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The Health Benefits of Various Herbs, Spices, Vegetables, and Fruits

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BASIL

  • Good source of beta-carotene
  • Anti-inflammatory properties
  • Antibacterial properties
  • Rich in antioxidants
  • Tea made from these leaves can help to relieve nausea, gas pains, and dysentery

BLACK PEPPER

  • Aids in digestion
  • Rich in antioxidants
  • Antibacterial properties

CAYENNE PEPPER

  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Pain relief
  • Helps to prevent ulcers
  • Assists with weight loss by increasing metabolism
  • Improves circulation
  • Decreases mucous production

CHILI PEPPER

  • Antibacterial properties
  • Improves circulation
  • Eases soreness

Coriander Powder, Chili Powder, Pepper, Fennel Powder, Turmeric Powder

CILANTRO/CORIANDER

  • Lowers blood sugar levels
  • Helps to cleanse heavy metals from the body
  • Antimicrobial properties
  • Rich in phyto-nutrients
  • Decreases cholesterol
  • Aids in digestion

CINNAMON

  • Boosts brain function
  • Helps control blood sugar
  • Antimicrobial properties
  • Antifungal properties
  • Anticlotting properties
  • Contains calcium, vitamins, and fiber
  • Aids in digestion

CUMIN

  • Good source of iron
  • Anti-carcinogenic
  • Aids in digestion
  • Believed to be a blood purifier

DILL

  • Good source of calcium
  • Antibacterial properties
  • Helps heal digestive disorders
  • Has anti-carcinogenic properties

FENNEL

  • Antispasmodic properties
  • Tea made from crushed seeds can treat indigestion and cramps

Fenugreek

FENUGREEK

  • Can be used to treat diabetes
  • Lowers blood sugar levels
  • When made into tea, can relieve gas pains

GARLIC

  • Antibacterial properties
  • Antiviral properties
  • Antispasmodic properties
  • Rich in antioxidants
  • Lowers cholesterol
levels
  • Assists with respiratory problems
  • Reduces hypertension
  • Relieves gas pains
  • Rids the body of intestinal worms

GINGER

  • Strengthens lungs and kidneys
  • Helps to relieve arthritis, headaches, earaches, sinus congestion, kidney problems, menstrual cramps, and spinal pain
  • Improves circulation
  • Eases soreness
  • Relieves gas pains
  • Aids in digestion
  • Helps to prevent motion sickness and vertigo

LEMON

  • Lemon oil be helpful for dissolving cellulite (phase 3 only)
  • Rich source of vitamin C
  • Boosts the immune system
  • Antibacterial properties
  • Detoxes the liver

MUSTARD

  • Rich in phyto-nutrients
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Aids in digestion

ONION

  • Antibacterial properties
  • Improves respiratory health
  • Relieves inflammation
  • Improves cardiovascular health
  • Reduces hypertension, cholesterol levels, and blood sugar levels

OREGANO

  • Antibacterial
  • Rich in antioxidants
  • Aids in digestion
  • Assists with respiratory problems

PAPAYA

  • Aids in digestion
  • Breaks up blood clots
  • Shrinks ruptured or slipped spinal disks

PARSLEY

  • Improves circulation
  • Prevents bad breath
  • Rich in vitamins and minerals
  • Rich in antioxidants
  • Mild diuretic
  • Improves kidney function

PEPPERMINT

  • Aids in digestion
  • Relieves gas pains
  • Useful aromatherapy
  • Makes a good tea
  • Rich in phyto-nutrients

PINEAPPLE

  • Reduces inflammation in wounds and other skin injuries
  • Aids in digestion
  • Breaks down blood clots

ROSEMARY

  • Anti-inflammatory properties
  • Rich in antioxidants
  • Anti-carcinogenic properties
  • Rich in vitamin E and minerals
  • Mild diuretic
  • Detoxifies the liver
  • Improves brain function and memory

SAFFRON

  • Aids in digestion
  • Helps with depression
  • Has anti-carcinogenic properties
  • Rich in antioxidants

SAGE

  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Rich in antioxidants
  • Improves brain function and memory
  • Relieves gas pains
  • Helps to lower fevers

Tarragon

TARRAGON

  • Aids in digestion
  • Helps insomnia
  • Anti-inflammatory properties
  • Stimulates appetite
  • Helps to bring on menstruation

THYME

  • Antibacterial properties
  • Rich in antioxidants
  • Benefits respiratory health
  • Improves circulation
  • Strengthens the immune system
  • Relieves coughing and spasms

TURMERIC

  • Antibiotic properties
  • Anti-inflammatory properties
  • Decreases arthritis pain
  • Rids the body of parasitic worms
  • Relieves gas pains
  • Speeds the healing of smallpox and chicken pox
  • Aids in digestion
  • Decreases risk of certain kinds of cancers
  • Protects against Alzheimer’s disease
  • Boosts brain function

WATERCRESS

  • High vitamin C content
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Decreases arthritis pain

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