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 Herbs and Spices

HFN Recommend herbs and spices


​Basil is a good source of Protein, Vitamin E, Riboflavin and Niacin, and a very good source of Dietary Fiber, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Vitamin B6, Folate, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium, Zinc, Copper and Manganese. 

Here are some Health benefits:  Contains Disease-Fighting Antioxidants, Acts as an Anti-Inflammatory, Fights Cancer, Contains Antibacterial Properties, Contains Antimicrobial Properties that Fight Viruses and Infections, Combats Stress by Acting as an ‘Adaptogen’(stress medicine), Fights Depression, Promotes Cardiovascular Health, Supports Liver Function and Helps Detoxify the Body, and Helps Alkalize the Body and Improve Digestion.  Health First!

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Burdock Root

Burdock Root is a great source of Calcium, Iron, Potassium, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Zinc, Copper, Manganese, Selenium, Vitamin B-6, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, VItamin K, Vitamin B-1, Vitamin B-2, Vitamin B-3, Vitamin B-5, and Vitamin B-9.  Here are some Health Benefits:  It's a powerhouse of antioxidants, It removes toxins from the blood, It may inhibit some types of cancer, It is an aphrodisiac and It can help treat skin issues.  Health First!

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Cayenne Pepper

Cayenne contains vitamin E, vitamin C, vitamin K, carotenoids and the complete B complex. It is also a source of calcium, potassium, manganese, and dietary fiber..  Here are some health benefits:  Helps Digestion, Relieves Migraine Pain, Prevents Blood Clots, Provides Detox Support, Relieves Joint and Nerve Pain, Supports Weight Loss.  Health First!

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Cilantro is a good source of Thiamin and Zinc, and a very good source of Dietary Fiber, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin E (Alpha Tocopherol), Vitamin K, Riboflavin,Niacin, Vitamin B6, Folate, Pantothenic Acid, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium,Phosphorus, Potassium, Copper and Manganese.  Here are some health benefits:  Rids the Body of Heavy Metals, Protects Against Oxidative Stress, Lowers Anxiety and Improves Sleep, Lowers blood sugar levels, Protects Against Cardiovascular Disease, Prevents Urinary Tract Infections, Settles Digestive Upset, Protects Against Food Poisoning, and Supports Healthy Menstrual Function.  Health First!



Cumin is an excellent source of 

iron, manganese,  calcium, magnesium, phosphorus 

and vitamin B1.  

Here are some health benefits:  Aids Digestion, Boosts Immune System, Treats Respiratory Disorders, Promotes skin health, Treats Insomnia, Prevents Diabetes, Has Antiviral and Antibacterial Properties, High Source of Iron, and a high Source of Bone-Strengthening Calcium. Health First!


Dill Weed

Dill weed is a good source of  copper, potassium, calcium, manganese, iron, and magnesium. 

Here are some health benefits:  Promotes Digestion, Prevents Insomnia, Maintains Bone Health, Manages Diabetes, Prevents Excess Gas, Boosts Immunity, Calms Hiccups, Cures Diarrhea, Relieves Arthritis Pain, Treats Respiratory Disorders, Prevents cancer, and oral care.  Health First!


Hibiscus petals

Hibiscus is a great source of  Thiamin (B1),  Iron, Vitamin C, Riboflavin (B2), Copper, Vitamin A..  Here are some Health Benefits of Hibiscus:  Packed With Antioxidants. Share on Pinterest, May Help Lower Blood Pressure, May Help Lower Blood Fat Levels, May Boost Liver Health, Could Promote Weight Loss, Contains Compounds That May Help Prevent Cancer and Could Help Fight Bacteria...  Health First!

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Irish Sea Moss

Irish Sea Moss is a great source of minerals.  The human body is made up of 102 minerals, 92 of which are also found in sea moss..  Here are a few the minerals found in Sea Moss: Calcium (Ca), Folate (‎C19H19N7O6), Iron (Fe), Zinc (Zn), Copper (Cu), Sodium (Na), Iodine (I), Boron (B), Soluble Potash (K2O), Magnesium (Mg), Manganese (Mn), Phosphoric Acid (P2O5), Potassium (K), Selenium (Se), Sulfur (S)

Carbohydrates, Nitrogen (N), and Vitamins A to E, and K..  Here are a few Health Benefits:  It improves your digestive system, improves your Heart, balances your cholesterol levels, increases your brain function, improves your mood and hormone balance, strengthens your bones, helps muscle control, improves reproductive organs, and improves your Nervous system..  Health First!

