Healing Benefits of Vitamins, 
Herbs, Spices, and Minerals!

Heal, Relieve Pain and Cure ailments and health issues the natural way. 
Home Remedies and vitamin benefits, herbs and spices. Do not start a vitamin regimen 
without consulting your doctor. 
Long-term use and large doses can be harmful.  





  
Vitamins and Minerals



Vitamin B Complex
Food sources pork, ham, wheat germ, lentils, peas, almonds, pecans, asparagus, spinach, dark leafy greens, chicken, fish, eggs, peanuts, whole wheat, legumes, turnip, fruits, and vegetables. 


Studies show that B Vitamins are natural stress reducers. The body requires Vitamin B6 to make serotonin. Not getting enough serotonin can contribute to anxiety. 

Contains essential vitamins for healthy skin and hair. 

3. Migraines
Adding a vitamin B complex into your daily routine helps to diminish migraine headaches. 

4. Memory Loss 
Vitamin B complex can help to reduce memory loss. 



Vitamin E
Food sources tofu, spinach, almonds, sunflower seeds, avocados, shellfish, olive oil. Broccoli and squash. 


1. Age Spots
After a day in the sun apply some vitamin E oil. This oil is filled with antioxidants that help to prevent age spots by neutralizing damaging free radical molecules. Vitamin E produces free radicals when exposed to sunlight so apply on skin only after sun exposure.      

2. Canker Sores
Cut a vitamin E gel capsule and apply oil onto cold sore to help promote healing. 

Vitamin E is key to a healthy immune system. 



Vitamin C
Food sources yellow bell peppers, dark leafy greens, kiwi, guavas, broccoli, oranges, cooked tomatoes, and berries. 


Recent studies have shown that Vitamin C can help to reduce the risk of osteoarthritis and its progression. 
If you bruise easily, you may be deficient in vitamin C. 

Vitamin C helps to heal mucous membranes in your mouth, however eating citrus fruits may cause canker sores, consider taking a vitamin C supplement instead. 

It's been shown that vitamin C helps to prevent and cure a common cold. 

It's believed that vitamin C helps to prevent various eye diseases. 

6. Wrinkles 
Vitamin C helps to nourish the skin and reduce wrinkles. 



Omega 3 
Food sources flaxseed oil, flaxseeds, salmon, chia seeds, sardines, mackerel, walnuts, oregano, and cloves. 


1. Asthma
Fatty acids found in tuna, mackerel and salmon work like some asthma drugs. They stop compounds that cause inflammation in the airways.

2. Allergies 
Omega 3 helps to counteract inflammatory responses in the body which are triggered by allergies. Add some salmon or mackerel to your diet they're an excellent source of omega 3 or consider a fish oil supplement. 

3. Bipolar Disorder
Studies are indicating that omega 3 fatty acids have beneficial effects on bipolar disorder. 

4. Arthritis 
Reports show a fish oil supplement has a beneficial effect on various arthritis conditions. 

It's shown a dietary supplement with flaxseed oil helps to lower blood pressure. 



Vitamin A    (Check with a doctor before taking; long-term use can result in osteoporosis, thickening of skin and hair loss.) Food Sources


1. Sites
If you get sites, often it may be a sign of Vitamin A deficiency. 

2. Eczema
Eating foods rich in Vitamin A can help to reduce eczema flare-ups. 

Vitamin A is essential for eye health. It's recommended getting vitamin A in foods rather than a supplement. 

Incorporate vitamin A foods into your diet such as sweet potatoes, carrots, dark leafy greens, squash, lettuce, apricots, melons, red peppers and tuna fish. 



Zinc
Food sources spinach, beef, shrimp, kidney beans, flax seeds, pumpkin seeds, oysters, garlic, lima beans, peanuts and egg yolks, turkey, salmon, lobster, pork, dark chocolate, and chickpeas. 


1. Eczema
Zinc helps to heal skin along with helping the body to make use of essential fatty acids. Check with a doctor before taking since zinc can interfere with copper absorption.               

2. Acne
People who have acne tend to have lower levels of zinc. Ask your doctor if a zinc supplement could benefit you.              

3. Dry Hair and Thyroid
If your dry hair is related to an underactive thyroid, it may improve by taking zinc. Zinc can also improve thyroid function.

Zinc helps to reduce stress levels and anxiety. 

Zinc supplements contribute to reducing the severity and duration of colds. 


Vitamin K
Food sources dried basil, spinach, mustard greens, swiss chard, collards, turnips, watercress, lettuce, Brussel sprouts, cabbage, broccoli, asparagus, chili powder, pickles, soybean, olive oil, dried fruit, prunes, pears, and peaches. 


