Alliums are disease-fighting vegetables widely used as everyday food and traditional medicines. This incredible family of edible medicinal plants is composed of garlic, white and purple onions, leeks, chives, scallions and shallots. According to studies, alliums contain unique compounds called organosulfur compounds and natural antioxidants called polyphenols that are responsible for their disease-fighting activities. In a recent study, … Continue reading Here’s why eating garlic and onions can prevent hypertension and diabetes
In this study, researchers from Kyoto University investigated the appetite-enhancing and locomotor-reducing effects of Myristica fragrans (nutmeg) oil and its active components. They reported their findings in an article published in the Journal of Natural Medicines. M. fragrans is widely used to enhance the flavor of sweet and savory foods.In Asian countries, it also has a history of use as an … Continue reading Exploring the appetite-enhancing effects of nutmeg oil
Vegan beetroot curry is a flavorful, colorful dish that can surely spice up your dinner routine while benefiting your body. It’s perfect for people who are adhering to a plant-based diet but are looking to add flavor and color to their meals. Beetroot curry: Healthful and flavorful Beetroot curry owes its crimson color to beetroot, a … Continue reading Spice up your dinner routine with this Vegan Beetroot Curry
Cinnamon is a well-known spice used to flavor savory and sweet foods. It is also widely used as a traditional medicine. Two varieties of cinnamon are used for these purposes, cinnamon cassia (Cinnamomum cassia) and ceylon cinnamon (Cinnamomum zeylanicum). Although the former is the more common of the two, the latter is scientifically known for … Continue reading Can cinnamon extracts help with diabetes and obesity?
Paprika can be a great addition to a number of dishes, from salads to roasts. But studies find that this popular pepper-based spice introduces more than just heat to foods. In one of her most recent articles published online, Elizabeth Streit, a registered dietitian nutritionist based in Minnesota, shared some science-backed health benefits of paprika. Health benefits of … Continue reading Spice up your diet with paprika’s health benefits
Researchers from Rajarshi Shahu College of Pharmacy and Research in India investigated whether curcumin from turmeric can enhance permeability and bioavailability of EGCG for the treatment of hyperlipidemia. Their findings were published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine. Green tea is rich in polyphenols like flavonoids and catechins. Among the main catechins in green tea — epigallocatechin-3-gallate … Continue reading Study: Curcumin enhances bioavailability of green tea flavonoids
Hypertension or high blood pressure is a health condition that leads to atherosclerosis or the narrowing of the arteries. Hypertension also increases a person’s risk of heart disease and stroke. While modern medicine prescribes conventional treatments for hypertension in the form of anti-hypertensive drugs, research suggests that natural remedies which could reduce blood pressure can be … Continue reading What are some of the best herbs and spices for regulating blood pressure?
Eating the same foods every day can get boring, even if you’re already enjoying healthy dishes made with familiar ingredients. If you want to taste something new (and also nutritious), try adding harissa to your food. Harissa, a spicy condiment from North Africa Harissa originated in Tunisia in North Africa. Today, it is widely used in both … Continue reading Harissa is a versatile spice that’s packed with a lot of health benefits
Spices and herbs are a part of every home chef’s flavor arsenal, but your favorite seasonings have a lot more to offer than just taste. Whether you’re talking about garlic or parsley, there are serious health benefits to be had through flavoring your food. Not only do herbs and spices contain an array of nutrients, … Continue reading Boost flavor and health benefits by adding herbs and spices to your meals
Nutmeg isn’t just for pumpkin spice and eggnogs. In a study, researchers from the Institute of Chinese Materia Medica found that the spice — which has a botanical name of Myristica fragrans — can be used to improve blood clotting and even prevent diabetes. Researchers from the Institute of Chinese Materia Medica looked at the effects of nutmeg in promoting blood clotting and preventing diabetes. … Continue reading Nutmeg exhibits powerful anti-diabetes properties, concludes study