If you hear the word herbs, many people feel a little strange . At most is known about the spices associated with that sought by the Dutch colonizers . However , if it is spoken herbs , then the mother was definitely excited to think of what dishes will be made , followed by a complaint despite the price increase peppers , onion and garlic .
But , when I watched a show about the benefits of spice to human health , so I understand why Europeans come all the way to Southeast Asia , particularly Indonesia , by taking a ferocious ocean . Especially at this time , a lot of research from Michigan State University on black cumin which turned out to have a million benefits .
Spices are aromatic plant parts or strong taste , which is used in small quantities in food as a preservative or shield in cooking . Spices are usually distinguished by other plants that are used for similar purposes , such as medicinal plants , aromatic vegetables , and dried fruit . Spices are the most valuable commodity in the pre- colonial era . In the past , many spices used in the treatment , although this is now reduced , because people prefer to use a supplement rather than a spice . Practical reasons sometimes used in the use of these supplements . Possible information regarding the usefulness of these herbs can be taken into consideration about the use of herbs as an endurance enhancer natural to the human body . Spices are so many kinds . However , I will discuss a few are beneficial to humans :
1 . Black Pepper
Black pepper has a surprising nutritional content . Among these anti - oxidants , vitamin A , vitamin C , and compounds such as lycopene , carotene , zea - xanthin , and cryptoxanthin which helps eliminate damaging free radicals , thus preventing the occurrence of cancer , liver problems , and cardiovascular disease . The workings of black pepper for health are as follows . By the time you are taking this one spice , sweat will be pouring out of your body . Indirectly, this process will help you remove toxins through sweat and urination . Black pepper is widely recognized as a carminative , a substance that helps stimulate the appetite to increase the secretion of hydrochloric acid digestion . This leads to the prevention of diarrhea , constipation , colic pain , and intestinal gas .
2 . turmeric
Turmeric is a spice commonly used in cooking in Asian countries . Turmeric is often used as a spice in cooking a type of curry , and is also used to give a yellow color to the dish , or as a preservative . Pharmaceutical products made from turmeric is able to compete with a variety of drug patents , for example, for inflammation of the joints ( rheumatoid arthritis ) or osteo - arthritis deklofenak active ingredient sodium , piroxicam , and phenyl butason at a relatively expensive or dietary supplements ( vitamins - plus ) in the form capsule .
3 . Black cumin
Black cumin or black seed ( Nigella sativa ) is a spice that can be used as a medicinal plant . This spice black bean-shaped granules that have been known for thousands of years and is used widely by the people of India , Pakistan , and the Middle East to treat various diseases . This type of plant is touted as a medicinal plant in the early development of Islam. The benefit is to strengthen the immune system against viruses , germs and bacteria , and defend the body against cancer and HIV . It was also reported that Black Seed can stop the growth of tumor cells and improve brain function . To the linoleic acid content , Seed is nutrition for the brain cells that are useful to improve memory , intelligence , and the relativity of brain cells that do not go senile . Seed also been reported to cure bronchial asthma , bronchitis , easy fatigue , chronic cough and other respiratory diseases of various kinds .
4 . Cabe .
Benefit chili which is currently more expensive due to the high - spicy food tends to make people eat more . There are several causes of it, the spicy flavor will be more torture if eating slowly or stop eating . Therefore , people will eat more quickly and much more . In fact , the brain will slow to signal satiety when eating is done at a slow pace . Another thing related to the hormone endorphin . With increasing endorphin production , they will feel happy , favors , and excited . According to the science of psychology , people tend to eat more voraciously and delicious when they 're feeling happy and excited .
All of the spices that can be consumed in the form of drugs or in the form of traditional foods . Furthermore , depending on which is more comfortable or convenient to consume according to you . Good luck
How can we give up especially in the summer to a plate of pasta with pesto or imagine a caprese, an eggplant parmigiana , a pasta alla norma and many other dishes without basil ?
Moreover we find that the basil for flavoring foods , feeds , and has many beneficial properties .
It ' full of essential nutrients
The fragrant fresh basil, offers a good dose of vitamin K , which is essential in maintaining the correct levels of blood clotting factors .
Two tablespoons of chopped fresh basil provide 27% of the daily requirement , as well as vitamin A, manganese and magnesium.
It has many antioxidants, and is rich in iron, calcium , vitamin A, fiber , tryptophan, vitamin B6, vitamin C and potassium.
