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Home remedy from the kitchen shelf

Posted Sep 13 2008 11:46pm

Uses of Spices

Cinnamon: For the treating the common cold, a little cinnamon powder, mixed in 1 teaspoon of honey, with a little pepper powder and 2-3 drops of lime juice, may be taken. Boiled water , to which cinnamon has been added, may be sipped for relief from colic pain, vomiting and nausea. A piece of cinnamon chewed acts as a mouth freshener.

Cardamom: Chewing cardamom rids you of bad breath. It is known as a good medicine to treat indigestion and also treats gas problems and flatulence. It can be included in your daily diet by using it, while preparing tea.

Ginger : To cure cough, take litle ginger juice in 1/2 teaspoon lime juice and a little honey and lick it this can be done 2-3 times a day, to get relief. Ginger is known as digestive medicine, so include it in your daily diet in the form of ginger tea and you will not face much problems of indigestion, gas, flatulence and other stomach ailments.

Chewing fennel seeds relieves bad breath. Fennel seed tea sweetens breastmilk. Fennel tea relieves colic in infants.

Use as a tea as an excellent relief for colic and fever in children. 1 tbsp ground fenugreek seed taken in the diet daily can reduce cholesterol. 8 tsps of seed presoaked in 4 cups cold water for 4 hours, then boil for 2 minutes, strain and drink 1 cup a day to ease hay fever attacks.

PEPPER (black)
Pain relief from toothache, brings down a fever.

Anti-oxidant. Powdered turmeric on any ulcerated skin condition or mix with enough lime juice to make a paste and put on herpes sores, mumps, chicken pox, etc. Dip a cloth in turmeric solution to wash away discharges from conjunctivitis and opthamalia. As an anti-inflammatory, turmeric’s properties are as good as 1 % hydrocortisone and phenylobutazone. Take ½ tsp in juice in the morning and evening to aid in removing fat around the liver. Turmeric, bay leaf, clove, and cinnamon all tripled insulin performance in metabolizing blood glucose in a test tube! Field tests proved to greatly enhance production of insulin by the pancreas. "Spicecaps" from Great American Natural Products have a pinch of cinnamon, 2 cloves, ½ bay leaf, and 1 tsp of turmeric per capsule.
Use oil for pain relief for sore gums and toothache. Add clove oil to neutral oils for topical pain relief of arthritis. Small amounts of clove in a tea for nausea. 3 cloves in two cups of boiled water, steeped for 20 minutes, as an antiseptic and mouthwash. A clove chewed also acts as a mouth freshener.
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