It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....

Healthy Lifestyle Message Board

Question about herbs

Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 06-20-2008, 06:41 PM   #1
Senior Member
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Kingston, Ontario
Posts: 267
son1981 HB User
Question Question about herbs


I buy a lot of herbs like the normal club house kind we get at the grocery store that come in little shakers so we can sprinkle them on our food whenever we want. I buy a lot of these herbs because i read good things about them on how healthy they are.

Stuff like Dill, cumin, rosmary, basil, oregano, etc..

I can't help but wonder are we still getting the health benefits of these herbs if they are all dry and ground and we sprinkle them on our food before we cook our food? I hope I am getting all the benefits, otherwise using them all the time would be pointless!

Sponsors Lightbulb
Old 06-20-2008, 06:48 PM   #2
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: mt gambier,australia
Posts: 6
barry65 HB User
Smile Re: Question about herbs

hi there
the benefit in those sprinkle bottles are very minimal. most of the goodness has been lost during processing, and you mainly use them for taste or flavour.
if you want the medicinal benefit, always grow your own, they are all very easy to grow and can be done in pots or a very small space. fresh is best.

happy growing regards barry

Old 06-20-2008, 10:24 PM   #3
Senior Veteran
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: emerald city
Posts: 1,309
rheanna HB Userrheanna HB User
Re: Question about herbs


Dried herbs still have some of the healthy essential oils in them, but if they're ground to a powder they're mostly just flavorful dust. I would buy dried herbs where you can see the leafy bits, and buy a new bottle if there is any left over after one year. The greener they are, the fresher -- when you buy a new bottle and notice that the older stuff is grey, you know it's time!

For really fresh healthy herbs, buy pots of herbs for your windowsill, or even try growing your own.


Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
question terrier07 Women's Health 3 03-13-2008 06:11 AM
HCTZ and edema question boots4me High & Low Blood Pressure 15 10-09-2007 07:31 PM
meds or no meds-that is the question pozinfl HIV Prevention 17 08-19-2005 05:59 PM
Is there a little to the herbs I can take? grablife365 Vitamins & Supplements 4 07-06-2005 01:06 PM
Ovulation Question Mockanaitis Infertility 45 01-25-2005 02:56 PM
A question Angel Herpes 12 10-22-2004 10:07 AM
Herbs/Seizure Question?? Prtam Epilepsy 1 09-10-2004 08:05 AM
Question about the use of herbs . . . pw47 Vitamins & Supplements 4 09-02-2003 08:30 AM
OLE question - are these "side effects"? VeggieQueen58 Herpes 1 07-28-2003 01:30 PM

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Sign Up Today!

Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

I want my free account

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 10:18 AM.

Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
© 1998-2018 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!