1. Bruise
People who are susceptible to bruising may be deficient in vitamin K. Try incorporating more broccoli, brussels sprouts, leafy greens vegetables into your diet. Vitamin K is most recognized for its role in blood clotting. 

Vitamin K2 helps to prevent hardening of the arteries which is a contributed to coronary disease and heart failure. Research also suggests it keep calcium out of linings of arteries and body tissues where it can cause damage. 

Vitamin K2 is excellent for healthy bones. It serves as a glue that helps calcium and other minerals into your bones. Studies show remarkable benefits against osteoporosis. 

Vitamin K1 and K2 are very effective prevention treatments against cancer. Studies showed lung cancer patients who took vitamin K2 slowed the growth of cancer cells. Also found to be beneficial in fighting against Hodgkin lymphoma, colon, stomach, nasopharynx, and oral cancers.

5. Alzheimer's Disease
Studies are suggesting that a Vitamin K2 deficiency may contribute to Alzheimer's disease.  

Vitamin K2 is shown to improve insulin sensitivity. People who consume recommended amounts of vitamin K2 in their foods are about 20 percent less likely to get type 2 diabetes. 


Potassium
Food sources white beans, kale, collard greens, swiss chard, sweet potato, white potatoes, dried apricots, acorn squash, zucchini, butternut squash, raisins, salmon, non-fat plain yogurt, tuna, and mackerel. 


Essential for water and electrolyte balance, cell function and nerves. Potassium is also associated with decreasing blood pressure. 

As potassium promotes sodium loss in urine, it's suggested that an increase in potassium may help to protect cardiovascular health. 

3. Strokes
Potassium is extremely important for keeping brain functions at normal levels. High levels of potassium allow more oxygen to reach the brain and important in preventing the occurrence of strokes. Banana's are a great source of potassium. 

Properties in potassium help to neutralize acids throughout the body that retains and preserves calcium which is essential for bone health. 



Magnesium
Food sources  Swiss Chard, kale, almonds, Brazil nuts, peanuts, pine nuts, walnuts, tuna, pollock, beans, and lentils. 


1. Asthma
Research suggests that magnesium helps to relax muscles of the upper respiratory tract.  



Beta Carotene
Food sources sweet potatoes, carrots, dried apricots, peas, dark leafy greens, romaine lettuce, spinach, squash, cantaloupe, sweet red peppers, and broccoli. 


1. Powerful Antioxidant
Incorporate beta-carotene foods into your diet to help protect against cancer and aging. 





   Healing Herbs and Spices 


Ginkgo

1. Asthma
Chinese medicine has been using ginkgo herb to treat asthma for centuries. Recent studies suggest that this herb interferes with a protein that contributes to airway spasms. 


Curry Powder

The curcumin in curry spice inhibits the body's production of prostaglandin E2, which is an inflammatory compound over-sensitizing nerves and pain. 


Tea Bags

Tea is alkaline which neutralizes acids. Apply a damp tea bag onto a core for 5 minutes to help heal and relieve discomfort.  


Elderberry Tea

1. Fever
Tea encourages perspiration which helps to break a fever. Drink 3 cups a day. 





Taking 1/2 teaspoon of powdered ginger or 6 teaspoons of fresh ginger once a day shows relief of arthritis pain. It's believed it increases blood circulation which carries inflammatory chemicals away from joints.                

2. Ulcers
Some studies suggest that ginger may help to reduce the digestive fluids and inflammation that causes and irritates ulcers.     

3. Bursitis and Tendinitis
For a soothing treatment apply a ginger compress to relieve pain. Chop 2 tablespoons of fresh ginger and place into three cups of boiling water and steep for 20 minutes. Moisten towel with liquid and lay over sore joints for 5 minutes. Repeat 3-5 times a day.   
4. Cancer
Ginger has a powerful anti-cancer effect much like the turmeric spice. Studies show it may be more effective than cancer drug therapies.

5. Nausea
Ginger has been used for centuries to reduce nausea. The gingerol within ginger calms the digestive tract reducing spasms and nausea. 



Gotu Kola



1. Eczema
This herb helps to ease the itching of various skin conditions. To make tea, mix one teaspoon of dried Gotu Kola in 1 cup of hot water and steep for 10 minutes then strain. Soak a cloth in tea mixture and use as a compress on affected areas once a day.  


Basil 

1. Fever
Basil naturally fights a fever. Mix one teaspoon of dried basil and 1/4 teaspoon of black pepper into one cup of boiling water and steep for 3-5 minutes. Drink tea mixture several times throughout the day to help reduce fever. 

Basil contains eugenol and rosmarinic acid which increases the brain's production of good feeling hormones dopamine and serotonin. 


