bloating and Gas.

9. Reduces Fever
A fever can be reduced by infusing Bay Leaves. They induce sweating, which kills a fever and reduces uncomfortable symptoms.

10. Alleviates Cold/Flu Symptoms
As mentioned above, Bay Leaves can reduce a fever, which is one of the symptoms of a cold and flu. Bay Leaves reduce the symptoms of coughs, colds, bronchitis and chest infections.

The Nutritional Value for 100 grams of Bay Leaves is as follows:

  • 2cal

  • Dietary fiber: 0.45 grams

  • Protein: 0.05 grams

  • Carbohydrates: 0.45 grams

  • Total fat: 0.05 grams

  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

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Health Benefits of Basil

Basil - EatHealthyLiveFit.comAs this is a medicinal plant, you should always consult your health-care practitioner, when choosing to use it as a herbal remedy.

Basil’s Health Benefits include;

1. Assists Treating Colic & Stomach Ulcers
If you are suffering from any stomach problems, such as colic and ulcers, Basil can rescue you. The other stomach issues that Basil can assist with are; constipation and stomach-aches as it can relax the stomach.

2. Assists Treating of Anorexia
For a person suffering from Anorexia, and malnutrition, Basil is a great herb to consume.

3. Assists Treating of UTI’s
A mixture of Nettle and Basil tea can be quite beneficial for alleviating a Urinary Tract Infection (UTI). Basil is Antibacterial, Immune Boosting, Antiseptic. It also reduces fevers and is a mild sedative. With all those qualities, it can rid someone of a UTI quite well. Basil can also eliminate Kidney Stones.

4. Assists Treating of Diarrhoea
Basil in a concentrated form, can kill the bacteria that can cause Diarrrhoea. Even washing foods in a solution that contains this concentrated basil can rid the bacteria and stop it from ever entering your system.

5. Assists Treating of Insomnia
Basil has been used to treat insomnia and other problematic issues that can be induced by depression and anxiety.

6. Treats Ulcers & Inflammations of Mouth
Basil has Anti-Inflammatory and Anti-Bacterial properties, and therefore is great for treating mouth ulcers and inflammations.

7. Assists Treating Arthritis
As mentioned above, Basil has Anti-Inflammatory properties. This is beneficial for aiding arthritis sufferers, as it is the inflammation of the joints.

8. Decongestant
Coughs and colds can incur chesty congestion. Basil is a decongestant and can rid the symptoms and the suffering from coughs, colds and even other respiratory problems.

9. Cardiovascular Support
Adding Basil into your diet can be great for your heart health and Cardiovascular Support System. Basil contains Vitamin A, which is a powerful anti-oxidant that prevents oxidation of cholesterol in the blood-stream. Basil also contains Magnesium which aids of the function of the muscles around the heart and throughout the body’s cardiovascular system. Therefore Basil is a great herb to include in your diet if you want to prevent Heart-Attacks and Strokes.

10. Anti-Cancer
Basil is full of Anti-Oxidants, and is full of free-radical, cancer cell fighting powers.

The Nutritional Value for 100 grams of Basil is as follows:

  • 1cal

  • Dietary fiber: 0.20 grams

  • Protein: 0.13 grams

  • Carbohydrates: 0.23 grams

  • Total fat: 0.03 grams

  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

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Health Benefits of Bacopa

Bacopa - EatHealthyLiveFit.comAs this is a medicinal plant, you should always consult your health-care practitioner, when choosing to use it as a herbal remedy.

Bacopa’s Health Benefits include;

1. Diuretic
In some countries, Bacopa is commonly used as a diuretic.

2. Strengthens Hair
Bacopa oils have been used for many years to promote the growth of hair. It also treates all other hair issues, such as split-ends and dandruff.

Bacopa is used to treat mind and nerve related issues. Two of these are 3. Treating Insomnia and 4. Treating Epilepsy. Adding the signals that go hay-wire in Epileptic seizures, can be aided with the use of Bacopa and hence reduce seizures.

5. Treats Asthma
Bacopa has been found to have anti-asthmatic properties, and assist with other respiratory issues.

6. Promotes Liver Health
Your liver detoxifies nasties out of your body. Bacopa has been shown to be useful in protecting the liver from past and future toxins, and promoting the health of the liver in general.

7. Improves Mental Function
Within Bacopa, there are Bacosides. These improve mental function and cognitive functions, including assisting with learning and memory.

8. Eases Depression & Anxiety
Depression and Anxiety sufferers could be assisted with taking Bacopa. It boosts serotonin and acetlycholine, which balance your mood and reduce anxious and depressive feelings and symptoms.

9. Treats Stomach Ulcers
As Bacopa stimulates gastrointestinal mucuses, which protects the lining of the stomach, it can help Ulcer sufferers.

10. Mends Damages Nerves
Bacopa is great for healthy nerve production. It also mend nerves if they are damaged.

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