German nutrition expert Zielke Restmeier said that herbs have many health benefits, as they are rich in vitamins such as vitamin A, C, and K, and minerals such as iron and potassium.
Restmeier explained that herbs are rich in secondary plant compounds that have an anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory effect. They also work to lower high blood pressure, and they are rich in aromatic oils that stimulate appetite or provide a feeling of calm and relaxation.
Here is a quick look at the most famous herbs and their most prominent health benefits:
Parsley contains vitamins C and K and beta-carotene, which the body converts into vitamin A, which has an antioxidant effect and stimulates some immune system functions.
Coriander contains aromatic oils that stimulate appetite and help get rid of digestive system problems, such as a feeling of fullness, flatulence, and digestive system cramps. It also contains vitamin C.
Basil contains beta-carotene, and is also rich in magnesium. It has an appetite stimulant effect, and is also beneficial for the digestive system.
Sage contains tannins, which help digestion and combat flatulence. It can also be an anti-perspirant, and sage also has an anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory effect.
Dill contains beta-carotene, vitamin C and potassium. This herb helps treat flatulence.
Thyme has an antiviral and expectorant effect, so thyme tea is often drunk to help relieve cough and sore throat symptoms.