community: good health in the pantry

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.

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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

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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

 

see more at: The Medicine Cabinet in Your Kitchen – Ten Top Common Healing Herbs and Spices | Wake Up World. and Healing Herbs- The 15 Most Powerful Healing Herbs in Your Kitchen.

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