Culinary Herbs for Health


By Mary Purdy, MS, RDN

Integrative and Eco-Dietitian and Adjunct Professor at Bastyr University


Culinary Herbs! These flavorful gems add zing to your meals and can provide some potentially anti-viral and anti-bacterial properties that support immune function and overall health.  Try out these three herbs, often found growing wild or pretty cheap to purchase from the store and keep on your window sill. (NOTE: They are not meant to substitute seeking medical  advice or treatment if you need it.  They are meant to support your overall health.)

Please see the video for more info on specific properties of each herb.

Below are recipes from fellow dietitian nutritionists:


1. Cauliflower Gnocchi with Kale & Rosemary from EA Stewart

2. Homemade Veggie Broth by Brynn McDowell



1. Tropical Fruit Salad with Mint from Lisa Andrews: 

2.Thai Mint Carrot Salad from Sharon Palmer

3. Mint-infused Water from Megan Byrd



1. Greek Salad with Homemade Vinaigrette by Brynn Macdowell

Happy Herbing!

Stay well.


1. Health Benefits of Culinary Herbs and Spices.

2. Culinary Herbs and Spices: Their Bioactive Properties, the Contribution of Polyphenols and the Challenges in Deducing Their True Health Benefits



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First things first: I love chocolate. I love kale. And I consume them both regularly, but generally not at the same time (although, ask me about my chocolate, berry & kale smoothie!) I also love helping people find easy ways make their body, mind, and life better while also making eco-friendly choices that support the health of our planet.


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