The 15 Most Powerful Healing Herbs And The Super Soup For Super Immunity.
The 15 Most Powerful Healing Herbs
Do you know what the 15 most powerful healing herbs there are in your kitchen. Of all the herbs and spices you can choose for flavor or medicinal purposes there are 15 that are much more powerful than the rest. Below you can find out a lot of important information about those 15 herbs and all the amazing things they can do.
As I've studied herbs it amazes me at what amazing powers herbs have. Most people don't even realize how amazing the power of some herbs are. And below are supposed to be the 15 most important herbs for medicinal purposes.
Super Soup For Immunity
At the bottom of this Hub Page you'll find the recipe for the Super Soup For Immunity. It is one of the best soups you can ever make and eat. I guarantee you that this soup is good for almost anything that could possibly be wrong with you. And once you get it made you'll find its one of the most delicious soups you will ever taste.
There are many different varieties of basil but all contain important compounds that have definite positive medicinal properties.
Basil is an important herbal carminative in that it can relive gas and soothe stomach upset. It contains a compound called eugenol, which has been proven to calm muscle spasms. Research into basil is still in the preliminary phase, but recent laboratory studies also found that compounds found in basil may help to disrupt the dangerous chain of events that can lead to the development of various forms of cancer in humans.
Basil Aids With Indigestion And Cancer.
Cayenne pepper, also called red pepper, is a hot powder made from the cayenne pepper pods, It contains large amounts of the highly alkaloid capsaicin, which relieves pain by blocking the chemicals that send pain messages to your brain.
If you will eat cayenne at the first signs of any type of headache, with plenty of water as a chaser, this spicy herb just may prove to be the perfect cure for a headache. If you add cayenne to food, cayenne perks up the appetite.
Cayenne improves indigestion, relieves gas, nausea, and indigestion. It is also a well known medical fact that cayenne thins phlegm and eases it's passage from the lungs, helping to prevent colds, coughs, and bronchitis.
Cinnamon contains an oily chemical called cinnamaldehyde that is known to kill a variety of illness-causing bacteria, including the dreaded E. Coli, salmonella, and staphylococcus aureas. Recent research shows that cinnamon is able to slow or stop the growth of flu germs.
Herbal practitioners also report that cinnamon is also able to help regulate the menstrual cycle and checks flooding during menopause. And cinnamon has a tranquilizing effect that helps to greatly reduce anxiety and stress.
Oil of Cloves is 60 to 90 percent eugenol, which is a potent pain-deadening antimicrobial. Cloves have been endorsed by the FDA as an effective emergency remedy for the toothache. Cloves also help the body to use insulin more effectively and it lowers blood sugar levels.
It has also been shown in laboratory studies that powdered cloves applied to cold sores will healer them faster than many of the over the counter remedies.
Dill has been used to soothe the digestive tract and treat heartburn, colic, and gas for thousands of years going back to the very early days of the Greeks and Romans.
In fact, dill comes from the old Norse word dilla, which means to lull or soothe. Dill has an antifoaming effect that explains why it breaks up gas bubbles in the human body. Like parsley, dill is rich in chlorophyll, which makes it effective for treating bad breathe.
Dill Is Effective For Indigestion and Bad Breathe.
Fennel is rich in volatile oils, fennel is what is known as a carminative herb, meaning that it can relieve bloating, gas pain, and digestive spasms in the small and large intestines. Fennel is also great for bad breathe and body odor that originates in some people in the intestines.
Women who are breast feeding will also find that fennel is great for increasing the flow of milk.
Fennel Is Great For Indigestion, and Bad Breathe.
When intact garlic cloves contain an odorless, sulfur-containing amino acid called alliin. And when the garlic is crushed, alliin becomes allicin. Recent research shows that allicin helps to lower blood pressure, lower cholesterol, and help to prevent blood clots.
Garlic has also been proven to prevent hardening of the arteries. And it has been proven in laboratory studies that compounds in garlic kill many organisms, including bacteria and common viruses that can cause colds, earaches, and flu's. Garlic is also great in dealing with digestive ailments and diarrhea. And there are now studies that say that garlic may even help to prevent cancer.
It is said that when it comes to motion sickness, ginger has no equal. It is said that ginger even beats dimenhydrinate, which is the main ingredient in motion sickness drugs like Dramamine, for controlling the symptoms of seasickness and motion sickness.
Ginger is known to stimulate saliva flow and digestive activity, settles the stomach, relieves vomiting, eases pain from gas and diarrhea, and it is a very effective anti-nausea remedy. It is also known to be an effective pain reliever and it also lowers cholesterol.
Chinese Herbal Practitioners use mint, the premier stomach tonic, to counteract nausea and vomiting, promote digestion, calm stomach muscle spasms, relieve gas, and ease hiccups, Menthol, is an aromatic oil in peppermint, and it also relaxes the airway and fights bacteria and viruses.
Menthol interferes with the sensation of pain, short-circuiting the nerve transmission from pain receptors. Thus it may be useful in reducing headache pain. Scientific evidence suggests that peppermint can kill many forms of microorganisms and may boost mental alertness. In one study, it was shown that people who inhaled menthol said they felt as if it relieved their nasal congestion, although it didn't increase their airflow.
Do you know that oregano contains at least four compounds that relieve coughs and colds and 19 chemicals that have antibacterial action that reduces harmful substances in humans.
The ingredients in oregano that soothe coughs and colds also makes oregano a great digestive aid. And oregano lowers blood pressure. It's really amazing all the things that oregano can do.
