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Herbs Spices

  1. 1. Herbs & Spices Zulhairy Abdullah
  2. 2. Content <ul><li>What is Herb ? </li></ul><ul><li>What is Spice ? </li></ul><ul><li>Different types of Herbs & Spices </li></ul><ul><li>Uses of Herbs & Spices </li></ul><ul><li>Benefits of Herbs & Spices </li></ul><ul><li>Summary </li></ul>
  3. 3. What is Herb <ul><li>A plant whose stem does not produce woody, persistent tissue and generally dies back at the end of each growing season. </li></ul><ul><li>Valued for qualities such as medicinal properties, flavor, scent, or the like. </li></ul><ul><li>Herbs, such as ginger, may be used fresh, and are commonly chopped into smaller pieces. </li></ul>
  4. 4. What is Spice <ul><li>A spice is a dried seed, fruit, root, bark or vegetative substance used in nutritionally insignificant quantities as a food additive for the purpose of flavoring, and sometimes as a preservative. </li></ul><ul><li>Spices sometimes are grounded or grated into a powder. </li></ul>
  5. 5. A Few Types of Herbs & Spices <ul><li>Garlic </li></ul><ul><li>Ginger </li></ul><ul><li>Turmeric </li></ul><ul><li>Gotu Kola </li></ul><ul><li>Onion </li></ul><ul><li>Cinnamon </li></ul><ul><li>Cloves </li></ul><ul><li>Coriander </li></ul><ul><li>Fennel </li></ul><ul><li>Fenugreek </li></ul>
  6. 6. Uses of Herbs & Spices <ul><li>Culinary </li></ul><ul><li>Medicinal </li></ul><ul><li>Spiritual </li></ul>
  7. 7. Benefits of Garlic & Ginger <ul><li>Garlic - helps regulate the body's blood pressure, either having problems with low or high blood pressure, garlic can help equalize it. </li></ul><ul><li>- strengthen body's defenses against allergies; helps loosen plaque from the artery walls; helps regulate your blood sugar levels; and is the best choice for killing and expelling parasites such as pin worms from the human body. </li></ul><ul><li>Ginger - effective for relieving the severity of nausea even in cases of pregnancy </li></ul><ul><li>warming action on the upper respiratory tract, so it has been used to treat colds and flu. </li></ul><ul><li>effective in cramps caused by stomach gas. Ginger also stimulates digestion. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Benefits of Turmeric <ul><li>Turmeric - a natural antiseptic and antibacterial agent, useful in disinfecting cuts and burns. </li></ul><ul><li>- a potent natural anti-inflammatory that works as well as many anti-inflammatory drugs but without the side effects. </li></ul><ul><li>- a natural liver detoxifier </li></ul>
  9. 9. Benefits of Gotu Kola & Onion <ul><li>Gotu Kola - lowering high blood pressure, treating venous insufficiency (pooling of blood in the veins, usually in the legs), boosting memory and intelligence, easing anxiety, and speeding the healing of injuries. </li></ul><ul><li>Onion - contain chemical compounds believed to have anti-inflammatory, anticholesterol, anticancer, and antioxidant properties. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Benefits of Cinnamon & Cloves <ul><li>Cinnamon - can lower LDL cholesterol. </li></ul><ul><li>regulatory effect on blood sugar, making it especially beneficial for people with Type 2 diabetes. </li></ul><ul><li>smelling cinnamon may boosts cognitive function and memory. </li></ul><ul><li>Cloves - stimulating and have antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal and antiseptic properties. </li></ul><ul><li>A natural anesthetic, which is why they were often used for dental procedures in centuries past and are still used in some cultures to remedy toothache. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Benefits of Coriander <ul><li>Coriander - strengthen the stomach and promote digestion, increase secretion and discharge of urine and reduce fever. </li></ul><ul><li>helps in the removal of phlegm and lower blood cholesterol </li></ul>
  12. 12. Benefits of Fennel & Fenugreek <ul><li>Fennel – Used for congestion, conjunctivitis, stimulating appetite </li></ul><ul><li>increases the flow of breast milk </li></ul><ul><li>treatment of digestive problems such as bloating, flatulence and mild spasms of the gastrointestinal tract </li></ul><ul><li>Fenugreek - helps lower blood glucose and cholesterol levels </li></ul><ul><li>increase milk production in lactating women </li></ul>
  13. 13. Precautions <ul><li>Research first before starting on a herbal treatment </li></ul><ul><li>Understand the side effects </li></ul><ul><li>If you want to treat a health condition … Consult your doctor !!! </li></ul>
  14. 14. Summary <ul><li>Herbs & Spices are beneficial to human </li></ul><ul><li>There are various types of Herbs & Spices that we can use either to enjoy our food better or to live a healthy life. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Thank you
  16. 16. English – Latin - Malay <ul><li>Garlic - Allium sativum – Bawang Putih </li></ul><ul><li>Ginger - Zingiber officinale - Halia </li></ul><ul><li>Turmeric - Curcuma longa - Kunyit </li></ul><ul><li>Gotu Kola - Centella asiatica -Pegaga </li></ul><ul><li>Onion - Allium cepa – Bawang Merah </li></ul><ul><li>Cinnamon - Cinnamomum zeylanicum – Kayu manis </li></ul><ul><li>Cloves - Syzygium aromaticum – Bunga cengkih </li></ul><ul><li>Coriander - Coriandrum sativum – Biji Ketumbar </li></ul><ul><li>Fennel - Foeniculum vulgare – Jintan manis </li></ul><ul><li>Fenugreek - Trigonella foenum-grecum - Halba </li></ul>
  17. 17. References <ul><li>http://www.disabled-world.com/artman/publish/garlic-benefit.shtml </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.healthdiaries.com/eatthis/10-health-benefits-of-cinnamon.html </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.nutrasanus.com/gotu-kola.html </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.healthdiaries.com/eatthis/20-health-benefits-of-turmeric.html </li></ul><ul><li>http://cashsunshine.blogspot.com/2008/09/onions-health-benefits.html </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.indepthinfo.com/cloves/health.shtml </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.alternatively-healthier.com/health-benefits-coriander.html </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.healthandyoga.com/html/product/gteabeni.html </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.compleatmother.com/womens-health/herbs/fennel.shtml </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.homeremediesweb.com/fenugreek_health_benefits.php </li></ul>