We have a natural tendency to intake tablets and pills during headache, cold or fever, but have we ever thought about its source? Pharmaceutical companies manufacture them and we consume it is all the knowledge most us have about it. Real source of tablets and medicines are the plants that grow on earth’s surface.
Initially we only took in herbs, stems, roots, vegetables, seeds, soups prepared from these ingredients as medicines. Today we started to synthesize the core ingredients in those natural medicines, patent it and produce it artificially as medicines. Our day to day food stuffs can be used as medicines. Let us know these super foods and keeps the diseases at bay.
Ginger has a chemical substance called ginger. It acts as an antioxidant and improves our body’s immunity. It dissolves the excess and unwanted fat in our body there by maintains our heart’s health. It acts as a best medicine for pain in the lower part of the stomach or abdomen during period times in woman.
Hibiscus flower is rich in polyphenol and antioxidants. It purifies the blood. Inhibits cancer cells. Controls free radicals. Boiling the leaves of hibiscus plant in water and drinking its tea as a substitute for water will keep the body’s temperature to normal levels. Hibiscus flower will increase the hair growth and it also cures premature greying of hair. Mixing the dry buds of hibiscus with coconut oil and applying it over hair will prevent greying of hair. To regulate periods in woman, they can take in hibiscus paste in raw form.
Antioxidants in honey increases immunity in our body. Honey has 17 to 70% water content. Drinking honey mixed with warm water will make our body to lose weight and keeps it agile and healthy. Drinking milk mixed with egg and honey will help during Asthma. Drinking honey mixed with lemon is a best medicine for cold and vomit. Anemia patients can drink milk mixed with honey.
Consuming garlic on a daily basis will help your body to fight against viruses, bacteria and other germs. Not just disease causing germs, garlic will help to control high blood pressure, diabetes. Garlic will even cure flu, cold and tooth ache. Adding garlic to our recipes will not fetch complete benefits of garlic. Having two to three cloves of garlic in its raw form and adding it to soups and salads is a good way to intake garlic.
Antioxidants present in pomegranate fruit purifies our blood. It also increases the production of blood and white cells in the blood. Drinking pomegranate juice mixed with honey will strengthen the heart’s health, cures nervous disorders and digestion problems. Eating pomegranate fruit will increase brain strength and activity.
Turmeric is the best antibiotic. Curcumin present in turmeric will enhance body’s immunity. Turmeric is rich in Vitamin C, so its a great medicine for cough and cold. We can drink turmeric powder mixed with honey for cold and cough. In Ayurveda turmeric is a considered as a best substance to purify your blood.
Sulphur present in cabbage will kill the germs. It contains Vitamin-C which will improve immunity. It also balances calcium and phosphorus deficiency in women during menopause. It contains glutamine that will cure ulcer.
Curd / Yogurt
Yogurt is rich in probiotic or otherwise called good bacteria. This will remove the bad bacteria from the body and improves immunity. Lactobacil present in it will improve digestion and cures digestion related problems.
Citric acid present in lemon fruit increases immunity. It purifies blood. Controls and reduces disease causing germs. Mixing lemon juice with henna leaves and turmeric powder, making it in to paste and applying over cracked surfaces of foot will cure cracks in foot.
Pineapple has anti fungal properties. It is rich in Vitamin B and Bromelain. Bromelain will kill germs and increases immunity, it also boosts functioning of digestive system. Potassium, calcium, magnesium salts present in pineapple will increase overall hygiene of the human body.