Add Basil to Improve Your Mood

Basil contains Eugenol and Rosemarinic Acid that boost the production of Dopamine and Seratonin in the brain. Research suggests that sunnier moods follow after only three days of use. Basil also contains anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties. It can be an important remedy to relieve symptoms of inflammatory health problems like rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, and inflammatory bowel conditions. Combines well with: tomatoes, olives, … Continue reading Add Basil to Improve Your Mood

Add Curry Powder to Reduce Joint and Muscle Pain

Curry is a mixture of several spices. Different countries and regions each have their own special mix of ingredients with turmeric always being the main ingredient. Curcumin is one of the main substances in turmeric that gives the curry mix its yellow color. Extensive scientific research shows that curcumin contains many powerful antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties.  The curcumin in curry inhibits the production of Prostaglandin E2 (PGE2) … Continue reading Add Curry Powder to Reduce Joint and Muscle Pain

Treat Pain and Inflammation with Aloe Vera Juice

Aloe Vera may be the mother of all natural healing plants. Among other things its juice can help those who suffer from muscle aches and inflammation,  and maintain both muscle and joint health. It is full of the amino sugars needed for the regeneration of body cells, called mucopolysaccharides.  It can improve joint flexibility and strengthen joint muscles, reducing pain and … Continue reading Treat Pain and Inflammation with Aloe Vera Juice

Drink Green Tea

Green Tea is reported to have many health benefits. Since ancient times the Chinese have known about its medicinal benefits, and have been using it to treat everything from headaches to depression. Researchers recently concluded that a compound in green tea inhibits the growth of cancer cells. Other research indicates that drinking green tea lowers total cholesterol levels, … Continue reading Drink Green Tea

Chamomile

  Chamomile  has been used for thousands of years to treat a wide variety of ailments. It is most often used as a tea and is very beneficial when having difficulty sleeping.  Its relaxing properties can be beneficial when suffering  from muscle cramps as well. Allergy sufferers need to beware that chamomile is related to ragweed. Chamomile is … Continue reading Chamomile

Sage

  Sage is easily recognized because of its fragrant smell and distinct taste that adds flavor to a number of dishes. Many may not realize that when you incorporate sage into your cooking, you are offering up some very real health benefits as well. Sage can be taken in different forms that include sage tea, essential oil, … Continue reading Sage

Fenugreek

  Fenugreek  has a rich and spicy flavor popular in Indian and other South Asian dishes. The seeds are used to make curry powder, pickles, and pastes. The leaves and seeds are also used to produce flavoring for maple syrups. Roasted ground fenugreek seed is a popular coffee substitute in India.  Properties: antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, soothing, promotes menstruation, eases coughs, sore throats, … Continue reading Fenugreek