Our grannies kitchen used to be the hub of a health store, full of spices and natural ingredients to take care of human health. Today also you will find these spices in every kitchen, but then why don’t they reap the same health benefits they did ages ago?
The simple answer to this is adulteration, be it on the part of manufacturers or retailers. And we are so ignorant that we buy them from here and there blindly without paying heed to the health risks they carry.
To combat this, farmers have come up with organic food and spices that are devoid of all chemical fertilizers, chemical pesticides and preservatives.
Here are the 5 ingredients that must be a part of every kitchen to ensure complete health:
Do you realise what benefits you gain from “The Tulsi” plant in your home?
Basil plants are not meant to be just worshiped day and night but have the potential to save you and your family from many infections.
The health benefits of holy basil include oral care, relief from respiratory disorders, as well as treatment of fever, asthma, lung disorders, heart diseases and stress.
But every time you catch a cold or an infection you pop up a pill and forget this most potent antibiotic in your house.
Given the health benefits of these natural products, now you know where to look for relief every time you sneeze or grumble with joint pain.
Turmeric ranks highest in flu-fighting potency. Curcuminoids, the active ingredients in turmeric have both antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties making it helpful in joint inflammation, maintaining cardiovascular health, fighting cancer and protecting the digestive system.
It goes without saying that using turmeric packs for wounds and as a pain killer is much superior to the modern antiseptics and painkillers.
Even the weight loss supplements have turmeric as their active ingredient.
Cinnamon can be an effective tool in managing Type 2 Diabetes, cholesterol levels, respiratory diseases, neurodegenerative disorders, cancer, systemic inflammation and PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome). It helps to combat menstrual colic and heavy menstrual bleeding in females.
Cinnamon has a naturally sweet taste, devoid of sugar and can be added to plain yoghurt as a dessert for daily consumption.
The role of garlic in Diabetes, Hypertension, eye care, earaches, worm infestation, cold, digestive problems and cancer has been well documented by various research studies.
Yes, it has a strong odour which makes many people refrain from using garlic. But just look at the health benefits you receive from its ingestion.
Although, in Asian culture, ginger is directly used by chopping it up or using its powder in traditional dishes and drinks like tea but it is known to be one of the oldest remedies in herbal and aromatic traditional treatments, especially in China, India, and the Middle East.
Its health benefits include its ability to boost bone health, strengthen the immune system, increase appetite, prevent various types of cancer, improve respiratory conditions, aid digestion, reduce joint inflammation, reduce excess gas, enhance sexual activity, and relieve pains related to menstrual disorders, nausea, and flu.
Today, ginger has crept in the list of safe foods in FDA (Food and Drug Administration). That is quite a feat!