When we sit back and wonder how our ancestors curbed diseases and illnesses, when modern medicine was not heard of, automatically our thoughts reach out the herbal remedies which they practiced. Today, if your kid sneezes three times in a row, you rush him to the nearest medical centre and he is prescribed a series of medicinal drugs and a volley of tests to be done. But do you know that for the mildest of illnesses such as indigestion, cough and cold, your own spice rack in your kitchen give you healthy remedies?
We bring you today, the fist in its series of Health Remedies from Your Own Spice Rack, which we no doubt think would help you immensely.
- Fennel Seeds
Nothing can be as embarrassing as bad breath. Supermarket racks are full of expensive mouth washes, that clear your breath, but at a price. Look no further than your spice and herb rack in your very own kitchen and you will find your answer there in the form of Fennel Seeds. All you got to do is much on about 7 fennel seeds and swallow them. You will find your breathe clearing due to fennel seeds helping in digestion and deodorizing of the digestive track.
- Garlic Powder
A busy housewife does get herself injured with scrapes. In an instance like this, dissolve a teaspoon of garlic powder in water to form a paste and apply on the affected area.
- Cough and Sore Throat
A “Pepper Tea Recipe”. Have you heard of it? Well if you haven’t, the next time you start coughing and your throat feels sore, add a teaspoon of black pepper in a teacup of hot water, cover for 10 minutes, add 1 tablespoon of honey and drink it. Pepper and honey acting as a decongestant and antibiotic respectively, brings relief to the throat.
Cinnamon powder mixed with almond or coconut milk and simmered on a low flame, helps combat indigestion, diarrhea and flatulence. It also helps in reducing bad cholesterol when taken mixed with bee’s honey.