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Lemon Balm

Lemon Balm is a good source of flavonoids, which can have an antioxidant effect. Other phytochemicals in lemon balm which may provide antioxidant activity include phenolic acids, terpenes, rosmarinic acid, and caffeic acids..  Here are some health benefits of Lemon Balm:  Antiviral, It can help relieve stress, It can help reduce anxiety, It may boost cognitive function, It can help ease insomnia and other sleep disorders, It may help treat cold sores, It may help relieve indigestion, It can help treat nausea, Treats heart palpitations, Improves cognitive function and focus, Helps manage ADHD in children, Fights the herpes virus, Fights cancer, Battles inflammation, Soothes constipation, and Reduces PMS symptoms...    Health First!! (54).png


Nettle is a good source of caloric energy, protein, fiber, and an array of health-promoting bioactive compounds. These include vitamins A, C, and K; fatty acids (α-linoleic acid and linoleic acid); and minerals including iron, manganese, potassium, and calcium.  Here are some of the benefits of Nettle:

Nettle is a gentle diuretic, helping the body to process and flush away toxins. It flushes the kidneys and bladder to prevent and soothe urinary tract infections. Nettle tea is ideal for sodium-induced water retention and high blood pressure. Nettle also Reduces Inflammation, treats enlarged prostate symptoms, lowers blood pressure, and it's good for the liver...  Health First!

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Olive Leaf

Olive Leaf is a great source of seleniumchromiumvitamin Cironzinc, beta-carotene, and a broad variety of amino acids. Here are some Health Benefits:  Antimicrobial agent against bacteria, yeast, fungi, and viruses, reduces blood pressure by improving blood flow through the arteries, reduces insulin resistance and increases glucose uptake into cells,  helps reduce cholesterol, helps to stimulate the Immune system, Anti-inflammatory, Antioxidant, Diuretic, Helps reduce fevers, Aids digestion...  Health First!  



Rooibos is a good source of magnesium essential for the nervous system, calcium and manganese for strong teeth and bones, zinc for metabolism and immune system, and iron that is important for helping blood and muscles get oxygen to all the cells that need it.  Here are some Health Benefits:  Its packed with antioxidant, enables digestion, full of micro-nutrients,  improves skin,  boost your immunity, anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties, improves the quality of sleep, and enhances bone strength..  Health First!



Sage is a good source of Vitamin C, Vitamin E (Alpha Tocopherol), Thiamin and Copper, and a very good source of Dietary Fiber, Vitamin A, Vitamin K, Vitamin B6, Folate, Calcium, Iron,Magnesium and Manganese.  Here are some health benefits:  Boosts Cognition, Treats Inflammation, Antioxidant Properties, Prevents Alzheimer’s Disease, Strengthens Immune System, Improves Bone Health, Manages Diabetes, and Aids in Digestion.  Health First!


Yellowdock Root

Yellow Dock Root is a good source of vitamins and minerals, especially  Vitamins A and C. These vitamins are antioxidants, contributing to the yellow dock’s detoxification benefits.  Yellow Dock is a natural herb used to help poor digestion. Yellow dock root is a blood purifier and detoxifier, especially for the liver. Yellow Dock root stimulates bile production, which helps digestion, particularly of fats. It can also stimulate a bowel movement to help remove lingering waste from your intestinal tract; it also increases toxin elimination through urination...   Health First!

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Wormwood is used for various digestion problems such as loss of appetite, upset stomach, gall bladder disease, and intestinal spasms. Wormwood is also used to treat fever,  liver disease, depression, muscle pain, memory loss, and worm infections..  Wormwood will increase your sexual desire and stimulate sweating.  Health First!


Bay Leaf

Bay leaves are packed with vitamin A, & C, magnesium, calcium, manganese,

potassium, and iron.  

Here are some health benefits:  Improve Digestion, Treat Respiratory Conditions, Hair Care, Anti-inflammatory Activity, protects the heart, Reduce Anxiety & Stress, Prevents cancer, and Manage Diabetes.  Health First!

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Cannabis is a great source of complete protein.  Raw cannabis contains powerful disease-fighting compounds known as Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and Cannabidiol (CBD).  The entire cannabis plant – leaves, stems, and roots – contains required nutrition for your body.  Leaves are an excellent source of fiber, magnesium, calcium, phosphorous and also contain polyphenols which help to protect our body from aging. The cannabis stems contain high levels of fiber.  Here are some Health Benefits:  Relief of chronic pain, Improves lung capacity, Help lose weight, Regulate and prevent diabetes, Regulate seizures, Treatment for glaucoma, Slow development of Alzheimer’s disease, Helps with tremors associated with Parkinson’s disease, and Alleviate anxiety just to name a few..  Health First!

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Chamomile is a great source of calcium, magnesium, potassium, folate and vitamin A, plus there are traces of several other nutrients.  Here are some Health Benefits:  Promotes Sleep, Treats Insomnia, Boosts Immunity, Treats Cold, Reduces Muscle Spasms and Period Pain, Soothes Stomach Ache, Treats Cuts, Wound and Skin Conditions, Reduces Stress, and Lightens Skin.  Here are a few more benefits of Chamomile:  Reducing menstrual pain, Treating diabetes and lowering blood sugar, Slowing or preventing osteoporosis, Reducing inflammation, Cancer treatment and prevention, Helping with sleep and relaxation, and treating cold symptoms.  Health First!


