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Spices In Your Kitchen That Are Good For Your Health

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By Edited Feb 26, 2016 1 1

If you thought the spices in your kitchen were only good for bringing out the taste in your favorite dishes than think again.  These great flavors have been proven to be good for your health.

Here are ten spices that can help improve your health.


(1) Ginger



It has a long history of use for over two hundred years and contains a chemical that is effective in relieving gastrointestinal distress.  Ginger is also helpful with symptoms of upper respiratory tract infection, bronchitis, cough, menstral cramps, arthritis, muscle pains, migraines, asthma, and nausea (from chemotherapy).  


(2) Cinnamon


 Cinnamon has been around since 2000 BC and used since ancient Egypt. The bark extract from a cinnamon tree have been used traditionally as medicine around the world. Some studies have found cinnamon may help with fungal infections, Diabetes Type 2, Alzheimer Disease, HIV, and Multiple Sclerosis. 


(3) Cumin


 It would be wise to add this spice to your diet. It has a wide range of health benefits that aids in digestion, insomnia, respiratory disorders, asthma, bronchitis, common cold, concentration, lactation, anemia, skin orders, boils, cancer, concentration, insect bites, and painful stings.


(4) Oregano



 A member of the mint family, oregano provide food flavor but is known for its antioxidants and bacterial properties. The herbs is used to treat respiratory tract disorders, gastrointestinal (GI) disorders, menstral cramps, bronchitis, urinary tract disorders, cold, fatigue, allergies, muscle pain, and acne.


(5) Thyme



A herb from the mint family. It has been used for conditions and treatment related to coughs, bronchitis, alopecia, respiratory, and agitation treatments.


(6) Rosemary


 A member of the mint family, along with oregano, thyme, basil, and lavender, rosemary has many possible health benefits such as improving digestion, enhancing memory and concentration, neurological protection, brain aging, and cancer.


(7) Ginseng



   A tea that has become a popular beverage and used around the world as a herbal drink. Some of the health benefits include relief from menstral problems, reduction in obesity, digestive disorders, help with immune system, mental distress, asthma, arthritis, and sexual problems. It has also been used to reduce physical and mental problems, and known to relax and soothe the body.


(8) Mint


Mint has one of the highest antioxidants of any food. Also known as mentha, it's a group of 15-20 types of plants including peppermint and spearmint. It is also used in toothpaste, gum, candy, and some beauty products. Some of the health benefits include: Allergies, common cold, indigestion, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), and the skin. 


(9) Capsaicin



Endorphin is a ingredient found in hot peppers and can also bring medical relief.  It has a effective remedy for pain and other medical conditions. It is also used for arthritis. 


(10) Tumeric


A powerful flavor that has long been used in Chinese and Indian medicine. It is known to treat a wide range of conditions, including jaundice, menstral relief, bloody urine, hemorrhage, toothaches, bruises, chest pain, and colic.


There you have it. A list of ten spices good for  the health. So the next time you grab your favorite flavor from the spice rack. Be ensured that you are not only adding spice to your favorite dish but doing a great thing for your body.






Mar 30, 2015 1:01pm
Great article, very refreshing. Sometimes we use those spices without realizing the health benefits they can bring. I used to have Ginseng tea, but it's been a while since I used it last. Definitely a good reminder to add it back to my tea collection.
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