Four aromatic herbs that should be in every home
Oregano, Rosemary, Sage & Thyme
The aromatic herbs oregano, rosemary, sage and thyme possess complementary qualities that makes them into a powerful herbal medicine cabinet in your kitchen.
Each has a different specialization, and when you consume them all on a regular basis (whether in diet, supplementation, or both), their disease-fighting phytochemical compounds and extremely high levels of a broad spectrum of minerals provide a well rounded, defense against the pathogenic world.
Aromatic herbs get much of their power from being very close to wild, even when cultivated. They need very little care to become established, and when neglected, they are still able to thrive in order to provide you with the high level of nutrients you need.
Aromatic herbs release an anti fungal compound from their roots that earthworms love. The roots become a gathering place for earthworms, where they ingest this anti fungal to keep themselves healthy. In return, the earthworms aerate the soil around the roots and leave behind a rich fertilizer. This symbiosis is what gives aromatic herbs their unique healing properties.
A closer look at each of these standout aromatics:
Kills off unproductive bacteria such as H. pylori, streptococcus, and E. coli, which minimizes the possibility of SIBO, peptic ulcers, strep throat, ear infections and sinusitis. Oregano oil is an incredible antibacterial, especially for killing off the E. coli that causes diverticulitis and diverticulitis. It is also effective against ringworm.
Another antibacterial, rosemary specializes in fighting antibiotic-resistant bacteria, such as those that take hold in hospitals. Bringing this herbs into your diet is a game changer if you’re dealing with bacteria that can result in conditions such as mega colon and severe infection.
This herbs nature is geared toward fighting fungus. Consuming sage is wonderful for healing fungal infections such as athletes foot and jock itch from the inside out. It also takes mutant strains of fungus in the intestinal tract. If you have been exposed to toxic mold, turn to sage to help you detoxify. Sage also help remove toxic heavy metals from the intestinal tract.
This antiviral’s main job is to destroy viruses such as the flu, retroviruses , norovirus and the whole gamut of herpetic viruses that are responsible for autoimmune and Lyme disease. Thyme's ability to cross the blood-brain barrier makes it a secret weapon against viruses that have started to attack the brain or spinal cord, resulting in neurological conditions.
If you have any of the following conditions, try bringing aromatic herbs into your life:
Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth(SIBO), peptic ulcers, strep throat, ear infections, sinusitis, diverticulitis, diverticulitis, ringworm, mega colon, Lyme disease, all Lyme disease co factors, respiratory infections, gum infections, vertigo, cholera, sciatica, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, lupus, psoriatic arthritis, migraines, herpes, bacterial infections, eye infections, ammonia permeability.
If you have any of the following symptoms, try bringing aromatic herbs into your life:
Stomachaches, food allergies, abdominal pain, dizziness, fatigue, flatulence, nausea, cough, anxiousness, itching, blisters, rashes, headaches, mold exposure, appendix inflammation, blisters, bladder pain, balance issues, clogged ears, congestion, ear pain, excess mucus, fever, jaw pain, neuralgia.
In the stressful times we live in, its understandable that emotional reactions are heightened. And when it becomes chronic and you cant get yourself out of a cycle of overreacting, turn to oregano, rosemary, sage and thyme. These herbs help break the cycle of feeling consistently overstimulated and help put you an an even keel.
These aromatic herbs have been around in one form or another, one species or another, since the beginning of humankind. All this time, they have been right there beside us, adapting along with the changing world so that we can adapt, too. Oregano, rosemary, sage and thyme are important teachers in this way—they remind us of who we are and who we can become. What else in your life, whether a longtime hobby or long term relationships, can you always count on to cut out the distractions and connect you back with your most essential self?
- Remind yourself to use these aromatic herbs in your daily cooking. Experiment with how many of your mainstay dishes can benefit from a sprinkle of oregano, rosemary, sage and thyme.
- Incorporate the essential oils of these herbs into your daily life for cleansing of mind, body and soul. For example, add essential oil of rosemary to a bath to ignite the water’s purification process.
Herbal Recipe – Battered root vegetable fries
These may be the best veggie fries you’ll ever eat. The trick is to boil the root vegetables and then shake them vigorously before baking. The herbs and garlic generously coat the outside and the smudged edges will turn crispy in the oven. Make a big enough batch to share – these wont last long!
- 3 pounds assorted root vegetables(such as potatoes, sweet potatoes, yucca, parsnips, carrots and celery root)
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil
- 1 teaspoon Himalayan pink salt or sea salt
- 2 tablespoons finely minced garlic
- 1 tablespoon each finely minced sage, oregano, rosemary and thyme
Preheat the oven to 400F
Peel and slice the root vegetables into “fries”.
Transfer the vegetables fries to a large pot, cover with water and bring to a boil. Boil the fries for 5 to 7 minutes, until just cooked through but not soft. Drain the water.
Add the coconut oil, salt, garlic and herbs to the fries and stir briefly. Cover the pot and shake vigorously until the fries are well mixed with their edges slightly mashed.
Line a baking tray with parchment paper. Arrange the fries on the tray so none are overlapping. Place in the oven and bake for 20 to 30 minutes, flipping once halfway through. Remove when the edges turn golden and crispy.