Here are the 5 best aromatic herbs to include in your diet

Finally chopped or chopped, fresh aromatic herbs enhance and spice up all preparations, both savory and sweet. Particularly delicate, they quickly lose their flavor after being picked or purchased. It is therefore better to use them as soon as possible to take full advantage of them. Likewise, add them at the last moment to your dishes to preserve their subtle aromas. Widely used in cooking for their distinct taste, aromatic herbs are also known for their health benefits.

What aromatic herbs for everyday use?


An essential herb from Provence, thyme contains thymol and carvacrol, two antibacterial compounds. It also helps relieve coughs and is traditionally used to treat respiratory conditions thanks to its anti-inflammatory and purifying properties.

The Basilic

Basil is an aromatic plant with multiple varieties ranging from the classic green basil, star of Italian cuisine, with large green leaves, to purple basil and its slightly peppery taste, including Thai basil with its aniseed taste. Basil is rich in antioxidants, including beta-carotene, vitamin C, and manganese, which actively protect the body against damage and stress. In addition, it is a source of calcium, essential for maintaining strong bones and teeth.


The two main varieties of mint consumed are peppermint and spearmint. Each has distinct aromatic characteristics while sharing benefits. Compounds in mint, such as menthol and menthone, have antibacterial and antiviral, as well as digestive and soothing properties that relieve intestinal discomfort. Peppermint essential oil is also very effective against headaches!


Rosemary is a powerful antioxidant thanks to rosmarinic acid and carnosol. These compounds, specific to rosemary, reduce inflammation and strengthen the immune system. Rosemary compounds also protect the liver against the harmful effects of toxic substances such as alcohol, medications, and environmental pollutants. Finally, according to several studies, rosemary, especially the essential oil, is a valuable ally for memory.


Originally from the Mediterranean region and South Asia, coriander is far from unanimously appreciated. However, its benefits are no longer to be proven. Antioxidant, this herb is rich in vitamin C and polyphenols. Fresh, it also contains beta-carotene, which contributes to the proper functioning of the immune system. It also improves digestion, blood circulation and helps reduce “bad cholesterol” in the blood.

As an infusion or condiment, integrate these aromatic herbs into your daily diet, not only to enhance the flavor of your dishes, but also to benefit from their undeniable benefits.

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