Health Benefits of Christmas Herbs

During Christmas time there are some herbs that are very popular. Herbs like cinnamon, anise, scotch pine and peppermint tend to awaken our senses because they smell so good, but they are also filled with many nutrients.

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Cinnamon: This is the most popular herb among Christmastime because the strong aroma reminds us of the holiday season. Tea with cinnamon and lemon is a great form of antioxidants and antibiotics, which is why you should be drinking this when you have a cold or a sore throat. In addition, cinnamon can lower your blood sugar and it is known to decrease the amount of glucose that enters the blood stream after a meal. It can also help fight bacterial and fungal infections and even protect against cancer. Drinking cinnamon tea can cut the risk for heart disease and even protects neurons, which slows down neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease.