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Some Kitchen Ingredients That Work Like Medicines

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  • Some Kitchen Ingredients That Work Like Medicines

    1. Turmeric
    Turmeric is a popular spice used in cooking. Its antiseptic, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties also make it an effective home remedy for a variety of conditions.

    You can use turmeric to disinfect minor cuts and burns as well as treat the common cold, cough, joint inflammation, arthritis, bruised skin, acne, pimples and various stomach ailments.

    It can also help prevent Alzheimer’s disease and minimize liver damage caused by alcohol abuse or regular use of painkillers. Due to its antioxidant properties, turmeric has also been proven beneficial in treating many types of cancer, most notably breast cancer, colon cancer, lung cancer and leukemia.

    2. Ginger
    Ginger has anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, anti fungal, antiseptic, antibacterial and antiviral properties. At the same time, it is a powerful natural analgesic or painkiller. Ginger is also a good source of potassium, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, zinc, and vitamins A, C, E and B-complex.

    You can use ginger to treat an upset stomach, indigestion, heartburn, nausea and motion sickness; regular body pain and arthritis pain; a cold, cough and other respiratory health problems; fever; and menstrual cramps. It has also been proven that ginger can be used to control different types of cancer due to its ability to slow the growth of cancer cells.

    3. Cinnamon
    Cinnamon has antioxidant, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, carminative and antiflatulent properties. This spice is also an excellent source of minerals, such as potassium, calcium, manganese, iron, zinc and copper, along with vitamin A, niacin and pyridoxine.

    Cinnamon is often used to treat the common cold, flatulence, indigestion, heartburn, nausea, diarrhea, arthritis pain and painful menstrual periods.

    It has also been found that regular consumption of cinnamon can help people with Type 2 diabetes to control their blood sugar level. In addition, it helps lower cholesterol levels and reduces the risk of various types of heart disease. It should not be taken in excess though, as it may cause toxicity.

    4. Garlic
    Garlic is often referred to as a super food due to its stimulant, diaphoretic, diuretic, expectorant, antibacterial, anti fungal, antiviral and antiseptic properties. In addition, garlic is packed with vitamins and nutrients, such as protein, potassium, calcium, zinc and many others.

    Garlic can be used to treat cough, chronic bronchitis, sore throat, hoarseness, sinus problems, asthma, ear infection, indigestion, stomach ache, colic, ringworm, toothache, and bug bites.

    It can even help lower cholesterol levels and prevent strokes. Also, this strong-smelling herb reduces the risk of several types of cancer and heart disease.

    5. Lemon
    Lemon is known for its antioxidant properties along with immune-boosting powers. It also has many nourishing nutrients like vitamin C and folate.

    Lemon has a multitude of medicinal uses and is often used in the treatment of headaches, throat infections, indigestion, constipation, dental problems, dandruff, insect bites, arthritis, rheumatism, and internal bleeding.

    It is considered for losing weight, reducing high blood pressure and getting rid of kidney stones. When consumed regularly, lemon also helps prevent many conditions like strokes, cardiovascular disease and various types of cancer. Plus, it is excellent for your skin and hair.

    6. Honey
    Honey has antiviral, anti fungal, antiseptic, and anti parasitic properties. It is also loaded with many essential vitamins and minerals like magnesium, potassium, calcium, sodium, calcium, copper, iron, manganese, sulfur, zinc and phosphate.

    Honey can be used in the treatment of cough, throat irritation, laryngitis, canker sores, eczema, morning sickness, and stomach ulcers. It also relieves issues like skin infections and minor wounds and burns.

    In addition, this great natural source of carbohydrates can instantly boost athletes’ performance and endurance as well as reduce muscle fatigue. Raw honey is also used to treat issues related to male impotence and female infertility.

    Source: EBNM (Evidence Based Nutritional Medicine)

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    Re: Some Kitchen Ingredients That Work Like Medicines

    Link to source?


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      Re: Some Kitchen Ingredients That Work Like Medicines

      Honey has several benefits as proven by sunnah.

      Imam as suyuti's medicines of the prophets is a brilliant book which has a list of all food sources and benefits derived from that and to be used for what ailment
      82. Verily, when He intends a thing, His Command is, "be", and it is! 83. So glory to Him in Whose hands is the dominion of all things: and to Him will you be all brought back. Quran surah 36: Ya-sin