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6 Unique Spices and Herbs You Should Know About

Nature has provided us with an abundance of natural remedies such as spices and herbs may provide benefit. Civilization has used them throughout history to provide energy and stamina.

Most of us turn to prescriptions these days and have forgotten just how powerful natureís creations can be.

Here is a list of 6 unique spices and herbs that can be very powerful and helpful. Some of these have been forgotten by many of us in these modern times. Even though others are still using them today and have reported benefiting from their use.


The first one is called Amalaki, also known as the Indian gooseberry. It has been treasured in India for over 5000 years and contains a rich source of natural antioxidants.

Amalaki contains high amounts of vitamin C, bioflavonoid, flavones and polyphenols. Itís believed to be a potent rejuvenator for the entire body.

Amalaki is believed to stimulate red blood cells, support liver, spleen and heart functions. Other health benefits may included improved eyesight, healthy blood sugar levels, strong bones, teeth and hair growth.


One of natureís most powerful reported healers is turmeric. The active ingredient in turmeric is curcumin.

Turmeric is believed by many to have the following health benefits:

  1. Anti-inflammatory
  2. Natural antiseptic
  3. Helps reduce risk of prostate cancer
  4. Liver detoxifier
  5. May prevent Alzheimerís by removing plaque buildup in the brain
  6. Slows M.S.
  7. Relief of discomfort
  8. Supports your body's healing ability
  9. Helps relieve Psoriasis


Schizandra is touted in China as a sexual enhancer and youth tonic. Similar to Ginseng it increases stamina and helps your body fights fatigue. Also it had been reported to provide benefit in these areas:

  1. Cough
  2. Night sweats
  3. Diarrhea
  4. Balance body functions
  5. Surgery recovery time
  6. Protects against radiation
  7. Supports normal blood sugar levels
  8. Fights infections


Jujube fruit is common across Asia and has been reportedly used to assist with sleeping. It reportedly enhances cellular communication as well as the following:

  1. Eases sore throats
  2. Nourishes blood
  3. Aids digestion
  4. Detoxifies
  5. Calms the mind
  6. Overcome fatigue
  7. Speeds recovery
  8. Boost libido
  9. Supports the heart, liver and kidneys
  10. Assist with weight loss


Also known as Terminala Chebula, Haritak is found throughout India and is believed to reduce cholesterol levels. It also reportedly removes toxins, promotes appetite and aids digestion.

Other benefits may include supporting your body's ability to:

  1. Combat asthma
  2. infected wounds
  3. Increases red blood cells


Iím sure you have heard of the spice Ginger. Itís fairly common and is used in cooking throughout the world.

Ginger originated in Asia, and then spread to India and South Africa.

Ginger has always been promoted for its healing powers in Eastern societies. King Henry VIII used it to protect against the plague.

A study in Salt Lake City has been done on motion sickness. The study found that Ginger has out performed Dramamine by relieving dizziness and nausea.

So there you have 6 spices and herbs that carry a potent powerhouse of antioxidants and other beneficial ingredients.

Why not let nature help you increase your stamina and health?

Steve Caldwell is a student of health and an advocate of people interested in improving a healthy lifestyle through proper nutrition and exercise. To become a part of this healthy movement, feel free to join our social community, HealthEWorld.
Copyright © Steve Caldwell 2008. All rights reserved.

Statements regarding healing ability of natural food products are not controlled or managed by the Food and Drug Administration. Natural food choices along with proper exercise and recommendations by a qualified physician should be always be considered as a part of an overall wellness program.
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