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Amazing Cures From Your Kitchen

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Amazing Cures From Your Kitchen

Your medicine cabinet is a terrific first stop for natural healing solutions. Then again, your kitchen might be an equally important resource. A well-stocked kitchen offers up foods that do double duty as disease fighters. “My pharmacy could essentially be a spice rack,” says Jamey Wallace, ND, clinical medical director of Bastyr Center for Natural Health in Seattle, Wash. “All herbs and whole foods have medicinal properties; it’s just a matter of knowing how to use them.”

A lot of items you commonly stock — such as honey, olive oil, lemon, apple cider vinegar, teas and salt — are great remedies for various ailments. If you’re not sure where to begin boosting the healthy quotient of your kitchen, consider adding the following three items:

Fresh Ginger
Ginger is a proven remedy for nausea, indigestion and morning sickness. The herb works by quieting contractions of muscles that surround the stomach and gut.

To use: Slice off a 1/3-inch hunk of fresh ginger. Place it in a mug, fill to the brim with boiling-hot water and let steep for five minutes. Drink as a tea.

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7:24PM PST on Dec 29, 2010

thanks for the info

11:28PM PST on Dec 13, 2010

Great Info. thanx

11:26AM PST on Dec 2, 2010

Awesome! Thanks (:

6:23AM PST on Dec 2, 2010

Great info, thank you

2:39AM PST on Dec 1, 2010

cool

2:38AM PST on Dec 1, 2010

Thanks for the info.

11:42PM PST on Nov 30, 2010

i knew about the ginger and garlic...the turmeric was new....thanks...

10:55PM PST on Nov 30, 2010

Thanks for the info.

10:17PM PST on Nov 30, 2010

Peel a few pods of fresh garlic, grind with a bunch of mint leaves,coriander leaves.one green chilly and salt. when done squeeze lemon juice as per taste and spread on a buttered toast.Delicious and nutritious!

10:03PM PST on Nov 30, 2010

Thanks

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