Basil is well known for its anti -inflammatory properties. eugenol contained in it blocks the enzymes in the body that cause swelling. This is the reason why basil is used for the treatment of people suffering from arthritis. The Basil also reduces bad cholesterol .
It protects the body from premature aging .
This has been demonstrated in the course of a study conducted in India. During the study, the researchers found that basil was effective in protecting the body against free radicals . Free radicals can cause significant damage to the body.
The research study was conducted at the College of Pharmacy, Pune , Maharashtra, India conducted by Dr Vaibhav Shinde . The study results were presented at the British Pharmaceutical Conference in Manchester and validates the traditional use of the plant as an anti-aging substance in the Ayurvedic system of medicine .
Basil is found to have a potential chemo - protective for colon cancer . According to a study , plays a significant role in reducing colon cancer . Antioxidants help prevent many of basil types of cancer, lowers blood pressure and induces sweating.
We feel exhausted after this summer? " The basil has anxiolytic effects ," says botanist James Duke , PhD , author of The Green Pharmacy . It contains phytochemicals that several studies confirm can lower cortisol, a hormone secreted when we are in tension.
On a hot day and tormented add 2 or 3 leaves ( per serving) in soaking in hot water to the tea to be consumed cold. Then a comfortable armchair ...
Basil works as as an adaptogen , enhances the body's natural response to physical and emotional stress , reduces the risk of many age-related mental disorders . The aroma of basil elevates mood , improves memory and strengthens the nervous system .
To cleanse our digestive system
If we have too abused to a barbecue in the garden or knocked off a few more cocktails , basil "helps to detoxify the liver ," says Elizabeth Trattner , a health worker in Bay Harbor , Florida. The morning after the excesses , prepare a good pesto purifying and , after consumption will go much better .
Clear skin blemishes
Basil oil helps fight bacteria that cause pimples , according to a study published in the International Journal of Cosmetic Science.
Try to fight the imperfections due to pimples : Boil a handful of fresh basil leaves in 1 cup of water for 10 minutes , let the liquid cool. Dip a cotton ball into the liquid , you can dab on problem areas , wait 10 minutes, then rinse with water , repeat once or twice a day.
You can also prepare with basil mask : Take some fresh basil leaves and put them in a blender. Stir the chopped basil leaves with egg white and sea salt. Rub the mixture on your face gently. Leave the mask on for about five minutes and rinse. Basil is very effective against ringworm and other skin diseases . It is also used for the treatment of leucoderma .
Basil is rightly called the "Queen of Herbs " for its benefits to the body, mind and soul . Some companies also call it the "Holy Basil " . These titles give us an idea about the usefulness of basil. Safe to use is really a good choice to include it in your daily diet .
The Mustard Seed
It ' a spice that we know and use to flavor various dishes, very tasty and as a sauce for boiled meats in general or to flavor rice salads.
In recent decades we see the spread in abundance to make delicious traditional Italian food is not as hot dogs , the burghers and different types of appetizers .
Sometimes we ask ourselves the question of whether is good for our health or we might bring some problems. To avoid any doubt we will see what are the main types of sauces made from sesame seeds that are found in the stores and their effects on our well-being .
The different types of sauces mustard
There are many species of mustard, but the most common are:
- White mustard ( Sinapis alba) ;
- Black mustard (Brassica nigra) ;
- Brown mustard (Brassica juncea ) ;
- Wild mustard ( Sinapis arvensis) .
In the market there are different types of prepared mustard and mustard-based , such as mustards .
You have to make a clarification : in France and England is indicated by the name mustard (respectively " moutarde " and " mustard " ) and the mustard plant that all derivatives prepared from its seeds , that is, the various and different sauces.
In Italy, however , the term mustard mean a totally different spicy preparation made of candied fruit dipped in a syrup flavored with mustard powder . Very popular in our country are the Mustard valance and the Cremonese.
Today , the vast majority of the sauces is produced industrially by the combination of various ingredients such as vinegar, flour , horseradish, honey , tarragon , molasses, pepper , soy sauce , garlic , capers , ginger , cream, juice , wine, pepper, salt and more.
Depending on the ingredients used , the various types of sauces mustard assume character sweeter or more spicy suitable for the matching to the most disparate culinary preparations and to meet the different tastes of consumers.
