Sunday , 20 October 2019
SUPERFOOD (Part 2 of 4: My SuperHerb)

SUPERFOOD (Part 2 of 4: My SuperHerb)

My SuperHerb List – Culninary yet Medicinal

  1. Turmeric
  2. Moringa
  3. Cinnamon
  4. Black Pepper
  5. Tulasi (Holy Basil)
  6. Ginger
  7. Sesame Seed
  8. Black Cumin Seed
  9. Lemongrass
  10. Cardamom

Turmeric

  • Anti inflammatory compounds
  • Pre-biotic and Pro-biotic properties, digestant
  • Inhibits cancer cell growth
  • Wound healing
  • Improves liver function
  • Blood purifier
  • External use – good anti-pruritic agent, helps dry wound

Moringa

  •  Contains variety of cancer fighting compounds
  • Antibiotic
  • Hypotensive
  • Anti-bacterial and anti-fungal
  • High in folic acid, vitamins and minerals
  • Prevent kidney stone formation
  • Liver cleanser

Cinnamon

  • Blood sugar Level regulator – for Type 2 diabetes
  • Anti-fungal, Anti-bacterial, Anti-viral properties
  • Anti-inflammatory properties – can help relieve certain types of pain and headaches
  • Use to treat abdominal colic
  • Hot infusion reduces excessive thirst
  • Expectorant for coughs and chest infection
  • High ORAC value – makes it one of the top antioxidant
  • Prevent tooth decay and gum diseases
  • Good insect repellent

Black Pepper

  • Good adjunct to potentiate absorption of other nutrients from food
  • Carminative – prevents formation of bloating and gas
  • Good source of manganese and other minerals
  • Respiratory relief
  • Assist in breakdown of fat cells and aid weight loss
  • Good for the stomach to facilitate digestion

Tulasi (Holy Basil)

  • Helps to lower fever
  • Excellent antibiotic, fungalcidal, disinfectant agent
  • Relieve congestion in respiratory disorders, cough and cold
  • Vitamin C and antioxidant in Holy Basil helps to minimise stress, tonic for anti aging
  • An excellent mouth freshener and oral disinfectant. Help cures ulcers in the mouth
  • Helps to reduce uric acid level in the body
  • Good deworm herb

Ginger

  • Improves digestion and increases absorption of food, increases stomach performance
  • Relieves nausea and morning sickness
  • Improves blood circulation
  • Relieves menstrual discomfort
  • Relieves stress and tension
  • Has healing properties
  • Great tonic for women’s post partum debility
  • Therapeutic use for joint pain
  • Cold and flu prevention

Sesame Seed (Black and White)

  •  Loads of calcium
  • Contains magnesium – a key nutrient to lower blood pressure
  • High in fiber – relieve constipation
  • Black sesame seeds has high iron content
  • High copper content in the seeds prevent and relieve arthritis and strengthens bones and joints
  • Prevention of hangover – helps liver to break down alcohol effect and detoxify harmful substance
  • Contains ‘phytate’ which is one of the potent natural anti cancer substance. Inhibits cancer cell growth.

Black Cumin Seed

  • Improve cell growth
  • Increase beta cell production in pancreas
  • Decrease your blood glucose and help to cut down on body fats
  • Help as a treatment for respiratory problems: help to promote healthy inflammation response in the respiratory tract
  • Associated with lowering of elevated heart rate and blood pressure
  • Studies have found that black cumin seeds have anti cancer properties inhibiting the growth of colon cancer cells

Lemongrass

  • Relieves stomach disorder
  • Defensive antioxidant activity
  • An aromatic healer
  • Helps to cleanse and flush harmful toxic out of the body – it has diuretic property
  • Calms the muscles and nerves
  • Treats coughs and colds
  • Anti pyretic and diaphoretic effect is good to reduce fever by inducing sweat
  • Helps to alleviate headaches and migraine due to it analgesic properties
  • Excellent tonic for the nervous system

Cardamom

  • Antispasmodic – gives relieve to hiccups, stomach cramps
  • Improves blood circulation and a good blood purifier
  • Rejuvenates our body cells and help to fight depression
  • A calming herb good for headache and migraine
  • Cures bad breadth(halitosis) by chewing a few seeds
  • Alleviates indigestion, flatulence problem

About Kim Hoi

Hi! I'm Kim! I am a qualified Ayurvedic practitioner from Australia. After graduated from my Ayurvedic course, I attended trainings in Ayurvedic clinics in both Australia and India. Postings in this blog are all written with passion to improve health of not only myself but also my family and at the same time to share my experience with my friends and readers who are interested to find out more on improving and be in better health. If you need a private consult, you are welcome to contact me.

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