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Top 5 Herbs To Keep On Hand

Using herbs to treat certain simple medical conditions has become quite common today. This eliminated the need to seek a medical practitioner every time there is a mishap, especially when children are involved.

Mint – There are so many uses for mint that the discovery of its uses is never-ending. Its wonderful refreshing and energizing qualities are useful in pepping up teas, as a breath freshener, and as an energizer, to name a few. It is also popularly used in salads and drinks. This herb is also useful to help boost poor digestive systems and eases any gas buildup and stomach aches. Mint has antifungal properties.

Ginger – This herb is not easy to grow but is readily available in any supermarket. It comes in either a dried form or a fresh one. It is also used in many candies in its milder form. Ginger helps in calming indigestion, painful gas buildups, other stomach discomforts, and upsets. It also helps to increase circulation.

Lemon balm – This herb has long been used to treat anxiety and insomnia issues. Besides its antiviral and antibacterial properties, it is also a great health booster and helps to shorten the duration of colds and flues in kids. In the summertime when insect bites, minor scrapes, and tummy upsets are the norm having this herb handy is an advantage.

Chamomile – This is a favorite for treating colic, gas restlessness, and anxiety issues. It contains properties that can induce drowsiness and help calm irritable kids. It also makes for a great relaxing cup of tea.

Thyme – Great herb for cooking, mainly for chicken and fish. It is also great in soups and stews. Tummy cramps and gas buildups can also be treated with this herb.

- Misty Cassady

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