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    Health benefits of kitchen hold spices...

    Friends, some health benefits of fenugreek seeds(Venthaiyam)..

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    Fenugreek, popularly called Greek Hay is a wonder medicine curing numerous health problems in no time. The culinary spice is widely used in Asia and some parts of Europe. The seeds contain many nutrients like protein, vitamin C, niacin, potassium, diosgenin, lysine, tryptophan and saponins. Fenugreek contain estrogen properties that help in treating problems related to menopause and male potency. For Asian climatic conditions, Fenugreek can successfully cure arthritis, respiratory problems like asthma and bronchitis, digestive problems like constipation and diarrhea, reproductive disorders, hormonal disorders. In short, a common medicine for all the body ailments. Take a look at some more health benefits of fenugreek.


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    1. Balances Blood Sugar Levels: According to a research conducted over the health benefits of fenugreek, it has been derived that the culinary spice can be advised to diabetic patients (type 2) as its consumption lowers the blood sugar levels in the body. It is healthy for diabetic patients to consume at least 6-7 fenugreek seeds or fenugreek water (fenugreek added to boiled water) daily.

    2. Balances Cholesterol: The recent studies state that a few grams of fenugreek in a meal can actually lower cholesterol levels and also lower the risk of heart attacks. If the seeds are too bitter to have then it is even available as capsules.

    3. Cures Skin Problems: Eating a few grams of fenugreek can cure skin ailments and hair problems. The research says that the seeds can cure skin problems such as eczema, burns, abscesses, boils and gout. Not just for eating but the fenugreek paste can be soaked and ground into paste, applied on the affected area. The paste can be mixed with curds and applied on hair and scalp, this cures dandruff and acts like a natural hair conditioner.

    4. Digestive Remedies: The mucilage in fenugreek seeds is the best medicine for digestive problems. It is said to sooth the internal lining (gastrointestinal inflammation) of the stomach and intestine. It is even said cure diarrhea, heartburn etc. A few seeds consumed with buttermilk can sooth ulcers and acidity. Few seeds had early in the morning (in empty stomach) can even kill disease causing germs in the stomach.

    5. Cures Seasonal Ailments: The Fenugreek dicoction is even said to be a good home remedy for fever and other illness. Fenugreek leaves can even be used to make herb tea which can efficiently refresh and rejuvenate mind. Although green tea is ranked 1 among healthy beverages, fenugreek tea can replace, such are the natural benefits of fenugreek.

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    Re: Health benefits of kitchen hold spices...

    Uses of Garlic

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    Allergies

    Garlic is known to have antiviral properties, which helps the body fight against allergies. Simply take one tablet of garlic supplement each day 2 or 3 weeks before the usual allergy season begins.

    Coughing

    Garlic's antibacterial properties make it a wonderful treatment for coughs and other throat irritations. Garlic may also reduce the severity of upper respiratory tract infections.

    Diabetes

    Garlic is considered to regulate blood sugar levels by increasing the release of insulin in diabetics. Therefore an effective remedy is to take one capsule or tablet of garlic everyday.

    High Blood Pressure

    Clinical studies have shown that people with high blood pressure who took garlic capsules daily for up to five months lowered their blood pressure levels as effectively as patients taking prescription blood pressure drugs. A suggested dosage is 600-900mg garlic capsules once daily.

    High Cholesterol

    Studies have shown that taking 600-900mg of garlic everyday lowers cholesterol levels and reduces arterial plaque formation by 5–18%. Therefore, an effective natural remedy is to take one garlic tablet or capsule (600-900mg) once per day.

    Toothaches

    Garlic's antibacterial, analgesic, and anesthetizing properties can help cure toothaches. Simply put some garlic oil or a piece of crushed garlic clove directly onto the affected tooth and the gum for instant relief.

    Warts

    Garlic's ability to fight infections and bacteria makes it an effective cure for warts and other skin problems.
    • Take a fresh clove of garlic and cut its tip off.
    • Rub the cut area of the clove directly onto the wart for a few seconds.
    • Repeat this each night before going to bed until the wart disappears.

    If you feel any kind of irritation or strong burning sensation, simply rinse the area with water.

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    Re: Health benefits of kitchen hold spices...

    Health benefits of cumin seeds(jeeragam):

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    • Respiratory problems: Cumin should be consumed regularly, by people who are suffering from bronchitis, asthma or other respiratory problems, since Cumin seeds benefits include anti congestive properties.


    • Anemia: One of the most important cumin seeds benefits is that it is very high in iron, which is the main constituent of hemoglobin in the blood. The lack of hemoglobin is one of the prime causes of anemia. Therefore, anemic people should take high quantities of cumin, as a nutritious additive to their daily diet.

