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It contains a variety of antioxidants, sulphur compounds, and other substances thought to promote health. Onions also contain such nutrients as vitamin C, potassium, and folate (folic acid). The health-giving ingredients is a plant pigment called quercetin which is a potent antioxidant; foods rich in antioxidants are believed to slow aging, fight cataracts, and possibly lower the risk of many types of cancer. It may help relieve asthma, bug bites, eczema, and hay fever by blocking allergic and inflammatory responses in the airways and other areas. It may likewise be beneficial against inflammatory joint conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis and gout. It has also bone-building, diabetes and ulcers prevention benefits.
Ginger rhizomes contain 1 to 2% volatile oil and is often used as carminative agents to ease prevent or alleviate nausea and relieves stomach discomfort. Ginger has many benefits. It has been considered a great healer throughout the centuries. It helps to relieve migraines and arthritis, and inhibits blood clots.
The garlic bulbs contain 0.1 to 0.36% oil and organic sulphur compounds. It has therapeutic properties as antimicrobial, anti-oxidant, anti-fugal, diaphoretic, diuretic, expectorant, LDL cholesterol lowering agents and a source of selenium. Glutathione-S-transferase is an enzyme in garlic that helps the liver de-toxify carcinogens and other dangerous chemicals.
It is widely recommended for myriad ailments, from stomach ulcers and skin infections to eye conditions (such as chronic anterior uveitis). Turmeric will help heal stomach ulcers, relieves carpal tunnel syndrome, arthritis, and joint inflammation. Turmeric can improve blood flow and boost the body's immune system and fighting heart disease and cancer. Turmeric is a powerful antioxidant, neutralizing free radical damage and protecting the liver from toxic substances. Curcumin stops the accumulation of destructive beta amyloid plaques that build up in the brains, hence prevents Alzheimer disease. It also slows prostrate cancer.
As a therapeutical plant, saffron is considered an excellent stomach ailment and an antispasmodic, helps digestion and increases appetite. It is also relieves renal colic, reduces stomach aches and relieves tension. It is also used for treatment of flu-like infections, depression, hypatomegaly and as a sedative for its essential oils. It is also considered that in small quantities it regulates women's menstruation, and helps conception. It is a fact that even since antiquity, crocus was attributed to have aphrodisiac properties.
The approximately 0.04% volatile oil content has therapeutic uses as carminative, stomachic, antirheumatic and antimicrobial agents.
Lemongrass contains 0.2 - 0.4 volatile oil and has several therapeutic properties and acts as a sedative on the central nervous system and treats infectious illnesses and fever.
It contains capsaicin, a biologically active ingredient beneficial to the respiratory system, blood pressure and heart. Also act as Analgesic, antidepressant, antimicrobial, anti-oxidant, antiseptic, astringent, bactericidal, deodorant, fungicidal, insecticidal and sedative (nervous).
Shallot bulbs contain volatile oil, and are used as flavouring or seasoning agents. Therapeutic properties include the alleviation of stomach discomfort, and as anti-thelmintic, expectorant, antitussive, diuretic and anti-flu agents.
Kaffir Lime Leaves
The leaves and peel contain volatile oil. The major therapeutic benefit of the juice is as an appetizer.
They are packed with minerals, vitamins A, B, C, calcium, phosphorus, iron, nicotinic acid and also carbohydrates, proteins and amino acids. The high iron content is a big plus point and the reason they are recommended for anaemia.
Curry leaves are known to counteract nausea associated with morning sickness, indigestion or fatty-food consumption.
Many of these benefits have been attributed to the antioxidant and free radical quenching activity of the carotenoids (lycopene, beta-carotene, phytoene, phytofluene) and tocopherols (vitamin E) that occur naturally in tomatoes which offset many degenerative diseases such as cancer, atherosclerosis, cataracts, and age-related macular degeneration as well as to premature aging. A diet rich in carotenoids and tocopherols supports a healthy immune system, and improves prostate, heart and skin health.
Acting as an antioxidant, Vitamin C�s important functions is to protect LDL cholesterol from oxidative damage. It may also protect against heart disease by reducing the stiffness of arteries and to make collagen that strengthens many parts of the body, such as muscles and blood vessels. Also plays important roles in wound healing and as a natural antihistamine. This vitamin also aids in the formation of liver bile and helps to fight viruses and detoxify alcohol and other substances, and help to protect against kidney stone formation.
Contains 2 to 4% volatile oil with therapeutic properties manifest as a stomachic, bitter tonic, carminative, stimulant and astringent.
Contains 2 to 4% volatile oil. Therapeutic uses are as carminative, antipyretic, diaphoretic and diuretic agents.
