Spices are not only a natural condiment used in gastronomy to enhance the flavor of delicious preparations, but these in turn provide great benefits for the care of the body, balancing, curing, and deflating our body, to be able to enjoy a good Health.
The knowledge of spices and their contribution to nutrition, are among the oldest acquisitions of humanity, spices, by promoting salivation reinforce our digestive activity increasing the power of digestion and the force of decomposition, allowing an acceleration in the metabolism, preventing abdominal bloating and digestive problems.
We share the 8 most outstanding medicinal spices and how to make them more effective
Turmeric has a natural antioxidant in curcumin, is a plant native to India, which has stimulating, digestive, antispasmodic, antibacterial, antioxidant and antihypertensive properties. Therefore, it is very effective in combating gastrointestinal spasms, nausea and dizziness, has a protective effect on the liver and promotes recovery after food poisoning. As for its antioxidant action, it protects from free radicals and prevents the development of certain cancerous tumors such as colon and lung. The ideal is to take it in an infusion, you add 3 grams of turmeric powder, we will cover the container and we will let it rest for five minutes.
Cinnamon helps inhibit the growth of bacteria and fungiDue to its anti-microbial properties, it also has anticoagulant properties that can help with arthritis pain by reducing the proliferation of cancer cells, can lower LDL cholesterol and regulate blood sugar. Cinnamon contains manganese, fiber, calcium, and iron that can help regulate bowel function. If you take it as an infusion, it will take care of your stomach and improve your colds.
Ginger is an excellent antibacterial, helps digestion and maintains a balanced metabolism. Ginger is used to treat arthritis and muscle pain as well as allergic complications. It is advisable to consume ginger cooked in boiling water with a touch of lemon in the form of tea to acquire its healing properties, you can also use very finely cut raw.
Basil is considered the best spice, this is due to its ideal alkalinity to treat all types of inflammations, contains oils and citrus substances that fight against bacteria and all kinds of diseases associated with them; prevents oxidation and takes care of our liver. You can include a few leaves of basil in a tomato soup, and of course, make a tea or infusion with a teaspoon of its dried leaves in a cup of boiling water.
Cayenne pepper stimulates salivation and prevents flatulence, Likewise, improves blood circulation and prevents the formation of clots For this reason it is very effective in the cases of people who suffer from varicose veins, in its external use, you apply it as an analgesic in low back pain, neuralgia such as sciatica and rheumatism. Take it as an infusion, you just have to boil 350 ml of water with 30 g of cayenne for five minutes, let it rest and it is ready to drink.
Parsley has a diuretic effect taken as an infusion, as well as a hypertension regulator, it is rich in vitamins A, B12, C and K, which makes it a great ally of our immune system. However, be careful with its abuse, as it contains an acid related to the formation of stones in the kidney.
It is rich in iron, magnesium, calcium and potassium components that help cardiovascular health As it also promotes a healthy long-term metabolism, oregano is also packed with a variety of antioxidants that tend to improve a long-term gastrointestinal system. For these reasons, I recommend consuming oregano regularly in your dishes since its healing and beneficial properties will always be present even if you consume it in small quantities.
A little bit of saffron can bring us many benefits and an excellent flavor to food since it is not similar to any other species, many studies have determined that saffron is a species that helps prevent skin degeneration due to age or premature aging and depression, other studies have shown that small amounts of saffron are able to suppress the appetite, causing a positive effect since the simple consumption of the species helps to feel fuller and helps not to overeat. Saffron is ideal to consume in tea, food dishes containing rice or vegetables, as well as in some desserts.