    • Piles: In the powdered form, cumin acts as a natural laxative and due to its anti fungal and anti microbial properties, it helps to heal any wounds or infections in the digestive tract as well as the excretory system. It also helps speed up the digestive process. All of these factors help reduce the risk of piles.

    • Lactation: One of the several cumin seeds benefits is that it increases the secretion of milk in mothers who are breastfeeding. Since the seed is rich in iron and calcium, roasted cumin should be consumed in high quantities everyday, by women who are pregnant or lactating.

    • Immunity: Since cumin seeds have an abundance of iron, as well as Vitamins A and C, it is a great way to boost the immune system.

    • Insomnia: It has been seen that cumin seeds are very effective in treating sleeping problems. Fried cumin seeds should be combined with bananas to help induce a peaceful sleep.

    • Memory: Cumin has been used as a home remedy to treat amnesia and improve memory. Older people can also chew on some roasted cumin seeds, in order to prevent dullness in memory.

    • Digestive problems: Eating cumin seeds can help treat diarrhea, flatulence, atonic dyspepsia and nausea.

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    Re: Health benefits of kitchen hold spices...

    Health benefits of cloves:

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    Nutritional Value
    Cloves consist of a significant amount of proteins, iron, carbohydrates, calcium, phosphorus, potassium, sodium and hydrochloric acid. They are also rich in vitamins like A and C, manganese, and dietary fiber.

    Analgesic Properties
    The analgesic property of clove is due to an active ingredient, eugenol oil, which is used for treatment of various dental problems like tooth ache. A cotton ball soaked in the clove oil can work wonders on the aching tooth. The oil obtained from cloves is known to possess antibacterial properties and is used in various dental creams, toothpastes, mouth wash, and throat sprays to cleanse bacteria. It is also used to relieve pain from sore gums and improves overall dental health.

    Anti-inflammatory Effects
    Cloves are also used as an anti-inflammatory agent, due to their high content of flavonoids. Aromatherapists use pure clove oil to cure the symptoms of rheumatism, and arthritis. The aromatic clove oil when inhaled, can help soothe certain respiratory conditions like cold, cough, asthma, bronchitis, sinusitis, and also clears the nasal tract.

    Antiseptic and Antispasmodic Effects
    Due to its antiseptic characteristics, clove and clove oil work as an effective remedy for some common problems such as cuts, fungal infections, burns, wounds, athlete's foot and bruises. The clove oil if directly applied on the skin can cause irritation. The clove oil is hence used in the diluted form. As an antispasmodic agent, clove oil helps to relieve muscle spasms when applied topically near the affected portion.

    Digestive Health Benefits of Cloves
    Cloves can effectively cure many digestive problems. Cloves are known to have medicinal qualities to cure flatulence, loose motions, indigestion and nausea. Cloves are useful in relieving the symptoms of diarrhea, gastric irritability and vomiting.

    Cancer
    Researchers have suggested that the cloves can effectively prevent lung cancer as well as skin cancer. Eugenol, an essential component found in cloves, helps in minimizing the harmful effects of environmental wastes that can cause cancer of digestive system.

    Immune System
    Clove and clove oil boosts the immune system by purifying the blood and helps to fight against various diseases.

    Other Health Benefits of Cloves
    Cloves are used for treating a number of health conditions such as malaria, cholera, scabies in the tropical Asian countries.

    Cloves benefit the diabetic patients by controlling the blood glucose levels. The essential constituent (Eugenol) found in cloves is also powerful for preventing blood clots.

    Clove oil mixed with milk and salt can be used as a home remedy for headache. It is one of the effective remedies for stye and various eye infections. If a piece of clove is applied to stye, it gives a great relief. Clove is used as a relief for ear aches, a mixture of clove oil and sesame oil is warmed and applied ear aches.

    Apart from these health benefits of cloves, they are known to offer various other general benefits too. Clove oil is used for the preparation of various beauty creams and lotions. It is also extensively used as a massage oil to provide relief from stress.

    Clove oil, in the form of purified liquid is widely used in synthetic vanilla and also used as flavors in the manufacture of perfumes, soaps and various toiletries.

    The clove oil makes an excellent natural mosquito repellent as well as moth repellent and can protect against mosquitoes for 4-5 hours.

    Clove, a versatile spice, is easily available in every home and with so many nutritional qualities, one can surely benefit in a variety of ways. But it's always advisable to consult your doctor before using clove oil in treating infants and during pregnancy.


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