Below you will see a few tips from using herbs for healing
Culinary herbs and spices are simply leafy plants that add flavour and colour to foods. For the medicinal value is most interesting to health. Studies show the healing properties of herbs and spices can prevent and manage several conditions which including type 2 diabetes, heart disease arthritis and polycystic ovarian syndrome. The power of these herb is have powerful antioxidant, anti microbial and anti inflammatory properties aid in the treatment of indigestion.
Go to your kitchen and throw away the sauces, sugar, salt and dressings. Herbs and spices are great for your health and they also add flavour and aroma to any meal. Next time you are cooking up a storm try experimenting with herb that mention below.
Cinnamon: It has been shown to improve glucose homeostasis and insulin sensitivity with balancing blood sugar levels. It can effective for people type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome, polycystic overian syndrome and non alcoholic fatty liver disease. Cinnamon has powerful anti inflammatory effects due to the bio active compounds cinnamic acid, cinnamaldehyde, ethyl cinnamate and chalcones. A little tip when buying cinnamon. Add to porridge yoghurt, smoothies and sweet potato.
Oragano: It contains high amounts of antioxidants as well as powerful antibacterial properties due to the active compound called carvacol. Oregano also has an anti inflammatory action due to its active compound beta caryophyllene, making it useful for the prevention and treatment of inflammatory conditions such as osteoporosis, muscle pain, bronchitis, headaches and menstrual cramps.
Ginger: It’s very well know for the treatment of stomach upsets. In addition, it contains anti inflammatory compounds such as gingerols and zingerone so it’s valuable in the management of arthritis muscle soreness, menstrual pain, headaches, upper respiratory trace infections and elevated cholesterol. The warming effects also stimulate circulation which promotes blood flow and reduces oedema. Add fresh ginger to smoothies soup, stir fries and hommade dressings.
Garlic: It’s a medicinally to reduce risk associated with high blood pressure and elevated cholesterol. It is also know for its antimicrobial properties due to its active component. Add fresh garlic to almost any dish especially slow cooked dishes.
Rosemary: It contain the antioxidant rosmarinic acid which has powerful anti inflammatory, anti allergic, antifungal andanti septic properties. Rosemary able to improves circulation and is rich in B vitamins, Vitamin A and C as well as rich source of minerals such as potassium, calcium and iron. You can use rosemarto make a great addition to soups, veggies and seasoning on meats and fish.
Clove: It contain high amount of antioxidants and it healing properties incluide anti spetic local anaesthetic and anti inflammatory activity. Clove have an active component that have been shown to increase gut motility, relieving indigestion and constipation via increasing digestive enzyme secretions. Use cloves whole to flavour dishes and then remove before eating. Alternatively, ground the clove just before use and add to the dish last minute to obtain maximum benefits from the oils.
Chilli: It contain primary compounds called capsaicinoids that make it a great anti inflammatory spice with known healing benefits for metabolic syndrpme and gastric infections. Chilli also promotes thermogenesis such as fat burning and can be used in just about any dish to spice it up.