So there you are at home, honoring the need for social distancing, and maybe anxious about staying well. Leave that work to plants! ????
Plants had to figure out creative ways to defend themselves from invading pathogens. It’s not like they can uproot and run away! So instead they fill their leaves with antimicrobial chemical compounds.
These compounds are aromatic and what we usually associate with good smells and yummy food.
What are those herbs?
And there are many more!
But these are so common, you probably have them right there in your own kitchen.
In upcoming videos, I’ll share a few of my favorite ways to use these medicinally to ward off illness.
Dr. Jill Crista here. Guess what!? You have 5 powerful herbs, probably right now, in your kitchen that help to protect you against mold and viruses. So you don’t have to be worried about being all cooped up and social distancing, because plants have it figured out.
Plants can’t do social distancing.
They can’t uproot, waddle over, and then replant.
So they had to figure out ways to protect themselves. They have compounds in them that protect them against invading pathogens.
So these 5 plants, I bet if you look in your kitchen you have them, that is:
So if you have these, you already have a huge armament against mold and viruses. In future videos, I’ll be talking about how to use each one – give a little demo – so that you guys can conquer mold and keep your health.
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