Health Benefits of Ginger

Ginger - EatHealthyLiveFit.comAs this is a medicinal plant, you should always consult your health-care practitioner, when choosing to use it as a herbal remedy.

Ginger’s Health Benefits include;
1. Aids Digestion & Reduces Nausea and Morning Sickness
The number one symptom relief that you may associate Ginger with, is aiding digestion and reducing nausea. It has a long history of being a motion-sickness remedy and has also been shown to be as effective as prescription medication.

2. Flu/Cold, Headache & Sore Throats Remedy
Ginger and Lemon tea is one of the best soothing remedies for Flues, colds, head-aches and sore throats – Adding a teaspoon of honey to sweet, if you like.

3. Good for the Heart
Ginger has been shown to reduce bad cholesterol levels. In a study 45 day study
“85 individuals with high cholesterol, [were given] 3 grams of ginger powder [which] caused significant reductions in most cholesterol markers”.

4. Relaxes Muscular Spasms and 5. Controls Chronic Pain
If you have exercise induced pain or any general muscle spasms and pains, Ginger has been shown to assist with relieving them. The reason for its ability to do so, is has an anti-inflammatory response on the body.

6. Reduces Heartburn
Instead of taking heartburn medication, a person can try consuming ginger after a meal in the form of tea. This is because Ginger has a gastroprotective effect, which basically means it blocks acid from heading back up into the oesophagus.

7. Stops Bad Breath
If you eat Ginger at the end or towards the end of your meal, it cleanses your palate and leave your mouth with a fresh feeling. Drinking a fresh ginger tea after eating flushes it out and neutralises bad tastes and breath from your mouth and throat.

8. Anti-Fungal and 9. Fights Infections
Gingerol, the bioactive substance in fresh ginger, has been shown to lower the risk of infections, as it inhibits growth of certain bacterium. Ginger extract is an anti-fungal and has been effective on Candida Albicans sufferers. Bacterial and Fungal infections of the mouth can be both be rid from consuming or even just chewing on fresh ginger.

10. Stimulates Appetite
Ginger is a remedy for loss of appetite. It increases your appetite by getting the digestive juices going.

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Health Benefits of Garlic

Garlic -  EatHealthyLiveFit.comAs this is a medicinal plant, you should always consult your health-care practitioner, when choosing to use it as a herbal remedy.

Garlic’s Health Benefits include;
1. Anti-Microbial and 2. Anti-Viral and 3. Anti-Fungal and 4. Assists Wound Healing/Protection
Garlic is part of the Onion family, along with Shallots and leeks. This whole family have beneficial for overall immunity and health boosting. It is a anti-microbial, anti-viral, anti-fungal and assists with the healing of wounds as well as protecting the skin from damage.

5. Regulates Blood-Pressure
The active compounds in Garlic can reduce blood-pressure. Studies have shown that
“aged garlic extract at doses of 600-1,500 mg was just as effective as the drug Atenolol at reducing blood pressure over a 24 week period”. In some cases garlic in high doses can replace medication, but always check with your health-care practitioner before stopping any medication.

6. Assists Arthritis and 7. Pain Killer
The Garlic (onion) Family has been shown to assist arthritis and associated pain.

8. Anti-Cancer
Several studies have shown that increasing the amount of garlic intake can reduce the risk of cancers, such a
s colon, stomach, esophagus, pancreas, and breast cancer.

9. Nasal Decongestant
Nasal Decongestant and sinus infections can be rid quickly with Garlic. This is due to the anti-microbial/anti-viral and anti-fungal properties of Garlic. This help get rid of the infectious nasties in the sinuses and nasal passages.

10. Aids Head-aches & Dizziness and Vertigo
Head-aches can be relieved by using garlic in a few ways, such as drinking garlic infused water and using garlic water steaming. It can also rid the head-pain and dizziness associated with nasal congestion.

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Health Benefits of Fenugreek

Fenugreek - EatHealthyiveFit.comAs this is a medicinal plant, you should always consult your health-care practitioner, when choosing to use it as a herbal remedy.

