Most of the times, we rush to our doctor for the minor ailments although we have the cure in our own kitchen and being unaware that we pay heavy bills for our prescriptions as well as medications. The following everyday use condiments have mystic healing to our petty sicknesses.
Turmeric is one of the must spice in our food due to its rich colour and aroma. Apart from that, turmeric has been a drug of choice by many herbalists in order to treat all sort of inflammation and injuries. Being an anti-oxidant it prevents cancer as well as avoids arthritis.
Peppermint has wide use in chewing gum and toothpaste industry due to one of its content "menthol" that gives freshness and cooling sensation in the mouth. Not only this, peppermint is very beneficial for the stomach as it soothes the pain and irritability and helps indigestion.
Tamarind holds a vital place in the list of spices due to its sweet n sour taste and uses in many varieties of food. But a lesser known fact is that it is a wonderful drug for fatty liver. Drinking tamarind juice empty stomach for a month can help one get rid of all the liver and belly fat.
Lemon has been used widely in the bakery as well as in different drinks for its pleasant flavour and aroma. Moreover, lemon oil has been used for aromatherapy to treat depression as well. It is a rich source of vitamin C and has been proven effective for conditions like cold, flu, indigestion and nausea.
A popular spice in food as well as in baking products, cinnamon has a particular taste.
It is the bark of the cinnamon tree and has a magical sugar level lowering activity in our body by delaying the absorption of carbohydrates.
Ginger is a wonderful drug as well as a spice. Apart from its strong flavour, it is used for treating the sore throat. Ginger tea is very helpful in treating cough and strep throat as well it has anti-inflammatory properties which make its use in treating arthritis.
Garlic has very powerful anti-hypertensive properties. It is believed that if a single clove is chewed on empty stomach daily it can control the high blood pressure and can maintain it.
Fenugreek is a highly underrated spice, used normally as a mouth freshener. It has been long used in the Ayurveda for the treatment of loss of appetite as well as indigestion. It also cures heartburn and GERD.
Cumin has a very particular taste and is somewhat similar to fenugreek in appearance. It has been used as a lactometer by many herbalists for breastfeeding mothers to increase milk production. It is proven that if cumin is chewed by the mother, it increases the overall milk production.
Nutmeg is a shelled dried seed and is used as a flavouring agent in the food industry but seeing it medicinally, it has very useful in treating nausea, epigastric pain, and flatulence and apart from that it helps sleeping disorders and insomnia.
Instead of running to the doctor for minor issues, we should go for the natural way because it would not only solve our issue but will also save us from the adverse effects of the drugs.
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