Oregano Lowers Blood Pressure, Aids Indigestion, And Helps With weight loss.
Do you know that diuretic herbs such as parsley prevent problems like kidney stones and bladder infections. It also helps to keep our bodies plumbing running smoothly by causing our bodies to produce more urine.
It also helps women by relieving bloating during menstruation. And it also works wonders with freshening peoples breathe.
Rosemary is one of the richer herbal sources of antioxidants. Do you know that rosemary can prevent cataracts. Rosemary contains 19 chemicals that have strong antibacterial action that help to prevent infection.
Rosemary has been traditionally used to ease asthma, and this common culinary ingredient has volatile oils that can reduce the airway constriction induced by histamine.
Rosemary is now being studied as a way to get rid of cysts in the human body.
You should know that the oils found in sage are antibiotic and antiseptic. Sage is very strong in fighting infections. Sage tea is very effective for night sweats, hot flashes, and menopause. It has strong estrogenic action and because of its tannins it can dry up perspiration.
There is also strong evidence that sage may be of value to people with diabetes for whom insulin does not work properly. It helps to improve and level out their blood sugar readings. It is believed that sage increases the power of insulin.
In case you don't know you should know that thyme contains thymol, which is known to increase blood flow to the skin. It is accompanied by a warmth that is comforting. and most people agree that the increased blood flow speeds up healing.
Thyme is a strong antispasmodic and that it relaxes respiratory muscles. There is even the claim that the scent of thyme is a mood lifter.
Thyme Is Good For Colds And Coughs, Infections, And Anxiety.
Much of the recent research done on turmeric says that the curcumin in turmeric has strong antibiotic and anti-inflammatory properties that has a significant beneficial effect in relieving rheumatoid arthritis and carpal tunnel syndrome.
Curcumin, is the active ingredient that gives this spice it's yellow pigment, and also lowers cholesterol. Turmeric is also packed with antioxidants, which includes vitamins A, C, and E.
Turmeric is also said to prevent cataracts.
Turmeric Is Good For Anxiety, Pain, And For Lowering Cholesterol.
Super Soup For Super Immunity
Everyone is now talking about this new super soup that is supposed to be the Super Soup For Super Immunity.
1. One Cup Fresh Shiitake Mushrooms.
2. One Cup Fresh Fine Chopped Parsley.
3. Two Cups Fresh Fine Chopped Fennel Including Tops.
4. One Cup Fresh Fine Chopped Peeled Carrots.
5. One Large Turnip Peeled And Chopped.
6. One Large Parsnip Peeled And Chopped.
7. One Large Burdock Root Peeled And Chopped.
8. Six Medium Potatoes Peeled And Diced Fine.
9. Three Sticks Astragalus Root.
10. One Cup Each Basil, Sage, Thyme, Oregano, And Rosemary All Chopped Fine.
11.Six Tablespoons Low Sodium Soy Sauce.
12. One Cup Barley.
13. One Cup Lentils.
14. One Tablespoon Turmeric.
15. One Tablespoon Paprika.
16. Two Tablespoons Balsamic Vinegar.
17. Two Tablespoons Ground Cayenne Pepper.
18. One Cup Chopped Bell Pepper.
19. One Cup Chopped Zucchini.
20. One Cup Each Cabbage, Spinach, Kale, And Collard Greens.
21. Two Cups Fine Diced Onion.
22. Two Cups Chopped Celery.
23. One Cup Fresh Minced Garlic.
24. One Four Inch Piece Of Ginger Peeled And Diced Fine.
25. Eight Quarts Bottled Water.
Yes I know it's a lot of items but you won't believe how very good this Super Soup For Immunity Is For You. You name it and this soup is good for it. Everything from Cancer to Heart Disease.
You want to cook this soup in a very large stock pot and you want to cook it slow over a 4-6 hour period of time. I keep this soup made up in the refrigerator so I can heat up a couple of cups of it and eat it several times daily.
I bet if you will go to the trouble of getting the ingredients for this soup and make it that you'll be glad you did. Everything about it is good for you.
Quite often I will eat just this soup and fruit drinks for three days at a time and it leaves me feeling the best I've ever felt in my life. If you have questions to ask about the Super Soup For Immunity feel free to ask.
Yes you can add salt and pepper to taste. If the soup gets to thick add another quart of spring water.
5 Secrets For Measuring Your Herbs
1. If you want to substitute dried herbs for fresh herbs crush a few leaves in your hands. If you find they smell very fragrant and fresh only use one third as much. If the aroma is faint use half as much. To keep dried herbs from overpowering the flavor of your recipe it's always best to err on the side of caution.
2. You'll want to use two to three times as much of fresh herbs as you would dried herbs. If they are very strong herbs like rosemary or sage you won't have to use as much.
3. Use a measuring spoon to measure herbs and pack the measuring cup full.
4. You want to be sure to measure your dried herbs by the level spoon full.
5. Use your fingers to crumble your dried herbs into your foods when cooking.
If you grow your own herbs be sure that you don't use any pesticides on them. Hang your herbs up in the air so they are surrounded by air and allow them to dry.
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This Hub Page Is For Information Purposes Only
This Hub Page is offered for information purposes only and is in no way medical advice. Herbal medicine works and works great but you need to work with your doctor with herbal medicine. If your doctor doesn't want to work with you with herbs and herbal medicine find a doctor or herbal practitioner who will. Or consider becoming a herbal practitioner yourself. Herbs have been used for thousands of years for various medical uses. But you should do extensive research yourself and find out everything you can about herbs.
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