Herbs not only provide tasty (er) dishes, but also optimum health! Are you nauseous, do you have a headache or do you have a cold? These herbs are probably just in your kitchen cupboard and das but also good. They ensure that annoying ailments disappear like snow in the sun.
1. Black pepper
Tackling the flu, a slow metabolism, obesity, too many toxins – read a little too enthusiastically during drinks -, a stuffy nose or a disturbed digestion? The body heat that black pepper produces dissolves all these annoying ailments!
Lemongrass is in fact a natural paracetamol. It reduces pain and inflammation and helps to reduce fever and headache. Lemongrass is also good for your digestion and breathing.
3. Chili peppers
The heat from these peppers comes from capsaicin. This fabric contributes to your blood circulation and works well against a stuffy nose. Did you know that fresh chili peppers contain more vitamin C than oranges?
This antibacterial spice is not only very tasty, but also increases your overall vitality, heats your body, prevents blockage, improves your digestion, improves your blood circulation and relieves menstrual cramps.
Clove has a disinfecting, anesthetic, anti-inflammatory and calming effect and is therefore suitable for many physical ailments.
The sulfur, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory components in garlic keep the cold and the flu at bay.
Ginger warms the body, relieves nausea, contributes to optimal digestion and helps against pain. Ginger tea is recommended for anyone who has a cold or flu.
Just like ginger, cardamom contributes to an optimal digestion. Do you have problems with your stomach or intestines? Then cardamom can be the solution! This spice also helps to detoxify your body and improve your blood circulation. In combination with ginger, the effects multiply!
9. Cumin seeds
Cumin seeds work well against bloating, flatulence and an upset stomach.
Onions have been used for centuries to reduce inflammation and cure infections. In addition, they are rich in vitamin C and many other components that can reduce a sore throat and clear a blocked nose.
11. Star anise
In traditional Chinese medicine, this herb is used to fight the flu. For example, star anise works well against the mucus in the airways in case of illness. The substance is also often used in medicinal tea, to treat cough and respiratory infections. This tea also works well against viruses, inflammations and fungal infections. But the seeds can also be chewed before meals to stimulate appetite and prevent bloating.