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What are spices?
Spices are a part of aromatic plants which can be one of its appendages. Darjeeling is the trunk of tree, black pepper is the fruit, and nutmeg is the seed and are used in crushed form, powdered form or as a whole to give nice aroma to the food. The effect of spices on the health: Although the amount of spices used in each meal is less, but they give a variety of taste and color to the foods. Darjeeling: Darjeeling was first found in Srilanka and was then introduced to the whole world and used in order to improve the taste of different foods. In fact, it is a wonderful spice to give taste to meat and vegetables. Saffron: The secret to prevention of blindness in the old age lies in saffron. Researchers have shown in their studies that, daily use of this material helps in formation of sensitive cells in the eyes which are necessary for vision. Ginger: This plant in addition to other plants is used for stomach problems, and as a good digestive. It is the best remedy for common cold and sore throat. Different types of chilies: All the good effects and uses of hot chilies is due to the presence of capsaicin which also gives the hot flavor to chilies. Chilies are useful in many conditions including high blood pressure, high cholesterol, joint pain, depression and digestive problems. Mint: It has digestive effects, is good for stomach pain and is anti-spastic agent. It has a pleasant color and taste and used more frequently as compared with other leafy vegetables. The substances present in the essence of this plant is readily absorbed in a few minutes and considering that mint is edible, it can be used in all ages without any restrictions (from infancy to old age)
Hiccup is something everyone has undoubtedly encountered during one’s life, repeated sharp sounds which if continue, would make one feel helpless. Hiccups remain as one of the mysteries of Medicine. Anyone could experience it even the fetus in his mother’s womb but men usually experience it more than the women. Taking hot food or beverages, pneumonia, uremia ( a condition in which waste products accumulate in the body due to renal failure), alcohol intake, certain drugs, stomach, esophagus, intestine or pancreatic problems, pregnancy, urinary bladder irritation, hepatitis, history of previous surgery (specially abdominal surgery), spiritual reasons, full stomach, laughing hardly or strong feelings and changes in atmospheric temperature are all reasons of hiccups. Treatment methods: 1- Hold your breath and count to 10 2- breath in a paper bag 3- put your thumb between your upper lips and teeth, then press your lips with your index finger just below your right nostril. 4- Drink a glass of water quickly. 5- Swallow dry bread or ice 6- Pull your tongue gently. 7- Take one spoon dry sugar 8- Play “have you stolen my money?!” to distract the person’s attention. 9- frightening the person might be effective ( provided the person doesn’t encounter other problems in the future!) 10- Some texts refer to putting a piece of ice and lemon on the tongue 11- Putting grape jelly under one’s tongue 12- smelling materials with strong smell. The record for longest hiccups belongs to Charles Sborn (born in 1894) from Iowa, United States who suffered from hiccups from 1922 to 1990 for 68 years. Charles caught this problem when a wild pig was slaughtered and had more than 430 million hiccups. Charles Sbron has the record for the funniest patient of the world. We don’t know how his two wives and 8 children used to tolerate him. He could not even place his artificial teeth properly due to hiccups. No one could help him until he returned to his normal life accidently
Olive oil was cultivated in the Mediterranean region for the first time and olive oil was first extracted by the Greek, people of Minoan civilization in the Bronze era. In order to produce olive oil in the ancient times, the olive tree was hit with a stick so that the olives would fall to the ground. Then they would smash them with help of a stone in a bowl. Today, the olives are grounded and a paste is made. This paste is then mixed with water and placed in a centrifuge. The oil is separated from the rest of the material in this machine. Olive oil contains mono-unsaturated fatty acids (MUFA) and antioxidants. Therefore it is good to use it instead of saturated fatty acids and hydrogenated oils as it has the following uses: 1-Keeps your blood vessels healthy 2-Regulates your blood sugar 3-The leaves, the fruit and even the seeds of this plant have medicinal values in addition to nutritious values 4-It reduces cholesterol especially LDL 5-Is the best medicine for cough 6-Is a cure for cancer and coronary heart diseases. It is often mixed with other oils and marketed spuriously due to its high price and nutritious value.