Latin name:
Capsicum Annuum

Country of Origin:
French Guiana


Fights inflammation - cayenne contains capsaicin whitch makes it a great herb for arthritis, psoriasis, diabetic neuropathy, herpes-related nerve damage and sore muscles.

Relieves migraine headache - capsaicin is believed to bring headache relief by depleting Substance P, a neurotransmitter that helps send pain signals.

Clears congestion - capsaicin stimulates secretion and aids in breaking up and moving congested mucus.

Cardiovascular benefits - cayenne normalizes the blood preshure, also rids the body of LDL cholesterol and triglycerides and can be effective in lowering the risk of blood clotting.

Anti-cancer properties - some scientific studies suggest that capsaicin can stop the formation of tobacco-induced lung tumors and inhibit liver and pancreatic tumors.

Prevent stomach ulcers - capsaicin protects the stomach membrane by increasing the blood flow, and at the same time it stimulates the cells lining the stomach to secrete protective buffering juices that prevent ulcer formation.

Helps reduce weight - cayenne is a great metabolic-booster, capsaicin in the pepper increases heat within the body and therefore makes you sweat.

Anti-oxidant properties - beta-carotene contained in cayenne pepper works as a good antioxidant that prevents or repairs the damages caused by free radicals.

Latin name:
Ocimum Basilicum

Country of Origin:


Cardiovascular benefits - basil is a very good source of beta-carotene (the pre-cursor to vitamin A). It protects the epithelial cells from free radical damage, and also helps prevent free radicals from oxidizing cholesterol in the blood stream. Basel is also a good source of magnesium which is good for the cardiovascular system by relaxing muscles and blood vessels.

Preserves DNA integrity - basil contains many polyphenolic flavonoids that can protect cell structures as well as chromosomes from radiation and oxygen-based damage, which, as we know, can cause DNA mutations linked to the growth of cancer.

Anti-bacterial properties - basil leaves contain some essential oils that are known to have anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties. Basil is very effective in restricting growth of numerous bacteria, including Staphylococcus aureus and Escherichia coli. It is also effective in fighting with bacteria that have become resistant to commonly used antibiotic drugs, such as Staphylococcus, Enterococcus and Pseudomonas.

Reduces arthritis pain - the eugenol component in basil makes it an "anti-inflammatory" food that can heal and give relief for people with rheumatoid arthritis. Eugenol can block the activity of an enzyme in the body called cyclooxygenase (COX). Aspirin and ibuprofen work by blocking the same enzyme.

Treats respiratory system disorder - basil is useful in the treatment of respiratory system disorder. It is an effective remedy for influenza, cough and cold, and also helps to mobilize mucus in bronchitis and asthma.

Treats diabetes - the essential oils in basil make it a good herb for diabetics too. The essentials oils help the pancreas to improve its function and produce insulin more effectively. Diabetics need to include this herb as a part of their everyday diet.

Latin name:
Cinnamomum Verum

Country of Origin:
Cinnamomum Verum


Regulates blood sugar - several studies suggest that cinnamon may have a regulatory effect on blood sugar, by preventing insulin resistance, making it a great choice for diabetics and hypoglycemics alike.

Reduces LDL cholesterol levels - consuming small amounts of cinnamon can help reduce LDL cholesterol, as well as the serum glucose, triglycerides, and total cholesterol. Reducing it may help reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease.

Anti-bacterial properties - when added to food, it inhibits bacterial growth and food spoilage, making it a natural food preservative. It has the ability to inhibit the growth of harmful bacteria, molds and yeasts, including Candida yeast.

Arthritis relief - half a teaspoon of cinnamon powder combined with one tablespoon of honey every morning before breakfast had significant relief in arthritis pain.

Prevents blood clots - cinnamaldehyde is an active component within the bark of cinnamon and it prevents unnecessary clotting. It does this by preventing platelets (constituents of blood) from clumping together too often. This also improves circulation as a whole and helps prevent stroke and coronary artery disease.

High in nutrients - cinnamon is high in polyphenols, proanthocyanidins, antioxidant activity, and is a great source of manganese, fiber, iron, and calcium, plus a wide range of other volatile substances.

Latin name:
Curcuma Longa

Country of Origin:


Anti-oxidant properties - the active ingredient in turmeric is curcumin, which is a polyphenol with powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Polyphenols have the ability to stabilize free radicals, which can damage the body's cells

Anti-inflammatory properties - turmeric's anti-bacterial, anti-viral, and anti-fungal agents can help our body fight against colds, cough and flu. As an anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory agent, turmeric works to heal wounds, cuts and other skin injuries.

Cardiovascular benefits - turmeric is rich in anti-oxidants and dietary fiber. Together, they help to control blood cholesterol levels, and keep LDL or "bad" cholesterol from building up in blood vessels. Because it stops platelets from clumping together, turmeric may also prevent blood clots from building up along the walls of arteries. In that way it offers protection from coronary artery disease and stroke risk.

Anti-arthritis - due to its anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving properties, turmeric is being used as an effective natural remedy for arthritis pain.

Helps prevent cancer - turmeric is beneficial in treating many types of cancer, such as breast cancer, colon cancer, lung cancer, leukemia. It hampers the growth of cancerous cells.

