Tumeric is a powerful anti-inflammatory, it is also used to treat flatulence, menstrual difficulties, bloody urine, hemorrhage, toothache, bruises, chest pain, and colic.
Oregano, our favorite pizza sauce herb, also has potent antoxidant and antibacterial properties. It can be used to treat respiratory tract disorders, gastrointestinal (GI) disorders, menstrual cramps, and urinary tract disorders. Applied topically it treats skin conditions such as acne and dandruff. It is known to reduce cholesterol, lower the risk of colon and breast cancer, and protect against food pathogens. It is an effective anti-inflammatory used against osteoporosis and arteriosclerosis.
Rosemary, in addition to making killer ice cream, helps prevent breast, prostate, colon, and skin cancers, and leukemia. It has traditionally been used to improve memory and now is being used in Alzheimer’s research. It can also be used for mood elevator, migraines, pain relief, as an immune booster, antibacterial, for digestive health including constipation and indigestion, for better circulation, respiratory health, liver detox, and, due to its anti-inflammatory properties, used as a skin toner it helps reduce puffiness, stimulates cell regeneration, increases firmness, and improves overall skin tone.
Anise can calm an upset stomach and help with coughs and runny noses. Anise has been used to increase milk flow in breastfeeding mothers, treat menstrual symptoms and boost libido.
Cilantro is high in vitamin K, improves bone strength and helps the blood clot. It is a powerful cleansing agent and is used to remove toxic heavy metals. Has also been used to improve sleep and against anxiety.
Cinnamon lowers blood sugar levels, reduces cholesterol levels, and lowers blood pressure. It has anti-clotting action, is antimicrobial and boosts brain activity. Reduces the pain of arthritis, and may reduce the proliferation of cancer cells. Proven effective for menstrual pain and infertility. Cinnamon holds promise for various neurodegenerative diseases, including: Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, brain tumor, and meningitis.
There are of course many more, but I hope this gives you some inspiration.