Everyday herbs and spices can be used not only to flavor your dishes, but they also pack a disease-fighting punch and have powerful health benefits.
Some herbs and spices have strong medicinal properties and can be used to treat various ailments while others will go so far as to provide your body with protection from cancer. Read on to find out how you can keep yourself healthy and feeling great with the best common kitchen spices.
When you consume fenugreek, your cardiovascular health also reaps the benefits — it prevents hardening of arteries and loewers cholesterol levels.
Fenugreek improves digestion and helps with kidney problems. It can also be beneficial for diabetics as it lowers blood sugar and slows down stomach absorption rates of sugars.
Fenugreek is used to help treat asthma and uncomfortable bronchitis symptoms.
When it comes to preventing cancer, antioxidants are all the rage. Oregano contains forty times more antioxidant power than apples, making it a great herb for fighting cancer and disease. It’s also rich in Vitamins and minerals including A, C, K, calcium, manganese, magnesium, as well as fiber and omega-3 fatty acids. Its fiber content is said to help remove toxins from the body that cause cancer, helping lower the risk of colon cancer.
Top your salads and Italian dishes with this anti-viral anti-bacterial herb to fights infection like staph, measles, typhoid, food poisioning and more.
Commonly used for its anesthetic and anti-inflammatory properties, the oil of clove buds can be applied topically for pain relief, for example the gnawing pain of a toothache. It can also be used as a protectant against the common cold, flu and fungal infection and blood clot formation. Clove may also be useful to relieve indigestion.
Studies have suggested that consuming clove buds can diminish risk of skin and lung cancers.
Cilantro contains a chemical that can kill samonella.
Protect your body from cancer and promote heart health by sprinkling parsley onto your salads and soups. Parsley contains a higher concentration of flavanoids than any other food. It’s also rich in Vitamins C and K as well as calcium.
Sage has antiseptic, antimicrobial, and antiinflammatory properties. It’s used to improve digestion, fight fungal infections in the stomach, genitals, and eyes, and regulate menstrual cycles. Its rich in calcium and Vitamin A. It increases iron stores within the body – which can improve your energy levels. Taken in a tea form, it soothes sore throat and allergies.
If you want a better memory and to be more alert, have some rosemary. Studies show it has memory enhancing properties and protects against Alzheimer’s. Rosemary is rich in antioxidants and phytonutrients, has anti-arcinogenic properties, boosts immune system and even fights bacteria that causes staph and ulcers.
If that isn’t enough to make you want to start using rosemary in every dish, it’s also useful for treating upset stomach, indigestion, constipation, and ulcers.
Rosemary is also a mild diuretic, so it will help with water retention that causes bloating.
Rosemary essential oil can be applied for these as it impedes nitric oxide production, which is a compononet in the inflammation process.
Galic is a powerful fungicide with antibacterial, antibiotic, and anti-viral properties. It also works as a natural painkiller. Taken internally on a daily basis, garlic can fight many digestive disorders including irritable bowel syndrome, fungal infections candidiasis, and more.
This warm spice contains is full of health benefits as it contains beta carotene, calcium, Vitamin A, B, B-complex, C and D.
It raises your body temperature and metobolism, removes toxins from the blood, and can even prevent a heart attack when drank in a glass of water.
Sprinkle cayenne on your meals or have a pinch in your water to replenish your heart with nutrients, lower your risk of hypotension, cholesterol, and blood pressure.
Cayenne can also treat gas, heartburn, abdominal and intensital ulcers, and has the ability to fight and kill cancer cells.
The vibrant yellow spice used in curry dishes has a plethora of health and medicinal benefits. Perhaps the most impressive is its ability to prevent cancer and slow the spread of it.
It’s even useful as part of your skincare regimen since it’s a disinfectant and antiseptic used to heal wounds, burns, damaged, and broken skin, and skin problems like psoriasis. and for Its painkilling and anti-inflammatory properties make it a powerful remedy for any inflammatory related problem such as arthritis and rhuematoid arthritis. It’s a liver detoxing agent and helps with weight management.
Since a link has been established between Alzheimer’s and chronic brain inflammation, it’s no wonder India — a country where turmeric has been consumed regularly for over 2,000 years — is said to have the lowest rates of this memory-robbing disease. Turmeric may also remove plaque build up in the brain, which can help hinder the development of Alzheimer’s.
Dill seeds are rich in minerals like iron, manganese, calcium, fiber, magnesium. It helps with bone loss brought on by menopause. Its anti-carcinogenic properties make dill worth incorporating into your regular diet. The oil is an anti-toxin. Dill can keep bad breath and bacterial growth under control.
Insomnia, flatulence, chronic cough, stomach pain, flu, and muscle cramps can all be relieved by using dill. Dill inhibits colic in babies.
Allspice is a natural analgesic that numbs the nerves, making it a great way to naturally relieve pain like headaches. It also has relaxing properties that can help calm stress.
Incorporating cinnamon into your diet can boost energy, increase memory function, battle colds, cramps, indigestion and various aches like migraines and arthritis discomfort. It’s an anti-clotting agent with several cardiovascular benefits, including managing production of insulin, controlling blood sugar levels, and reducing cholesterol and weight loss.
Ginger is an anti-inflammatory, anti-nausea remedy, and pain reliever. It lowers high blood pressure and stimulates digestion, making it a great constipation remedy. Ginger tea can be sipped if you’re looking for relief from cold and flu symptoms.
Thyme is a life saver for respiratory ailments like bronchitis and asthma that leave you miserable. Garlgling with thyme soothes sore throat and taking it as a tea loosens phlegm, relieves wheezing and cough.
Thyme is a disinfectant, antibacterial, and antimicrobial. It can even remove parasites from the body, and when mixed with honey, it blocks wound infection.
Menstrual cramps and digestion also can be improved with a little thyme. Thyme is believed by some to prevent children’s nightmares.
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