Garlic is one of the foods which has been used since ancient times as a medicine for its anti-viral, anti-fungal, and anti-bacterial properties.

Here are some of the medicinal uses of garlic:
  • Boost Immunity: Garlic helps strengthen our immune system and helps in fighting diseases.
  • Heal Wounds: Garlic acts as an antiseptic helps heal wounds and bruises quickly.
  • Cure Cold: Garlic helps to prevent and relieve colds and coughs.
  • Decongestant: Garlic has been used since old ages as an effective nasal decongestant and expectorant. Add lots of garlic to a warm soup to help clear chest congestion
  • Respiratory Health: Garlic has been known to provide relief from bronchitis and other respiratory problems.
  • Cleanse: Garlic helps clean your digestive system and helps kill internal parasites.
  • Cancer Prevention: Garlic has been known to contain chemicals that prevent cancer. Adding garlic to your diet regularly provides protection against cancer.
  • Lower Cholesterol: Garlic helps to lower bad cholesterol (LDL)
  • Lower Blood Pressure: Garlic helps to reduce blood pressure and promotes a healthy heart.
  • Improve Circulation: Garlic acts as a blood thinner and helps improve circulation.

    Holy Basil

    Holy Basil also known as Tulsi is an aromatic plant which has been used widely in traditional medicine for its healing properties.

    Here are some of the medicinal uses of holy basil:
    • Stabilizes Blood Sugar Levels: Tulsi can lower blood sugar levels and is an established medicine for treating some types of diabetes.
    • Lowers Blood Pressure
    • Reduces high fever
    • Lowers Cholesterol
    • Eases Inflammation
    • Relieves Pain
    • Relaxes Muscles
    • Treats Asthma
    • Relieves Cough and Cold
    • Energizer: Holy basil is considered to improve vitality and is used as an energizing tonic and  is also used to treat depression.
    • Mouth Ulcers: The juice of  holy basil can be used to heal ulcers in the mouth.
    • To Treat Acne: The juice of holy basil applied to acne prone areas proves to be an excellent home remedy for acne
    • Insect Bites and Stings: In ayurvedic medicine this herb is used to provide relief from insect bites and stings
    • Cataracts: Tulsi juice is believed to prevent cataracts
    • Protection from Radiation: Recent studies have shown that tulsi can offer protection against radiation poisoning.
    • Ring Worm: Holy Basil juice provides relief from itching caused by ring worm
    • In ayurvedic remedies tulsi is also used to treat various poisoning, stomach disorders, headaches, skin problems, malaria etc.


    Honey is one of the most wonderful medicine provided by nature. It is also known as nature's antibiotic. Here are some of its medicinal properties:

    • Heal Wounds: Honey acts as an antimicrobial, antibacterial and antifungal agent and helps disinfect and speed the healing process in wounds, scrapes and burns. Honey has antiinflammatory characteristics which help reduce pain and swelling. Its antibacterial properties prevent the spread of infection.
    • Reduce Scarring:Honey helps reduce the appearance of scars and slowly fades them.
    • Allergy and Hay Fever: Consuming honey from your local area daily helps with allergies and hay fever.

    • Insomnia:Honey has tranquilizing properties and helps with insomnia. Add honey to warm milk and drink before sleeping to get a good nights rest.
    • Under Weight Issues: For those of you who are under weight and looking to add a few pounds, drinking honey with cold milk at night helps add weight.
    • Lose Weight: Drinking honey with warm water and lemon first thing in the morning helps burn excess body fat and lose weight.
    • Beauty: Honey contains vitamins, minerals, and amino acids, and is a wonderful beauty aid that nourishes the skin and the hair. Honey acts as a excellent moisturizer and it is useful to treat mild sunburns. It also helps you get a soft and supple skin.
    • Anti-oxidant: Honey has anti-oxidants which provide defense against free radicals, which cause cell damage.
    • Bone Health: Absorption of calcium is increased with honey intake.
    • Cough and Sore Throat Remedy: Honey is an excellent cough remedy and its antimicrobial property helps sooth a sore throat.
    • Athlete’s foot: Honeys anti-fungal property helps treat athlete's foot and other fungal infections.
    • Ring Worm: Honey can also be used to treat ring worm.
    • Digestive Health: Honey aids good digestive health and helps relieve constipation, diarrhea, ulcers and upset stomach.
    • Yeast Infections: Honey helps to reduce and relieve yeast infections.
    • Eczema and Psoriasis: Honey can be used to provide relief from Psoriasis and Eczema.


