Herbs and Natural Remedies Can Enhance Your Diet (and Health)
There seems to be some debate regarding Paleolithic humans eating meat-based or vegetable-based diets. But there’s no argument about evidence that suggests humans used medicinal herbs during the Paleolithic period.
While herbs and natural remedies flourished in other countries, U.S. schools teaching herbs and natural remedies for healthcare were forced to discontinue classes or lose their AMA accreditation.
Ways to Introduce Herbs and Natural Remedies into Everyday Diets
There are many easy ways to use herbs and natural remedies in your daily diet. Be creative!
- Enhance cold pasta and potato salads by tossing handfuls of fresh herbs into the ingredients.
- Lavender, mint, and rosemary are terrific finishing touches to many desert and fruit cocktails.
- Make pesto and chimichurri an important part of main meals. Top meats with these nutrition-packed garnishes.
- Make salads with herbs as the main ingredient. (Tabbouleh, for example. Or substitute half of the greens in lettuce salads with fresh herbs (basil, dill, parsley).
- Make sandwiches using fresh herbs (grilled cheese with basil, cream cheese with cucumbers and parsley).
- Top soups – including your kids’ soups – with fresh herbs. Sprinkle liberally!
Organic, Greek Herbs and Natural Remedies in the U.S.A.
One of the main benefits of natural, organic Greek products from companies like Greek Bio Store is they are not genetically modified and are free from herbicides and pesticides. Most of our 100% organic Greek food products using herbs and natural remedies are hand-picked.
- Aloysia Triphylla – Try this lemon verbena to aid indigestion and relax your body and mind. This herb has been used to treat headaches and migraines.
- Coridothymus Capitatis & Thymus Vulgaris – This is strong-flavored thyme is harvested wild from Lemnos Island.
- Cretan Dittany, Sage, Cistus Tea Leaves – A terrific pick-me-up to begin your busy day!
- Hypericum – St. John’s Wort is a natural immunity booster. Some varieties of this plant are thought to have antidepressant properties.
- Lemon Balm Leaves – This genus (Mentha) is used to treat indigestion, and relieve anxiety/stress. It may have insomnia-relief properties.
- Mentha Pulegium – Pennyroyal is frangrant and often used to battle colds, sore throats, coughs, and insomnia.
- Oregano Oil Biorama – Never use this oil full-strength and be sure to keep away from children, pets, and eyes. This bioaroma has anti-inflammatory, anti-allergenic properties and can be used to help respiratory problems.
- Origanum – Oregano is a main ingredient in Mediterranean diets.
- Rock Rose Cistus Cincanus – Strengthen your immune system with these Greek herbs and natural remedies that have antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and rejuvenating properties.
- Salvia Triloba Leaves – This sage is a powerful Aegean herb; it has stems but is free from dust and dirt.
- Sandalwood Oil Biorama – Never use this oil full-strength and be sure to keep away from children, pets, and eyes. This bioaroma is considered to promote overall wellness and may have anti-depressant properties. Some believe it is an aphrodisiac!
- Urtica Nettle – Nettle improves metabolic function and is often used in weight-loss diets.
Healthier Greek foods are available in the U.S. at affordable prices, so you can bring the divine taste of Greece to your kitchen, too. We welcome your questions, comments, and recipe ideas! Call 888.466.9004 or contact Greek Bio Store to learn more.