Fenugreek’s Health Benefits include;
1. Aids Digestion
As Fenugreek improves metabolism, it is great for digestion.

2. Treats High Cholesterol
Fenugreek helps to reduce high (bad) cholesterol which reduces the risk of many heart related diseases, including heart-attack and stroke. It does this by using its high fibre content to scrap excess cholesterol off the arterial walls helping to allow blood to flow better.

3. Mimics Oestrogen
Fenugreek contains chemicals that mimic Oestrogen. This is beneficial for women during menopause or if a women is just generally low (prior to menopause) in Oestrogen and needs her hormones to be in balance. It can reduce mood swings, depression, cramps and abnormal hunger pains.

4. Works on the liver and pancreas Health
Fenugreek protect and repairs the liver from intoxication of alcohol. Fenugreek seeds also lower glucose levels in the blood on type-1 and type-2 diabetes patients

5. Relieves Constipation
As it is rich in Fibre, Fenugreek is great in relieving constipation.

6. Helps Wound & Burn Healing and 7. Anti-Oxidant and 8. Relieves Pain
Fenugreek is used to assist with the healing of wounds and burns, and associated pain, as it has anti-inflammatory properties and anti-oxidant properties.

9. Increase Libido
Fenugreek can be used to supplement for increasing Libido.

10. Good for Hair Health
Traditionally Fenugreek seeds have been used to promote better hair health and prevent hair loss in the future.

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Health Benefits of Fennel Seed

Fenne lSeed - EatHealthyiveFit.comAs this is a medicinal plant, you should always consult your health-care practitioner, when choosing to use it as a herbal remedy.

Fennel Seed’s Health Benefits include;
1. Relieves Chest Congestion
Fennel is known to relieve congestion of the chest, including alleviating bronchitis. Fennel assists in breaking down the mucus/phlegm in the respiratory system.

2. Antispasmodic
Fennel has antispasmodic properties, which make is great at alleviating Colic, helping to relax the muscles and improve comfort.

3. Anti-Viral and 4. Anti-Inflammatory
The high potency of Vitamin C in Fennel means it is great for the immune system. It is a great anti-viral, anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant.

5. Improves Digestion
The seeds of fennel can be chewed after meals, to assist digestion as well as improve breath.

6. Appetite Suppressant
Fennel Seed infused hot water, or in cold water (overnight) can be a natural alternative to appetite suppressants. The seeds can also be chewed for the same purpose.

7. Relieves Rheumatoid Arthritis pains
The powerful anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties of Fennel seed make it a great natural reliever of Rheumatoid Arthritis and its pains.

8. Assists PMS, Breast-feeding & Menopause
Fennel regulates hormones in the body. This is why Fennel is great for PMS, increasing milk production for lactating mothers, and can also assist with Menopause.

9. Insect Repellent for Pets
Fennel seed can repel fleas off pets. Mixed with Anise, into a pouch and tucked into a dog’s bed, will encourage a dog to sleep in the chosen bed/blanket.

10. Relieves Hypertension
Fennel is rich in Potassium, which is a vital nutrient in our bodies. One of the great benefits potassium has on our bodies is to relieve the tension in the blood-vessels, which thereby reduces high blood pressure.

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Health Benefits of Eucalyptus

Eucalyptus - EatHealthyiveFit.comAs this is a medicinal plant, you should always consult your health-care practitioner, when choosing to use it as a herbal remedy.

Eucalyptus’s Health Benefits include;
Eucalyptus is very commonly known to help with respiratory issues, such as Asthma, coughs and colds. It is also a great antiseptic, disinfectant. It is a very multifaceted! Below is a full list.
1. Alleviates Chest Infection

2. Fights Mouth & Throat Infections

3. Relieves Respiratory problems

4. Treats Asthma

5. Anti-Bacterial

6. Removes Odours

7. Cleanses Air & Removes Mold

8. Treats Wounds

9. Anti-Microbial

10. Nourishes Hair

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Health Benefits of Elecampane

Elecampane - EatHealthyLiveFit.comAs this is a medicinal plant, you should always consult your health-care practitioner, when choosing to use it as a herbal remedy.

