Organic herbs and locally sourced fresh vegetables play an important role in the tantalising tastes and relaxing health experiences on offer at Aleenta Hua Hin Resort & Spa.
At Aleenta Hua Hin Resort and Spa, a wide range of herbs are planted, nurtured and cultivated in the resort’s dedicated organic farm. These herbs are not only used by the chef to prepare exquisite Thai dishes, but also in the bar to add infusions to cocktails, and in the Ayurah Spa where fresh ingredients are often integrated into the oils and lotions used during signature treatments, living up to the natural and holistic philosophy of “Eat Well, Live Well, Be Well, Look Good’’.
Altogether there are approximately 50 herb varieties grown on the farm, and many of them are famous for Thai flavours and some also well known for their health-giving properties in various body treatments.
Below are some of the most powerful herbs used in our food and spa menus, along with insights into their multiple health benefit.
Basil contains disease-fighting anti-oxidants, acts as an anti-inflammatory, fights cancer and promotes cardiovascular health.
Thai Coriander is very low in calories and contains no cholesterol. However, its deep-green leaves possess beneficial amounts of antioxidants, essential oils, vitamins, and dietary fiber, which can help reduce LDL or “bad cholesterol” levels in the blood.
Chive is a nutrient-dense food source. This means they are low in calories but high in beneficial nutrients like vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.
Mint is a great appetizer or palate cleanser, and it promotes good digestion. It also soothes the stomach in cases of indigestion or inflammation. When your stomach is upset, drinking a cup of mint tea can give you swift relief.
Galangal is a potentially revolutionary cancer-fighting agent. It also acts as an anti-inflammatory, is high in anti-oxidants, and supports good brain health.
Tumeric contains bioactive compounds with powerful medicinal properties and is a natural anti-inflammatory compound that improves brain function whilst reducing the risk of heart disease
Lemongrass is good for digestion and full of anti-oxidants. It also regulates high blood pressure and helps cure cold and flu symptoms.
Kaffir Lime Leafs contains disease-fighting anti-oxidants, acts as an anti-inflammatory, fights cancer and promotes cardiovascular health.
Chilli contains up to seven times the vitamin C levels of an orange and has a range of health benefits including clearing sinus congestion, aiding digestion, and helping relieve migraines, muscle and joint pain. It is also a good source of vitamin A and E, beta-carotene, folic acid and potassium.
Dill weed is an excellent source of calcium, manganese and iron. It acts as anti-inflammatory and its antiviral properties give a whole host of incredible health benefits.
Lime offers various benefits including weight loss, skin care, eye care and digestion improvement. It is also helpful in treating respiratory disorders, urinary disorders and relief from constipation, as well as in the treatment of scurvy, piles, peptic ulcers and gout
Ginger contains gingerol, a substance with powerful medicinal properties that can treat many forms of nausea, especially morning sickness, whilst reducing muscle pain and lowering cholesterol.
Bitter Leaf lowers hypertension and is very effective in treating malaria, typhus and appendicitis. The rich nutritious bitter leaf can reduce fever and help prevent cancer.
This impressive list of health benefits and curative properties makes herbs an essential part of any healthy diet or wellness schedule.
Get to know the herbs while staying at Aleenta Hua Hin, and be armed with your new herbal knowledge to continue enjoying the beneficial effects of these miraculous natural protectors and healers when you return home.
To discover the wealth of herbal-infused dishes, drinks and spa treatments on offer at Aleenta Hua Hin Resort and spa, visit aleenta.com/huahin.