The idea of The Swinging Leaf stemmed from the pressures we face in the modern day world, with the daily grind of city life creating pressure on our bodies, leading to stress and a host of ailments connected to a fast paced lifestyle and the constant onslaught of a polluted environment.

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Benefits of Herbs

All of us are aware that all herbs and spices originate from plants, namely flowers, fruits, seeds, bark, leaves & roots and have been existing in our lives since ancient times. 

According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, a herb can be defined as “a seed producing, annual, biennial, or perennial plant that does not develop a persistent woody tissue, but dies down at the end of a growing season. A plant part, valued for its medicinal, savory or aromatic qualities.”

We consume herbs in our food and drinks to enhance taste, use them in many other ways such as aromatics & cosmetics and as kitchen medicines for thousands of years. Our body’s response to these natural treatments has not changed. In fact, now we have more global options to choose from. Herbs, as an alternative way of healing were used way before culinary use. Studies have found that herbs have antibacterial and antiviral properties, and many are high in Vitamin B, trace minerals and disease-fighting antioxidants. 

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According to Avicenna (Persian polymath, regarded as one of the finest physicians, astronomers, thinkers and writers of the Islamic Golden Age) “There are no incurable diseases – only the lack of will. There are no worthless herbs; only the lack of knowledge.”

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We can find herbs anywhere, sometimes growing wild. We can also grow herbs anywhere, ourselves, whether in our kitchen gardens or in a pot on our window sill. In the marketplace, herbs can be found fresh or in their dried form and most are available easily. Ease of availability also translates into ease of preparation and usage. We can simply just add them to the food or steep it in hot water to drink them as a tea.

Generally, herbs consumed regularly over a long time do bring about benefits in the body, slowly and steadily, while showing almost negligible or nil harmful effects. As an example, we can say that holy basil, if consumed regularly, helps tackle stress, anxiety and inflammation. It has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.

Ease of availability and use, coupled with the fact that all herbs have properties that improve our health, ensure that herbs enjoy a holistic place in our well-being. In a sense, we can say that herbs are the sweet spot where the delicious and healthy meet.

Explore our collection of Herbal Infusions – From our Herbal Tea and Herbal Infusion Collection.