Elecampane’s Health Benefits include;
1. Treats Bronchial Congestion & Coughs and 2. Treats Asthma
The oil of Elecampane has been used to ease bronchial congestion, coughs and also treatment of asthma. This is due to it anti-inflammatory properties.
3. Assists Digestion and 4. Eliminates Intestinal Parasites
Elecampane oil has been used for hundreds of years to settle stomachs and aid digestion. It can also improve nutrient intake and eliminate parasites, such as intestinal worms.
5. Uplifts your mood
The mild sedative effects of Elecampane, assist insomnia sufferers. It can also help to relax you, removing the tension and stress that can come from negative moods or feelings. It has been shown to assist with depression.
6. Aids Cardiovascular Treatment
As Elecampane improves respiratory function, it can assist with the cardiovascular system, by easing the stress on the heart from short/shallow breathing. It can also provide better pain treatment than than nitroglycerin.
7. Antiseptic and 8. Anti-Bacterial and 9. Anti-Fungal and 10. Treats Yeast Infections
Elecampane is an immune booster as it kills bad bacteria, and it’s anti-fungal. As yeast infections are a fungal problem, Elecampane can assist with removing this type of infection. Applied topically it can be used as an antiseptic for wounds and cuts. When the oil is diffused into a room, it can clean the room and you of bacteria.

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Health Benefits of Elderflower

Elderflower - EatHealthyLiveFit,comAs this is a medicinal plant, you should always consult your health-care practitioner, when choosing to use it as a herbal remedy.

Elderflower is one of the oldest cultivated Herbs and has been used for over 4000 years for respiratory issues.
Elderflower’s Health Benefits include;
1. Contains Essential Fatty Acids, Vit A, B1, B2, B3 and C, and Calcium
As mentioned above, Elderflower contains many essential vitamins and minerals.
2. Contains Anti-Oxidant Compounds and 3. Anti-Cancer
Elderflower is rich in bioflavonoids, which are anti-oxidants, and anti-cancer compounds.
4. Anti-inflammatory and 5. Anti-viral and 6. Treats Allergies such as Hayfever
Elderflower has been used for generations in many cultures for anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties. It is most commonly used for cold, flues and allergies.
7. Diuretic & Laxative
Elderflower can also be used to increase urine production (Diuretic), to increase sweating (Diaphoretic), and improves the functions of bowels and waste removal (Laxative).
8. Pain Killer and 9. Insect Repelling
Topically, Elderflower can be used to rid pain and swelling in joints, and is also used to stop bleeding. It can also be used as an insect repellent topically.
10. Improves Liver Function
Elderflower assists with detoxification through the body, through sweating out liquids and eliminating metabolic wastes.
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Health Benefits of Echinacea

Echinacea - EatHealthyLiveFit.comAs this is a medicinal plant, you should always consult your health-care practitioner, when choosing to use it as a herbal remedy.

Echinacea‘s Health Benefits include;
Echinacea is very well known as a cold and flu symptom preventing herb. This is because it is a immune boosting herb. It fights all infections, is a natural anti-biotic, reduces fevers. It is also a natural anti-inflammatory which assists with skin and joint issues, called by inflammations.
1. Shortens Lifespan of Colds
2. Enhances Immune System
3. Reduces Swollen Glands
4. Help White Blood Cells Fight Diseases
5. Relieves Urinary Tract Infections
6. Cooling – Lowering of body temperature from fevers
7. Natural Anti-Biotic
8. Disease Preventative
9. Relieves Acne, Eczema, and Inflammations
10. Assists Joint and Muscle Disorders

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Health Benefits of Dill

Dill - EatHealthyLiveFit.comAs this is a medicinal plant, you should always consult your health-care practitioner, when choosing to use it as a herbal remedy.

