The All-Naturals gives you a quick reference source for the herds and spices that are natural antibiotics, natural anti-inflammatories, natural antacids, natural digestive aids, antioxidants, cancer fighters, cholesterol reducers, and more. You can use this quick guide to target specific herbs and spices for specific health needs.
With a flick of a teaspoon, yes, just a teaspoon, you can make sauces and salads sing with flavour, but it's not just the flavour you will savour. It's a powerful health menu you can use to defend yourself against seasonal infections, stress and its depleting effects, colds, flu, viruses, and intestinal infections, and you can strengthen your immunity to life-limiting diseases.
Here is the continuation of The-All-Naturals .
Anise; Allspice; Caraway; Cardamom; Cayenne; Celery Seeds; Chervil; Chives; Cinnamon; Cloves; Coriander; Cumin; Dill; Fennel; Ginger; Horseradish; Marjoram; Nutmeg; Oregano; Parsley; Pepper; Peppermint; Savory; Spearmint; Star Anise; Tarragon; Turmeric
Anise; Chervil; Garlic; Horseradish; Oregano; Rosemary; Savory; Thyme
Cayenne; Chives; Fennel; Garlic; Ginger; Pepper; Rosemary; Turmeric
Cayenne' Lemon; Oregano; Pepper; Sage; Vanilla
Cayenne; Chives; Garlic; Ginger; Parsley; Turmeric; Watercress
Glands - the endocrine system
We as humans are composed of a kind of chemical messenger soup that is changing with each passing moment. While the body was once perceived to be a hierarchal mechanism largely controlled by the brain, it is now becoming clear that the body instead functions as an ever changing network of information with open lines of communication between all systems of the body, the brain and the processes of the mind.
Our endocrine glands ,ten of them, are the primary regulators of ourselves as an organism that is born, tracks its way throughout each day, month and age of our earthly existence and dies.
Endocrine means 'direct secretion into the bloodstream', with no mediating mechanism - as there is in the case of the body nervous system. Nerve pathways are a combination of electrical impulses traveling down the nerves themselves and the chemical bridges between nerve cells that are able to mediate and monitor the relays of lightning information around the body.
By contrast, the hormones (from the Greek horman, meaning 'to set in motion' ) of the endocrine system are a slower, but more precise way, of regulating the human body's internal environment. The whole organization of the network is regulated by the on/off commands of various hormones. Some of our systems are set at a default position that is then amended by a specific hormone coming in with direct chemical commands (such as the 'stop eating!' hormone that limits our default position to 'eat!')
Other systems have a see-saw regulation governed by two opposing mechanisms (such as the regulation of blood sugar levels by the presence of glucagon and insulin). See the Islets of Langerhans Glands: Clusters of these glands populate the pancreas and principally secrete glucagon and insulin, regulating the amount of sugar in the blood. If blood sugar levels fall, glucagon will release sugar stores in the liver. Insulin, however, is mobilized if we have higher levels of sugar than is necessary, and so will stimulate the general absorption of glucose by cell membranes. Diabetes occurs when there is a disruption in the equilibrium/balance of sugars within the body. Bear in the mind, water is essential for any cell to operate within its integrity.
While the endocrine system is comprised of distinct and seemingly separate glands, they share similarities in their composition as well as their function. All of them, by definition, secrete hormones directly into the bloodstream, although some dwell within the bodies of major organs, such as the intestines, heart, placenta and kidneys, in order to fine tune our internal equilibrium.
At the other end of the scale, the endocrine system is capable of managing emergency responses for short periods of time - the hypothalamus/pituitary diverting resources away from maintenance systems to route emergency supplies of glucose and oxygen to the brain, heart and skeletal (running) muscles whenever we should need them. Such a state is not capable of being maintained, however, and immunity is one of the first systems to suffer in its effectiveness, demonstrating once more the link between our various systems. Such attrition can, in extreme circumstances, cause premature death, as the prolonged stress of hormonal imbalance fails to support our natural biochemical balance.