Clove/clove Oil

Cloves contain calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorous, potassium, sodium, and zinc. Thevitamins found in them include vitamin C, thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, folate, vitamin B6, vitamin B12,vitamin A, 

vitamin E, vitamin D, and vitamin K.  Here are some health benefits:  High in Antioxidants, Protects Against Cancer, Kill Off Bacteria, Improves Liver Health, Help Regulate Blood Sugar,  Promotes Bone Health, and Reduce Stomach Ulcers.  Health First! 


Dandelion Root

Dandelion Root is a source of fibers and vitamins A, C, K, E, folate, and small amounts of other B vitamins. It also provides minerals like iron, calcium, magnesium and potassium.  Here are some Health Benefits:  Highly Nutritious,  Contain Potent Antioxidants, Help Fight Inflammation, Aids Blood Sugar,  Reduce Cholesterol, Lower Blood Pressure, Promote a Healthy Liver, Aid Weight Loss, Kill Cancer Cells,  Rich in Antioxidants, Fights Bacteria, Strengthens Bones, Promotes Skin Health, and High in Fiber.  Health First!

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Echinacea is a good source of vitamin C & D. Echinacea also contains Zinc.  Here are some Health Benefits of Echinacea: It fights the flu, It helps to control blood sugar, Aids healthy cell growth, Reduces risk of breast cancer, Helps manage anxiety, Lowers blood pressure, reduces inflammation.  Health First!


Himalayan Salt

Himalayan salt is said to contain minerals that are good for your health.  Read More to learn about some of the minerals and there benefits.


Lavender Flowers

Lavender is a good source of  Vitamins A, B, C, and E.  Here are some Health Benefits of Lavender:  Improves Sleep, Reduces Inflammation, Boost Immune System, Detoxifies the Body, Supports Digestive Health, Aids Respiratory Health..   Health First!! (50).png


Marjoram contains high levels of vitamins A, C, K and B complex vitamins like niacin and folate. Marjoram also provides a rich supply of minerals like calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, zinc, manganese and selenium.  Here are some health benefits:  Helps you stay young, notice skin benefits,

Anti-inflammatory agent, Boost your immunity, Helps with digestion, Promotes better sleep, Lowers high blood pressure, treats cold and cough, Healthy nervous system, Enhances bone health and helps with blood clotting and prevents anemia.  Health First!


Neem Leaves

Neem is a good source of protein, carbohydrates, minerals, calcium, phosphorus, vitamin C, carotene,,  But they also contain glutamic acid, tyrosine, aspartic acid, alanine, praline, glutamine and amino acids, and several fatty acids..   Here are some Health Benefits of Neem:  Neem leaf is used for leprosy, eye disorders, bloody nose, intestinal worms, stomach upset, loss of appetite, skin ulcers, diseases of the heart and blood vessels (cardiovascular disease), fever, diabetes, gum disease (gingivitis), and liver problems. The leaf is also used for birth control and to cause abortions.   Health First!



Parsley is a good source of Protein, Vitamin E, Thiamin, Riboflavin, Niacin, Vitamin B6, Pantothenic Acid, Phosphorus and Zinc, and a very good source of Dietary Fiber, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Folate, Calcium, Iron,Magnesium, Potassium, Copper and Manganese.  Here are some health benefits: 

Controls Diabetes, Controls Rheumatoid Arthritis, Anti-carcinogenic Properties, Anti-inflammatory Properties, Treats Osteoporosis and Strengthens the Immune System.  Health First! 



Rosemary is a good source of Vitamin A, Thiamin and Magnesium, and a very good source of Dietary Fiber, Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, Folate, Calcium, Iron and Manganese..  The Benefits of Rosemary are: 

Rosemary Oil Benefits Hair Growth. When applied over the scalp rosemary essential oil helps stimulate hair growth.  Rosemary Improves Memory, Liver Detoxification and Gallbladder Function. Rosemary Lowers Cortisol.  Health First!

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Tarragon is an excellent source of minerals such as magnesium, iron, zinc, and calcium. The herb is rich in Vitamin A and Vitamin C as well as B-6. Here are some health benefits:  Prevent The Growth Of Cancer Cells, Keeps heart healthy, Maintaining Blood Sugar Level in Diabetic Patients, Prevents Anemia, Reduce Inflammation Symptoms, Promotes healthy blood flow,   Improve Digestive Functions, healthy eyes, Improve Digestive Functions, Promote Healthy Female Reproductive Health,  Healthy Bone Structure And Muscle Growth, and improve Conditions Involving the Central Nervous System.  Health First!



Thyme is an excellent source of vitamin C vitamin A,  fiber, riboflavin, iron, copper, and manganese, calcium and manganese, and vitamin B6, folate, phosphorus, potassium, and zinc. Here are some health benefits:  Anti-fungal Ability, Powerful Antioxidant,  Improves Circulation, Protects Heart, Eye care, Boosts Immunity, Reduces Stress, and Treats Respiratory Issues.    Health First!

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