    Mint is a very aromatic and flavourful herb and is used widely used in cuisines all over the world. They add a fresh taste to add dish they are added to and makes them very refreshing. There are several different varieties of mint, the most commonly used ones being peppermint and spearmint. Mint is an excellent source of manganese, Vitamin C and Vitamin A.

    Here are some of the medicinal properties of mint:
    • Digestive Health:Mint helps soothe the digestive tract and settles a nervous stomach . It is also used to treat stomach aches .
    • Breath freshener: Mint helps neutralize bad breath and provides a refreshing breath.
    • Teeth: Helps whiten teeth
    • Asthma: Mint provides relief from asthma
    • Allergy: Helps with many allergy conditions
    • Acne: Mint juices helps cure acne and fade scars
    • Weight Loss: Mint tea is a strong diuretic and helps you lose water weight
    • Cold Remedy: Can help relive congestion caused by common cold
    • Cancer: Mint is a potential anti-cancer agent


    Dates is among the most ancient fruits grown and used by man. It is rich in iron, calcium, phosphorous and vitamin C.

    Instant Energy: Dates are good in providing instant energy and very good for sportsmen and athletes.
    Stomach Health: Eating dates regularly leads to good stomach and colon health. It helps remove unwanted toxins from colon.
    Constipation: Its rich fiber content helps relieve constipation. To get relief from constipation soak 4-5 dates in water at night. In the morning drink the water and eat the soaked dates. Doing this regularly provides relief from constipation.
    Diarrhea: Mashing a date along with honey and eating helps relieve diarrhea.
    Fertility: Improves fertility in men
    Anemia: The rich iron content helps cure anemia.


    Strawberries are a rich source of Vitamin C, and an excellent source of vitamin K and manganese, as well as folic acid, potassium, riboflavin, vitamin B5, vitamin B6, copper and magnesium.

    Here are some of the medicinal properties of strawberry:
    • Antioxidant: Strawberries are rich in phytonutrients which make it an excellent anti-oxidant. This high antioxidant power protects the body from free radicals.
    • Healthy Heart, Cancer Prevention: The phenol content in them makes them a heart-protective fruit and an anti-cancer fruit.
    • Inflammation: Strawberry is an anti-inflammatory fruit.


    Pineapples are rich in magnesium, calcium, phosphorous, potassium, manganese, iron, vitamin A and are loaded with vitamin C.  They also contain bromelain which make pineapple full of medicinal value.

    Here are some of the medicinal properties of the fruit Pineapple:
    • Bone Health: Pineapple has manganese which helps prevent bone fractures and osteoporosis.
    • Digestive Health: Fresh pineapple is rich in bromelain a protein-digesting enzyme that helps aid digestion.
    • Inflammation: Pineapple also effectively reduces inflammation and swelling.
    • Boost Immunity: Pineapples are rich in Vitamin C, Manganese and Thiamine which make it an excellent anti-oxidant and build the immune system.
    • Heart Healthy: Help avoid blockages in the arteries.
    • Energy: The rich source of manganese in Pineapples makes it an excellent energy producing food.


    Our body needs a healthy amount of good bacteria in our digestive tract for a healthy life. Yogurt contains lot of these active cultures or good bacteria. Yogurt is also rich in calcium, vitamin B-2, B-12, potassium, and magnesium.

    Here are some of the health benefits of Yogurt:

    • Digestive Health: Yogurt with active cultures promotes digestive health and helps relive constipation, diarrhea, and is good for colon and bowel health.
    • Prevent Osteoporosis: High calcium levels in yogurt helps prevent and relieve Osteoporosis
    • Boost Immunity: Improves natural defense and boosts the immune system
    • Reduce the risk of high blood pressure
    • Vaginal infections: Provides relief from vaginal infections. The good bacteria in yogurt prevents imbalances in body's yeast levels.
    • Urinary tract infections: Yogurt with active cultures is also believed to help relieve urinary tract infections.
    • Bone and Teeth Health: Since yogurt is rich in calcium it promotes bone and teeth health.
    • Weight Loss: Yogurt's rich calcium levels also encourages weight loss. The protein in yogurt also helps curb appetite and makes you feel full longer


    • Lower Cholesterol: Almonds are rich in monounsaturated fats which is a healthy fat which helps lower LDL cholesterol and reduces the risk of heart disease
    • Prevent Heart Disease: Apart from lower the risk of heart disease by lowering cholesterol levels, almonds ability to reduce heart disease risk may also be partly due to the antioxidant action of the Vitamin E which is found in abundance in almonds. The rich source of magnesium in almonds also helps with blood flow and promotes a healthy heart.
    • Reduce high blood pressure: Rich source of potassium in almonds helps reduce high blood pressure.
    • Diabetes: Almonds also help lessen surges in blood sugar levels and helps protect against diabetes


    • Healthy Immune System: Blueberry is an antioxidant superpower and promotes a healthy immune system.

