Herbs and spices have been in existence ever since and were used in ancient medicine to not only cure but prevent common ailments. The health benefits associated with herbs and spices are immense. While a lot of research needs to be conducted on the efficacy of some rare herbs and spices, the known and existing ones harbor potential healing and disease preventive properties that when used appropriately, could help alleviate pain, boost the body’s healing abilities, and boost the immune system. While a balanced diet can help with this and more, incorporating herbs and spices into your diet can do so much more as well.
Let’s take a look at the six potions that can magically spark up your health.
1. Green Tea
With tea becoming an increasingly high-demand commodity, you’ll need to educate yourself on the various types of teas that exist today. To help you out, among the known and effective teas well known to man include green tea, flower tea, and black tea to mention but a few. In ancient times, these teas were used to treat, heal, and prevent various ailments. Because of its versatility, tea was used in baths, as a cleanser, and as a cooking ingredient. Today, however, tea is one of the most popular herbal potions well known to man.
To get the most out of your green tea and experience its full benefits, you’ll have to rely on the most effective green tea preparation methods. This handy guide on preparing matcha tea will help to provide you with insights on how to make a nutritious potion of green tea. Not all green tea recipes will provide you with your nutritional requirements, hence the need to conduct more research on the same. Among the benefits associated with taking green tea include:
- Green tea prevents cardiovascular complications
- Green tea contains polyphenol compounds that help to reduce inflammation and in fighting off some types of cancer
- Green tea can help to prevent degenerative brain conditions such as Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s disease
- Green tea has time and time again been used in weight loss diet plans as it helps to boost metabolism
- Improves oral health
2. Sage Smudge
No Christmas or thanksgiving is complete without the sweet sage aromas. Sage has for the longest time been used as an extract, spice, and in home saging. Speaking of saging, why do you think people sage their homes? Well, it’s believed that smudging your home with sage could rid you of any negative energies. The reason behind this belief has to do with its antimicrobial properties and brain activating abilities. Negative energy is a perception created by the brain, all depending on your brain stability and the conditions surrounding you. It’s for this reason that sage is used in various spiritual ceremonies to dispel negativity.
3. A Combination Of Garlic, Ginger, And Honey
Male reproductive health problems are not modern-day problems, but issues that have existed from way back when. Ancient medicine practitioners discovered the power of garlic and ginger in helping solve premature ejaculation in men. If you’ve been experiencing a few hiccups in your bedroom life, this potion could help to improve your sex life. All you need is an equal portion of blended garlic and ginger mixed with a double portion of honey. Take a look at this guide on how to take this potion for improved erections and boosted libido. You might consider adding warm water and rosemary for that rich taste.
4. Hot Milk With Cinnamon
Ladies, this is for you. If you are looking for ways to regulate your menstrual cycle, then this is the potion for you. Irregularities in the menstrual cycle is a common problem among women, but one that can be prevented and controlled. Imbalances in hormonal levels have been cited as the major cause of such problems. This may be attributed to factors such as poor diet choices and the use of birth control pills to mention but a few. Taking hot milk with cinnamon, preferably a tablespoon for each cup of hot milk at least once a day could help alleviate the various fertility issues in women. However, it’s important that you consult with your doctor as menstrual irregularities could be symptoms of other underlying factors.
There’s a good reason why our forefathers used traditional medicine. They found out that herbs and spices were not only effective but that they also helped to provide the body with a rich supply of nutrients and vitamins. It’s high time that mankind embraced these practices but under strict guidance from professional alternative medicine practitioners.