It has a powerful essential oil that contains methyl chavicol. Fresh basil contains folic acid, and dried basil is a good source of potassium, iron and calcium. Dried basil is also good for the respiratory system and can be used to treat nose and throat infections.
The pulp has an excellent source of potassium, and provide remedy for relieving an upset stomach. Decreases blood pressure and the risk of stroke.
It strengthens the immune system and promotes optimal development of the brain and nervous system. It protects against cancer, heart disease, and promotes healthy bones with the proper uptake of omega-3 fatty acids into the tissues. The lauric acid found in coconut oil contains almost 50% of this 12-carbon saturated fat, which the body turned into monolaurin, a substance that efficiently kills parasites, yeasts, viruses and pathogenic bacteria in the gut.
It�s useful in improving cardiovascular health, preventing cancer, and providing essential nutrients and approximately 50 percent of the fat in peanuts is monounsaturated which lower the risk of heart disease, asthma, Alzheimer, breast cancer, and even depression.
The Candlenut fruit yields 57-80% of semi-drying oil and contains glycerides of linoleic, oleic and various linolenic acids. Candlenut oil has a variety of medicinal benefits, and is used by natives as a remedy for asthma, debility, rheumatism, sores, swelling, tumours, unconsciousness, womb ailments, and wounds.
It�s an excellent source of Selenium, Roboflavin, Vitamin 12. When fried, squid provides 0.642 grams of Omega-3 fatty acids, derived from EPA-eicosapentaenoic acid-(0.162g), DHA-docosahexaenoic acid-(0.38g), and ALA-alphalinolenic acid-(0.1g), per 100 grams of squid (mixed species).
It is an excellent source of Selenium and Vitamin 12. When cooked with moist heat, shrimp provides 0.327 grams of Omega-3 fatty acids, derived from EPA (0.171g), DHA (0.144g), and ALA (0.012g), per 100 grams of shrimp (mixed species).
This strong spicy condiment is a rich source of fat soluble vitamins - shrimp has ten times more vitamin D than organ meats. Vitamin D protects against cancer of the colon and rectum, nervous disorders such as MS and osteoporosis.
It contains minerals and vitamins galore, including vitamin C, riboflavin, thiamine, proteins, phosphorus and calcium. It has low sugar content and is beneficial for asthma, anaemia, high blood pressure and heart disease.
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Olive oil � mainly oleic acid, are sources of monounsaturated fat, EXTRA VIRGIN olive oil, from the first pressing of the olives, contains higher levels of antioxidants, particularly Vitamin E and phenols. It does not upset the critical omega 6 to omega 3 ratio and most of the fatty acids in olive oil are actually an omega-9 oil which is monounsaturated. Olive oil's protective function has a beneficial effect on ulcers and gastritis. It activates the secretion of bile and pancreatic hormones and prevent heart disease and colon cancer.
It has a healthy ratio of the omega-6 to omega 3 and responsible for many physiological effects like anti-inflammatory that are useful in the treatment of skin conditions, allergies, and arthritis; dilation of blood vessels that help prevent high blood pressure; and the reduction of blood clotting that helps prevent heart attacks and other cardiovascular diseases. Also for brain and retinal development treatment of diabetes, immune function, and cancer. The oil is also a rich source of vitamin E, an important dietary antioxidant that reduce the risk of coronary heart disease.
It contains more than thirty important nutrients, a dozen minerals, over half a dozen vitamins and essential amino acids, and several enzymes. Plus, it has a large dose of pectin for a healthy heart. Vinegar helps digestion and bowel function, lowering cholesterol, improving memory, preventing ulcers, and relieving pain and slowing progression of arthritis.
It�s the most effective natural sources for exerting anti-diabetic activity is the fenugreek seed and reducing cholesterol levels and regulate metabolic disorder.
The tiny amounts of an aromatic volatile oil found in coriander seed (and to a lesser degree in the plant's leaves) help fight some fungal and bacterial infections. Coriander also has nutritional value, as it is rich in vitamins and minerals. It also lowers blood sugar and has other biological effects.
A healthy, active lifestyle demands a sufficient reasonable salt intake. Salt is a vital substance that contain minerals for the survival of all living creatures, particularly humans. Water and salt regulate the water levels of the body. Water itself regulates the aquatic content of the interior of the cell by working its way into all of the cells it reaches. It has to get there to cleanse and extract the toxic wastes of cell metabolisms. Salt forces some water to stay outside the cells. It balances the amount of water that stays outside the cells. Good health depends on a most delicate balance between the ratio of water inside and outside the cells, and this balance is achieved by salt - unrefined salt.
The main function of sugars (and all carbohydrates) in the body is to provide energy for good health, growth, and proper body function and activity, and also provide important vitamins, minerals, protein, and fibre.