HEALTH Is In the SPICE

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Allspice is used to stop diarrhea

Basil is an immunity builder

Black Pepper contains copper, vanadium, iron, calcium, chromium, manganese & Vitamin K

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Cilantro aka Coriander used for sleep & indigestion

Cardamon is a spice made from the seeds of several plants native to India, Bhutan, Indonesia and Nepal. Cardamon is a good source of potassium

Cayenne used to control obesity and improve vision

Cinnamon used to treat diabetes & arthritis pain

Cloves a natural wonder is used to treat bronchitis, back & abdominal cramps, pain, anxiety, nausea, diarrhea and used topically kills ringworm & repels insects including mosquitoes . Applied directly to a painful tooth eases pain & used as a gargle or chewed as clove gum improves bad breath.

Chili Powder regulates insulin production

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Cumin is used to treat indigestion, high cholesterol, insulin resistance, osteoporosis, asthma and as a liver protector and is an immunity builder

Garlic is another natural wonder. It is an antibacterial capable of combating high resistance bacteria like MRSA. It is an anti viral, anti fungal, anti parasitic, anti cancer and anti yeast agent. It contains substantial percentages of magnesium, selenium, calcium, copper, potassium, phosphorus, iron, Vitamins B1, B2 & C. Garlic reduces the severity and longevity of the common cold & flu by 70% over those not eating fresh garlic. Garlic is used to detoxify heavy metals in the body & brain which reduces the chance of Alzheimer’s. Placed as a raw chunk or grated plaster on a stubborn splinter it will cause the splinter to extract. Garlic is a blood purifier and an immunity builder. It regulates blood sugar, blood pressure & cholesterol. It is good for the heart, hair & skin. It contains allicin which is an antioxidant.

Ginger prevents nausea and is an immunity builder

Marjoram is an analgesic pain reliever, fever & inflammation reducer, antispasmodic & is used to relieve head aches, toothaches & the effects of overexertion.

Mustard provides calcium, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, folic acid & Vitamin A

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Oregano eases breathing, builds immunity. It is an antifungal, antibacterial & anti-inflammatory. It is sprinkled directly on skin for abrasions & disorders

Paprika reduces obesity and improves vision

Nutmeg is used as a sleep inducer

Rosemary fights allergies & cleanses sinuses

Turmeric contains cur-cumin which is used to reduce inflammation & joint pain especially in the treatment of osteoarthritis & rheumatoid arthritis , It also deters internal cyst formation. Turmeric enhances brain function, heart & liver health & relieves jaundice, bloating, stomach aches, colitis & irritable bowel syndrome , indigestion & diarrhea.

Thyme stops diarrhea & is a diuretic which also controls bed wetting & unwanted leakage. It relieves stomach aches, arthritis, bronchitis, colic & cough

Sage enhances brain function

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Vanilla reduces inflammation & is a cancer fighter

Vinegar reduces acid re-flux, lowers high blood pressure & high blood sugar, reduces obesity, enhances healing & is a probiotic

Information gathered from Google search &

https://wellnessmama.com/1092/health-benefits-of-herbs-spices/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herb

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spice

17 Healing Foods: Basil, Berries & Beyond

Basil especially fresh basil lowers blood pressure and is an anti-inflammatory which eases rheumatism.

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Blackberries ease upset stomachs, slow diarrhea, relieve joint inflammation, heal bleeding gums and strengthen the immune system.

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Black peppercorn prevents colds, retards breast cancer, reduces inflammation and slows tumor growth.

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Cranberries ease inflammation, assist with kidney function, help with the prevention of e coli and staff infection.  Sweeten with Stevia and not sugar as Stevia helps control blood sugar.

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Dandelions cut the blossoms, bread and fry in sesame oil like in the deep south or snip in salads. The greens are good also. They provide vitamins A, B, C & D. They aide with eye health, liver and kidney function, fluid retention, nasal inflammation, blood sugar levels and diarrhea.

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Garlic fresh minced or otherwise. Chopped fights inflammation, improves the immune function and is an anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and anti-viral. It improves heart health, circulation and breaks down lipids. Garlic also lowers blood pressure and is a cancer blocker.

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Ginger root lowers blood pressure, improves circulation, reduces flatulence, eases rheumatism, diarrhea and joint inflammation.

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Green Peas especially raw in salads provide vitamins A, C & K, manganese, fiber, thiamine and folate (a salt or ester of folic acid.)