Among the most famous of mustard sauces are:
Dijon mustard : This variety has been the first to be regulated. Born in Dijon, France , and is made with brown seeds and / or blacks and verjuice (juice of unripe grapes ) , white wine , wine vinegar or a combination of all three. It has a bronze color from pale yellow and usually smooth consistency.
Mustard Bordeaux : Made with wort ( unfermented grape juice , wine) , yellow usually pale in color .
Beaujolais Mustard : Similar to Bordeaux, but made with different grapes that give a deep burgundy color .
Creole Mustard : brown mustard seeds are marinated in vinegar, ground and mixed with a bit of horseradish in a warm , spicy mustard .
Mustard Meaux : Also known as whole-grain mustard . Obtained from seeds of mustard colored crushed coarsely mixed with vinegar and spices.
German mustard : medium, medium- high spiciness , spicy and slightly sweet . It can range from smooth to rough , pale yellow to brown .
English Mustard : Made in both white and brown or black seeds , flour, and turmeric. Usually bright yellow spice with a very spicy .
Chinese mustard : Normally served as a dipping sauce for Chinese food . Made with mustard powder and water or wine mixed with a paste special .
Sweet mustard : includes a variety of mustard with honey. These pickles are sweetened with honey , syrup, molasses or sugar, and can start with a base of mustard seeds spicy or mild depending on personal tastes .
American Mustard : Also called the ballpark mustard or yellow mustard for its bright color, this milder mustard flavor is popular at stadiums as favorite condiment for hot dogs . It is made with white mustard seeds mixed with salt, spices and vinegar , usually with the addition of turmeric to enhance the bright color . This style was created in 1904 by George T. French as " cream salad mustard for " , and has become the standard for yellow mustard in America.
Mustard flavored : the addition of various single herbs , spices , vegetables and fruits result in such as horseradish mustard , chili, lemon , raspberry and blueberry flavored mustards also . There are literally hundreds to choose from with the only limit of the imagination.
A part of the property to add flavor to food and make it palatable , mustard seeds have always been known for their medicinal properties.
What compounds present in mustard seeds ?
Mustard seeds contain about 5 % water, 29% carbohydrates, 25 % protein , 23 % fat , 14% of dietary fiber and 4 % ash ; these instead the minerals : calcium and phosphorus in good quantities , magnesium, sodium , potassium, selenium , zinc and copper .
Regarding the vitamins we find the B1 , B2, B3 , vitamin C , E, K and J. Among the amino acids present in greater proportion than those we mention : aspartic acid and glutamic acid , alanine, arginine , phenylalanine, glycine , proline and valine .
Here are some of the best known health benefits :
It can help to control the symptoms of asthma : Mustard seeds are rich in selenium and magnesium. Both components give a unique anti- inflammatory activity . Consumed regularly, you know, helps to control the symptoms of asthma , colds and chest congestion .
It can help you lose weight : Mustard seeds are rich in B-complex vitamins such as folate , niacin, thiamine , riboflavin, etc. . In addition to all the individual merits of these compounds , which are effective for accelerating the metabolism and then the body weight.
It can slow down aging : Mustard is a great source of carotenes , zeaxanthin and lutein ( called flavonoids and antioxidants caretonoidi ) of vitamin A, C and K. All these components put together make the spice rich in antioxidants that slow the aging process
Protects against gastrointestinal cancer : Rich in phytonutrients, mustard seeds are a great way to prevent and slow the progression of tumors of the gastrointestinal tract . Studies have shown that the mustard seeds have properties that may limit the growth of cancer cells already present and prevent the formation of new tumors .
Relieves pain rheumatoid arthritic and muscle : The selenium and magnesium mustard have anti-inflammatory properties and produce heat. When applied to the body , pasta warms the area and helps to loosen the muscles , bringing relief from pain.
Lowers cholesterol : Mustard contains high levels of vitamin B3 or niacin . Niacin has ability to lower cholesterol and protects the arteries from atherosclerosis ( plaque buildup ) .
Also helps to regulate the blood flow and protects the body from hypertension .
It stimulates hair growth : For centuries mustard oil has been known to stimulate hair growth. E ' known to be rich in vitamins and minerals, but what makes the difference is the high amount of beta -carotene it contains. During the production of oil , beta- carotene is converted into vitamin A, which is excellent for hair growth . Besides this , it also contains iron , fatty acids , calcium and magnesium , which promote the growth of hair .
