Fresh Herbs, What Are They Good For?

2. Sage

High in antioxidants, it helps banish disease-causing free radicals.

3. Parsley

Helps prevent tumor formation and breast cancer.

4. Cilantro

A rich source of vitamin K, this herb strengthens bones and helps prevent the onset of bone diseases.

5. Cinnamon

Studies link this herb to reducing blood sugar levels in patients with type 2 diabetes.

6. Peppermint

Relieves Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and aids digestion.

7. Cumin Seed

A powerful germ-fighting herb, cumin is linked to the prevention of stomach ulcers.

8. Oregano

Decreases joint inflammation and soothes arthritic pain.

9. Ginger

This fresh root will soothe nausea for pregnancy women, those prone to motion sickness and cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy.

10. Thyme

A rich source of iron, thyme prevents anemia—especially during pregnancy.

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Emily Lockhart

Emily Lockhart is a certified yoga instructor and personal trainer. She believes that being healthy is a lifestyle choice, not a punishment or temporary fix to attain a desired fitness or body image goal. Anna helps her clients take responsibility for their own health and wellness through her classes and articles on ActiveBeat.