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In This Age of Modernisation, We Have Compromised Our Health
In this age of modernisation and globalisation where money meets priorities, I believe the concept of health has lost its definition. Where top brands claim to meet the surety and purity of products, there are myriad videos that try to prove their impurities. It has become hard to trust anything.
Advancement in medical science and the discovery of drugs have had a huge impact on health. My sister-in-law is a homoeopathic doctor and I was discussing with her about the subject (homoeopathic medicine), which she claims has no side-effects compared to pharmaceutical drugs. However, unfortunately, there have been several cases that show the side-effects of homoeopathic medicines when consumed over a long period of time. Both have their own place.
We all want to stay healthy. Nature has gifted us so many beneficial herbs that detoxify our systems and boost immunity. Here are a few of them.
Though it has been used as a flavouring agent in cooking, garlic has been used as a medicine in ancient history and modern history. It has anti-bacterial properties and helps in treating common cold and cough, lowers blood pressure and cholesterol, and boosts digestion.
Ginger is also used as a flavouring agent in cooking but is a well-known medicine as well. It helps in lowering blood sugar levels and cholesterol and improves heart health and brain function. It also prevents pancreatic cancer, breast cancer and ovarian cancer, reduces menstrual pain and nausea, treats cough and cold, reduces inflammation, etc. However, more research is needed.
Turmeric contains a bioactive compound known as curcumin which has anti-inflammatory properties and is very useful in treating arthritis. Curcumin is one of the most powerful components – it fights free radicals that are linked to accelerated signs of ageing, oxidative stress, a weakened immune system, and poor cellular health.
I have listed three important natural foods and their benefits. Markets are flooded with adulterated food products, so make sure to buy only USDA-certified organic products.