With the change of seasons, we become more vulnerable to cold and flu viruses. That’s why it is the best time to strengthen your immune system naturally.
Medicinal plants and herbs have been used for centuries by traditional healers and naturopaths all around the world. However, it wasn’t until recently that modern medical science accepted herbs as alternative remedies to common diseases.
“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” – Hippocrates
In our fast paced lives, we often seek immediate results. Whenever we fall ill we want prescription drugs to heal us immediately. However, you may have a natural alternative right in your kitchen garden which will provide better results.
“Herbs and many other plants have the power to heal and cure diseases naturally without using antibiotics.”
They are also known to boost our immune system and provide us with all the ingredients we need for a healthier life.
If you took our advice and started growing herbs and vegetables in your kitchen garden, you would be pleased to know that besides getting a fresh supply of organic herbs and vegetables from your garden, some of the herbs that you are growing for culinary purposes also have the power to heal many common diseases naturally. They also boost your immune system to fight diseases naturally and supply essential vitamins and antioxidants for a healthier life.
We are going to discuss 3 awesome plants that have the power to heal many common diseases, which are commonly used by traditional healers around the world and are widely accepted by most physicians and modern pharmacists.
Ginger has been widely used by natural therapists and healers around the world, especially in the ancient medicinal practices of China and India, for its strong antibiotic and anti-inflammatory properties. Ginger is full of natural goodness and active ingredients to help fight diseases naturally. It’s an excellent natural cold and flu remedy. It also makes great herbal tea, eases stomach irritation and adds flavor to your food.
“Ginger is particularly useful in treating chronic inflammation because it partially inhibits two important enzymes that play a role in inflammation gone awry — cyclooxygenase (COX) and 5-lipoxygenase (LOX)” – Betsy Hornick and Eric Yarnell | HowStuffWorks
Garlic is used as seasoning in food almost all over the world and known for its healing powers in ancient Chinese and Indian medicine. Garlic can be easily grown year round, and can be used to treat various medical conditions. Garlic remedies are widely accepted in modern medicine, and there are many drugs being manufactured with garlic.
Garlic Contains a Compound Called Allicin, Which Has Potent Medicinal Properties. It also has an impressive array of vitamins, and minerals including manganese, vitamin B6, vitamin C, selenium, fiber and decent amounts of calcium, copper, potassium, phosphorus, iron and vitamin B1, and therefore, it has almost everything we need for a healthy immune system.
Adding garlic to your food can help you fight heart diseases, reduce blood pressure, boost immune system and help you fight common cold all while making your food delicious.
Turmeric has a bitter bite and mild flavor. It’s commonly used in traditional Chinese and Indian medicine because of its strong antibiotic properties. It’s also used for food coloring in cooking and for natural skin care purposes. As a healing food, it contains dietary fiber, iron, potassium, magnesium and vitamin B6.
The main ingredient in turmeric is curcumin, for its antioxidant and is highly therapeutic powers. It’s also used in various drugs and modern medicines. Scientists at the University of California, Los Angeles, found that curcumin helped dissolve the plaques and tangles of brain material characteristic to Alzheimer’s.
Researchers have also found that turmeric contains strong antioxidants. It detoxifies your body, boosts your immune system, improves brain function, and fights many diseases. It is known to lower the risks of heart disease, reduce arthritis pain and inflammation, and might help reduce risk of cancer. Drinking turmeric tea daily may well increase your lifespan and help you live healthier naturally.
The food we eat plays a strong role in our health and wellbeing. We can easily find the right herbs with the right ingredients to strengthen our immune system and fight diseases naturally for a healthier and longer life. It will help us reduce dependency on chemical based medicine and also gives us an alternative way to stay healthy naturally.
“Mother Nature’s most potent healing herbs are already on most spice racks or growing nearby, often right outside the door.” – Kathleen Barnes | naturalawakeningsmag.com
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