Bay; Cayenne; Chives; Cinnamon; Dill; Garlic; Ginger; Lemon; Parsley; Peppermint; Rosemary; Sage; Spearmint; Tarragon; Turmeric; Vanilla; Watercress
See Digestive Strength.
IMMUNE SYSTEM STRENGTH
Bay; Basil; Caraway; Cayenne; Chives; Parsley; Pepper; Rosemary; Thyme; Turmeric
Dill; Poppy Seeds; Sage; Thyme
Poppy Seeds (Seeds of Tranquillity)
Papaver somniferum, Part used : Seeds
The annual poppy is a tall,stately herb that can reach six(6) feet, with strong, round stems and large green leaves that have a silvery glint. The large poppy flowers can range in color from a reddish purple to pink and pure white. The capsules are round with a depression at the top, and contain rays of the stigma with a ring below, where the capsule meets the stem. The capsule also has an exotic appearance and can vary in size, but some have been known to grow as large as an apple.
Before the seed capsule matures, cuts are made in the walls of the poppy capsule, and a milky alkaloid substance is removed and dried. This is the source of the opiate properties of poppy. The seeds and oil don't develop until after the milk alkaloid is removed, and it is generally agreed that poppy seeds have no narcotic properties. The kidney-shaped poppy seeds are minute and plentiful in one capsule, and they range in color from slate blue to white. Holland and Canada are considered the main producers of poppy seeds.
HEALTH VIRTUES: the poppy seeds have a calming nature. They have been used as a sleep aid, to ease restlessness and stomach discomfort, and to treat respiratory problems, bronchitis, asthma, hoarseness, coughs, sinus conditions, and gout.
USING POPPY SEEDS: Poppy seeds need heat to release their nutty flavour and provide a crunchy texture. The heat in baking or simmering will accomplish this, but if you are using the poppy seeds in salads, salad dressings, or as a garnish, burst the flavor by baking the seeds in a 350-degree oven (avoid micro-wave oven) for fifteen(15) minutes, or you can quickly pan fry poppy seeds in butter.
NAUSEA, VERTIGO, MOTION SICKNESS
Ginger; Pepper; Peppermint; Spearmint
NERVOUS SYSTEM SUPPORT
Basil; Bay; Cardamom; Caraway; Celery Seed; Chives; Coriander; Dill; Oregano; Peppermint; Sage; Spearmint; Vanilla; Watercress
Anise; Caraway; Cayenne; Cloves; Dill; Peppermint; Spearmint; Star Anise; Tarragon
PUFFINESS AND BLOATING
Dill; Fennel; Horseradish; Rosemary
Also see Circulation for Blood and Digestive Strength, since better circulation and digestive system strength can ease common water retention problems.
Many people, and doctors too, mistaken that it is water that caused puffiness. Actually, it is the insufficiency of "free-water" in the body systems that triggered the body to activate the water retention mechanism to enable it to manage the deficiency of water in the body. Use the water-cure protocol found in this blog, and use 1/4 teaspoon of sea salt for daily diet for every 1250 ml of water intake. Initially, just use the water, and when one find that more urine is being produced , slowly introduce the sea-salt into the daily diet. The physiological explanation behind the puffiness is over time prolonged dehydration at cellular level had caused the body to intentionally hold back the sodium salts which have the properties of retaining water for the body's drought situation management. This situation can be reversed by gradually increasing water
intake up to one's personal daily water quota. Quit all substances which cause unintentional dehydration such as coke, coffee, tea and other canned drinks products.
Anise; Bay; Chervil; Cinnamon; Dill; Garlic; Ginger; Horseradish; Lemon; Mustard; Oregano; Pepper; Poppy Seeds; Rosemary; Thyme
Note: Asthmatic should not drink more than one glass of orange juice per day,because the orange juice can cause over production of histamine. Again, the real cause of asthma wheezy symptom is due to prolonged dehydration that caused the body (have no choice) to overproduce histamine. And when these histamine gathered at the alveoli and caused the constriction of the alveolar sac, hence the manifestation of the patient gasping to breath. It is not a disease, but a symptom of water deficiency over time, so please, don't use anti-histamine drugs to overcome this natural phenomenon. Water to rehydrate the body is the remedy.