How to Heal with Herbs and Spices

How to Heal with Herbs and Spices

How to Heal with Herbs and Spices

It is winter in the southern hemisphere which also means that it is flu season. Bring out the tissues and the doctors clinic? While that may very well work, a wise man once said, prevention is better than cure.

Eating healthy and nutritious meals helps maintain our health and immune system so we can continue to fight off nasty bugs.

I remember when I was young, at the first signs of a cold, my grandmother would brew me her own homemade tonic. She would boil cloves, cinnamon sticks and lemon with honey and ginger into a strong and fragrant syrup. One spoonful of this magic cure and my cold would get instantly better.

If you knew how many cures for common illnesses lie right here in our pantry, you would be amazed!

That is why we have put together this list of how you can heal yourself and your family with spices.

Now, you don’t have to have these spices or any spices directly. Just add them into your meals regularly and they can help your family maintain good health and build immunity.

 

How to Heal with Herbs and Spices

Cinnamon

Can help prevent blood clots and help lower blood sugar levels, especially to people with type 2 diabetes. It has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. Researchers have discovered that Cinnamon may also decreases LDL Cholesterol and triglycerides and it is rich in antioxidants called polyphenol that help maintain heart health.

How to Heal with Herbs and Spices

Red Chili Pepper

Researchers have found that eating chili peppers may help people live longer by protecting the stomach lining and preventing ulcers. It also reduces cardiovascular disease risk, prevents diabetes and boosts metabolism.

How to Heal with Herbs and Spices

Garlic

Garlic can reduce cholesterol levels, lower heart disease risk and ward off cancer. Garlic also has antibacterial and antifungal properties that can help common colds and sinus infections.  

 

How to Heal with Herbs and Spices

 

Ginger and Turmeric

Researchers found that ginger and turmeric can also reduce pain and swelling caused by arthritis, Alzheimer's disease and asthma. It can prevent migraines by blocking inflammatory substances called prostaglandins. It reduces intestinal contractions and it is most effective against nausea. It is also very useful for morning sickness. Ginger played a major part in Asian and Indian medicine for centuries as a digestive aid.

Herbs and spices are not just cooking ingredients that add flavor to meals. We may have forgotten the home remedies that our ancestors used but the healing power of these herbs and spices are no further than our own pantry.


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