To prepare them for use, the pods should be cracked with a small knife or fingernail. The seeds can then be removed and the skin discarded. For the utmost in savour and aroma, the seeds must be immediately ground and used. About 8 large or 12 small pods make about a 1/2 teaspoon of ground cardamom.
Green tea has been shown to protect against the oxidation of cholesterol to a more toxic molecule (oxidized cholesterol).Consumption of green tea increases antioxidant activity in the blood. Oxidative damage to LDL can promote atherosclerosis
Dried or fresh leaf of oregano can be made into a tea by steeping 1 to 2 teaspoons (5 to 10 grams) in hot water for ten minutes. Strain tea, drink unsweetened or sweeten with honey or sugar. This tea can be consumed three times a day.
Native Americans used poultices of witch hazel leaves and bark to treat haemorrhoids, wounds, painful tumours, insect bites, skin ulcers, Cold Sores, Canker Sores and Varicose Veins.
For treatment of sore throats, inflammation in the mouth, or gingivitis 3 grams of the chopped leaf can be added to 150 ml of boiling water and strained after 10 minutes. This is then used as a mouthwash or gargle several times daily.
Ginger root relieves sore throats, colds and stomach ache. Ginger is an amazing herb. The root has healing properties, and the leaves are good for fever.
Momordica charantia, commonly called ‘cerasee’ or ‘cercee’ in Jamaica. This tea is very bitter.Cerasee contains nutrients like iron, vitamins A and C, phosphorus and alkaloids. Cerasee is very efficacious in treating various aliments. I drink the tea three or four times per annum because of its detoxifying properties. it is very good at purifying the blood and body .
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