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Health Benefits of Common Spices and Herbs

While spices are only effective when eaten at least daily, each has its own specific health benefits. Read on to find out which additives can burn fat, ease a sore throat or help you get to sleep.


Eases belching, flatulence and indigestion; treats respiratory conditions like coughing, asthma and loss of voice; aids in the elimination of toxins through your skin.


Eliminates gas from the stomach and intestines; soothes sore throat, cold and flu symptoms; increases metabolism for weight control.

3.Cinnamon :

Tames nausea and stomach ulcers; functions as a mild anti-inflammatory; increases insulin sensitivity to help focus fat burn.


Soothes digestive tract muscles and is a potent antihistamine.

5.Nutmeg :

Improves digestion; eases the symptoms of menstruation; induces calm and sleep. One nutmeg per day can cause stomach pain, double vision and other uncomfortable reactions.

6.Celery Seed:

Flushes the liver of toxins; lowers blood pressure; combats water retention.

7.Coriander Leaf:

Also known as cilantro: Acts as a diuretic; eases seasonal allergies.


Loosens mucus; helps treat respiratory illnesses; and calms indigestion.


Health Powers: Reduces inflammation (joints, airways); detoxifies the liver.

10.Thyme :

Relaxes the muscle tissue of the gastrointestinal tract; stimulates immune system.


The positive effect of garlic on your circulatory system is extremely well documented and it has been proved to:
*lower blood pressure ,decrease platelet aggregation
*lower LDL-cholesterol ( the bad type) levels
*Increase serum HDL-cholesterol (the good type) .
*As a result of these beneficial actions garlic helps to prevent arteriosclerosis and *thereby reduces the risk of heart attack

The external use of garlic helps to clear the skin of spots and pimple, and boils.

Raw garlic is very strong, so eating too much could produce problems, for example irritation of or even damage to the digestive tract.

There are a few people who are allergic to garlic. Symptoms of garlic allergy include skin rash, temperature and headaches. Also, garlic could potentially disrupt anti-coagulants, so it's best avoided before surgery. As with any medicine, always check with your doctor first and tell your doctor if you are using it.
*Ovarian Cancer Treatment
*Colon Cancer Prevention
*Morning Sickness
*Motion Sickness Remedy
*Reduces Pain and Inflammation
*Powerful natural painkiller ,Heartburn Relief ,Menstrual Cramp Relief ,Migraine Relief
*Prevention of Diabetic Nephropathy.


The health benefits of cumin include digestion, piles, insomnia, respiratory disorders, asthma, bronchitis, common cold, lactation, anemia, skin disorders, boils, immunity, and cancer.


Coriander has anti-inflammatory properties that can help with symptoms of arthritis.* Coriander has anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties that can help prevent infections from wounds. Just sprinkle some powdered coriander seed or leaves on a newly washed injured area.
* It is used to relief stomach gas, and as an overall digestive aid.
* It helps promote healthy liver functions.
* It contains immune-boosting properties.
* It is a good source of dietary fiber.
* It contains anti-oxidants, vitamin A and C, riboflavin, vitamin K, folic acid, calcium, iron, magnesium and potassium, and traces of niacin, vitamin B6, phosphor and zinc.
* It reduces LDL cholesterol (the bad kind) and acts to increase HDL cholesterol (the good kind).
* It supports the menstrual cycle by reducing cramping and eases hormonal mood swings.
* It also helps with insulin secretion and lowers blood sugar.

14.Mustard Seeds:

*Mustard seeds are rich in Selenium and Magnesium. Selenium help reduce the severity of asthma, decrease some of the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis, and help prevent cancer.
*They are good source of omega-3 fatty acids.
*Greek scientist Pythagoras used mustard as a remedy for scorpion stings.
*Since ancient times, mustard is used as purgative. It's used to produce vomiting in the case of accidental poisoning.
*Massage with mustard oil on the body gives strength and over head it improves the quality of hair.


Good for breast feeding mothers .Reduce menstrual discomfort .Minimize symptoms of menopause .Reduce cholesterol .Control diabetes .Relieve constipation.

While Fenugreek is considered the finest herb for enhancing feminine beauty it also aids in sexual stimulation, balances blood sugar levels, and contains choline which aids the thinking process. Fenugreek has been the focus of several studies concerning the treatment of diabetes and the prevention of breast cancer. Its ability to balance hormone levels aids in treating PMS and menopause. Its antioxidants slow ageing and help prevent disease.

The plant has also been employed against bronchitis, fevers, sore throats, wounds swollen glands, skin irritations, diabetes, ulcers, and in the treatment of cancer.
Fenugreek contains an amino acid called 4-hydroxyisoleucine, which appears to increase the body's production of insulin when blood sugar levels are high.

Fenugreek can interfere with iron absorption so people who have anemia should avoid it. And, it is not recommended to those who take thyroid hormone since the herb can alter balances of various forms of thyroid hormones.

People who have asthma, allergies, and diabetes should consult a physician before taking any fenugreek supplements.
It can have some minor side effects however and pregnant women are advised not to take it because it can induce labor.

16. Black Seeds:

Commonly known as the "seed of blessing".

The majority of our health problems have the same causes- infection by micro-organisms such as bacteria, viruses, parasites and fungi. When using clinical (allopathic medicines) each symptom is treated individually and usually with synthetic chemically manufactured medicines that contain alcohol and other harmful ingredients.

Black seed is effective at treating the body as a whole and fights the actual cause of the symptoms. Black seeds
•regulates too weak or too strong reactions of the immune system,
•excellent for treating chronic, allergic and hormonal diseases,
•support metabolism,
•improve digestion,
•helps to lowers blood sugar levels.
•dispel worms and parasites from intestinal track.
•soothes bronchitis and coughs, increase body tone,
•stimulates menstrual periods,
•increases the flow of breast milk,
•provides quick energy,
•increases sperm count,
•calms the nervous system, encourages hair growth and retards hair fall out, and prevents skin wrinkling.

It seems Black Seeds can be helpful for just about anything. However its use is not recommended during pregnancy.

Benefits of Herbs