January 30, 2014
Now this post is a bit of fun!
I used to read loads of magazines as a journalism student and I think this particular blog is inspired by the fun articles that would undoubtedly be part of these magazines - the 'what type of personality are you?' type ones!
I loved Cosmo, Cleo, Who, Frankie and Marie Claire and really enjoyed reading these mags for 'research purposes' ;)
Which brings me to my own magazine inspired 'quiz'.....
I love my herbs.
Using them in cooking especially, so I have gathered some popular culinary herbs and envisioned the type of person that loves these herbs to give us a 'herb personality'.
I have also included a (very) brief run down of some properties of each herb. I say brief because these herbs could have a whole blog of their own if we were to properly explore their health benefits which of course is on my bloggy to-do list!
So here we go! What is Your Herb Personality? To determine this - just think about what your favourite herb of all time is and that's how we determine what your herb personality is! Got it? Good, now read on! Sorry if your fave herb is not on this list, just pick your second favourite! ;)
You have a huge heart, love family, cooking and sleep! These people make great chefs and home-makers
Health Benefits - contains anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties, good for rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, and inflammatory bowel conditions. Very high in Vitamin A and contains a good amount of minerals like potassium, manganese, copper, and magnesium.
You love to travel, give you an adventure and you're happy! Make wonderful tour group leaders or party planners
Health Benefits - This herb is very high in antioxidants especially Vitamins A and C. Also very rich in Vit K. A good source of minerals like potassium, calcium, manganese, iron, and magnesium. Used as a digestive tonic, a carminative, anti-fingal, lipolytic (weight loss) and helps rid heavy metals from the body.
You are a homebody, love your bed, your books and your friends, you would make an excellent librarian or personal assistantHealth Benefits -A warming herb, commonly used as a digestive and it's most famous property is that it helps regulate blood sugar levels. Great for diabetics and people trying to lose weight
You are a traditionalist, you love routine and order, you would make an excellent teacher or architectHealth Benefits -antiseptic, carminative, very high in Vitamins A, C and K. A good source of minerals like potassium, calcium, manganese, iron, and magnesium. This herb is commonly used to treat anemia due to high amounts of Iron and vit c together so a fantastic source of absorbable iron!
You are a free spirit, you love to push the boundaries and prefer the alternative side of life, you would make a wonderful horticulturalist or natural therapist
Health Benefits -Antifungal, antiseptic, antibacterial, antimicrobial and antiviral. The greatest herb to use when fighting illness due to bacteria or virus. Great for impaired immune systems.
You are nostalgic, feel things deeply and love photography and music, you would make a great artist or do amazing work in advertising/marketingHealth Benefits -A very health promoting herb, high in most minerals and vitamins including folic acid and the B group vitamins, contains Rosmarinic acid which has anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, and anti-oxidant functions. The oil is also used for topical applications for health of the scalp and painful conditions such as gout, rheumatism and neuralgic conditions.
You are someone not to be crossed, you stand up for what you believe in and justice is very important to you, you would make a fabulous lawyer or do well in any work involved with human/animal rightsHealth Benefits -Like rosemary, sage contains rosmarinic acid so it also has the anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, and anti-oxidant functions. Used for hot flushes during menopause, great hormonal regulator.
You are a pleasure seeker, love the finer things in life - give you room service on holidays and you've died and gone to heaven, you would make an excellent personal shopper or mixologistHealth Benefits -Very high antioxidant content including vitamin A, beta carotene, vitamin-C and vitamin E. The leaves of mint also contain many important B-complex vitamins like folates, riboflavin and vitamin B-6 and is an excellent source of vitamin-K. Mint has compounds that relax the intestinal wall so very good as an anti-spasmodic agent in the treatment of "irritable bowel syndrome" (IBS) and colic. Contains 'menthol' which has analgesic (pain killer) properties. A good source of minerals like potassium, calcium, iron, manganese and magnesium.
You are the true food lover, you love complexity, depth and working out riddles, you would be a good food critic or detective
Health Benefits -Cumin is an excellent source of minerals like iron, copper, calcium, potassium, manganese, selenium, zinc and magnesium. Also contains very good amounts of B-complex vitamins such as thiamin, vitamin B-6, niacin, riboflavin, and other vital anti-oxidant vitamins like vitamin E, vitamin A and vitamin C. It is another warming and digestive herb, has anti-flatulant properties and aids in digestion by helping the gut to secrete more digestive enzymes.
You stand out from the crowd, you wow people with your individuality, your enthusiasm and your big ideas, you would make a great company director or performance artist/actor
Health Benefits -Anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, carminative, antioxidant and anti-tumor. Contains very good amounts of minerals like calcium, iron, potassium, manganese, copper, zinc, and magnesium. It is very rich source of many essential vitamins such as vitamin B6, choline, niacin, and riboflavin. Commonly used in arthritic conditions, pain, cancer and just a few grams of turmeric per day either in the form of powder, crushed root or fresh root can provide enough nutrients to help you keep away from anemia, neuritis, alzheimers, dementia and offer protection against cancers, infectious diseases, high blood pressure and strokes.
You are a daydreamer! Your imagination knows no limits and you love being around children where you can connect in imaginative play. You would make a great author or child care teacher
Health Benefits - Ginger has a demulcent action on the gut lining and is also known as a carminative so this herb also helps to calm down gut spasms. It’s another anti-inflammatory. Fabulous for gut cramps, flatulence and colicy type pains, nausea and interestingly another use for this herb is for warding off of harmful parasites and their eggs. Also contains a good amount of minerals like potassium, manganese, copper, and magnesium.
So what is your herb personality?
Is it any way correct?
I would love to know!
Yours in Health
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