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Turmeric, Powerful and Effective Alternative to Conventional Drugs

By Marie Oser, Managing Editor ecomii.com
August 23, 2017
File under: Natural Alternatives, Recipes, Spices, Superfoods, Vegan

Turmeric is an ancient spice that adds pungent flavor and a lovely golden hue to many dishes, along with an abundance of health benefits.

Turmeric, the spice that gives curry its yellow color has been shown to be an effective, nontoxic alternative for many pharmaceutical medications and has therapeutic properties for various systems within the body.1

Curcumin, the most active constituent of turmeric is credited with powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties matching the effectiveness of some anti-inflammatory drugs.…read more of Turmeric, Powerful and Effective Alternative to Conventional Drugs here

 
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Plant Based Superstars Join Forces in a Delicious Braised Tempeh Dish

By Marie Oser, Managing Editor ecomii.com
June 3, 2017
File under: Gluten-free, Healthy Eating, Spices, Superfoods, Vegan

 

Braised Tempeh, Kale, Garbanzo Beans and Tomatoes

Braised Tempeh, Kale, Garbanzo Beans and Stewed Tomatoes is a delightful dish that contains a high level of protein, fiber, vitamins and minerals with a riot of health-supporting phytonutrients.

The combination of hearty legumes, leafy greens, tomatoes and pungent spices make this a tasty and health-supporting meal.

Naturally low in fat and essentially free of saturated fat, legumes are a great source of nutrition. Legumes contain both soluble and insoluble fiber, protein, carbohydrates, B vitamins and many important minerals including iron, copper, magnesium, manganese, zinc and phosphorous. …read more of Plant Based Superstars Join Forces in a Delicious Braised Tempeh Dish here

 
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Why Pepper Boosts Turmeric Blood Levels

By Michael Greger M.D. ecomii.com
February 28, 2015
File under: Healthy Eating, Natural Remedies, Spices, Vegan

Historians from all around the world have produced evidence to show that apparently all primitive peoples used herbs, often in a sophisticated way.[1]

Quinine from Cinchona bark was used to treat the symptoms of malaria long before the disease was identified, and the raw ingredients of a common aspirin tablet have been a popular painkiller for far longer than we have had access to tablet-making machinery.

Indeed, today many pharmacological classes of drugs include a natural product prototype that we originally discovered through the study of traditional cures and folk knowledge of indigenous people.

There’s a plant in South Asia called Adhatoda (from adu meaning “goat,” and thoda meaning “not touch” because it’s so bitter even the goats won’t eat it). It has compounds that help open one’s airways and as such, Adhatoda tea has been used traditionally to treat asthma, with the leaves steeped with black peppercorns. …read more of Why Pepper Boosts Turmeric Blood Levels here

 
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Natural Breath Fresheners, Right in Your Own Kitchen!

By Vincent Pedre M.D. ecomii.com
August 10, 2011
File under: Essential Oils, Herbs, Natural Alternatives, Spices

Many kinds of chewing gum, breath freshener, and mouthwash contain added sugar, alcohol and fillers, which are not consistent with a clean lifestyle.

Luckily, Nature has prepackaged breath fresheners in the form of natural herbs and spices. …read more of Natural Breath Fresheners, Right in Your Own Kitchen! here

 
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Creamy Curry Low-fat and Luscious

By Marie Oser, Managing Editor ecomii.com
July 13, 2010
File under: Dairy Free, Healthy Eating, Spices, Vegan

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Turmeric has a warm, peppery flavor and mild aroma reminiscent of orange and ginger. Active ingredients in turmeric are credited with numerous health benefits and studies suggest that this ancient spice has a great deal to contribute to western medicine.

Curries can have an intensity ranging from mild to spicy and are common fare in Indian, Chinese, Japanese, Thai, Persian and Malay dishes. Curried Brussels Sprouts and Baby Carrots is a luscious dish that features chunks of baby carrots, tart currants and quartered Brussels sprouts bathed in a silky curry sauce made without fatty ingredients like cream, butter or coconut milk. …read more of Creamy Curry Low-fat and Luscious here

 
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