DRIED RED PAPER
The compound capsaicin puts the heat in chilies. It may lower the risk of skin and colon cancers; stops the spread of prostate cancer cells; protect the fats in your blood from damage by free radicals; effective treatment for sensory nerve fiber disorders, including pain associated with arthritis, psoriasis, and diabetic neuropathy.
Red chili peppers, such as cayenne, have been shown to reduce blood cholesterol. Cultures where hot pepper is used liberally have a much lower rate of heart attack, stroke and pulmonary embolism.
The bright color of red chili peppers signals its high content of beta-carotene or pro-vitamin A. Just two teaspoons of red chili peppers provide about 6% of the daily value for vitamin C coupled with more than 10% of the daily value for vitamin A. Often called the anti-infection vitamin, vitamin A is essential for healthy mucous membranes, which line the nasal passages, lungs, intestinal tract and urinary tract and serve as the body’s first line of defense against invading pathogens. Its peppery heat also stimulates secretions that help clear mucus from your stuffed up nose or congested lungs.
Chili peppers have a bad—and mistaken—reputation for contributing to stomach ulcers. Not only do they not cause ulcers, they can help prevent them by killing bacteria you may have ingested, while stimulating the cells lining the stomach to secrete protective buffering juices.
Studies show it also helps people eat fewer calories.
Can stop nausea and may also relieve heartburn and bloating.
Helps improve the intestinal motility, anti-inflammatory, painkiller (analgesic), nerve soothing, anti-pyretic as well as anti-bacterial.
It composes many essential nutrients and vitamins such as vitamin B-6, vitamin B-5, potassium, manganese, copper, and magnesium that are required for optimum health.
Add ginger to your smoothie, tea, stir fry, fruit salad and heal yourself without medicines.
Anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, high phytonutrient content including manganese, omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin K, dietary fiber, vitamin C, calcium and magnesium, potassium, iron, selenium.
Potassium is an important electrolyte of cell and body fluids that helps control heart rate and blood pressure. Manganese is used by the body as a co-factor for the antioxidant enzyme.
Vit C helps the body develop resistance against infectious agents and scavenge harmful oxygen-free radicals.
The active principles in the clove may increase gut motility as well as improve the digestion power through increasing gastro-intestinal enzyme secretions. Thus, helps relieve indigestion and constipation problems.
Clove contains very good amounts of vitamin A and beta-carotene levels. These compounds are known to have antioxidant properties. Vitamin A is also required by the body for maintaining healthy mucus membranes and skin in addition to essential for vision.
Boosts immune function, aids digestion, anti-carcinogenic, a potent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant that may help stop tumor growth.
The spice is an excellent sources of minerals like iron, copper, calcium, potassium, manganese, selenium, zinc and magnesium. Copper is required in the production of red blood cells. Iron is required for red blood cell formation. Zinc is a co-factor in many enzymes that regulate growth and development, digestion and nucleic acid synthesis. Potassium is an important component of cell and body fluids that helps controlling heart rate and blood pressure. Manganese is used by the body as a co-factor for the powerful anti-oxidant enzyme.
Contains an active component called curcumin, which may stop cancer from spreading and help prevent type 2 diabetes.
Anti-inflammatory, helps relieve arthritis, IBD, cystic fibrosis, anti-carcinogenic, improves liver function, lowers cholesterol.
Anti-oxidant strength is one of the highest among known herb and spice species.
Just a few grams of turmeric per day either in the form of powder, crushed root or fresh root can provide enough nutrients to help you keep away from anemia, neuritis, memory disorders and offer protection against cancers, infectious diseases, high blood pressure, and strokes.
Turmeric commonly used in Ayurvedic and Unani medicine. Turmeric originates from the root of the Curcuma longa plant, which is a member of the ginger family and it’s one of nature’s most powerful healers and a true guru:
- anti-inflammatory action within your body
- heal and prevent dry skin
- slow aging
- diminish wrinkles
- improve skin’s elasticity
- protects the liver form toxins and congestion
- lowers cholesterol
- reduces menstrual pain
- improve digestion, ridding the system of gas and distention.
If you are using fresh turmeric, handle with care as it stains easily. If you do happen to turn your favorite garment yellow try squeezing on lemon juice or eucalyptus to remove the stain.
Contains antibacterial compounds that may help fight listeria, E.coli and salmonella.
Potent anti-inflammatory, improves memory, aids digestion, improves appetite, relieves diarrhea.
A pinch of fresh ground nutmeg in a teaspoon or two of raw honey is a wonderful natural remedy for nausea, indigestion, and gastritis. It is also great for kidney infections and for helping to dissolve kidney stones.
Anti-microbial, anti-clotting, controls blood sugar, boosts brain function, helps warm the body in the onset of cold or flu.
Just ¼ to ½ teaspoon daily lowers blood sugar, LDL (bad) cholesterol and triglycerides in people with type 2 diabetes.
Anti-inflammatory, lowers cholesterol, helps reduce amount of damaged fats in cells.
Use it for your meat, fish or veggie meals. Or just add it to your avocado toast in the morning.
Antioxidant, aids digestion, improves circulation, stimulates appetite, good source of potassium, magnesium, calcium, iron and manganese.
Cardamom and cinnamon can both be boiled in water and can be used to gargle every morning to control painful sore throats.
Anti-inflammatory, improves circulation, aids digestion, high in vitamin C.