There are numerous beneficial herbs that strengthen our immune systems. Among them are basil, oregano, mint, parsley, and thyme. Many of these herbs are easy to grow indoors during the winter and can be placed outside during the summer months. They can also flavor our food in a tasty and natural way to promote a healthier appetite.  Herbs also provide us with aromatherapy.  Three herbs and spices that are especially helpful for senior wellness are  rosemary (helps with memory improvement), turmeric (assists with alleviating arthritis pain), and  ginger (helps with blood sugar levels).

Using preventative health and awareness to take care of your body is helpful with the aging process. As you age, your taste buds often don’t work as well and foods can taste bland. Delicious herbs and spices can boost the flavor of food. The staff at McHARRIE LIFE SENIOR COMMUNITY is available 24 hours a day to serve individuals who need assistance with the activities of daily life. To learn more, please call (315) 638-2521 to arrange a tour of our senior community at 7740 Meigs Road, Baldwinsville. 

P.S. Spearmint can help improve digestion, boost respiratory health, and increase circulation. Drop some fresh leaves in boiling water for a quick tea.