Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Home Remedies from Spices

  1. Try pure ginger juice for stomach upsets nausea, heartburn, abdominal cramps, and motion sickness.
  2. First thing in the morning take ginger tea it will help you from morning sickness.
  3. Ginger can be useful in keeping cholesterol levels under control.
  4. Ginger helps in the digestion since it contains a compound similar to the digestive enzymes found in our digestive tract, which may help to digest a heavy, protein-rich meal more easily.
  5. Ginger can be chewed to relieve toothache.
  6. Hot ginger drink is effective for cold and flu.
  7. It helps to clear the blocked nose and stimulate the liver to remove toxins from the blood stream.
  8. Ginger juice is made with a teaspoon of freshly squeezed juice of ginger and lime and a teaspoon of honey in hot water.

  1. Fenugreek seeds helps to control type I and II diabetes.
  2. It reduces high serum cholesterol.
  3. This seeds relieves constipation may be because the seeds contain a gum which when mixed with water expands in the gut and adds bulk to the stool.
  4. It can be prescribed to nursing mothers to increase their milk production.
  5. Since fenugreek seeds contain chemicals (diosgenin and estrogens isoflavones) similar to the female sex hormone oestrogen is considered as a potent menstruation promoter (menstrual discomforts), minimise symptoms of menopause.
  6. Fenugreek sprouts can be incorporated in your salads to help to minimise these problems.

  1. Turmeric is a relative of ginger is considered as one of the amazing medicinal plants used in India for thousands of years. Lot of scientific study had been done about the medicinal property of turmeric.
  2. Its antiseptic property is been proved scientifically.
  3. It is used in treating arthritis due to its anti-inflammatory property.
  4. Turmeric is used to relieve digestive problems like ulcers, dysentery.
  5. It has protective action on liver.
  6. Turmeric helps by lowering serum cholesterol and by preventing the formation of the internal blood clots improves circulation and prevents heart disease and stroke.
  7. Turmeric can be taken as a drink other than adding to dishes to help prevent all problems. Use one teaspoon of turmeric powder per cup of warm milk every day. It is also used as a paste for local action.
  8. Fresh or dry turmeric is used for saline gargles to relieve and prevent sore throats.

  1. These spices come from the same plant.
  2. Nutmeg is the seed and mace is the outer covering. This spice is expensive but has lot of medicinal values.
  3. It helps in digestion and relieves nausea, vomiting, flatulence and diarrhoea.
  4. The nutmeg should be powdered and mixed with honey and can be taken during diarrhoea. It can be given to small children also.1 teaspoon twice or thrice can be taken.
  5. Large quantity can have harmful effects like miscarriage.

  1. Garlic is a bulb of a plant and used for cooking and also it has many medicinal properties.
  2. It is an anti viral and anti bacterial agent with a high sulphur content.
  3. Raw garlic helps to reduce the nasal congestion and as well as to help to relieve other symptoms of cold. Many of the volatile compounds are lost through cooking.
  4. They are also good for high blood pressure and to lower the cholesterol levels.
  5. Garlic is used for treating cramps and muscular spasm.
  6. It can be taken directly or mixed with milk.
  7. It has some draw backs like bad breath, may induce migraine and can cause contact dermatitis.

  1. Cumin seeds are used as a spice in cooking.
  2. It helps to cure flatulence and colic pain. After heavy meals and to children after feed it can be given to prevent intestinal colic.
  3. In 1 litre water add 1-teaspoon cumin seeds and boil it. This water has to be consumed the same day it should not be used the next day.
  4. Cumin is of benefit to the heart and uterus and is given to women after childbirth to increase breast milk.
  5. Cumin seeds contain good amounts of protein, fat, carbohydrates, fibre, calcium, iron and phosphorous.
  6. Externally it can be used in liniments for stimulating circulation and bringing warmth to the area.

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