Holistic Herbal Holidays in Hua Hin

AT Aleenta Hua Hin Resort & 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.

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Hit List of Healthy Herbs

Below are some of the most powerful herbs used in our food and spa menus, along with insights into their multiple health benenefits.

Basilcontains 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.

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 Leaf contains disease-fighting anti-oxidants, acts as an anti-inflammatory, fights cancer and promotes cardiovascular health.

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.

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.

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.

At Aleenta Hua Hin 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 spa 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. ll 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 Resort , 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.

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Aleenta Hua Hin Resort & Spa

183 Moo 4, Paknampran, Pranburi, Hua Hin, 77220 Thailand

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Spent an incredible week at this magnificent resort earlier this month. What an amazing place to get away from it all. The villas are incredibly designed with comfort & spaciousness being the top priority. The hospitality by the entire team from the Resort Manager Matthias & Executive Chef Valero right on down to every staff member exceeded my expectations in every way. Thanks for taking such great care of us. I will definitely be back.
- by Paul C on 6/28/16. Stay date: Jun 2016 -
This was my first trip to Thailand and I was worried in case I had missed the boat on the Thailand of old. I should not have worried. This small, intimate and friendly five star resort is the most perfect position on a spectacular stretch of beach at Pak Nampran Bay. The emphasis on sustainability and doing things in a green and eco fashion makes you feel like you are also doing your bit. As a passionate foodie, I loved the fact that the menu is created from produce organically grown at the eco farm a few kilometres away. The menu tells you how far each dish has travelled to reach your table. One of my favorite moments was waking up to watch the sunrise from the comfort of my huge squishy bed, which overlooked the beach. Each afternoon, someone delivers a beautiful tray of fresh canapes to your room. You can even choose what time you would like to enjoy happy hour! It's rare to find a high end hotel with such a down to earth, friendly vibe and most importantly of all, a very clear and passionate social conscience. Please keep on doing what you are doing, please don't change. I'll be back and thank you for an unforgettable stay.
- by Rebecca Thomas on 8/11/16. Stay date: Aug 2016 -
My husband and I spent part of our honeymoon on your premises from December 5 to December 12, 2016. Our stay at Aleenta was absolutely fantastic and felt way too short! We enjoyed your kind hospitality, the extraordinary food, the facilities, the massages and the view we had from our room to the fullest. My husband and I are experienced travellers but we have hardly come across such friendliness, kindness and willingness as from you to make our holidays so special and unique. We will surely come back and already miss you a lot. Thank you so very much again!
- by Alexandra & Nils Michael on 1/9/17. Stay date: December 2016 -
An amazing experience! We were a large group for a wedding and it was such a nice experience. I actually ended up sleeping on hammock. The food was really good, and all the service was amazing.
- by Chelsea P. -