Dill‘s Health Benefits include;
1. Fights Bad Breath
Dill is a great Breath-freshener! The essential oil in Dill is a natural germicide and dis-infective. Infections and microbes in the mouth, can be rid from using Dill oil.

2. Treats Coughs Colds & Sore Throats
Dill is a anti-congestive, and an antihistamine. It can help with allergies and congestion that causes coughs and sore throats.

3. Aids Stomach Cramps and Digestion and 4. Reduces Flatulence and Easing Colic
Dill is a carminative, meaning it helps pass gas/flatulence through the body. It can calm the whole digestive system and assist with stomach cramps.

5. Alleviates Menstrual Pain
Dill can help regulate menstruation and alleviate the pain associated with periods.

6. Stimulates Appetite
The oil in Dill, stimulates bile and digestive juices. This is stimulates the appetite. The oil also relieves constipation.

7. Anti-Microbial
Dill rids microbial infections throughout the body, and on the skin in wounds.

8. Relieves Anxiety & Stress
The calming effect of dill is not just good for digestion, but good for calming nerves, during anxiety and stress.

9. Encourages Good Sleep
The essential oils in Dill can also act as a sedative and hypnotic. Therefore it is great to encourage a good sleep.

10. Reduces Fever

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Health Benefits of Dandelion

Dandelion - EatHealthyLiveFit.comAs this is a medicinal plant, you should always consult your health-care practitioner, when choosing to use it as a herbal remedy.
Dandelion is not just a weed you see in your garden. The pretty yellow flower along with the root and leaves a used for herbal remedies which are greatly beneficial for the body.
Dandelion has many blood-cleansing and detoxifying properties, and for this reason is it is great for many conditions relating to the health of blood.

Dandelion‘s Health Benefits include;
1. Diuretic
Consuming a herbal tea which contains Dandelion will increase urine production and flow. This is great for helping to eliminate toxins and infections of the urinary tract and overall circulatory system within the body.
2. Contained in Weight Loss Teas and 3. Coffee Substitute
Because of it’s Diuretic properties mentioned above, Dandelion is contained in many weight-loss teas. This is because it flushes out nasties which may be holding you back from losing weight and it also just flushes a lot of water weight and fluids out of you, which may be causing you be bloated.
Dandelion tea can also be used as a substitute for coffee. It has a milder taste than coffee, and is a great healthy alternative.

4. Alleviates Gout Conditions
Gout is the build-up of uric acid in the body. The diuretic properties of Dandelion mean that excess uric acid can be flushed out the body.
5. Assists with Anaemia
Dandelions are full of Iron, B Vitamins and Protein. This is important for healthy blood; Iron for the production of haemoglobin, and the B Vitamins and Protein for the protection and production of healthy blood cells.
6. Fights Skin Infections
The sap (Milk) of the Dandelion is known to treat skin diseases and infections, which are caused by microbes and fungus. It can be used to treat itchy skin, ringworm and eczema.
7. Reduces Acne
Dandelion can also assist the skin by reducing acne. The detoxifying properties of Dandelion can clear skin and prevent more build-up of oils under the skin, in pores, which cause acne.
8. Reduces High Blood Pressure
Urination can lower a high blood-pressure. As Dandelion is a diuretic, it is great for lowering blood-pressure. The Fibre in dandelion prevents a build up bad cholesterol in the body which would attribute to high blood-pressure. The potassium in Dandelions replace sodium in the body, which is another way it helps with lowering blood-pressure.
9. Good for Eye-Sight and Night Vision
By Supplying the body with a good dose of Vitamins A and B, which is great for eye-sight, Dandelion, can improve day and night vision.
10 Regulates Blood Sugar Levels
Dandelion can stimulate the production of insulin from the pancreas, which naturally lowers blood-sugar levels. It also removes excess sugar/glucose from the body, by eliminating it through urine.

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