It helps to reduce constipation : and can relieve the symptoms of piles and fissures : The seeds contain a unique substance called mucilage which is a thick slimy substance that is the key to relieving constipation . Aside from that , it is also rich in fiber . Furthermore , mustard seeds are known to increase the production of saliva , leading to improved digestion .
Take a teaspoon of mustard seeds 2-3 times a day to relieve constipation .
Fights infections of the skin : Rich in sulfur mustard seeds are a great way to reduce infections of the skin. The sulfur gives the semi anti fungal and anti bacterial properties that help fight skin diseases more common.
Improves the immune system : the mustard has a large number of elementary minerals such as iron, manganese , copper, etc. , and helps to improve the body's resistance to disease.
Finally, always remember to use the mustard seeds in moderation.
For some strange reason , in Italy the dill is not much used in the kitchen , on the contrary , it seems that for some its aroma is not particularly welcome , in fact the stems and leaves , if broken , give off a very intense aroma and pungent , and the leaves , if you have eaten a spicy and sour, which may not be loved by all.
The Dill ( Anethum graveolens) is an aromatic plant annually, of the Umbelliferae family , native to the Middle East (India and Persia) .
The dill leaves have a fresh and spicy aroma with a scent reminiscent of fennel and anise : use of this plant is the leaves, the green-blue color , consisting of several thread-like leaves arranged regularly , the seeds .
Its essential oil has aromatic , refreshing , digestive and antiseptic properties.
In late summer the umbels are cut and left to dry in a shady place : then , fighting to cause the output of the seeds, which are kept separately in glass jars , sealed .
Dill in the kitchen using both the seeds that leaves especially in Scandinavian cuisine , which combines them to eggs , fish ( salmon) , shellfish and potatoes.
Italian cooking is used in salads, on potatoes boiled in marinades, in the sauce for fish, to flavor soups and stews and grilled meat, but is accompanied by a yogurt , sour cream and fresh cheese.
The seeds , very fragrant , they are ideal to flavor vinegar, and then preserves.
The compounds present nell'Aneto
The Dill contains numerous chemical plant -derived compounds that are known to be antioxidants, to prevent disease and with beneficial properties for health.
This popular herb contains no cholesterol and is low in calories. However, it contains many antioxidants , vitamins such as niacin , pyridoxine , etc. , and dietary fiber, which help to control cholesterol levels in the blood.
The Dill - leaves ( branches ) and seeds - contain many essential volatile oils as d- carvone , dillapiol , DHC , eugenol , limonene , terpinene and myristicin .
The essential oil , eugenol dill has been employed for therapeutic use as a local anesthetic - and anti- septic . Eugenol reduces the levels of blood sugar in diabetics. ( More detailed studies are needed to better define its role . )
The Dill oil , extracted from the seeds of Dill has anti -spasmodic , carminative , digestive , disinfectant and sedative .
It ' also rich in many vitamins , including: folic acid , riboflavin, niacin , vitamin A, beta -carotene , vitamin C , essential for optimal metabolism within the human body .
The vitamin A and beta -carotene are flavonoids natural antioxidants. The vit. A and is required for maintaining healthy mucus membranes and skin and is essential to have a good view . Consumption of natural foods rich in flavonoids help the human body to protect against cancers of the lung and oral cavity .
The Dill is a good source of minerals like copper, potassium, calcium, manganese, iron, and magnesium. Copper is a cofactor for many vital enzymes , including cytochrome c- oxidase and superoxide dismutase ( other minerals that function as cofactors for this enzyme are manganese and zinc ) . Zinc is a cofactor of many enzymes that regulate growth and development, sperm generation , digestion and nucleic acid synthesis . Potassium is an important component of the cellular fluids of the body that helps control heart rate and blood pressure . Manganese is used by the body as a cofactor for the antioxidant enzyme , superoxide dismutase .
The dill in herbal medicine
The use dill in herbal medicine is not widespread in Italy , at least not as it is in the rest of Europe, is used for purposes similar to those for which the use of anise and fennel , and in particular with regard to problems due to nausea , indigestion, flatulence , bloating . To do this, you use both the fresh leaves , to be eaten during the meal to facilitate digestion, are the seeds , which are used in infusion , to prepare a tea aroma , very similar in taste to the tea of fennel.
As is the case for you, fennel, also you dill seed is used to aid sleep , especially in children , and to encourage the milk in lactating mothers .
