Your health is in your Hand this is what Acupressure practitioner says.
Your health is in your Mind this is what Psychiatrist believes.
Your health is in your Stomach this is what Ayurveda starts with.
Your health is in your Kitchen this is what Naturopathy tells.
“No disease that can be treated by diet should be treated with any other means.”
Your kitchen is your medical store. The cooking ingredients you deal with daily are powerful and natural ways to deal with many health conditions.
You don’t need to visit doctors often if you know the benefits of these select 7 kitchen kings (there are many others). Yes, they are kitchen kings as they possess many health boosting and disease curative qualities. This is in addition to the regular cooking role they play.
Here is an introduction of 7 key kitchen ingredients you can use regularly to remain healthy.
Turmeric is known as the golden spice of life. Turmeric has been used for centuries in Ayurvedic or traditional Indian medicine to treat a variety of ailments. In the ancient time in India, turmeric was the principal spice and also of religious significance.
Click to read: Wonderful health benefits of Turmeric Powder
Jeera – Cumin Seeds:
As per the Ayurveda Text, Nighantu, Cumin seeds are known for its quick action in the body. It has the power to ignite our digestive fire. Apart from its role in the culinary, Cumin seeds are immensely useful in maintaining better health. Charak Samhita has described cumin seeds beneficial for digestion.
Click to read: 14 super benefits of superfood Cumin Seeds (Jeera)
Vata, Pitta, and Kapha are three Doshas according to Ayurveda. The doshas are biological energies found throughout the human body and mind. They govern all physical and mental processes and provide every living being with an individual blueprint for health and fulfillment.
Click to read: 10 benefits of a magic spice – Cinnamon
Amazing Anti Aging Food – Amla (Indian Gooseberry):
Ayurvedic texts Sushruta Samhita and Charaka Samhita are full of praise for this superfood i.e. Amla or Indian Gooseberry.
The immense health benefits this small citrus fruit Amla offers is unmatched. Anti-aging property of Amla is the most important quality of the fruit. Apart from that, it also pacifies all the three Doshas (Impurities according to Ayurveda) i.e. Vata, Pitta, and Kapha.
Click to read: Amazing Anti Aging Food – Amla (Indian Gooseberry)
Caraka Samhita “Ghee promotes memory, intelligence, agni, semen, ojas, Kapha, and medas. It alleviates Vata, Pitta, poison, insanity, phthisis, inauspiciousness and fever. It is the best of all fats, is cold, madhura rasa, madhura vipaka, has 1000 potentialities, and so, if used properly according to prescribed methods, exerts 1000 types of action.”
Click to read: Ghee for good health – An Eye-opener
According to APFPEDA, India, Jaggery is popularly known as the “medicinal sugar” and is nutritionally comparable with honey. It has been used as a sweetener in Ayurvedic Medicine for 3000 years.
Indian Ayurvedic medicine considers jaggery to be beneficial in treating throat and lung infections. While refined sugar mainly consists of glucose and fructose, jaggery contains glucose and sucrose. But jaggery also has minerals and vitamins which lacks in the refined sugar.
Click to read: Health benefits of Jaggery
On average, our human body consists of 60% water. Water in our body is residing in our cells. If 60% of the body is made up of water, one can imagine what adequate and inadequate consumption of water can do to our body’s health.
Yes, only the habit of drinking adequate water (keeping the body hydrated) can solve most of your health problems. Read on how?
Click to read: Water & Your Health
Your kitchen is your medical store. If you use it cleverly your health will remain on track.
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