In coming to your appointments at MKE MindBody Wellness, you may have spotted our herb garden growing on the side of the building. We are excited about our chamomile, lavender, and lemon balm, which each have medicinal properties and will eventually be incorporated into our healing services at the clinic.
Many of us struggle with inflammation, auto-immune disorders, stress, and gut issues, but did you know that herbs (either fresh from the garden, ground into spices, or consumed as a tea) have healing benefits that can support your digestion and overall health?
Here are some of the most beneficial herbs you should consider incorporating into your life and diet:
Lemon Balm: relaxing, antispasmodic effect on nervous system and stomach; may help fight off viruses like herpes simplex
Chamomile: great at treating colic, infections, stress & nervousness, and stomach disorders; wonderful sleep aid
Lavender: the essential oils help calm nerves and upset stomach
Ginger: very warming; helps with motion sickness, cramping, and upset stomach; anti-microbial
Turmeric: relieves bloating; great for the liver; anti-inflammatory
Cilantro: aids digestion; helps remove toxins from body
Fennel: eases gas and bloating; stimulates milk production
Peppermint: cooling and great at reducing digestive discomfort; helpful with coughs and colds
Dill: can be used as a sedative; promotes restful sleep
Rosemary: helps clear the liver and head; sharpens memory and concentration
Don’t hesitate to ask us for more information or discuss tailored options for you during your next visit.
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