21 century brings very fast pace life style for most us. This includes a change in our eating style too. Gone are the days when women cooked 3 hours to make a nice meal. Fast food, take out are the norms of the day. This change has thus bought a small side effect to us that are the constant threats of day to day health issue like constipation, bloating, cough, cold. We thus spend money and time for such small health issues which could have been solved by simple kitchen herbs.
This should guide you to some simple kitchen herbs that would help one keep fit and also cure such health conditions.
Asafoetida or “Ferula asafoetida” in Latin is basically a gum of the stems of the plant which is widely used in cooking especially in India and surrounding countries. This herbs is well known for its anti flatulence activity, thus helpful for bloating and other reasons. It is very common to add this herb when cooking beans which normally tend to make our stomach bloat.
Apply this herb with warm oil on the belly when one suffers from colicky pain and see the result. Midwifes do recommend this remedies even for small infants.
Turmeric a valued spice in cooking has been known for its medicinal value for a long time. Mix it with honey or warm milk before going to bed for cough and notice that your cough is gone in the morning such is the effect of this herbs.
Turmeric is also known as an excellent blood purifier thus very helpful for pimples and scars. This herb is often recommended by herbalist for young women’s for different menstrual problems too.
One could not think of any Asian food without Ginger, such is the importance of this herb in cooking. Not just for its spiciness that this herb is valued but it is also the known benefits of this herb that are prized for. If you have cold, cough, fever the best herbal medicine to take is a hot tea with ginger roots in it. Ginger is known as an excellent anti inflammatory and thus has been used in many conditions where inflammation is supposed to take place like sinusitis, arthritis.
This herb is also known to increase appetite and help digest the food properly.
This simple seeds are God send boon for those who face constipation on day to day bases. Flax seeds do contains oil which creates spasmodic effects and thus stimulates the colon helping the person clear constipation. This seeds also are known for their effects on respiratory tract. A hot poultice of this seeds or tea of this seeds for cold and cough is always welcome to treat those conditions.