TOP 10 SPICES YOU MUST HAVE IN YOUR KITCHEN

TOP 10 SPICES YOU MUST HAVE IN YOUR KITCHEN

Cayenne pepper

This is a spice with amazing medicinal properties that can help you soothe migraine, nausea, sore throat, sinus infection, indigestion, stomach pain, toothache, joint and muscle pain. The combination of vitamin C and beta carotene makes this spice suitable against all sorts of virus infections. It will also improve blood flow, strengthen cardiovascular system, regulate blood pressure and keep the heart healthy.

Cayenne pepper improves functioning of digestive system, and prevents digestive disorders as well as improves weight loss. It has anti-inflammatory properties so it can soothe swelling and bloating. Cayenne pepper can lower risk of depression and improve the mood.

You can add it to your food as a spice or take it in a form of supplements. Cayenne pepper based creams and ointments can help with arthritis, diabetes, fibromyalgia, psoriasis and similar skin disorders.

Turmeric

Turmeric is also considered as one of healthiest spices. It is known for its anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antiseptic, antidepressant and anticancer properties. The health benefits of turmeric come from antioxidant known as curcumin, known for its ability to prevent various kinds of cancer. Turmeric has the ability to clean the blood and soothe respiratory diseases, improves digestion, regulates menstrual cycle and prevents cognitive diseases as Alzheimer’s. turmeric can significantly lower general inflammation in the organism caused by arthritis or autoimmune diseases, it soothes digestive problems, and chronic tiredness.  It can help the body dissolve fat and protein and regulate the amount of sugar in the blood in diabetics. This spice can also speed up healing of wounds, as well as skin damages, irritations, eczema and psoriasis.

You can find it as a powder, and use it as spice, but it is also available in capsules, tinctures, as tea or in creams. Turmeric supplements are probably the best thing you can do for healthy and long life.

Ginger

Ginger is probably one of oldest medicinal spices. It is known for its benefits for the digestive system, prevention of cold and flu as well as its ability to help with nausea. Ginger can help soothe menstrual cramps, sickness, indigestion, constipation, migraine, sore throat, tiredness, exhaustion. Ginger contains active ingredients that can soothe pain in people that suffer from muscle, joint and nerve pain. This spice has amazing effect on the immune system and strengthens the body’s ability to protect itself from microbes, bacteria and virus. People used ginger as spiritual cleanser of the mind, body and spirit.

To use all health benefits of ginger it is the best to eat it fresh. Let it stay in a glass of water for a while and then drink. You can add lemon or honey. You can add it in apple juice. But if you can’t eat ginger fresh, it is available as capsules, powder or tincture.

Cumin

This spice is best natural remedy for variety of digestive problems. It can help you with constipation, dyspepsia, stomach cramps, bloating, gastritis and nausea. Cumin seeds contain vitamins E, A and B complex, and are rich source of zinc, selenium, iron, calcium and manganese. Cumin has anticancer properties and can help prevention of various kinds of cancer. It is used for body detox because it can improve the functioning of liver and kidneys. It can help with cold and flu, asthma, pneumonia, bronchitis, muscle pain and cramps and arthritis. The health benefits of cumin come from the wide range of essential oils that it contains.  If you use it with olive or coconut oil it will help soothe skin irritation as well as insect bites.

Garlic

This spice is known as nature’s best and most powerful antibiotic. It contains wide range of vitamins and minerals as vitamin C, B6, selenium, calcium, copper and iron. Garlic also contains alicin which is strong antioxidant. Garlic can improve functioning of the immune system, lower the cholesterol, blood pressure, and prevent arteriosclerosis. Garlic is very beneficial for proper functioning of the digestive system. it can improve excretion of toxins from the lymphatic system. Garlic will relieve symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, fibromyalgia, respiratory infections, cold, flu, urinary infections, food poisoning and many more. Garlic can also help elimination of heavy metals and parasites from the organism. 

To get the best of its health benefits, you should eat the garlic fresh, but if you don’t like the taste, it is also available in a form of capsules.

Cardamom

This amazing spice has health benefits similar to cinnamon and ginger. It is rich in iron, manganese, calcium and magnesium and has antiseptic, antispasmodic, antioxidant and anesthetic properties.

It is good for soothing respiratory conditions, can help with cough relieve as well as sinus problems.

Cardamom also helps with digestive problems as gas, nausea and appetite regulation. It will also prevent and help with food poisoning and indigestion.

This spice contains compounds that can prevent various kinds of cancer. Will serve in preventing blood cloths and lower the risk of thrombosis. Cardamom can soothe symptoms of fibromyalgia, asthma, urinary infections, vertigo, tinnitus, and convulsion. It is very powerful diuretic and can lower water detention and prevent swelling and edema.

Chewing cardamom pods can soothe toothache and prevent gum diseases. But you can also use it as powder or in a form of capsules.

Cinnamon

Cinnamon is probably one of the most used spices, known for its amazing aroma. But its strong antioxidant properties also make it amazing natural remedy. It is rich in vitamin A and B complex, chromium, iron, zinc and calcium. It can help with diarrhea, nausea, sickness, vomiting and constipation. Cinnamon helps with arthritis as well as flu prevention and recovery. This spice has the ability to regulate the amount of cholesterol and sugar, improve blood flow, as well as lower chronic inflammation in the body. Cinnamon also has anticancer effects and can help treatment as well as increases successfulness of the treatment. It also helps toothache and prevents gum diseases, and is amazing for aromatherapy because the scent can improve concentration and focus.

You can find cinnamon as sticks, powder, extract or essential oil.

Star anise

This spice is very rich in vitamin C, iron and calcium. It contains compounds that can soothe flu symptoms. It is also beneficial for asthma, bronchitis, sinus infection and back pain. Star anise helps with digestive disorders as constipation, cramps, bloating and indigestion.

This spice will help if you have sleeping problems, as well as improve health of female reproductive system. Star anise tea will strengthen the immune system and prevent virus and bacterial infections. Star anise essential oil is beneficial for soothing insect bites, eczema, psoriasis and acne.

This spice comes in a form of small brown stars but you will also find it as powder, capsule, essential oil, tea or extract.

Clove

Clove is rich in vitamin A, C K and B complex as well as manganese, iron, selenium, potassium and magnesium. It is beneficial for digestive problems as gas, bloating, constipation, nausea. It will also help with respiratory disorders, headache, and kidney and liver problems. Clove essential oil has strong anesthetic powers and can help with athletes foot, cuts, scratches, burns and skin rashes, but is also effective in treating sinus infections, asthma, bronchitis, colds and cough.

Clove tea is good for complete body detox as well as immunity booster. You can also use cloves as capsules, tincture, extract and essential oil.

Nutmeg

Nutmeg is aromatic spice rich in antioxidants, vitamin C, vitamins B and beta carotene. It is also rich in copper, calcium, iron, zinc and magnesium. It is effective for treating depression, and also has positive effect on the cognitive processes in the brain. It is used for treating stomach pain, nausea, and diarrhea. It is effective for kidney infections as well as kidney stones.

Nutmeg essential oil can improve blood flow and help with toothache, muscle and joint pain. This oil will effectively treat menstrual cramps. Best way to use it is fresh.

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