Whats in your kitchen? Herbs that heal! (from Guest Blogger Samantha Pope-Cubillos)

Pharmaceutical companies ignore medicinal spices and herbs because they don’t offer the same kind of profit that chemicals and drugs do. Most medical professionals do not know about herbs and spices. Spices and herbs are powerhouse healers!

If you’re anything like me…you hate taking a pill every time you get a headache or a sore muscle.  Mother Nature offers us many remedies and it's time to take advantage of them! Please remember that your body is precious and it’s very important to pay close attention to what you put into it. You don’t have to go to a drugstore to get medicine for what ails you. Just check your pantry, fridge, or herb garden.


Infuse the flower as a tea to:

  • Sooth headaches
  • Calm nerves
  • Ease flatulence
  • Rid halitosis


Infuse as a tea to:

  • Help digestion
  • Ease colds


Infuse as a tea to:

  • Aid digestion
  • Reduce mental fatigue


Chew leaf to temporarily relieve toothache.


Chew leaf to:

  • Freshen breath
  • Promote healthy skin
Infuse in tea to:
  • Aid in digestion


Chew leaf or infuse in tea to:

  • Stimulate circulation
  • Ease pain
  • Aids in fat digestion
  • Antiseptic when gargled


Infuse as a tea to:

  • Consume after meal to benefit digestion
  • Helps calm nerves
  • Soothes coughs
  • Eases colds
  • Aid in treating irregular menstruation
Rub on teeth to:
  • Whiten
Eat to:
  • Combat diarrhea


Infuse as a tea to:

  • Aid in digestion
  • Ease hangover
  • Alleviate sore throats
  • Relieve insomnia


Mix in with water or food to:

  • Improve the circulatory system
  • Alleviate allergies
  • Relieve muscle cramp
  • Improve digestion
  • Increase pep and energy
  • Aid in healing for the heart


Cut into small pieces and eat to:

  • Equalize low or high blood pressure
  • Relief of cough
  • Have a very positive effect on the immune system
Use raw garlic juice on:
  • Rashes to stop the itching immediately
  • Bug bites to stop the itching immediately


Crush the stalk lightly with a mortar and pestle to release the oils and infuse as tea to:

  • Aid in digestion
  • Ease menstrual cramps
  • Reduce stress
  • Promote a good nights rest
  • Reduce fever
  • Ease flatulence
Use oil from stalks and rub on skin to:
  • Repel mosquitoes
  • Act as an anti-fungal


Boil seeds in water and infuse as a tea to:

  • Ease flatulence
  • Reduce nausea
  • Relieve morning sickness
  • Relieve symptoms of the common cold

Check out Source Vital's selection of pure essential oils. Get creative and create your very own medicinal oil, spray, or lotion.


Samantha Pope-Cubillos, SoviFitAbout Guest Blogger, Samantha Pope-Cubillos

Samantha is an avid health enthusiast, owner of Sovi Fit, and daughter of former Source Vitál owner Jerry Pope.

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