Tummy hurt after a big meal? Allergies acting up? Feeling anemic or shaky? Before you reach for your multivitamins or any other over the counter relief meds, look in your pantry, you might already have an all-natural remedy to put you back in balance.
Cayenne: wonderful cardiovascular benefits, including lowering blood pressure.
Garlic: a natural antiseptic and powerful cancer fighter
Turmeric: powerful anti-cancer properties, especially for smokers and past smokers
Cinnamon: kills a variety of illness causing bacteria, including the E.coli, Salmonella, and Staphylococcus aureas, helps lower blood pressure and helps regulate menstrual cycles
Oregano: a powerful natural antiseptic, contains compounds with antibacterial actions, soothes coughs and stomach muscles, good digestive aid, helps lower blood pressure
Ginger: wonderful digestive aid, stimulates saliva flow and digestive activity, settles the stomach, relieves vomiting, eases pain from gas and diarrhea, researchers have found that ginger is more effective against motion sickness than the most commonly used over the counter medication
Fenugreek: helps treat diabetes, lowers blood sugar and bad cholesterol, helps maintain good metabolism, prevents constipation, purifies the blood and helps flush out harmful toxins
Basil: can relieve gas and soothe stomach upset, research has also indicated that basil helps prevent aging.
Clove: a potent pain deadening anti-microbial, an effective stopgap measure for tooth pain, helps lower blood sugar by helping the body use insulin more effectively.
Black Pepper: has a stimulating effect on the digestive organs and produces an increased flow of saliva and digestive juices
Dill: used to soothe the digestive tract and treat heartburn, colic and gas
Mint: a premier stomach tonic, counteracts nausea and vomiting, promotes digestion, calms stomach muscle spasms, relieves flatulence, and eases hiccups, menthol also relaxes the airways and fights bacteria and viruses, useful in reducing headache pain
Parsley: diuretic herb, prevents problems such as kidney stones and bladder infections, relieves bloating during menstruation, it’s an effective breath freshener because it contains high levels of chlorophyll
Rosemary: one of the richer herbal sources of antioxidants, which have been shown to prevent cataracts, antibacterial, eases asthma and other allergy symptoms
Sage: antiseptic and antibiotic, effective for symptoms of menopause, night sweats and hot flashes
Thyme: increases blood-flow to the skin