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Kale may be eaten blossoms and all. Kale provides calcium, iron, vitamins C & K and high fiber.

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Marjoram fresh flowers, leaves, stems and all snipped or powdered aides with heart health, brain health, blood pressure and is a vasodilator (blood vessel opener.)

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Okra besides using just the okra pod also chop the blossoms in salads. Okra may be eaten raw. Okra provides high fiber, potassium, vitamins B & C, folic acid and calcium.

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Radish blossoms and all are great in salads and provide vitamins A B6, C, E & K, copper, chromium, potassium, zinc and high fiber.

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Raspberry reduces nasal inflammation and nausea.

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Spirulina is an underwater algae which improves the immune system.

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Stevia relieves diabetes, flatulence and high blood pressure.

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Thyme reduces fat content in cells (brain, heart & kidney) and provides vitamin A & C, iron, manganese and copper. It improves heart health and prevents premature aging. Thyme oil rubbed into a clean scalp reduces hair loss.

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Turmeric fights infection, reduces inflammation, blocks cancer, Alzheimer’s and arthritis pain. It strengthens the heart and is a diabetes type II preventing agent.

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Natural antibiotics include apple cider vinegar, raw hot peppers , raw garlic, raw onion, Spirulina, fresh ginger and ginger root.

http://inspireportal.com/eating-for-energy-foods-to-eat-for-vitality/

https://www.aging.com/elderly-nutrition-101-10-foods-to-keep-you-healthy/

https://healthyeating.sfgate.com/fruits-vegetables-provide-nutrients-8895.html

 

 

 

Oh! Berries Are They Safe To Eat?

 

 

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Ahhh! Berries present themselves as tempting and appealing, but before you pop them in your mouth you should know certain berries are toxic. Yes some berries if eaten cause death. The berries on certain ornamental plants are dangerous. It only takes a few daphne berries to kill a child. Jessamine berries and red sage berries prove fatal if ingested. The berries and foliage of the Yew are fatal bringing death suddenly without warning. The berries of the mistletoe are medically recorded killers of both children and adults. All parts of the Nightshade are fatal, but it is their beautiful berries which deliver the most toxin. Growing up in rural Oklahoma is a challenge to the exploring pallette. Looking back at my childhood and remembering drinking the honeysuckle’s nectar I fully understand that it was God guiding those little hands.

Caution! Careful When Putting Bulbs To Bed

 

 

a bulbDid you know some common flower bulbs are toxic? As a child I remember my grandmother digging up her garden bulbs, drying them and storing them in cardboard flats out on the screened in back porch to freeze all winter and readying for spring planting. I’m certainly thankful that curiosity never created in me the desire to taste daffodil, narcissus or hyacinth bulbs. We had all 3 and they are all 3 toxic.

Must Be Rhubarb/ Leave the leaves Alone

 

 

a rhubarb pieOne of my Grandmother’s favorite desserts was rhubarb straight out of the garden sweetened with sugar and thickened with tapioca. Depending upon the season she might make a strawberry-rhubarb or a blackberry rhubarb pie. During my childhood when there was grief in our community, Estella, Oklahoma all of us came together to help. Box dinner and pie auctions were my favorite fund raising events. My dad Bob Cox was an auctioneer and he was often called on to motivate friends and neighbors into giving beyond their comfort zone.

Kitchens filled with wafting aromas of chicken frying and coconut cream pies coming fresh out of the oven. All those goodies were then placed in boxes, sacks and baskets and decorated with frilly ribbons and bows. If he knew that a box came from a celebrated chef he would disclose that driving the price sky high Grandma’s boxes always brought a pretty penny because folks knew there would be a rhubarb creation or a 7 layer orange cake or something of equal mouth watering goodness inside.

Many kids and even some adults have never heard of rhubarb let alone seen it growing in the garden. Today there is little talk about the safety of or the toxic reaction brought on by certain plants. I knew what oxalic acid was by the time I was allowed to go to the garden alone to cut the rhubarb. I knew not to put the leaf blade surrounding the stalk into my mouth as it contained that acid and if enough of it was ingested could bring on convulsions, kidney stones, coma and even sudden death.

Today we teach about traffic, strangers, big dogs and more but I doubt that many children have ever been told don’t eat the rhubarb leaf. What a difference 50 years has made