Echinacea: The health benefits of echinacea include its ability to boost the immune system, prevent cancer, eliminate bacterial and viral infections, reduce inflammation, improve skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis, protect respiratory health, speed healing and recovery times, manages allergies, boost oral health, and prevent recurrent infections like ear infections. Some people have reported allergic reactions to echinacea, so be careful.
Eggplant: Eggplants have a unique range of health benefits, including an ability to help build strong bones and prevent osteoporosis, reduce symptoms of anemia, increase cognitive function, improve cardiovascular health, protect the digestive system, help lose weight, manage diabetes, reduce stress, protect infants from birth defects, and even prevent cancer. However, as it belongs to the nightshade family of vegetables, it can cause severe allergic reactions.
Elderberry: Some of the most important health benefits of elderberries include their ability to boost immune system function, protect against bacteria and infection, slow down the spread of cancer, moderate the digestive process, prevent the development of diabetes, reduce the pain and speed associated with autoimmune diseases, help with weight loss, lower blood pressure, and alleviate allergies. Elderberries pack a very nutritious punch, including minerals like iron, potassium, phosphorous, and copper, as well as vitamins, such as vitamin A, B, and C, proteins, and dietary fiber. Add some of the beneficial organic compounds that function as anti-inflammatory and antioxidant agents in the body. When it comes to clearing up a sore throat, a cough, cold,bronchitis, or any other issue that affects your respiratory system, elderberry juice might be your best choice. Like many cough syrups, elderberries contain bioflavonoids like anthocyanins that can soothe inflammation and irritation and also act as an expectorant and clear out phlegm that can trap foreign agents in your glands. Elderberry juice is even recommended for people with asthma. Elderberry makes it way into a lot of cosmetic applications, primarily because the bioflavonoids in elderberries plays a very important role for the skin. The antioxidant activity, combined with its significant levels of vitamin A, make elderberries perfect for preventing or lessening wrinkles, helping age spots to fade, and generally improving the glow and tone.
Elm: Also know as Slippery elm Bark, its health and medicinal benefits are extensive. Its bark's mucilage (gummy substance that oozes from bark when it comes in contact with water) is mainly composed of easy to digest complex carbohydrates which are non-toxic and make a soothing substance for anything it comes in contact with. The inner bark of slippery elm also contains various nutrients, such as beta-sitosterol, campestrol, tannin, calcium, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, selenium, zinc, beta-carotene and vitamins B1, B2, B3 and vitamin C. Today, the herb is used for the many benefits of slippery elm. It comes n handy as a demulcent, emollient, expectorant, diuretic, and nutritive. It is also touted for its ability to heal female organs and treat cancer.
Endive/ Escarole: Despite their bitter taste, endives are quite nutritious, especially when eaten raw. They are packed with vitamin K, a natural anti-inflammatory nutrient with great cancer preventive properties. Regular consumption helps regulate blood sugar and cholesterol levels and offers protection against atherosclerosis. It also increases calcium absorption in bones, helps in the prevention of osteoporosis and supports healthy gut flora. The vitamin K also helps reduce arterial calcification to promote cardiovascular health. Vitamin A helps boost the immune system and promote good eyesight.