With so many amazing herbs to add to your cooking to create tasty flavours why not add some that are healing herbs.

There are some herbs we use in the kitchen which have medicinal benefits as well, Woman & Home wrote.

Rosemary – (one of my absolute favourites), is uplifting and aids memory, concentration and even mathematical ability ( I definitely need that). Studies have also shown that it is high in antioxidants.

Sage is great for hot flushes and delicious with onion as a stuffing. It has antibacterial, anti-sweating and muscle-relaxant properties. Sage is also linked to wisdom.

Marjoram can be used to aid digestion, and for coughs and colds and headaches. The oil can help treat gut infections and imbalances.

Parsley is great for bladder health as parsley has seeds containing oil that is diuretic.

Thyme is great for coughs and colds and is packed with Vitamin C and A. It can treat colds, coughs, catarrh, sore throats, asthma, indigestion, diarrhoea and stomach irritation.

Dill is high in calcium, and vitamins A and C, and can relieve stomach cramps or flatulence. It contains a relaxing essential oil that can be used as a safe muscle relaxant.

Turmeric says Healthline is believed to have anticancer properties and can prevent DNA mutations. As an anti-inflammatory, it can be taken as a supplement and it’s been used topically for people with arthritis who wish to relieve discomfort. It’s used worldwide as a cooking ingredient, which makes it a delicious, antioxidant-richTrusted Source addition to many dishes.

According to recent research, turmeric is also showing promise as a treatment for a variety of dermatologic diseases and joint arthritisTrusted Source.

Garlic according to Healthline has throughout ancient history, been used for its medicinal properties. Garlic supplementation is well known for combatting sickness, including the common cold. Covering all the incredible health benefits of garlic is beyond the scope of this article, but you can read about them here.

Things to always remember when taking herbs in supplement form –

  • When used as a supplement, people tend to take too much, so it can be difficult to trust the dosage and quality. Safety increases when ingested as an herb in cooking or tea.
  • Long-term use can potentially cause stomach problems.
  • Always check with your GP first if you are taking medication.


I bet you did not know that there is a scientific way to pour tea to get the best taste?

Well, according to News 18 the way you filter your tea has a big impact on its taste.

Apparently, the speed with which you pour your tea from the kettle into a cup can have a significant impact on its flavour.

After the scientific way of pouring tea was introduced, many found that they had been filtering their tea incorrectly all their lives.

The proper way to pour it is to pour tea from the kettle directly into the cup, that way not a single drop of tea will be lost.

Using a ceramic or glass kettle you should pour the tea as quickly as possible as the chances of tea falling to the bottom of the cup are reduced doing it this way.

According to Twinings Tea, it is customary for the person doing the hosting to pour the tea out, and for the teapot to be left on the table with the spout facing the person who poured.

If sitting at a table, the proper manner to drink tea is to raise the teacup, leave the saucer on the table, and place the cup back on the saucer between sips. It’s considered rude to look anywhere but into the cup whilst sipping tea, and absolutely no slurping!

A few more absolute no-no’s are; unfortunately, is it inappropriate to dunk one’s biscuits in tea! (of course, this only applies when in polite company!), and also, no using tea to wash down your food!

So, there you go a little bit on how to pour your tea and the etiquette you should follow after pouring it. Any other comments on how to pour and/or drink your tea would be greatly appreciated.