The dill in the kitchen
Part of the credit for the rediscovery of the dill in the kitchen in Italy is due to the introduction in the 80s of consumption of smoked salmon, whose sweet taste and richness of fat goes well with the taste of sour and spicy dill ; in Indeed many Italians have come into contact with the dill for the first time in their lives , stopping for lunch in one of the famous centers for the sale of Swedish furniture , where the salmon is a fundamental part of almost every menu .
This herb is consumed fresh , possibly cut by little, because its flavors tend to fade quickly if the plant is dried , to have fresh dill for the whole year is recommended in autumn cut off a good amount , and place the chopped leaves in freezer, where the intense is preserved quite well, obviously thawed leaves are indicated only for hot dishes.
Possible adverse health effects
The side effect is dermatitis ! Here is the explanation of its side effect -
The fitofotodermatite is a phototoxic eruption following contact with photosensitizing compounds and long-wave ultraviolet light . The compounds are the most common phototoxic furocoumarins contained in a large variety of plants and is one of the Dill plants photosensitizers .
Whenever insaporiamo our foods with herbs or spices are literally " improving " the value of food , without adding a single calorie .
It starts from something ordinary and turn it into something extraordinary by adding color, flavor, vitamins, and often medicinal properties.
Spices are tasty weapon that nature offers us to make more healthy foods . The nice thing is that spices are relatively inexpensive and are available in a wide variety of flavors , so it's impossible not to find a spice that can be to the liking of each.
Set in a kitchen cabinet with various types of spices and herbs and use them freely to flavor dishes can double and even triple the medicinal properties of the foods we eat .
Some healing properties of spices and herbs
Spices and herbs maximize nutrient properties of foods. Herbs and spices contain antioxidants, minerals and multivitamins fundamental to our feed
The spices and herbs are thermogenic , which means , of course, increase metabolism , burn more calories and they do accumulate less fat .
Some spices and herbs they increase the feeling of fullness and satiety, so lead us to eat less.
You can eliminate or reduce the use of salt , replacing the salt with spices , this immediately gives a better state of well-being , less water retention and less swelling.
The spices and herbs have real medicinal properties. Study after study show the benefits of the different herbs and spices. A study at MalmÃ University Hospital in Sweden , showed that more than two hours after people have eaten the rice pudding spiced with cinnamon had significantly lower levels of glucose in the blood compared to those who ate the spicy version .
Other studies suggest that cinnamon may improve blood glucose levels by increasing insulin sensitivity.
They also improve the levels of cholesterol and triglycerides in the blood , perhaps because insulin plays a key role in the regulation of fat in the body.
If we are concerned about some health problems , we can add to our dishes certain spices or herbs to obtain a benefit.
* Rosemary and basil for their anti-inflammatory power
* Cumin and sage for their effectiveness against dementia
* Cayenne pepper and cinnamon for their ability to fight obesity
* Coriander and cinnamon for their regulatory powers sugar
* Nutmeg , bay leaves and saffron for their calming effects
* Turmeric for his help fight cancer
* Oregano for its power antifungal
* Garlic , mustard seed and chicory for their benefits to the cardiovascular system
* Basil and thyme for their ability to protect the skin
* Turmeric, basil, cinnamon, thyme , saffron and ginger for their power immunostimulant
* Coriander , rosemary, cayenne pepper , red pepper and black pepper for their ability to prevent depression.
How to reduce the risks linked to meat cooked on the grill
Who has the habit of grilling any kind of meat - burgers, steaks , chicken , lamb, pork can try different spices and become familiar with their use . This simple step could drastically reduce the exposure to carcinogenic substances that are formed during the cooking process .
And ' well known that with the push of cooking grilled meat, are formed of harmful substances such as heterocyclic amines ( HCAs ), which are carcinogenic .
The part of the meat was more harmful to health is burned , the one that takes the black color .
Recent studies have found that the use of spices and herbs reduces the risk of contracting cancer by 40%.
The three spices or herbs that added to the meat before cooking to reduce the risk of 40% are:
rosemary that is the strongest protector against the HCAs
Turmeric is the yellow spice widely used in mustard
Chinese ginger or ginger
The three spices can be used together but they are also beneficial for themselves.
Rosemary : an ally to prevent damage of the meat cooked on the grill
It ' an aromatic herb fortunately very widespread and very used mainly in the Mediterranean countries .
The rosemary leaves contain an essential oil very valuable ; its major properties are due to some compounds among which we mention : pinene, borneol , camphor , and cineol .
