Can Thai Herbs Improve your Health?
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Romaine Lettuce is one of the best vegetable sources of beta-carotene. A study at the University of Illinois shows that high levels of beta-carotene inhibited the growth of prostate-cancer cells by 50%.Lemongrass
Sweet basil is used extensively in aromatherapy for ailments such as stress, migraine, colds and hayfever. It has antispasmodic, appetizing, carminative, galactagogue and stomachic properties. As mentioned, it is quite effective for tension headaches, exhaustion and digestive upsets such as stomach cramps, constipation and diarrhea.Ginger
Evidence suggest that ginger can help relieve many conditions including: motion sickness, digestive complaints, arthritis, high cholesteral and dangerous blood clots.Turmeric
A spice very rich in antioxidants including a compound that called curcumin. In studies, curcumin has been shown to reduce the risk of colon cancer by 58%. Other research suggests it may help prevent skin cancer also.Cumin
Cumin is considered an effective remedy for indigestion. It is also taken to relieve gas, diarrhea, and cramps.Onions
Scientists suspect that onions help prevent cancer not only by putting the breaks on the development of dangerous tumors but also by stomping out harmful bacteria that may cause the start of stomach cancer.Mint
Mint is considered by many to be a remedy for indigestion and gas.Shallots
Schallots, a miniature member of the allium family (onions) contain high levels of vitamin A. Just one tablespoon contains 600 IU of vitamin A. This essential nutrient helps keep immunity strong and protects against vision problems such as cataracts.Turmeric
Turmeric has been used for indigestion, gas, bloating, stomach pain, cramps, diarrhea, and bladder inflammation.Garlic
Garlic has been used as a medicine and a food since the time of the Egyptian Pharaohs. It fights hardening of the arteries through its proven ability to lower cholesterol. It also has proven antibiotic properties and a mild anti-clotting effect on the blood.
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