Thanks to their antioxidant properties, mint, hot peppers, garlic, ginger and other spices have proven to be effective in preventing and treating cancer.
Turmeric gives that nice yellowish color to curry, and it is mostly used in Indian cuisine and traditional medicine. In the last few years scientists have conducted many studies and confirmed its power to fight cancer. Turmeric is packed with substances that inhibit tumor growth. Researchers have shown that this spice protects against colon cancer and melanoma, the deadliest type of skin cancer.
Ginger is an old folk medicine that is traditionally used in Northwestern Europe. It can cure a great number of health conditions, ranging from colds to cancer, and you can use it both fresh and dried.
Studies have shown that ginger has anti-inflammatory properties and it provides a great prevention against lung and gastrointestinal cancer. It is often used as a post-chemo remedy, because when combined with honey it reduces the side-effects and boosts immunity.
Rosemary is a powerful antioxidant that increases the blood flow to the brain and protects the brain from free radicals, thereby reducing the risk of stroke and many diseases, including Alzheimer’s. This herb increases both alertness and concentration, and thus provides effective performance of any activities associated with your memory.
People often use rosemary to marinate meat and there is a good reason why you should do the same. Rosemary contains acids and substances that fight bacteria and prevent the meat from spoiling. This method would also make the meat healthier and more delicious.
It is believed that rosemary stimulates the immune system, improves blood circulation and food digestion.
Chili is part of the same gender as hot peppers rich in capsaicin. It is amazingly effective in the treatment of inflammations, contributes to healthy food digestion and prevents the occurrence of polyps in the intestine.
Studies have also shown that people who eat chili regularly have lower risk of developing prostate cancer. Chili peppers are rich in vitamins A and C, meaning they strengthen the immunity and inhibit cancer growth.
Prevents lung cancer
Garlic is often referred to as an antibiotic, and it has been long used as both remedy and prevention. Studies have confirmed that people who eat garlic regularly have lower risk of developing cancer, and it is also efficient in the prevention against breast and lung cancer.
Traditionally, mint tea is used to relieve stomach ache, but it is also believed to improve food digestion. Mint helps in cases of diarrhea, bloating and irritable bowel syndrome.
Mint can also help you control sudden urges to vomit. It is often used in the treatment of colds, sore throat, sinus problems, and respiratory infections.
Mint oil relieves headache, muscle pain or toothache.
Chamomile is mostly prepared as tea, and it is widely known for its calming effect, so it is often used to soothe spasms. Regular consumption of chamomile tea balances pH values and reduces the risk of cancer. Chamomile is also efficient in treating canker sores, tongue and throat cancer.