Category Archives: Healing Herbs – Spices

Herbal teas for various health problems


Tea plants (Camellia sinensis) have been used in China for nearly 3000 years. Common black tea comprises withered leaves of the plant which are harvested, fermented, and dried for brewing. The ancient Chinese recognized the differences in the medical benefits of withered and fermented leaves of the tea plant and leaves harvested before withering. That form of tea is called green tea. The Chinese tradition regards green tea

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Fast track recovery from flu


Majid Ali, M.D. To recover from a viral infection in five to seven days is to give the immune system a work out. After a week or so, the active viral infections are complicated by bacterial infections and require antibiotic treatment. For early recovering from viral infections, I ask my patients to focus on: 1.  To use natural direct and indirect

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The Herbal Medicine Chest – Immune System Builders


Updated March 25, 2015 Herbs and Their Healing Effects Majid Ali, M.D. In this article, I present my seven preferred natural remedies for inflammatory, immune, and chronic infectious disorders. I prescribe the first four for my patients for treating acute infections as well as for preventing flu during a flu season. The last three remedies are most valuable for boosting

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Natural Sleep Remedies


Many people have poor sleep habits before the diagnosis of chronic illness is made. Here is a small sampling of research as it affects Alzheimers and dementia. Sleep disorders seem to come before the diagnosis. “Behavioral and psychological symptoms were very common in Alzheimer disease, vascular dementia, and mixed dementia – The most common behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia

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The Science of Turmeric and Ginger


The Science of Turmeric and Ginger Diabetes mellitus results in neuronal damage caused by increased intracellular glucose leading to oxidative stress. Recent evidence revealed the potential of ginger for reducing diabetes-induced oxidative stress markers. . . This study revealed a protective role of ginger on the diabetic brain via reducing oxidative stress, apoptosis, and inflammation. These results represent a new

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Spices Disease Inflammation and Cancer


Healing Spices An overwhelming amount of data indicates that curcumin, a polyphenol obtained from the Indian spice turmeric, Curcuma longa, is a potential chemopreventive agent for treating certain cancers and other chronic inflammatory diseases. 1 Both in vitro and in vivo studies showed a promising role of curcumin as a cardioprotective agent against palmitate and high fat diet mediated cardiac

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