Another antioxidant powerhouse loaded with phenols. Rosmarinic acid has demonstrated antimicrobial activity against food-borne pathogens, and can be used topically as an herbal antiseptic.
The herb is used to treat respiratory tract disorders, gastrointestinal (GI) disorders, menstrual cramps, and urinary tract disorders.It contains the compound carvacrol which was found to reduce heart rate, mean arterial pressure as well as the systolic and diastolic blood pressures.
The herb is also applied topically to help treat a number of skin conditions, such as acne and dandruff.
Dried oregano and especially essential oil of oregano are extremely volatile and anti-parasitic. Use two to three drops of oregano oil in water with fresh squeezed lemon and drink this three times a day.
An antioxidant powerhouse, compounds protects against inflammation, heart disease, Alzheimer’s. The polyphenols increase insulin activity, aiding diabetes control.
Cloves are among the top three spices in antioxidant concentration.
Clove contains significant amounts of an active component called eugenol, which has made it the subject of numerous health studies, including studies on the prevention of toxicity from environmental pollutants like carbon tetrachloride, digestive tract cancers, and joint inflammation.
Cloves are also used for tooth pain.
Garlic contains allicin, a substance which has antibacterial, antioxidant, lipid lowering and anti-hypertension properties. Fresh garlic has more potent cardio-protective properties than processed garlic
One quick example of garlic’s power, is in killing multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB)
it has been demonstrated to inhibit the following pathogens as well:
- AmoebaEntamoeba histolytica (parasite)
- Dermatophytoses (a type of topical fungal infection)
- Haemophilus Influenzae
- Helicobacter Pylori
- Herpes Simplex Virus Type 1
- Herpes Simplex Virus Type 2
Klebsiella Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus A. (MRSA)
Streptococcus Infections: Group A Streptococcus Infections: Group B
Thrush (oral fungal infection)