Top ten healing powers of some common herbs and spices…
- Saffron has medicinal and culinary purposes and has been used to treat depression and those with mild to moderate Alzheimer’s disease.
- Tumeric is great for heartburn, bloating, bronchitis, liver and gall-bladder problems as well as menstrual cramps.
- Ginger has been used to treat nausea and inflammation for a number of years but has recently been found to reduce the strain on muscles after a workout. It has ingredients that can also help treat cases of diarrhoea and has anti-E.coli properties.
- Pepper is good for digestive disorders including bloating, indigestion and diarrhoea.
- Vanilla has been proven to help cure a sweet tooth. Experts believe the smell may affect the brains chemistry for craving sweet foods. It is also used for its relaxing, and sedating qualities.
- Cinnamon has been known to help patients with diabetes control their blood sugar level. However, this versatile spice is also able to lower cholesterol levels, prevent blood clots, fight E. coli, and even reduce the discomfort of heartburn.
- Cloves known for diminishing toothache pain to fighting arthritis to preventing diabetes. A great all round spice. Its antioxidant and antibacterial principles help to rid the body of infection, reduce inflammation, and stabilize blood sugar levels. It can also resolve skin problems, deter annoying mosquitoes, and promote cardiovascular health.
- Cayenne is an exceptional anti-inflammatory and antioxidant. It can combat a wide range of health conditions, such as arthritis, shingles, muscle and joint pain, and nerve damage caused by diabetes.
- Ginseng has been used for centuries and can be found in a variety of medications, as well as, food and drink products. It is believed to boost the immune system and prevent such illnesses as the common cold and flues. It can also lower blood sugar levels, boost overall mood, and improve mental performance.
- Garlic is today considered a strong protector, fighting against numerous cancers, including ovarian cancer, lowering blood pressure, and reducing the size and number of colon polyps. Garlic also promotes cardiovascular health, by slowing down blockage in the arteries.