Herbal therapy is a very ancient art, which survived in documented form. It is known that archeological excavations have been found evidence that in Mesopotamia treated the sick using herbs, it was six thousand years ago. The first official data on herbal medicine are from China around 2700 years BC. Although there are other mentions about the miraculous plant, also coming from China, but they date back to earlier years. Plants used in ancient Egypt, but not only in medicine and in cooking and cosmetics.
About. what herbs were used to treat diseases, says even in the old Testament. You must have heard about “Ayurveda” – the Eastern Indian medicinal philosophy, which means “Science of life”? It is this philosophy for the most part, and influenced the worldwide spread of herbalism, as the vision herb used for medicinal purposes for several millennia. To this day preserved some medical books “Ayurveda”, which were officially recognized by modern science as medical textbooks, despite the fact that they were written 3500 years ago. Continue reading
Cumin is a plant that was already known to ancient Egyptians, so its seeds have been found in the pyramids. Now gourmet spice grown in the Mediterranean and Central Asia, and the annual harvest of cumin around the world is 35 tons. This spice is considered to be a relative of parsley, has a pleasant, slightly sharp taste and piquant aroma, and its seeds resemble caraway seeds. Oriental Housewives think that without cumin in the kitchen doing nothing!
Jeera: useful properties and contraindications
Jeera (cumin) is very useful for digestion — it relieves colic and stomach cramps, reduces diarrhoea and flatulence, improves appetite and digestion. Cumin tea helps with morning sickness and improves lactation, alleviates insomnia, tones, strengthens the memory and is an effective aphrodisiac. For cough treatment in folk medicine used a tea of cumin, coriander. fennel and cardamom. The same tea with the addition of cumin is recommended for removing toxins from the body and normalize the functioning of your kidneys. Medicine has long recognized the benefits of cumin, and the damage is mostly due to contraindications, which include stomach ulcer and duodenal ulcer, and inflammatory diseases of the gastrointestinal tract. Continue reading