7 Household Spices That Detox Your Body, Reduce Arthritis Inflammation & Numb Headache Pain


Spices can transform dull, bland food into a delicious dish, but many also come with some unexpected health benefits. While small in size they pack more antioxidants and other healthy substances than meets the eye. Spices allow you to reduce salt, sugar and fat content and still have tasty food. Because spices are so versatile you can use them throughout the day’s eating.

7 Household Spices That Detox Your Body, Alleviate Arthritis Pain & Numb Headache Pain


Saffron can be a big boost to your internal organs, especially the ones that are responsible for filtering toxins and releasing them from your body. That’s why it should be included in any quest to get the toxins out, and as part of your maintenance to keep your body free from them. Saffron will help your bladder and your kidneys, which is great because this will help you pass toxins through your urine.


Ginger is a popular herb that can ease the agony that comes with arthritis. It helps reduce pain, inflammation and swelling. Massage the affected area with some ginger oil and then expose the area to the sun for 5 to 10 minutes to generate warmth.


Cumin helps the digestion, which is the cornerstone to any detox strategy. If you are releasing toxins, but your sluggish digestion is keeping them stuck inside you, it’s not going to be a productive cleanse, and you may end up reabsorbing them. That’s why it’s good to use spices like cumin so that your digestion can be running on all cylinders and you’ll be able to expel toxins more easily.


Turmeric is a good herbal remedy for arthritis. Curcumin, the active ingredient in this spice, is an antioxidant that has anti-inflammatory properties. Researchers found that curcumin inhibits a number of different molecules that play a role in inflammation.

Licorice Root

The anti-inflammatory effects of licorice and roasted licorice extracts may be beneficial in preventing and treating both acute and chronic inflammatory conditions like arthritis.

Cayenne Pepper

Cayenne pepper benefits include its ability to stimulate circulation and eliminate acidity. Cayenne pepper restores the circulatory system by opening the capillaries and regulating blood sugar; it also helps the digestive system that moves bacteria and toxins out of the body. Cayenne pepper also increases body temperature and boosts your metabolism.


This herb/root is a wonderful nasal and sinus decongestant, for those that suffer from sinus headaches. The raw leaves are supposedly an analgesic, and if you press the leaves on your forehead, they help numb headache pain.


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[2] http://bembu.com/healthy-spices-and-herbs

[3] http://www.livestrong.com/article/393126-spices-that-stop-migraines/

[4] http://www.top10homeremedies.com/kitchen-ingredients/top-10-herbs-and-spices-for-arthritis.html

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Phyllis Bentley
I have 12 years’ experience in the medical industry. As a freelance writer, I have written a number of articles which have been published in highly read publications. I have a strong knowledge base in a range of medical and wellness topics and in the business of health care.
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