Inflammation is very common in this day and age, and inflammation starts the process of disease. So it's very important to use herbs and healing foods to eliminate inflammation. Here is a great tasting recipe for making a healing spread that can be used on gluten free toast 2 or 3 times a week to keep inflammation at bay… plus this is a great spread for those who hate taking pills.
17 - Ounces of Amla Fruit Jam - This is a thick Ayurvedic jam with lots of antioxidants and multiple herbs that are great for good health and great vitality. In fact this jam goes back 2000 years and it contains over 20 different herbs for great health. The main ingredient is amla fruit which is a powerful antioxidant. “Chyawanparash” is one of the most common amla fruit jams brands and can be found at any good Ayurvedic or East Indian Store.
10,200 - Mgs of Turmeric Powder - Buy 600 mg capsules and open them up and add the powder to the spread.
8,500 - Mgs of Boswellia Powder - Buy 250 mg capsules and open them up and add the powder to the spread.
Mix all three ingredients with a spoon because the amla fruit jam is very thick, and add little bit of water if the consistency is too thick for your liking. The mixture can be put back into the jam container or placed in a different jar with a tight fitting lid… remember to label.
Take a teaspoon of this spread 2 or 3 times a week. This spread will keep away inflammation and boost vitality and bring about feelings of well being. Then take a break from using it for a week, and then go back to using this spread to keep away inflammation and to get rid of inflammation in general. One week on, one week off, because all herbs should only be used for 7 to 10 days at a time.
Amla Berries grow in the tropics and especially in India. Each Amla Berry contains as much Vitamin C at 2 oranges and the Vitamin C is much more bioavailable and easy to digest.
The berries are full of amazing amounts of antioxidants and work well for improving vision and lowering intraocular pressure, and helps to prevent cataracts. Amla with all its antioxidants is one of the most powerful free radical cleansing agents around. These berries are full of chromium which helps in the production of insulin thus lowering blood sugar and also helps prevent muscle cramps.
Amla Berries also contain lots of zinc and copper thus boosting the immune system and keeping us healthy. And they also contain Iron, Carotene, B Vitamins, Phosphorus, and Calcium. And Amla Berries increase protein metabolism and boost metabolism in general… making it possible to have more energy thus losing weight and feeling better during workouts… and building lots of lean muscle.
And new studies show that Amla Berries lower cholesterol and also help improve liver function… and cardiovascular function. And Amla Berries supports male and female reproductive systems making it easier for conception. Amla Berries nourishes the nervous system making it easier to concentrate and retain information.
Boswellia is one of most potent anti-inflammatory agents on the planet. This powerful anti-inflammatory has been around for thousands of years. Boswellia is made from the resin of the frankincense tree found in India and Northern African.
Boswellia works great for osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, bursitis, muscle pain, IBS, fibrosis, lower back pain, ulcerative colitis, GI inflammation, asthma, allergies, and chronic inflammatory disease. Together with turmeric Boswellia is an amazingly powerful disease fighting agent… soothing away pain, redness, and swelling. Studies in India show that Boswellia is one of the best treatments for arthritis. In double blind studies Boswellia works great for arthritis by reducing pain and swelling. Boswellia contains Boswellic acid which is the main ingredient inhibiting enzyme 5-lipoxygenase which causes pain, swelling, and redness.
Boswellia can help with pancreatic, colorectal, prostatic, breast, and cervical cancer… also also leukemia and myeloma. Many times with cancer inflammation is an underlying problem and Boswellia can play a very important role getting rid of the inflammation… and according to recent research Boswellia works wonders for brain edema.
Studies show that 70% of the people who suffer from asthma attacks can improve greatly with Boswellia. Many people who work out hard find Boswellia works well for pain. Plus it prevents the breakdown of tissues better than other anti-inflammatories. Boswellia keeps platelets from sticking together thus preventing strokes and heart attacks. Boswellia works as well as heparin which is a powerful anti-clotting agent used by doctors.
Many people have colitis and Boswellia is one of the few herbs that does a great job of calming the GI tract and getting rid of inflammation… also works for IBS and Crohn’s disease. In Germany Boswellia is highly recommended for treating colitis with a great reduction in all clinical symptoms. Boswellia is a powerful antioxidant and free radical nullifying agent that decreases liver damage by more than 80% and heart damage by more than 50%. – Powerful!
Certain types of gut bacteria rage out of control when we become obese and these bacteria cause inflammation. Boswellia inhibits inflammation caused by these bacteria, thus ending pain, swelling, and redness. And a study in 2008 showed Boswellia does a great job of treating staph and candida infections.
Studies show that Boswellia is one of the few healing agents that can suppress the expression of cancer causing genes. And Boswellia has been found to protect Beta Cells that produce insulin and suppress inflammation thus helping to protect the pancreas and prevent diabetes. Boswellia works wonders for menstrual cramps, swelling, and inflammation.
Studies show that Boswellia has the ability to protect against neurodegenerative diseases. It enhances memory and cognitive skills by promoting the formation of new nerve growth within the brain. Boswellia promotes good thyroid function and can also again help with weight loss because of good thyroid function by kicking up metabolism…. thus you burn more calories.
Boswellia contains gugglesterones which in studies works well for getting rid of excess fat, and that’s why many over the counter weight loss agents contain Boswellia. Boswellia lowers LDL or bad cholesterol and triglycerides too… thus helping to prevent cardiovascular disease and strokes. Boswellia has also been shown to work well for all autoimmune mediated diseases helping with all symptoms. And Boswellia is great for treating all kinds of skin inflammation and skin disease. Boswellia creates a feeling of calm and well being that complements Boswellia’s anti-inflammatory abilities. Boswellia has no know side effects… making Boswellia much better than all the prescription anti-inflammatory agents.
Turmeric grows in the tropics and has been used in India (Found in Curry Powder) for over 2000 years. When cooked with cauliflower turmeric has been shown to prevent cancer of the prostate and even stop the growth of tumors, and studies show that turmeric stops the spread of cancer in lungs of mice. Turmeric has been show to reduce the risk of childhood leukemia and also prevent colon cancer… and new studies are being done on pancreatic cancer and turmeric.
Turmeric is a great detoxifying agent for the whole body and especially the liver… and studies show that turmeric is beneficial in the treatment and prevention of Alzheimer’s disease. Turmeric is one of the best anti-inflammatory herbs you can buy, in fact it works just about as well as anti-inflammatory prescription drugs… and it also helps with pain. Those who suffer from urinary tract infections and cystitis find turmeric works great for them. Turmeric is great for arthritis and also inflammatory bowel disease of any kind… and it also works for people who have cystic fibrosis.
And turmeric lowers cholesterol, and improves liver function, provides protection from heart attacks and strokes. And for those who like BBQing their meat… then add some turmeric, because turmeric lowers the carcinogenic chemicals created by BBQing.
Turmeric is one of the best and least expensive wonder herbs on the market.
Dr. Paul Haider - Master Herbalist
This information is meant to get you started… so you can do more research on your own… dig a little deeper and find what works for you. This article is for educational purposes only, I strongly recommend that you seek advice from your own GP, private doctor, or medical specialist for any ailment, illness, or medical condition.. this article not meant to be a scientific analysis in any way, shape, or form.
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