Herbs add flavor to many types of food dishes but have also been used medicinally for thousands of years. Research is ongoing, but studies have shown that consuming herbs may help to prevent and manage health conditions such as heart disease, cancer, Alzheimers, diabetes, and more. They may also provide anti-inflammatory benefits. Fresh herbs usually have higher antioxidant levels. However, the drying process concentrates the micronutrient levels of dried herbs. Whether using fresh herbs to flavor a meal or drinking tea made with dried herbs, you’ll reap the benefits where health and deliciousness converge. For example, adding herbs to a low-salt meal will enhance the flavor and help you stay health-conscious.