As an herbalist I'm constantly trying to find new ways to increase my usage with herbs and spices. They grow wildly and offer an array of not only flavors for our meals, but pack a solid nutrient punch as well.
The next time you are at the grocery store or your farmer's market be sure to grab some herbs and add them to your next dish!
Rosemary: This commonly used herb which grows easily helps to balance hormones, in particular estrogen. In addition to being great for hormones it also boost immune function and acts as an antioxidant. For flavor add this herb to: chicken, fish or root vegetable dishes.
Thyme: A pungent herb which is often used to flavor fish dishes, acts as an anti-microbial, means it helps to fight bacteria and infections. It can be used externally and rubbed onto areas of the skin that need attention or also consumed internally. When cooking add this herb to meats or fish. It compliments Italian food wonderfully.
Sage: A well known herb used for smudging, also contains many health benefits such as reducing inflammation and minimizing free radicals. When cooking, add sage to soups, stews and meat dishes.