Five Herbs to flavour your health this Autumn
Leah & Kirsten from Nourished Earth share their expert advice on the best natural options for your health this autumn.
As the seasons change, we have an abundance of herbs and vegetables available that we can and should incorporate into our meals. Not only are they specific to this time of the year, they are jam-packed with immune boosting nutrients and minerals, perfect for good health.
As the weather cools, our cooking habits change, and we start to increase comforting, slow-cooked meals, warm salads, broths, soups and hot drinks such as herbal teas. Autumn is the perfect time to enhance your immune system for the cooler months ahead.
Using the following five nourishing herbs in addition to your autumn cooking, will not only add more flavour but also boost health and well-being.
Sage has many medicinal properties including antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and immune enhancing actions. Sage is great for sore throats and coughs. Fresh or dried leaves can be made into a tea or added to many beef, lamb or chicken recipes. Sage is also delicious with butter or Ghee roasted potatoes.
This robust herb can soothe digestion, boost memory and immune health and has powerful anti-bacterial properties for fighting infection. Rosemary is the ideal addition for root vegetable dishes, marinades, sauces and is also perfectly paired with lamb.
Thyme is a wonderful, therapeutic option high in anti-viral, anti-bacterial and antiseptic properties. It’s best in broths, soups and stews. Need to sooth the throat? Use thyme leaves to create herbal tea.
Opt for fennel to best prevent the onset of a cold. As a tea, it’s fantastic in assisting with upper respiratory tract infections. Chewing the seeds may relieve mild indigestion. Our favourite way to use fennel is by adding it to a salad or roasting with vegetables.
Garlic is an amazing herb with a broad range of uses from culinary to medicinal. Garlic is a true powerhouse when it comes to enhancing your health. Strengthen your immune and heart health with this flavour filled herb throughout the year. It’s so versatile and delicious!
Combining fresh or dried herbs with the abundant autumn harvest can create delicious and flavoursome meals in your kitchen. So, get creative with your combinations and optimise your health this autumn!
Nourished Earth is located at Moonee Market, Moonee Beach Rd, Moonee Beach NSW 2450
You can reach them on: (02) 6653 6969