4 spice mixtures with a strong medicinal effect
Medicinal spice mixtures are useful for both healthy people and the rest of us, i.e. people with medical diagnoses. Medicinal mixtures can be made in the kitchen and kept in glass jars. For people with diabetes, for example, these mixtures can prevent complications of the disease. Spice mixtures are not suitable for people who have some health problems that prevent them from using some of the mentioned spices.
- Curry mixture – against heart and kidney disease (the amount is about 8 spoons). In a glass (or ceramic) jar, mix 2 tablespoons of ground coriander and 2 tablespoons of ground turmeric, ground cumin, fenugreek and ginger. Add three quarters of a spoonful of ground black pepper, cinnamon and cardamom, 2 spoons of dry fennel seeds, ground nutmeg, half a spoonful of ground chili pepper and a quarter spoonful of pimento (Jamaica pepper). 1 to 3 spoons of the mixture can be added to soups, stews and meat and vegetable dishes, up to 2 spoons of the mixture can be added to salads, sauces and dressings, pour 1 to 2 spoons on vegetables before grilling, in egg, potato or chicken salad add 1 to 2 tablespoons of the mixture. Curcumin is a substance with a proven anti-inflammatory effect. It is used in the prevention of diseases that occur later in life (cardiovascular diseases, osteoporosis, kidney diseases and hypertension). Black pepper, for example, increases the degree of bioavailability. Fenugreek is used in traditional Ayurvedic medicine to control diabetes and eliminate digestive problems.
- TACO spice – increases insulin sensitivity (the amount is about 5 spoons). In a small glass (or ceramic) jar, mix 3 spoons of chili powder, 2 spoons of ground cumin, one spoon of garlic powder, dry oregano powder, onion powder, red pepper powder and sea salt, half a spoon of ground black pepper and half cinnamon powder. Mix this aromatic spice mix into the chicken salad. The mixture is an excellent basic addition to ground beef or turkey. Rub 1 to 2 tablespoons into steaks, fish or pieces of chicken before baking or grilling. Sprinkle half a spoon over the baked potatoes. Capsaicin (the active ingredient in chili peppers) can help fight metabolic syndrome (including insulin resistance and obesity). Oregano is a very powerful antioxidant.
- Masala, a mixture of spices – lowers sugar and has an anti-inflammatory effect (the amount is about 5 spoons). Mix in a glass or ceramic jar 2 spoons of cinnamon and powdered ginger, 2 spoons of ground cardamom, half a spoon of ground black pepper, fennel seeds and nutmeg. Add 1 to 2 tablespoons of pancake or muffin batter. Add 1 to 2 tablespoons to tea or smoothies. Add half a spoon of the mixture to the oatmeal and 1 to 3 spoons to the grated apple. Add the mixture to your favorite sweet energy bars or coffee or cappuccino. Ginger is a medicinal plant that contains two ingredients (gingerol and shogaoli) that give ginger a specific taste and can eliminate nausea and pain (including migraine). It exhibits anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial effects. It is believed that ginger has a preventive effect against cancer. Cinnamon has an antibacterial effect and can reduce the value of glucose in the blood on an empty stomach.
- Mixture for acidity – for easier digestion (the amount is about 7 spoons). Mix in a glass (or ceramic) jar 2 spoons of yellow mustard seeds and pimento fruit (Jamaica pepper), 1 spoon of ground black pepper and coriander, 2 spoons of whole celery seeds, half a spoon of whole cloves, 2 chopped dry bay leaves. Make pickled vegetables from carrots and cauliflower. Cut 500 grams to 750 grams of vegetables (as desired) into equal pieces. Place the pieces in a jar. Leave about 2 cm of free space at the top of the jar. Pour 375 ml of water, 125 l of apple cider vinegar (or alcoholic vinegar), 1 to 2 tablespoons of the mixture, 2 tablespoons of fructose and one tablespoon of coarse sea salt into the container. At a moderate temperature (the liquid should not boil, just flow) stir the liquid until the salt and sugar melt. Pour into jars and put the lid on after one hour (until the liquid cools down). Keep at least 48 hours in the fridge. Vegetables prepared in this way can be kept in the refrigerator for a maximum of one month. Allspice is the dried fruit of an evergreen tree from a tropical area, i.e. from Jamaica, for example. Relieves stomach problems (poor digestion and gas accumulation in the intestines). It can be used as a “topical agent” (for the treatment of muscle pain and arthritis).
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