DIY The Uses of Herbs and Spices

Herbs and spices are commonly found in daily cooking recipes, they also have been using as alternative medicine because of the nutrients and their great health benefits. Here will show you other uses of herbs and spices in our daily life that are very much easy to diy:

Useful Tips of Herbs and Spices

(a) Rosemary

Rosemary is a great natural mosquito repellent. Plant it on your terrace or windowsill, and mosquitoes won’t come near. Rosemary is also good for dandruff, what you need to do is just rinse your hair with cooled solution of boiled rosemary leaves and water.

Rosemary leaves

(b) Lavender

Most of us love the scent of lavender, but not the insects! So putting small bags of lavender in your wardrobe or drawers is good to prevent moths. It also helps sleep – if you have insomnia issue, you can pop a drop of lavender oil on your pillow.


(c) Basil

Lab studies have demonstrated basil contain antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, that it could be used to treat acne and other infections. For natural acne treatment, simply soak the fresh basil leaves in hot water for 20-30 minutes; wait until the water has cooled and then apply the liquid to the problem area with a cotton wool ball.

Basil leaves

(d) Sage Leaves

Rinse your hair with sage leaves water can help darken gray hairs. Pour two cups of boiled water over 1/4 cup of fresh or dried sage leaves in a heat-resistant bowl. Allow the mixture to cool, filter out the solids, and slowly pour on your hair, then rinse in the shower.

Sage leaves

(e) Mint

Mice hate the smell of mint. If you are battling with an infestation and want a natural repellent, try to scent your home with cotton wool balls dotted with peppermint oil. Fresh mint leaves also add an amazing zing to lemonade that will refresh your day!

Mint leaves

(f) Ginger

Ginger can naturally relieve nausea, and it is also conducive to loss of appetite, travel sickness and stomach pain. In order to relieve stomach discomfort, try preparing ginger tea made from ginger, honey and lemon added to warm water.


(g) Cinnamon

Numerous studies have demonstrated Cinnamon has powerful antibacterial and anti-fungal properties, which could be effectively overcome the fungal problems of your garden plants. Mix 1 teaspoon of cinnamon with a few glasses of water and soak overnight. In the morning, filter the mixture with coffee filter and pour into a spray bottle. Spray on the affected plant stems, leaves and soil to kill the fungus and prevent its recurrence.