When we began creating our first pressed juice recipes, we were inspired by the delicate variety of herbs that our juicer could squeeze - The aromas that come from our kitchen when making our green juices is just awesome! More than just variety of flavors, we wanted to share with you the reason behind our delightful variety:
Ginger - a common herb ginger is highly known for its "soothing" effect on a tummy, helping with gas and upset stomach. Ginger oil helps improve the intestinal motility and have been anti-inflammatory, painkiller, nerve soothing, fever reducing as well as anti-bacterial properties. Vitamins in ginger include B-5 and B-6 and minerals like potassium, manganese, copper, and magnesium
Cilantro - another household herb possibly growing in the summer garden is good for more than asian inspired cooking and guacamole! Cilantro is rich in many vitamins and minerals adding to its antioxidant quality. High in Vitamin A and K, great for your blood and bones, herbalists have also understood for centuries that fresh cilantro may be helpful in assisting your body to rid itself of unwanted heavy metals
Parsley - The vitamin content in parsley alone is definitely worth taking note of. Parsley has twice the amount of iron as spinach and has three times the vitamin C of an orange. Parsley helps restore digestion, supports the liver, kidneys, spleen, and adrenal glands; purifies blood and body fluids, helps the body's defensive mechanisms, and chokes negative microorganisms
Dandelion - Think about dandelion as a superfood rather than a weed. It can be used as a diuretic and liver cleanser. It helps clear inflammation and congestion of the liver and gallbladder. It’s also a natural source of potassium, which makes it a safe and gentle diuretic.
Arugula - although not technically an herb, the aromatic, strong flavor of arugula is commonly incorporated into the category (so us too!) Arugula is a rich source of certain phytochemicals that have been shown to combat cancer-causing elements in the body. Arugula is also a great source of folic acid and Vitamins A, C and K. As one of the best vegetable sources of Vitamin K, arugula provides a boost for bone and brain health.
Habanero - Our super spice, habanero pepper is credited with helping relieve some cold symptoms, particularly respiratory issues. It also creates a sweat effect which can help aid your body in eliminating toxins. And it is considered an antioxidant which can help repair damage from free radicals. But this little pepper is packed with Capsicin - and that is a whole story in itself!
Red Cabbage - The selenium found in cabbage juice helps to protect your body from heart disease. Raw cabbage comes with anti-carcinogenic properties which have been shown to have unique cancer-preventative properties for bladder, colon and prostate cancer. Cabbage is naturally rich in Vitamin U - this vitamin, commonly referred to as ‘cabbagen’, strengthens your stomach lining and makes it resistant to ulcers. It’s also a great bowel cleanser, detoxifies your colon and helps cure any already-present acute ulcers in your digestive tract.