In addition to these substances rosemary leaves also contain saponins, rosmarinic acid , flavonoids and tannins. Many of these substances , once isolated and analyzed , showed strong antioxidant properties .
Already in Roman times rosemary was used for medicinal purposes in order to soothe a toothache or sprains, stiff neck , and today it is used to treat colitis, nausea, as a remedy for rheumatic pains, the dense cardiac or digestive problems .
In ancient Greece , students wore garlands of rosemary to enhance learning , and a recent study has shown that people turned out better on tests of memory and attention, were those in whose cabins had been conveyed aromatic oil rosemary spray.
Rosemary is often used in marinades for meats and poultry , and there's scientific wisdom behind that tradition : rosmarinic acid and other antioxidant compounds are effective to fight bacteria and prevent deterioration of the flesh.
In March , researchers at Kansas State University have reported that the addition of rosemary extracts in ground beef helped prevent the formation of heterocyclic amines ( HCAs ), which are produced when cooking meat on the grill , grilled or fries.
We can say that rosemary has many more positive effects to give pleasing flavors to foods .
Therefore us use in meat marinades , and add it to twigs or chopped in the dishes that we love to cook.
Originally, ginger has been used mainly in China. These days, there are many plantations around the world - particularly in East Africa and the Caribbean.
Many branches of natural health care such as herbal therapy , aromatherapy , ayurveda and naturopathy depend on the multiple benefits of ginger .
People have experienced over time the health benefits of ginger but the time has come in which the spice is considered more of an ingredient for many dishes , but also as a powerful natural remedy for many common diseases.
It also has a positive effect on more serious diseases and can not be overlooked.
One of these serious health conditions where the ginger has been recognized for several years that can contribute to the treatment of ovarian cancer.
The University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center have discovered through research done that ginger can also destroy ovarian cancer cells .
They found that ginger causes two types of cell death - apoptosis and autophagy . " ... The apoptosis of tumor cells essentially carries the same cells to self suicide. The other type of cell death , called autophagy , refers to self digestion of the cells. "
Even more impressive as regards the ginger in the protection against cancer , is its ability to overcome , such as effectiveness , hazardous drugs used against cancer.
A study conducted by Georgia State University administration of ginger extract to mice , revealed the ability of the spice to reduce the size of prostate cancer by a whopping 56 % by avoiding the harmful side effects caused by drugs normally used in anti-cancer therapy .
As mentioned earlier , ginger also possesses incredible anti-inflammatory properties . The anti-inflammatory compounds can significantly reduce the inflammation are called gingerols . These compounds make ginger a great tool useful for various types of inflammation related to our health conditions .
Numerous studies have found that the compounds of ginger are effective for reducing pain and improving mobility for people with osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.
In two clinical studies , it was found that 75 % of patients with arthritis and 100 % of patients with muscular discomfort have obtained relief from pain and / or swelling. So , in addition to pain, the compounds of ginger can also reduce swelling.
But the health benefits of ginger does not stop there : there are dozens and dozens of other ailments that can be alleviated with the regular use of ginger.
Never tried turmeric ?
Who has just introduced the world of spices, turmeric may not know about and do not be familiar with its characteristic aroma .
For more than 5,000 years , turmeric has been an important part of Eastern cultural traditions , including traditional Chinese medicine and Ayurveda.
Valued for its medicinal properties and its spicy peppery flavor , this yellow- orange spice has more recently earned a place even in Western medicine .
In India, people call turmeric " holy powder " because it has a wide range of health effects.
In fact , curcumin has been shown to influence more than 700 genes , with benefits that include :
The strengthening and improvement of digestion
The function of support for a healthy liver
The detoxification of the body
The purification of blood
The fight against cancer , arthritis and Alzheimer's disease
In addition, there is no confirmation about the positive role that turmeric can play in the following diseases :
Type 2 diabetes
Inflammatory bowel disease
The flavor of turmeric enhances many foods. Just choose a pure turmeric powder , rather than a curry powder , as in at least one study has been verified that the curry tends to contain amounts of curcumin very low compared to the turmeric powder .
If the flavor of turmeric does not like , you can also get the benefits taking a high quality supplement , in organic form.
At the moment we have examined only a few of the spices and herbs useful for nosatra health, but in nature they are many others, from chili pepper and sage , from cloves garlic , coriander and basil from and so on ...
We will resume after the topic to deepen the benefits of other herbs and spices on our health.