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22 Common Spices and their Medicinal Values~~~
« on: May 24, 2007, 01:15:29 AM »
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    ~~~22 Common Spices and their Medicinal Values~~~

    1. Asparagus

    Use :
     

    Kidney problems.
    Dissolves uric acid deposits.
    Promotes urination
    Preparation :
     

    Boil in water and drink.
     

    2. Basil Tea

    Use:
     
    Colds, flu
    Cramps
    Bladder
    Preparation :
     

    Add fresh herb or seeds to boiled water to make tea for migraines and bed time restlessness.
    Douche for yeast infections.
    Gargle and mouthwash to eliminates
    Candida.
    Pregnant women should avoid medicinal use of basil.
     

    3. Black Pepper

    Use:
     

    Take at first sign of any disease
    Pain relief from toothache
    Brings down a fever.

     
    4. Celery

    Use :
     

    Sedative.
    Seed and stalk reduces hypertension.
    Celery seed tea for the kidneys as a cleanser.
     

    5. Chamomile flowers

    Use:
     

    Fever and restlessness in children
     

    6. Cinnamon
    Use :
     

    Diarrhea
    Dysentery
    General Indigestion
    Yeast infection
    Athlete's foot
    Reduces cancer causing tendencies of many food additives
    Cold
    Preparation :

    Cinnamon ground or taken with milk is a good balance after a heavy meal or dessert
    Simmer sticks with cloves for 3 min, add 2 tsp. lemon juice, 2 tsp. honey, 2 tbs. whiskey as cold medication.
    Boil 8-10 sticks in 4 cups water, simmer 5 min, steep 45 min, then douche or apply to athlete's foot.
     

    7. Cloves

    Use:

    Toothache
    Nasuea
    Vomiting
    Sore gums
    Topical pain relief of arthritis
    Antiseptic mouthwash
    Alcohol craving suppressor
    Preparation :

    Chew for toothache, nausea or vomiting.
    Use oil for pain relief for sore gums and toothache.
    Add clove oil to neutral oils for topical pain relief of arthritis.
    Small amounts of clove in a tea for nausea. 3 cloves in two cups of boiled water, steeped for 20 minutes, as an antiseptic and mouthwash. Former alcoholics can suck on one or two cloves when the craving strikes to curb the desire.
     


    8. Freshly Brewed Coffee

    Use :

    Alleviate headaches Clean bowels Break mucus congestion
    Preparation :

    Caffeine in coffee is used to alleviate headaches (particularly those caused by caffeine withdrawal)
    Coffee enemas with olive oil are used to cleanse the bowels and are one of the safest and most thoroughly cleansing enemas available.
    Hot black coffee sipped through a straw helps break up mucus congestion in the lungs.
    Caution and common sense must be used to avoid dependency.
     

    9. Garlic

    Use :

    Chronic and acute bacterial colds and flus
    Bronchitis, asthma, whooping cough
    High and low blood pressure
    Removing parasites and infections
    Sexually transmitted diseases
    Hypoglycemia
    Diabetes
    Destroys intestinal parasites
    Reduces cholesterol
    Repels insects
    Reduces sting effects of insects and red ants
     

    10. Ginger

    Use :

    Cold / Flu
    Suppressing cough
    Cramps
    Nausea
    Stiffness
    Detoxify meat
    Blood Thinner
    Ease bruises & sprains
    Stimulate delayed period
    Break up congestion and fever
    Preparations :

    Ginger prepared in tea form is useful for cramps, nausea, thinning blood, as a substitute for coumadin, break up congestion and fever.
    Use externally for stiffness
    Add in cooking to detoxify meat, especially chicken. Boil 2/3 cup of freshly chopped root in 1 gallon water, wrapped in cheesecloth (or old nylon stocking) until the water is yellow.
    Then soak towel and lay on bruises and sprains while still hot, to ease them.
    Ginger is one of the few herbs that easily passes the blood/brain membrane and is used in conjunction with other herbs that are meant to have an effect on the mind.
    Pregnant women should avoid medicinal concentrations of ginger.
     

    11. Lemon

    Use :

    Colds
    Cough

     

    12. Mint (Peppermint)


    Use :

    Migraines
    Nervousness
    Stomach disorders
    Heartburn
    Abdominal cramps, stomachache
    Herpes
    Preparation :

    Herpes sufferers can take 2 cups of tea a day to ease the symptoms when the virus is active.
    Mints are used to buffer the action of other herbs that have uncomfortable effects on the stomach and intestines.
    Can be used in any combination for flavor.
     

