Do you know how healthy spice is?

Considering the saying “to every spice soup”, it could be concluded that this plant is a spice that can be mixed in most dishes, and its aroma is best known from pickles, where it is mandatory. But did you know how healthy this spice plant is?

Spice is a spice from the family of plants that includes bay leaf, primrose and cumin. It originates from the Mediterranean, and over time, the popularity of its aroma has taken on planetary proportions. Dill contains considerable amounts of iron, magnesium and calcium and is very rich in flavonoids, powerful antioxidants that have antiviral and anti-inflammatory properties. Almost all parts of spice are medicinal, it can be dried or used in fresh form.

Spice seeds

Spices are very rich in flavonoids, they contain a considerable amount of calcium and with their regular use you can strengthen the bone structure and prevent osteoporosis.

Due to their antibacterial properties, the seeds of this plant prevent the growth and development of bacteria in the body, and with them you can also solve the problem of bad breath, for which the main culprits are bacteria.

They are very effective in the fight against respiratory inflammations and diseases such as colds, flu, bronchitis. If you have problems with respiratory diseases, mix spice seeds with honey and take three tablespoons a day.

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Spice oil

In addition to enriching the taste of many dishes, spice oil protects the body from infection. When consumed with food, this oil can be of great benefit in relieving the symptoms of the urinary tract, kidneys, genitals and digestion. Also, this oil can be applied directly to the skin because it helps heal wounds and skin infections, and was once used as a very effective remedy against lice.

If you are a breastfeeding mother and have problems with milk production, spice essential oil can be a lifesaver, as it can act as a natural remedy for attention deficit disorder in children (ADHD) if mixed with chamomile tea. It has a calming effect, as a mild sedative and is used against anxiety, depression and anger.

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Spice leaves

Fresh spice leaves contain monoterpene, an antioxidant that strongly fights the effects of free radicals. However, one of the most important benefits of spice on human health is its effect on blood sugar levels because it contains eugenol, an essential oil that is known to have blood sugar lowering properties.

In addition, spice leaves can serve as a very effective remedy for an upset stomach. If you have stomach problems, you can consume it in the form of tea or finely chop it into yogurt with a lower percentage of fat and drink it after a meal.

Freshly chopped spice leaves mixed with primrose juice can have a positive effect on the menstrual cycle and reduce heavy bleeding.

For the balm against skin ulcers, make a paste of turmeric and spice, and apply it to inflamed areas.

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Spice for babies

Spice contains certain components that help fight bacteria that are hidden in the digestive tract and have a relaxing effect on the muscles of the gastrointestinal tract. For this reason, spice is a very common ingredient in many medicines used to treat colic in newborns since the 19th century. Today, spice is mixed with ginger and chamomile for that purpose. You can make tea against colic by adding a teaspoon of spice seeds to boiling water and letting it cool to room temperature before giving it to your baby to drink. The dose should be between 2 and 10 ml, depending on the weight of the baby.

Although spice is also recommended as a spice in baby food because it speeds up digestion and improves sleep, before you spice up baby food with spice, be sure to consult your pediatrician.


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