Your Virtual Pharmacist! 8 Spices That Ward Off Disease!

by Kathy Sykes on December 28, 2011 · 8 comments

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I saw an interesting article on Yahoo.com the other day and thought I would share some if this information with my readers. We all know that natural sources have been a means to healing since the beginning of time and there is an entire discipline dedicated to herbal medicine. But did you know that some of the spices that you use when cooking can also benefit your health. Here is a brief summary of eight spices that have been beneficial in certain disease states.

1. Chile Peppers may help boost metabolism

2. Ginger may help soothe an upset stomach and fight arthritis pain

3. Cinnamon may help regulate blood sugar

4. Turmeric may help inflammation and inhibit tumors

5. Saffron may help improve your mood

6. Parsley may help inhibit breast cancer cell growth

7. Sage may help preserve memory and heal a sore throat

 

8. Rosemary may help enhance mental focus and fight food borne bacteria

 

Read the full article written by Kerri-Ann Jennings here.

As always, consult with your primary physician before trying new medications or changing your diet drastically. Many new things that are added or taken away from your normal regimen may have an adverse effect on your health.

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Kristin December 30, 2011 at 7:01 pm

I could use cinnamon and rosemary every day! Love!

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Kathy Sykes December 31, 2011 at 12:15 am

Isn’t it funny how the things we already use can be beneficial to our health? Thanks for commenting Kristin

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Krystal Grant December 31, 2011 at 4:26 am

This post makes me really wish I knew how to cook! LOL

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Kathy Sykes January 2, 2012 at 1:41 pm

Yes, Krystal. I think the smell of fresh herbs are the best!

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Ericka January 3, 2012 at 1:26 am

This article is right on time! I’ve got a scratchy throat as I read this. I’ve have limited success with Apple Cider Vinegar. 2 tablespoons of ACV in 8 ounces of water twice a day. It helps for minor congestion. I know, it sounds disgusting, but ACV is a fraction of the cost of cold medicine and it doesn’t leave me feeling loopy…

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Kathy Sykes January 4, 2012 at 12:17 am

Hi Ericka! Thanks for the comment. I hope all is well with you. Yes, there are many natural remedies that can relieve some of the symptoms people suffer from inexpensive and with little side effects. Hope all is well for you in the new year!

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Blessing @ Working Mom Journal January 23, 2012 at 9:25 pm

I eat a lot of Chili pepper, ha!

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Kathy Sykes January 24, 2012 at 4:28 am

Spices really are good for you. I am glad I like a lot of these!

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