The Health Benefits of American Ginseng

November 9, 2017 Widgets American ginseng is scientifically known as Panax quinquefolium and is part of the ginseng family.  Smaller than Asian ginseng, this perennial plant has a fleshy root and a stem that is normally two feet tall or shorter.  Normally found growing on the east coast from Georgia to Maine, the leaves of this plant […]

The Uses of Cinnamon with Honey

May 1, 2016

                Both honey and cinnamon are two excellent, delicious tasting, natural foods that have many health benefits. What if the two were mixed together. You will have an excellent mixture for many health conditions and ailments. Many different cultures around the world, even dating back to the ancient times, have been using both […]

The use of Cinnamon in the Medical Field

May 1, 2016

 Using Cinnamon to Lower Blood Pressure   While it is an excellent sugar substitute for people with diabetes, you may ask yourself how effective it is for people who have high blood pressure. Since cinnamon is known to lower high levels of bad cholesterol. This spice plays an important role in lowering blood pressure. Many […]

Cinnamon Use for Individuals with Type 2 Diabetes

April 30, 2016

While you relate cinnamon to such delicious treats as apple pie, cinnamon rolls and sticky buns-and either can easily purchase this spice at any grocery store and even might already have it in your cabinet-you may wonder how diabetics can benefit from this spice. Shouldn’t they be watching their sugar? Wouldn’t cinnamon make their sugar […]

Cinnamon (Part Three)

April 30, 2016

Cinnamon contains diuretic properties. This spice is very effective in treating and preventing urinary tract infections, kidney infections and stones. Cinnamon contains antiviral properties. If you are suffering from the stomach flu, drinking a tea that contains this herb helps relieve you of vomiting and diarrhea. If you include cinnamon in your daily diet, these […]

Cinnamon (Part Two)

April 30, 2016

Cinnamon is also an excellent source of magnesium which plays a key role in lowering blood pressure.  When we do not have enough magnesium in our daily diets (320 milligrams for females or 420 for males) we run the risk of getting high blood pressure.  Magnesium is needed for normal blood pressure and when we […]

Cinnamon (Part One)

April 29, 2016

“Cinnamon is a spice obtained from the inner bark of several trees from the genus Cinnamomum that is used in both sweet and savoury foods” (Wikipedia). Ceylon cinnamon is known as true cinnamon.. It has a lighter color and a milder taste than cassia cinnamon. The use of cinnamon, one of the oldest spices in […]

The Health Benefits of Cardamom

April 29, 2016

Cardamom is an aromatic spice that “is native to the evergreen rain forest of southern Indian Kerala state and grown in only a few tropical countries” (nutrition-and-you). It has been used for thousands of years as a traditional Indian medicine. Commonly used in Indian cuisine, this spice has reached out to other countries throughout the […]

Health Benefits of Caraway

April 29, 2016

“Caraway, also known as meridian fennel, or Persian cumin, is a biennial plant in the family Apiaceae,[7] native to western Asia, Europe and Northern Africa” (Wikipedia).  Looking very much like the carrot plant, this plant grows feather leaves that are finely divided and have thread-like divisions which grow on stems that are between seven and […]

Black Pepper

April 19, 2016

Used in everyday cooking, black pepper, or piper nigrum, is a common spice and seasoning in many kitchens. Native to India, pepper comes from a flowering vine which is “cultivated for its fruit, which is usually dried and used as a spice and seasoning. When dried, the fruit is known as a peppercorn” (Wikipedia).   This spice is one of the […]

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