Ever heard the saying “you are what you eat?” then you probably understand why the kitchen is mostly important to maintain good health but do you know that most basic things in your kitchen could make your a honorary nurse… keep reading to find out a few favorites.
Ginger is a very common item in most kitchens and even backyards because apart from the amazing spice it adds to cuisines it also has a lot of health benefits. Ginger improves circulation and reduce inflammation. It is Rich in vitamins and minerals and offers a wide range of antifungal, antispasmodic, anti-nausea, anti-inflammatory, antiviral, antiseptic and antibacterial properties. for the ladies ginger helps during that time of the month to soothe your uterus and for men ginger helps with erectile dysfunction. Ginger also:
- Relieves pain
- Settle upset stomach
- Regulates blood sugar & reduces the risk of diabetes
- Improves brain function
Another amazing reason why we love Ginger is because you can eat it in many ways raw/cooked. so go ahead try a ginger drink every morning and feel the great effects.
Turmeric t can be used to prevent infections and treat wounds perhaps that is why it is revered to as holy powder thanks to a compound called curcumin. It has a strong anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, curcumin has the ability to stop bacteria from multiplying. If your medicine cabinet is running low on antibiotic ointment, try dabbing a little turmeric on your cut or scrape instead, but only for minor or superficial wounds. Using half a teaspoon of turmeric powder with a drop or two of water to make a paste, or if you have a wound that is bleeding a bit, you can apply the powder without water. After the area is dry, cover with a dressing and let the healing begin. Turmeric is also used in a lot of skincare.
The benefits of oats goes beyond a nutritious breakfast , oats can Calm itchy, inflamed skin and irritations like eczema, Oatmeal soothes rashes because it’s packed with phytochemicals that have anti-inflammatory properties. Create a soothing bath by grinding 1/3 cup of plain oatmeal (no flavors!) into a fine powder using your blender; pour the powder into lukewarm water and stir in evenly with your hands until the water is a milky color, this is suggested by a New York City-based dermatologist, Kavita Mariwalla, MD.Another option: use 1/4 cup of oatmeal and enough water to make a paste that you can apply directly to the skin for 10 minutes, so now when you can look at you oat jar, don’t only think about porridge but also a rejuvenating bath too.
It’s small but mighty with the benefits it provides, Garlic is medicinal and highly nutritious with few calories, it can replace any over the counter (OTC) topical antibiotics, it has been scientifically proven to combat sickness, reduce blood pressure, prevent Alzheimer & Dementia, it is also very useful in skincare, if you can stand a few hours over night of the smell then you can heal most skin irritation by rubbing some fresh garlic juice on the area.
Avoiding trigger foods like soda, high-fat beef, and anything fried is the best way to deal with acid reflux. Sometimes even poor quality ketchup can trigger acid reflux, One food that should keep in your diet: apples. “Apples have pectin, a soluble fiber that’s really great at absorbing stomach acid,” Plus, the fruit contains two types of acid (malic and tartaric) that work to beat back any juices that flow up from your stomach. “Sweet apples are considered alkaline foods that work at a cellular level to restore pH balance and prevent gastroesophageal reflux disease.
Onions contain fiber and folic acid, vitamin-B that helps the body make healthy new cells. Onions are healthy whether they’re raw or cooked, though raw onions have higher levels of organic sulfur compounds that provide many benefits. Purple or red onions is rich in chromium, the anti-oxidant flavonoids are extremely rich in the outer layers of the onion. Many people will peel off the first few layers and lose much of these critical nutrients. Be sure to utilize the outer, fleshy edible portions as much as possible. Onions can be used for Bee sting, boost bone density, regulate blood sugar, improve digestive health and more… Read more on The Secret Benefits of Onion & Garlic.
Aloe Vera is a very handy plant to keep around the house, firstly because it is a succulent more related to cacti meaning that it thrives in dry conditions, so you don’t have to worry if you forgot to water your aloe vera plants for days. It is very useful for hair, skin, juices, burns, wounds, when consumed it can heal constipation, indigestion and help ulcer. Aloe Vera does have a tricky part to it – It should only be used when it is fully grown and there a different species of this miraculous plant. For Acne rub in some Aloe vera juice mixed with Tea tree oil for 7 days and watch you skin clear out.
As a rich source of vitamin C, lemon juice protects the body from Immune system deficiencies. Drinking lemon juice with warm water every morning helps in maintaining the pH balance of the body – See Video on how to make lemon water With its powerful antibacterial properties, lemon juice helps fight infections and acts as a detoxifying agent. Add some lemon juice, or a few slices of lemon, to a cup of warm water (or tea) and honey for a soothing, antiseptic drink when you have a cold, cough or sore throat. The vitamin C in the fruit will provide a boost, Try making it this lemon water to reap the benefits and foster weight loss