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All about Ayurveda medicinal properties of herbs and spices, and Ayurveda diets

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Medicinal Properties of Cumin

     Cumin, a flavorful spice, is valued as a medicinal herb. For thousands of years, herbal (Ayurvedic) practitioners have used Cumin dry seeds and Cumin in powdered form to treat a wide variety of ailments. Cumin is a powerful cancer-preventing herb. Study has revealed that Cumin may slow the growth of breast and colon cancer cells. Cumin appears to act against cancer via its strong radical scavenging activity. Cumin also has detoxifying and chemo-preventive properties and accelerates secretion of detoxifying and anti-carcinogenic enzymes from the glands. Packed with anti-oxidants like vitamin-C and vitamin-A, it is particularly good remedy for breast and colon cancer. Cumin kindles the gastric fire and …

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The Medicinal Properties of Coriander

          Coriander (Coriandrum sativum), also known as cilantro, Chinese parsley or dhania, is an annual herb in the family Apiaceae, and is used in seeds form or leaves form! The leaves are variously referred to as coriander leaves, fresh coriander, Chinese parsley, or (in North America) cilantro. The leaves have a different taste from the seeds, with citrus overtones. The fresh leaves are an ingredient in many Indian foods (such as chutneys and salads), in Chinese and Thai dishes, in Mexican cooking, particularly in salsa and guacamole and as a garnish, and in salads in Russia, Ukraine, and other CIS countries. Chopped coriander leaves are a garnish on Indian dishes …