Spices for Good Health
Everyday spices are powerful health and wellness remedies. The best part is that we usually have them on hand in the kitchen!
Ginger is an incredible spice that helps with digestion, appetite and many other things. Fresh ginger is used to help break down the high protein packed foods such as meats and beans. Boiling a peeled and chopped piece of ginger in water for 15 minutes makes an aromatic and powerful cup of ginger tea which is useful when there is a lack of appetite, nausea, congestion or cold extremities. Also, ginger and other warming, drying spices such as cinnamon, clove, nutmeg and cardamom all aid digestion of sweet foods like yams, squash, sweet potatoes, dairy and fruit dishes. And they taste amazing!
Garlic and Cayenne
This is a combination fit to fight the common cold! A soup or tea made with these will have antiviral, antibiotic and diaphoretic properties which means it will help disperse colds and flus at their onset. Did you know that cayenne is one of the highest plant sources of Vitamin C?
This wonderful yellow root spice is very medicinal. It is a powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant spice that also helps to lower cholesterol. Its been show to reduce joint swelling in cases of rheumatioid arthritis as well. Tumeric is also used to improve digestion, decongest the liver, increase ligament flexibility and reduce menstrual pain. It is usually taken in a capsule to achieve these types of effects.
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