Health Benefits of the Top 6 Holiday Herbs

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2. Vanilla

Vanilla, a staple in everyone’s pantry, is the one spice that has dozens of uses and one that everyone loves. Even simply smelling vanilla can calm people down and put them in a good mood.

With more than 200 phytonutrients, which are plant compounds that have healing properties, vanilla can be used for just about everything from depression to loss of libido, stop inflammation, and hyperactivity. Vanilla will work in almost everything you are cooking; granola, baked goods, smoothies, hot beverages, and oatmeal.

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