    • Boost Brain Power: It is also believed to help boost memory and prevent short term memory loss or Alzheimer's disease.

    • Lower Cholesterol: Blueberries help reduce cholesterol

    • Lower Blood Pressure: Eating blueberries regularly can help reduce hypertension.

    • Heart Healthy: Blueberries are a heart healthy fruit and may help prevent strokes.

    • Cancer: Blueberries is also believed to reduce the risk of some cancers like ovarian cancer, colon cancer etc.

    • Urinary Tract Infection: Blueberries help in maintaining the urinary tract health and reduce the risk of infection.

    • Sinus Relief: Blueberries can provide relief from sinus.

    • Natural Pain Killer: Blueberries reduce inflammation and acts as a natural pain killer.

    • Varicose Veins: Blueberries help reduce the appearance of vericose veins.

    • Gout: Blueberries provide relief from gout.

    • Slow Aging: Blueberries are rich in anti-oxidants that help to get rid of the free radicals that invade our bodies and hence slow down the aging process.


    • Instant Energy: Bananas are rich in carbohydrates and hence serve as the best way to provide an instant spurt of energy for children, sportsmen and other highly active people.
    • Hypertension: Bananas are rich in potassium and help balance water in the body and serve as a good way to treat hypertension.
    • Digestive Health: Bananas are easily digested and help sooth the stomach. Bananas help to settle an upset stomach and works wonders on dysentery and diarrhea. Ripe bananas also have a mild laxative property and helps prevent or treat constipation.
    • Ulcers: Banana also helps cure stomach ulcers

    Amla - Indian Gooseberry

    • Amla has the richest natural source of Vitamin C and is an excellent anti-oxidant which helps increase immunity in the body.

    • It is a natural source for anti-aging and prevents premature greying of hair and helps hair and nail growth, improves eye sight, cleanses the mouth, nourishes the teeth and bones.

    • It is helpful to treat stomach problems like diarrhea.

    • It also has laxative properties

    • It is also useful to renew body energy

    • It is also believed to lower cholesterol levels.

    • It is also believed to help reduce the blood sugar and treat diabetes.


    • Maintain Estrogen Levels:Cabbage helps to maintain estrogen at healthy levels.

    • Ulcers: Cabbage contains chemicals that help heal both gastric and duodenal ulcers. Drink cabbage juice in empty stomach daily to cure ulcers.

    • Eyes and Skin: Cabbage is rich in Vitamin A which is responsible for the protection of your skin and eyes. It also protects eyes against cataracts.

    • Immunity: Cabbage is an excellent source of Vitamin C, nutrition and fiber and helps build the immune system.

    • Cancer: Cabbage has a naturally occurring nitrogenous compound called indoles which can lower the risk of various forms of cancer.

    • Prevent Blocks:Cabbage is also believed to prevent blockage of blood vessels

    • Piles: Cabbage helps to provide relief from piles

    • Constipation: Cabbage provides relief from constipation


    Cumin is rich in iron and has anti-septic and anti-carcinogenic properties and is widely used as a traditional herbal remedy.

    Here are some if the medicinal uses of cumin:

    • Common Cold: Due to its antiseptic property cumin helps relieve symptoms of common cold.
    • Digestive Health: Cumin helps stimulate the secretion of enzymes from pancreas and helps absorb nutrients into the body. It is used to treat a wide variety of digestive disorders like nausea, indigestion, diarrhea and morning sickness.
    • Liver disorders: Cumin helps boost liver's ability to detoxify and help liver disorders.
    • Prevent Tumors: The anti-carcinogenic property of cumin helps reduce the risk of stomach and liver tumors.
    • Arthritis: Black cumin seed can be used to get relief from Arthritis.
    • Weight Loss: Cumin increases metabolism and may aid weight loss.
    • Immune System: Cumin also boosts our body's immunity.
    • Asthma: Black cumin seeds help relieve asthma


    Turmeric has anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory and anti-septic properties and is widely used for its medicinal properties in many parts of India and Asia. Tumeric is believed to be one of nature's most powerful healers.

