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Kitchen Medicine


Let your foods be medicines and your medicines be food


Blueberry (Vaccinium myrtillus)
Blueberries are very cleansing for the digestive tract. read full article »

Cabbage (Brassica oleracea capita)
The humble cabbage is one of magical healing plant, which, has high vitamin C content has saved nume.. read full article »

Caraway (Carum carvi)
This ia an excellent carminative and digestive aid read full article »

Carrot (Daucus carota)
The common carrot is one of the best sources for vitamin A, and also contains a host of other vitami.. read full article »

Celery (Apium graveolens)
This common vegetable is an excellent diuretic read full article »

Chamomile (Matricaria chamomilla)
Chamomile is an old stand-by favorite that can be used almost for any condition read full article »

Cloves (Eugenia caryophyllus)
Cloves stimulate the circulation, improve digestion, expel wind and counteract nausea read full article »

Coriander (Coriandrum sativum)
One of the best herbs to aid digestion, stimulate the appetite, reduce griping, colicky pains, winds.. read full article »

Cranberry (Vaccinium vitis idaea)
Cranberries are astringent and can be used for inner bleeding (stomach/lung) read full article »

Cucumber (Cucumis sativus)
This is more of a cosmetic plant than a healer read full article »

Cumin (Cuminum cyminum)
Ayurvedic doctors prescribe it for the treatment of dyspepsia, wind, diarrhea and dysentery read full article »

Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare)
The aromatic seeds of this herb together with those of Cardamom are sometimes served as breath-sweet.. read full article »

Fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-graecum)
This herb tends to be underused, especially when considering its many medicinal properties read full article »

Figs (Ficus carica)
Dried figs soaked in water or milk is a great laxative remedy read full article »

Garlic (Allium sativum)
Garlic is one of the favorite of all herbs. Garlic doesn't just add great flavor to any meal but is .. read full article »

Ginger (Zingiber officinale)
A favorite Chinese herb used for all kinds of stomach troubles, nausea, indigestion and cramps, it s.. read full article »

Horseradish (Amoracia rusticana/ Cochlearia armoracia)
This is often called as cursed herb, which in some areas grows abundantly as a weed, is used as a mu.. read full article »

Kidney Bean (Phaseolus vulgaris)
Dried bean pods are an incredibly effective diuretic agent read full article »

Lavender (Lavendula officinalis)
Lavender has so many uses and applications that one could dedicate a whole book to it read full article »

Lemon (Citrus medica)
Rich in Vitamin C, Lemon is an old standby remedy for colds and flues read full article »

Lovage (Levisticum officinale)
The root decoction is used for catarrhal conditions of the digestive and the respiratory system read full article »

Marjoram (Origanum majorana)
This tea should be enjoyed in small quantities as it stimulates the circulation and can raise the bl.. read full article »

Oats (Avena sativa)
Oats are very strengthening and nutritious read full article »

Onion (Allium cepa)
Onion and garlic are similar in their action, though onion tends to be the gentler of the two read full article »

Parsley (Petroselinum sativum)
In moderation parsley is a useful healing herb read full article »

Peppermint (Mentha piperita)
This is an old standby remedy. Useful for conditions of the digestive tract, such as winds, nausea a.. read full article »

Pumpkin (Curcurbita pepo)
This vegetable is rich in vitamin B. For medicinal purposes only the raw fruit flesh is used. read full article »

Rosehip (Rosa canina)
Very rich in vitamin C, this is the tea of choice for coughs and colds. It also makes a very refresh.. read full article »

Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis)
This herb is a great restorative. In times of excessive exertion or mental and physical stress it is.. read full article »

Sage (Salvia officinalis)
Sage is an excellent astringent. It makes the best astringent and antiseptic gargle and mouthwash fo.. read full article »

Thyme (Thymus vulgaris)
Thyme tea is the best remedy for a dry, tickly cough, bronchitis and lung catarrh read full article »

Turmeric (Curcuma longa)
A well known ingredient of curry powder, turmeric has recently attracted some attention by western s.. read full article »

Watercress (Nasturtium amphibium)
This comes under cabage family (Brassicacae). This humble herb should be added generously to the sal.. read full article »

Wheat (Triticum sativum)
Pure, unadulterated wheat starch is a great drying and soothing powder for weeping skin rashes and i.. read full article »

Basil (Ocimum basilicum)
A well known kitchen herb used for making pesto and flavoring tomato dishes read full article »

Barley (Hordeum vulgare)
Barley gruel is an excellent nutritional food for throat and stomach problems read full article »

Asparagus (Asparagus officinalis)
Asparagus stimulates the kidneys and increases urinary secretion. This can be beneficial as part of .. read full article »

Apples (Fructus malus)
The common apple is a true miracle fruit. The fresh fruit, apple flower tea, apple peel tea, apple c.. read full article »

Anise (Pimpinella anisum)
Anise seed is an aromatic spice, which in the olden days was usually added to other, more foul tasti.. read full article »

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