Fresh herbs, ounce for ounce, are higher in antioxidants than many fruits and vegetables. Many, like oregano, are powerful antifungal, antibacterial, and antiviral.

You can grow and dry your own fresh herbs –

  • Snip leaves early in the day before the hot sun hits them.

  • Let them dry off.

  • Tie about 5 stems together and hand upside down in a warm, dry place away from direct sunlight.

  • It takes about 2 weeks before they have reached the dry crumbly stage of dryness.

  • When they are completely dry, hold the stems and strip the leaves into airtight containers.

You can dry fresh herbs from the grocery store too.

While they are a beneficial addition to your diet – you would have to eat a half a ton to make any nutritional headway. That is why they use essential oils to deliver the healthy benefits in a supplement form.


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