    • Alzheimer's: Turmeric has been identified to prevent Alzheimer's disease
    • Digestive Health: Due to its anti-inflammatory property turmeric is used to treat lot of gastrointestinal problems and digestive disorders.
    • Heal Wounds: Due to its anti-bacterial and anti-septic property turmeric is used to treat small cuts and wounds to disinfect them and help them heal faster.
    • Prostate Cancer: Turmeric may help prevent prostate cancer and stop the growth of prostate cancer.
    • Liver disorders: Tumeric helps detoxify the liver and prevent liver disorders.
    • Arthritis: The anti-inflammatory property of turmeric makes it is an excellent treatment for arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis
    • Weight Loss: Turmeric helps in fat metabolism and may aid in weight loss.
    • Breast Cancer: Recent studies have shown that Turmeric may help prevent growth of breast cancer.

    Olive Oil

    Olive Oil is rich in monounsaturated fat which is a healthy fat. Olive oil is also rich in antioxidants like chlorophyll, carotenoids and vitamin E.

    • Healthy Heart: The healthy fats in Olive oil helps in the reduction of the oxidation process of LDL cholesterol and helps prevent clogged arteries and reduce the risk of heart attacks.
    • Reduce Blood Pressure: Adding Olive oil to your diet is believed to aid in the reduction of blood pressure.
    • Reduce Cholesterol: The healthy fats in olive oil helps reduce the LDL Cholesterol levels.
    • Reduce Cancer Risk: Oleic acid found in olive oil helps prevent the growth of cancerous cells and reduce risk of cancer.
    • Diabetes: Olive Oil helps is maintaining blood sugar levels and helps in reducing the risk of diabetes. Adding olive oil is linked to lower triglyceride levels and helps reduce heart diseases.
    • Healthy Skin:Olives are high in poly-phenols. These phenols are excellent anti-oxidants and have anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties. Regularly consuming olive oil and also applying on skin is believed to give you a warm and glowing complexion. Olive oil also helps prevent and repair moderate sun damage. Olive oil also helps maintain the elasticity of your skin and heal dry skin.
    • Healthy Nails: Olive oil helps heal dry cuticles and helps with dry brittle nails.
    • Healthy Hair: Olive oil is a excellent deep conditioner for your hair and gives you a healthy shinny hair.


    • Motion Sickness: Ginger is an excellent remedy for motion sickness. It has the ability to calm an upset stomach and prevent motion sickness.
    • Digestion: Ginger helps aid the digestive process and increases metabolism and weight loss.
    • Body Odor: Regular intake of ginger is believed to remedy body odour.
    • Morning Sickness: Sucking on a piece of candied ginger or having a warm cup of ginger tea is believe to relieve pregnant women of morning sickness.
    • Joint Pain: Ginger helps treat joint pain by stimulating blood circulation.
    • Cold Remedy: Ginger helps loosen phlegm and is an excellent cold remedy.

    Green Tea

    • Delay Aging Process: Green tea is an excellent anti-oxidant and helps fight free radicals and delay the aging process.
    • Stomach Cancer: Recent studies suggests that increased consumption of green tea can lower the risk of stomach cancer.
    • High Blood Pressure: Catechin found in green tea helps reduce high blood pressure.
    • Cholesterol: Catechin in green tea also helps in preventing the excessive build-up of blood cholesterol.
    • Weight Loss: Green tea helps improve metabolism and aid weight loss.
    • Heal Wounds: It is useful as a astringent to control bleeding and help in the healing of wounds.
    • Water Retention: Green tea has diuretic properties and helps reduce water retention.


    • Diabetes: Recent studies have found that cinnamon may have a beneficial effect on blood sugar. Add a quarter teaspoon of cinnamon to your diet helps reduce fasting blood glucose levels.
    • Cholesterol: Cinnamon is also believed to reduce cholesterol.
    • Digestion: Cinnamon is also believe to relieve indigestion.
    • Cold: Cinnamon added to warm tea or honey acts as a cold remedy.


    Carrot has an alkaline quality and helps purify blood and reduces acidity.

    • Eyes: Carrots has tons of beta-carotene which gets converted to Vitamin A in the body and helps with healthy eyes.
    • Lung Cancer: Carrot is believed to help prevent lung cancer.
    • Blood Cholesterol: Carrots are believed to help reduce cholesterol.
    • Teeth: Carrots is believed to relieve bleeding gums.
    • Constipation: Carrots help with digestion and helps prevent constipation.
    • Skin: Carrots also help us get a shinny and bright skin.