Spices That Heal and Must Be in Every Kitchen

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spices-marketBy: Krystle Crossman

There are some spices that you probably have lying around in your house that have some amazing healing properties. If you don’t know what they are, read on to find out what spice you can use to live a healthier life.

1. Ginger – If you are bloated, have indigestion, or just a sour stomach, ginger is what you should be eating. It can also help you to clear phlegm out of your airway so that you don’t have a dry cough and can get rid of infection easier. You can add shredded ginger into tea to make a great digestive herbal remedy. You can also eat fresh ginger slices with a little bit of lime juice and some salt which will help before you eat a meal. Making the ginger into a paste by taking ginger powder and water can help your sore muscles. Simply rub the paste on your muscle and leave it for 5-10 minutes.

2. Cinnamon – Not only will cinnamon kickstart your metabolism but it can help you to boost your immune system. Add cinnamon to your morning tea for a fresh start to the day. Add raw honey to make the tea a little sweeter if you wish, this can help the immune system. You can also sprinkle some cinnamon powder on any food that you wish to get the benefits.

3. Turmeric – This spice has a variety of different healthy benefits for the liver, heart, and digestive system. It is a great way to regulate blood sugar as well. You can add turmeric powder to any food that you cook. Boil ½ teaspoon with milk if you have a sore throat. If you have acne prone skin, you can make a paste with turmeric powder and water. It can stain your skin so use sparingly.

4. Fennel – This spice is an anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant. You can dry roast the seeds for a tasty treat or you can sauté fresh fennel with other veggies as a side dish. Adding 1tsp of fennel seeds to boiling water will make a great anti-inflammatory tea.

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4 Comments

    • Mozelle Buutts on

      I can vouch for ginger tea. We use to take it when we had cramps. It was like a miracle.

      My husband was having problems with pains in his stomach and he was throwing up and could not hold any thing on his stomach. I made him some ginger tea within a couple of hours he was feeling better and wanted something to eat, Ginger tea is IT.

  1. I take Curcumin (turmeric) everyday for arthritis, lowering bad LDL (cholesterol), and inflammation of any kind. This is a wonder spice.

  2. Curcumin (turmeric) is good for a number of things including losing weight but if you are on blood thinners you shouldn’t take it because it will increase the effects of the blood thinning medication.

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