Fresh herbs often get dismissed as something we can add to our food to make it more tasty. The truth is nature has provided us with delicious herbs that are full of nutrients that encourage a healthier body. In this blog post we break it down for you so you know which herbs you need to revitalise and rejuvenate your body.

Basil

Basil contains antioxidants, anti-inflammatory, and anti-bacterial nutrients which make it a great herb for maintaining better health and a great herb of choice for those affected by skin issues.

It contains:

Vitamin A – promotes healthy skin

Vitamin K – strengthens bones

Manganese – helps with the detoxification of free radicals and assists in the utilisation of vitamins such as C and B1

Magnesium – promotes elasticity and moisture in the skin

Potassium – improves hydration of the body as a deficiency of potassium can exacerbate dryness in the skin

Copper – promotes healthy skin function

Iron – assists in the transportation of oxygen throughout the entire body

Dill

Dill is a good source of protein and carbohydrate as well as containing numerous minerals such as:

Phosphorus – assists in the metabolism of other nutrients

Potassium – improves hydration of the body as a deficiency of potassium can exacerbate dryness in the skin

B3 (niacin) enhances the metabolism of fats and sugars to assist in the maintenance of healthy cells

Iron – promotes oxygen circulation to assist the healing process

Zinc – reduces inflammation, promotes healing and regeneration of skin cells

Magnesium – promotes elasticity and moisture in the skin

Mint

Mint contains:

Vitamin C – as an antioxidant, Vitamin C protect the skin cells from oxidation due to the presence of free radicals in the body

Potassium – improves hydration of the body as when there’s a deficiency of potassium it can exacerbate dryness in the skin

Iron – promotes oxygen circulation to assist the healing process

Calcium – regeneration of healthy skin cells

Oregano

Oregano is an excellent source of:

Vitamin C – as an antioxidant, Vitamin C protect the skin cells from oxidation due to the presence of free radicals in the body

Calcium – regeneration of healthy skin cells

Potassium – improves hydration of the body as when there’s a deficiency of potassium it can exacerbate dryness in the skin

Iron – promotes oxygen circulation to assist the healing process

Manganese – helps with the detoxification of free radicals

Magnesium – promotes elasticity and moisture in the skin

Parsley

Parsley is extremely beneficial to enhancing skin health as it contains:

Vitamin C – as an antioxidant, Vitamin C protect the skin cells from oxidation due to the presence of free radicals in the body

  • Vitamin K – promotes healing and reduces redness
  • Beta carotene – pre-cursor to vitamin A production which promotes healthier looking skin
  • Calcium – regeneration of healthy skin cells
  • Manganese – helps with the detoxification of free radicals
  • Iron – promotes oxygen circulation to assist the healing process
  • Copper – promotes healthy skin function
  • Zinc – reduces inflammation, promotes healing and regeneration of skin cells
  • Potassium – improves hydration of the body as when there’s a deficiency of potassium it can exacerbate dryness in the skin

Additionally it has oils that have anti-bacterial and anti – fungal properties which assist in promote health and wellbeing.

Rosemary

Rosemary has healthy amounts of vitamins A (promotes healthy skin), and C (antioxidant protection to skin cells).

It is rich in –

Manganese – helps with the detoxification of free radicals

Calcium – regeneration of healthy skin cells

Potassium – improves hydration of the body as when there’s a deficiency of potassium it can exacerbate dryness in the skin

Iron – promotes oxygen circulation to assist the healing process

Magnesium – promotes elasticity and moisture in the skin

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