Thyme

1. Cough
Studies suggest that thyme can help to relieve coughing.  Steep 1 teaspoon of dried thyme in 1 cup of boiling water for 3-5 minutes then strain. Drink 2-3 cups a day. 


Peppermint can ease a sore throat, coughs, and act as a decongestant. The active menthol within Peppermint acts as an expectorant. Read more about Peppermint. 

2. Cramping
Peppermint contains menthol that relaxes pain inducing intestinal spasms. 


Oregano

To reduce menstrual cramps add two teaspoons of fresh oregano to your daily diet. The thymol and carvacrol are properties in the herb oregano relax uterine muscles preventing or reducing painful contractions. 


Garlic

1. Yeast Infection
Garlic has an essential oil that inhibits the growth of Albicans fungus. This fungus causes the pain, itching, and discharge. Studies suggest that thyme, cloves, oranges, and garlic contain oils that help to combat yeast infections. Read more about Garlic.


Cayenne

The capsaicin in cayenne deactivates a neurotransmitter linked to inflammation. Ingesting cayenne lessens sinus congestion and pressure. 




Valerian Herb



Research is suggesting that the active ingredients in Valerian attach to the receptors in the brain that are affected by the anti-anxiety drug Valium. Taking 250 milligrams twice a day can help to reduce anxiety and improve sleep. 

Some scientists claim that the active ingredient in Valerian herb interacts with receptors in the brain having a sedating effect relieving pain.  


Cilantro

The carboxylic acid in cilantro helps to bind mercury and heavy metals in the blood so they can be eliminated. If these toxins are not removed, it can cause chronic fatigue, joint pain, and depression. 

 
Parsley

Rich in chlorophyll which is a known breath deodorizer with germ-fighting qualities. Chew on a sprig of parsley after meals to prevent bad breath.

2.Bloated
Parsley is a natural diuretic that relieves bloating water retention by preventing salt from being reabsorbed into body tissue. 




Calendula


Used for centuries for the treatment of minor sores try drinking calendula tea to heal and prevent cold sores. Pour one cup of boiling water over one teaspoon of dried calendula petals and steep for 10 minutes. Strain and gargle with tea or drink several times a day. 

2. Eczema
Eating foods rich in Vitamin A can help to reduce eczema flare-ups. 




Turmeric


1. Asthma
A top-rated anti-inflammatory spice. Compounds contained in turmeric inhibit the release of COX-2 prostaglandins, which is a hormone-like substance involved in inflammation. Drink a cup of warm milk with one teaspoon of turmeric mixed in three times a day. 

Turmeric is very effective for treating a cold. Mix 1 tablespoon of turmeric spice into an eight-ounce glass of warm milk and drink daily to relieve cold symptoms and cough. 

To help heal sunburns fast mix 1/4 teaspoon of turmeric with one tablespoon plain yogurt. Apply the mixture to burn to soothe and heal. Treatment also helps to lighten age spots or sun damage. 

Crush 1/2 cup of fresh basil leaves then mix with two tablespoons of turmeric powder and add enough water to create a spreadable paste. Apply to affected area several times a day to reduce redness, swelling, and itch. 

A very effective natural remedy for minor cuts. Turmeric has antibiotic properties that will help to heal cuts and bruises. Dab some turmeric powder onto the affected area and cover to allow powder to remain on skin for at least an hour. Rinse with finished. 

6. Sprains
Soak the affected area in a solution of turmeric and cold water the first 24 hours, then with warm water to reduce swelling and pain. 

Turmeric is primarily prescribed for its anti-inflammatory properties.  

8. Viruses
Some believe turmeric interferes inhibits the actions of some viruses, including hepatitis and HIV. 


Rosemary

1. Chest Congestion & Sore Throat
Studies show the eucalyptol found in rosemary helps to loosen chest congestion make it easier to expel. Rosemary is also an anti-inflammatory which soothes sore throats. 



Coriander

1. Diabetes 
Considered the 'wonder herb' since ancient medicine back to 5,000 BC. Thought to cure smallpox and other ailments. Spoken about in Sanskrit and Greek writings coriander seeds have an impressive health-supporting reputation. Believed to be an anti-diabetic herb. 



Supplements 



Bromelain



1. Back Pain
The bromelain enzyme derived from pineapples helps to promote circulation, reduce swelling and as a result helps to ease the pain.


Echinacea 

This herb strengthens your immune system which can help to heal canker sores. 

Research shows Echinacea helps to boost the immune system. 


Glucosamine and Chondroitin

Reduce pain and slow cartilage loss with glucosamine and chondroitin supplements. Evidence shows that the combination of these two supplements is effective for mild to moderate arthritis. Follow dosage instructions on the label after consulting a doctor. 









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