We have a natural tendency to consume tablets and pills during a headache, cold or fever. But have we ever thought about its source? Pharmaceutical companies manufacture them and we consume it is all the knowledge we have about it. The 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 pharmaceutical companies started to synthesize the core ingredients in those natural medicines, patent it and manufacture it synthetic form. Our day to day foods can be used as medicines. Let us know these superfoods that keep the diseases at bay.
- Ginger has a chemical substance called gingerol.
- It acts as an antioxidant and improves our body’s immunity.
- Ginger dissolves the excess and unwanted body fat thereby by keeps our heart healthy.
- It is the best medicine for pain in lower abdomen during periods in women.
Hibiscus flower is rich in polyphenol and antioxidants. It purifies the blood, inhibits cancer cells, and 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 graying of hair. Mixing the dry buds of hibiscus with coconut oil and applying it over hair will prevent graying of hair. Hibiscus paste in raw form will regulate periods in women.
Antioxidants in honey increase immunity in our body. Honey has 17 to 70% water content. Drinking honey mixed with warm water will make our body lose weight and keeps it agile and healthy. Consuming milk mixed with egg and honey will be helpful for Asthma patients. Having honey mixed with lemon is the best medicine for cold and vomit. Anemia patients can drink milk mixed with honey.
Consuming garlic on a daily basis will help our body to fight against viruses, bacteria, and other germs. Not just disease-causing germs, garlic will help to control high blood pressure and diabetes. Garlic will even cure flu, cold and toothache. Adding garlic to our foods and cooking it 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 the best way to consume 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 it’s a great medicine for cough and cold. We can drink honey mixed with turmeric powder for cold and cough. In Ayurveda turmeric is a considered as the best medicine to purify your blood.
Sulfur present in cabbage will kill the germs. It contains Vitamin-C which will improve immunity. Cabbage also balances calcium and phosphorus deficiency in women during menopause. It contains glutamine that will cure the ulcer.
Curd / Yogurt
Yogurt is rich in probiotic or otherwise called good bacteria. This will remove the bad bacteria from our body and improves immunity. Lactobacilli present in it will improve digestion and cures digestion related problems.
Citric acid present in lemon fruit increases immunity. It purifies the blood. Controls and reduces disease-causing germs. Mixing lemon juice with henna leaves, and turmeric powder, making it into a paste, and applying over cracked surfaces of the foot will cure cracks in it.
Pineapple has anti-fungal properties. It is rich in Vitamin B and Bromelain. Bromelain will kill germs and increases immunity, it also boosts the functioning of digestive system. Potassium, calcium, magnesium salts present in pineapple will increase overall hygiene of the human body.