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See the health benefits of spices and what they can do for you

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 “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food” – Hippocrates

 

For thousands of years, the health benefits of spices have been well known within the oriental world. It is only now,  in the western world,  we are slowly understanding the value of these spices not just for their culinary usefulness but also for the ability to be powerful antioxidants and have the power to heal.

So just how useful are spices? Far more useful then we know!

See below a quick reference chart to some of the spice remedies available.

A pallet of health spices.

A Pallet of Health Spices

Health Benefits of Black Pepper

•Abdominal tumors •
Constipation • Diarrhea • Earache • Epilepsy • Gangrene • Indigestion • Insect
bites • Insomnia  • Hernia • Heart disease • Joint pain • Liver disorders • Lung diseases • Oral abscesses    • Sunburn • Tooth decay

Health Benefits of Cardamom

•Asthma • Bacterial infection •
Bladder diseases • Colds  • Constipation • Digestive disorders •
Eyelid inflammation • Food poisoning • Heart
disease • Kidney diseases •Pulmonary tuberculosis • Scorpion bite • Snake bite • Sore throats •
Teeth infection • Urinary diseases

Health Benefits of Chili

• Back pain  • Diabetes  • Inflammation • Nausea  • Sore throat • Tonsillitis • Vomiting

Health Benefits of Cinnamon

• Astringent • Bacterial
infection • Fungal infection • Headache • Neuralgia • Spasms • Stomach • Sore throats • Tumors

Health Benefits of Cloves

• Acne, pimples • Analgesic • Anesthetic •
Antiperspirant • Bacterial infection • Intestinal worms              • Morning sickness • Pain killer •
Parasite infection • Poisoning • Relieves Flatulence • Rubefacient             • Sepsis • Skin irritations • Stimulant • Stomach

Health Benefits of Coriander

• Allergies • Burns • Cough • Cystitis • Digestive disorders • Dizziness • Hay fever •
Insomnia • Loss of appetite • Nosebleed • Rashes • Renal disorders  • Respiratory
disorders • Sore throat • Urinary disorders •
Vomiting

Health Benefits of Fenugreek

• Arthritis • Bronchitis •
Cancer • Cholecytosis • Diabetes • Hernia • Hypogastrosis •
Impotence • Loss of appetite • Menopausal symptoms • Nephrosis  • Sinus problems • Skin irritations •
Sore throats •Tuberculosis

Health Benefits of Garlic

• Atherosclerosis • Bronchitis  • Colic pains •
Diabetes • Dysentery • Fever • Inflammation • Intestinal worms •
Liver disorders •
Loss of memory • Paralysis • Rheumatism •Sinus Problems • Tuberculosis • Ulcer

Health Benefits of Ginger

• Arthritis • Constipation • Dementia • Diabetes • Dermatitis • Fever • Gingivitis • Hypertension               •
Infectious diseases • Inflammation • Intestinal worms•
Respiratory disorders • Sore throats •
Sprains • Stomach disorders  • Stroke

Health Benefits of Tumeric

• Amenorrhea • Body-ache • Colic inflammation • Dental diseases • Dyspepsia • Fevers • Hepatic diseases • Inflammation • Intestinal worms • Leukoderma • Rheumatism • Skin diseases • Stomach disorders •Stress and tension • Urinary diseases  • Ulcers


So, you can see from the above list of spices and their health benefits, that there are a number of illnesses and ailments that can be helped by increasing your intake of these either with your meal or as a supplement to your diet.

In another page we will look at each of these spices in detail and see how you can use these for your health in the future.

By Kathryn Bax


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