5 healthy spices you need to consider

5 healthy spices you need to consider


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This can help fight against cancer; studies have shown that turmeric can slow down the growth of prostate tumors. It can be used to treat menstrual pain and heal wounds on the surface of the skin. It is a natural liver detoxifier and it is used to treat arthritis because of its anti inflammatory properties.

Turmeric is a major ingredient in curry spice. Turmeric can be used to cook traditional African dishes such as Jollof rice and other dishes that require palm oil. Turmeric is a healthy substitute for palm oil.


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This can be used to detoxify the body; it is a good cure for stomachaches, indigestion and diarrhea. Eugenol found in nutmeg is good for the heart. It has strong medicinal properties and can kill bacteria in the mouth; this is why the essential oil of the nutmeg is used in toothpaste and as a major ingredient in some cough syrups. It can also be used to prevent Alzheimer’s disease and improve the memory.

In some Arab nations nutmeg is used to increase sexual desire and in parts of Africa it is used as female Viagra.

Basil Leaves

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Basil leaves contain Vitamin A, Vitamin C, calcium, potassium, manganese, Iron, magnesium and phosphorus. It has anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties. It is good for the cardiovascular system, immune system, skin and hair.

Making tea with basil leaves is a good way to get rid of the flu, cramps, nausea, constipation and indigestion.

The Vitamin A in basil leaves make it very good for your eyes, skin and mucus membranes. It can also help to prevent lung cancer.


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Taking ½ a teaspoon of cinnamon twice a day can help lower blood sugar levels, cholesterol and triglyceride levels.Cinnamon helps prevent blood clots and relieve arthritis pains because of its anti- inflammatory properties. Women can use cinnamon to combat yeast infections.

Smelling cinnamon alone can improve your memory and other brain functions. It also helps to stop the spread of leukemia and lymphoma cancer cells. It can be used to relieve headaches and migraines.



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Garlic is very good for your immune system and it is an effective cold & flu treatment. It has antioxidant properties that help to lower cholesterol levels, thus reducing your risk of heart disease.

Daily consumption of garlic can help reduce the risk of stomach cancers and colorectal cancers significantly.

It has anti ageing properties because it protects the skin from the effects of free radicals on the skin. Garlic Infused oils can help prevent hair loss.



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3 thoughts on “5 healthy spices you need to consider

  1. Very informative. I used several of these while cooking,but didn’t realize how healthy they actually were. Going to make sure I use them.more often now!

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