10 Healthy Herbs You Should Be Using


Mint: eases aches and pains

Forget about swallowing a pill to soothe pain. Ancient Greeks and Romans relied on a more natural way to ease suffering: Mint! Studies show the herb (in both ointment and tea form) can help alleviate a variety of aches.

Today, the herb is most commonly used to freshen breath—in the form of chewing gum and mouthwash. And check out these belly benefits: Mint has been shown to aid in digestion, and for those suffering from irritable bowel disease and other digestive disorders, mint oil can help relax the muscular lining of the digestive tract, which may relieve cramps and bloating.

I love chopping mint into diced pineapple for a simple dessert, or topping a refreshing mojito with a sprig or two. Or you can try my Minty Grapefruit dessert.