5 herbs that increase magnesium levels in blood

Almost 80 percent of people experience magnesium deficiency at some point in their lives, often without even being aware of it. The health consequences of magnesium deficiency are seriously underrated.

The symptoms of magnesium deficiency can include muscle cramps and tremors, fatigue, loss of appetite, confusion, insomnia, memory problems, and impaired cognitive function.

Severe magnesium deficiency can cause numbness, nausea and vomiting, and hallucinations, among other serious symptoms.

Magnesium helps keep metabolism functioning properly. It has a key role in many essential cellular processes such as DNA replication and repair, transporting potassium and calcium ions, cell proliferation…

Magnesium deficiency can affect a number of pre-existing health conditions, including asthma, diabetes, depression, heart disease, migraine headaches, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, and restless leg syndrome.

Many herbs and spices are rich in magnesium, making it easy to get plenty of this it in varied diet. Five herbs in particular contain large amounts of magnesium. Teas can be made of them.

1. Thyme

Thyme contains about 317 milligrams of magnesium in a 200-calorie serving. Dried herb does not contain as much magnesium.

2. Dill

With 357 milligrams of magnesium per 200-calorie serving, this tangy herb is a great source magnesium and is popular in German and Scandinavian cuisine.

3. Basil

It contains 556 milligrams of magnesium per 200-calorie serving and is very popular in Italian cuisine.

4. Coriander

Fresh coriander contains about 498 milligrams of magnesium per 200-calorie serving.

5. Spearmint

Per serving, spearmint contains about 422 milligrams of magnesium in a 200-calorie serving.

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