    13. Mustard

    Use :

    Sprained backs
    Deep rattling coughs
    Preparation :

    1 ½cups of dry yellow mustard in a bathtub of water for sprained backs.
    Make a paste with water and apply to knee and elbow sprains till blisters appear!
    1 tsp. each mustard and ginger powder mixed with 2 ½tbs. of olive oil for deep rattling coughs. Rub over chest and back and put on an old T-shirt (or cover with cloth diaper).
     

     

    14. Nutmeg and mace

    Use :

    Gas Indigestion
    Nausea
    Vomiting
    Kidney problems
    Preparation:

    Make a paste of powder with cold water and then add to boiled water.
    1 tbs. 1/4 tbs of powdered nutmeg is enough to produce a floating euphoria for hours.
    Can cause erections for men during that time.
    Side effects are bone and muscle aches, burning eyes, sinus drainage, and limited diarrhea.
     

    15. Onion bulb

    Use:

    Cold
    Cough
    Life prolonger
    Dressing for burns
    Bee and wasp stings
    Asthma
    Preparation :

    Interviews with hundreds of people who lived to 100 plus all indicated a heavy intake of onions in the diet.
    Onion is an excellent dressing for burns.
    Crush sliced onions with a little bit of salt and apply to burns.
    Apply sliced onion to bee and wasp stings. For asthma, puree an onion, cover it with brandy and let sit overnight, strain it, filter it through a coffee filter, and refrigerate.
    Take 2 tbs. 20 minutes before expected onset or before going to bed.
     

    16. Parsley

    Use :

    Purifier
    Halitosis
    Tumor inhibitor
    Kidney stones and other kidney related problems
    Painful urination
    Sexual stimulant
    Preparation :

    Chew for halitosis.
    A few sprigs provide 2/3 the vitamin C of an orange, lots of vitamin A, and the important amino acid histidine, which is a tumor inhibitor.
    Parsley tea is good for kidney problems, painful urination, and kidney stones.
    One cup of parsley to 1 quart of water makes a strong tea.
    Two cups of parsley to 1 quart of water, steep an hour and drink warm, as an aphrodisiac.
    In Spain they have found that feeding parsley to sheep will bring them into heat at any time of year!
     

     

    17. Rosemary Tea

    Use:

    Headaches
    Body aches
    Breath purifier
    Aid in digestion of fat
    Free radicals reducer
    Stress Headaches
    Muscular stiffness and pain
    Preparation :

    Flower tea for the breath.
    Boil water with rosemary in it to make it safe to drink.
    Diuretic and liver aid, increases bile flow.
    Two handfuls of flowering tips into 2 cups of good brandy, soak 10 days, strain and seal.
    Mouthful twice daily.
    Oil of rosemary is a natural anti-oxidant, and stress reliever
    Sniff for headaches.
    Chop a double handful of twigs and put in a pint of olive oil for one week, and use as a muscle liniment.

     
    18. Spearmint

    Use :

    Cold, flu
    Mild fever
    Antispasmodic
    Prevents vomiting
    Relieves stomach
    Intestinal gas
    Diaphoretic
    Reduces pain
     

    19. Tea

    Use :

    Relieve migraines Dental plaque remover
    Preparation :

    Caffeine relieves migraines.
    Tea drinkers suffer less hardening of the arteries than coffee drinkers.
    Black tea kills dental plaque.
     

    20. Vinegar

    Use :

    Blood cleanser
    Arthritis cure
    Reduce inflammation
    Preparation :

    Naturally brewed apple cider vinegar is one of the finest blood cleansers and arthritis cures known.
    Take 1 tbs. per day of equal parts vinegar and honey in water to taste to cleanse the blood and reduce inflammation from arthritis.
    Be sure to use naturally brewed vinegar, as the white cheap stuff in the grocery store is actually acetic acid, a petroleum by-product, and pretty well useless except as a window cleaner!
     

    21. Walnut Hulls, Black

    Use :

    Athletes foot
    Fungal infections, parasites
    Abscesses
    Boils
     

    22. Watercress herb

    Use :
    Cold / Flu

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