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Most culinary herbs help digestion. A few are outstanding.
Herbs that deter harmful bacteria, fungi and other micro-organisms keep foods from spoiling and help protect our bodies from such microbes.
Free radical damage to cells and tissues may contribute to many aging-related ailments, such as cataracts, macular degeneration, dementia, atherosclerosis and arthritis. Antioxidants scavenge free radicals. In foods, they also help prevent spoilage.
Some herbs help our brains function more effectively.
These herbs are heart-healthy. Others include onion, chives, juniper berries and ginger.