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Sing With Me: “Sugar and Spice With All Things Nice, and That’s What Herbal Remedies Are Made Of…”

Updated on February 26, 2020
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You may have noticed in my articles the various kinds of spices I like to include in my dish. Though spices bring that beautiful aromatic fragrance and flavour, it is packed with natural remedies. Not only does it give healing but also revitalises the body and mind. Here are some "good to know" information:

Pure Sugar (Jaggery)

A natural sweetener derived from sugarcane juice

  • Improves appetite and digestion
  • Strengthens muscles and gastrointestinal
  • Alleviates water retention
  • Relieves menstrual difficulties
  • Relieves palpitation and anxiety symptoms
  • Relieves a sore throat
  • Relieves a headache
  • Relief to common cold
  • Boosts immunity

Turmeric also known as “the golden spice”

A powerful anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant

To alleviate:

  • Common cold and fever
  • Respiratory conditions
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Liver disorders
  • Digestive disorders
  • Arthritis
  • Small pox
  • Chicken pox
  • Wound healing
  • Menstrual difficulties
  • Abdominal pain and tension
  • Colic

Garlic and Ginger

A Natural antibiotic to bacterial and fungal infections

  • Decreases blood clotting, promoting blood circulation in the body
  • Relief to common cold and flu
  • Assists in respiratory conditions
  • Relieves arthritis
  • Relieves motion sickness
  • Relieves headaches
  • Strengthens gastrointestinal
  • Maintains blood sugar levels for diabetes

Cumin seeds (Jeera)

An anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory

  • Aids digestion
  • Boosts immunity
  • Boosts energy
  • Aids the liver
  • Assists diabetics in reducing sugar levels if high
  • Aids respiratory
  • Regulates blood pressure
  • Treats anemia
  • Menstrual difficulties
  • Treats acne
  • Nourishes hair

Cardamon (Elachie)

An anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory

  • Aids digestion
  • Lowers blood pressure
  • Treats bad breath and prevents cavities
  • Improves breathing
  • Maintains blood and sugar levels
  • Assists weight loss


An anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory

  • Enhances circulation in the body
  • Freshens breath
  • Regulates blood sugar and pressure levels, therefore a powerful anti-diabetic effect
  • Anti-fungal and Anti-viral
  • Strengthens memory stamina of the brain


Promotes healthy eyes and skin

  • Improves cardiovascular
  • Maintains body temperature
  • Relief to common cold

The list of benefits are endless, but the information provided is to give you a sense of its property benefits. I will soon publish additional articles on the optimal method to use each ingredient.


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    • MitaraN profile imageAUTHOR

      Mitara N 

      12 months ago from South Africa

      Thank you Kgadeejah

      I am so glad you agree, and use the spices in your dishes as well. I am working on another article to elaborate, so feel free to have a look the next time you visit.

      Your comment is appreciated

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      Kgadeejah BB 

      12 months ago

      i believe in these spices as well, very beneficial to your health thanks

    • MitaraN profile imageAUTHOR

      Mitara N 

      12 months ago from South Africa

      Thank you for your comment. I am so glad that you find the article insightful. I agree, it is spices that can be used to build up the immune system

      Stay safe

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      Chris Williams 

      12 months ago

      This is an interesting article,

      Based on the pandemic going on around the world, these natural remedies can be used immediately to build up the immune system.

      Thank you for this informative list, stay safe and corona free

    • MitaraN profile imageAUTHOR

      Mitara N 

      13 months ago from South Africa

      Hi Kari,

      Apologise for the delay in noting your comment, it is always appreciated

      I am currently working on another article with further insight to the spices I use,

      stay tuned

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      Kari Poulsen 

      13 months ago from Ohio

      This is good information. I'll look forward to reading more.

    • MitaraN profile imageAUTHOR

      Mitara N 

      13 months ago from South Africa

      Thank you for your feedback, really appreciate

      Stay tuned for further articles coming soon...

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      13 months ago

      love your title, i really did sing it, very catchy...haha

      This is really valuable information, i mean by adding it to your meals its taking care of the family all in one go

      Brilliant!... will be stocking up on this!



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