In this metallic world of today, we have to pop in pills at every small medical call. Gone are the days of relying on alternative methods and natural healing methods. Putting a chemical into our bodies does have side effects, so why not give the self-healing process a shot.

Open your kitchen cabinet that holds “spices- the healing medicines” and take it slow and easy. Try only one thing first and watch it work:

Cinnamon sticks

Spices are known to possess healing qualities. Let’s take the cinnamon sticks. Just half a teaspoon of this powdered stick can lower the glucose levels in the body and the common digestive disorders under control. This is actually a boon for the people who suffer from type 2 diabetes.

The cinnamon powder helps lower triglycerides, total cholesterol levels and LDL cholesterol in the body. Besides being famous for its anti-inflammatory qualities, studies have given evidence that people who take cinnamon have lesser urinary tract infections.

It also helps keep tooth decay at bay and gum diseases under control. Eating cinnamon regularly improves blood circulation, cure coughs and cold, allergies and it is also a blood thinner. The arthritic condition has also been shown to improve with cinnamon consumption.

All spice powder

This is very effective in relieving arthritic pain and is a balm for the digestive system. Suffering from flatulence or diarrhea? All you have to do is to take half a teaspoon of all spice powder and settle your digestive hassles.

The Basil Leaves

Have you recently been bitten by an insect? Calm the sore and hurting area with some crushed basil leaves. A glassful of tea made from The leaves are also amazingly helpful in calming the nerves and keeping the headaches away.

These leaves show a high level of potassium, calcium, magnesium, Vitamin C, and Vitamin A. Eating basil leaves help in proper working of the cardiovascular system, keep the hair healthy and the eyesight sharp. Boiling the leaves in water and drinking it during a digestive distressful situation provides relief from nausea, indigestion, cramps and constipation.

The flavor laden bay leaf

This leaf not only adds the zing to your cooked vegetable but also relieves the pain caused by a twisted and sprained arthritic joint. Tie a few leaves in a cloth and wrap around the chest to provide relief from congestion . It’s a digestive and appetite stimulating spice.

Pepper

Having a pinch of black pepper mixed with honey has been the grandmother’s treatment for many medical problems. Taking black pepper powder has shown amazing results in fever, cough, gas, colic, asthma, diarrhea, indigestion, obesity, skin diseases, sore throat, intestinal gas, boils, hemorrhoids, rheumatism, and even worms.

The sweet smelling cardamom

The cardamom spice has a warming effect when it is consumed. Added to boiled water it lets out a blissful aroma and is very useful in colic, indigestion and gas.

Spices have immense health benefits as they intensify the flow of saliva, aiding in digestion. The extra saliva helps in removal of food stuck to the teeth and also helps keep the bacteria from growing in the mouth. They help keep the rising blood pressures down, the digestive system perked up, and the body healthy right at home!

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