Prevents progression of Alzheimer - Turmeric anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties might help to prevent or delay the onset of this ruthless disease. It is believed that turmeric blocks the production of IL-2 protein, which is known to destroy the protective sheath found around the nerves.

Latin name:
Syzygium aromaticum

Country of Origin:


Analgesic properties - clove contains the compound eugenol, which has local anesthetic and antiseptic properties, making it very effective for relieving dental pain, tooth ache, sore gums and mouth ulcers.

Antiseptic properties - due to its antiseptic characteristics, clove and clove oil work as an effective remedy for some common problems such as cuts, fungal infections, burns, wounds, athlete's foot and bruises.

Anti-inflammatory properties - clove clears the respiratory passages, acting as an expectorant for treating many upper-respiratory conditions including coughs, colds, bronchitis, asthma, sinusitis, eye styes and tuberculosis.

Gastrointestinal relief - cloves are known to have medicinal qualities to cure flatulence, loose stools, indigestion and nausea. Cloves are useful in relieving the symptoms of diarrhea, gastric irritability and vomiting.

Relieves stress - clove is an excellent stress reliever. It refreshes the mind and reduces mental exhaustion and fatigue. Treats mental problems such as loss of memory, depression and anxiety. Clove also induces sleep and is helpful to insomnia patients.

Anti-cancer properties - cloves can effectively prevent lung cancer as well as skin cancer. Eugenol, an essential component found in cloves, helps in minimizing the harmful effects of environmental wastes that can cause cancer of digestive system.

Cosmetics - clove oil is often added in cosmetic creams and lotions. It is a good massage oil providing relief from pain and stress. It is also used in making perfumes and soaps.

Latin name:
Origanum Vulgare

Country of Origin:


Antibacterial and antifungal benefits - oregano contains thymol and carvacrol, two oils which can inhibit the growth of many kinds of bacteria and fungus, including some forms of bacteria that cause serious food-borne illnesses. Oregano also kills germs just as well as prescription antibiotics, and can even protect you against the common cold.

Antioxidant benefits - thymol and an acid called rosmarinic are potent antioxidants that oregano offers. Antioxidants are substances that protect your cells from damage. It also slows cell deterioration, thus slowing the process of aging.

Omega-3 fatty acids - oregano is also a source of the Omega-3 fatty acids, which are helpful for balancing the body's chemistry and providing good heart health.

Fights respiratory diseases - oregano have positive benefits on the respiratory tract, coughing reflex and nasal passage airflow. Compounds such as carvacrol and thymol that are found in oregano, can help prevent lung disease.

Heals skin and gums - oregano can help promote good health for the skin and gums. Applying the solution might help with conditions like eczema, or sore and inflamed gum areas.

Vitamins and minerals - oregano is a good source of vitamin K which has recently been shown to reduce the risk of heart disease. It also contains vitamins A and C. In terms of minerals, it's high in iron and manganese, and is a decent source of calcium.

Anticancer benefits - oregano contains an ingredient that could also be a potential treatment for prostate cancer.

Latin name:
Zingiber Officinale

Country of Origin:
South Asia


Anti-cancer properties - ginger may be powerful weapon in the treatment of ovarian cancer. Ginger powder induces cell death in all ovarian cancer cells to which it was applied. It may slow the growth of colorectal cancer cells.

Anti-inflammatory properties - ginger's root is best known for it's awesome anti-inflammatory properties. It's compounds are responsible for reduction in pain and improvement in mobility for those with osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis. Ginger can also benefit those experiencing other diseases caused by or fueled by inflammation such as obesity, diabetes, Alzheimer's disease, numerous cancer types, and cardiovascular disease.

Gastrointestinal relief - ginger is very effective in preventing the symptoms of motion sickness, especially seasickness, including dizziness, nausea, vomiting, and cold sweating.

Fights respiratory diseases - ginger is one of the most famous natural cures for cough. Drinking ginger as a tea will ease sore throat, non-stop coughing and even congestion.

Relieves migrane headache - ginger can be beneficial in the treatment of headaches and migraines. It is especially useful to combat the nausea that often accompanies migraine headaches.

Relieves toothache - among health benefits of ginger, using the spice as a home remedy for toothaches is something that has been passed down from generation to generation. Many people even experience immediate relief from the tooth pain.

Latin name:
Allium Sativum

Country of Origin:
Central Asia


Strengthens the immune system - The active component in garlic is the sulfur compound called allicin. Allicin is quite powerful as an antibiotic and a potent agent that helps the body to inhibit the ability of germs to grow and reproduce. It possess antiviral, antibacterial, anti-fungal properties allowing it to stand against all infections.

Fights respiratory diseases - garlic's antibacterial properties make it a wonderful treatment for coughs and other throat irritations. Garlic may also reduce the severity of upper respiratory tract infections. Keeps from developing debilitating chronic bronchitis, can treat clods, sinusitis and asthma, and keeps mucus moving normally through the lungs.

Anti-cancer properties - substances found in garlic, such as allicin, have been shown not only to protect colon cells from the toxic effects of cancer-causing chemicals but also to stop the growth of cancer cells once they develop.

Anti-oxidant properties - garlic can have a powerful antioxidant effect. Antioxidants help to protect the body against damaging 'free radicals'.

Cardiovascular benefits - decreases calcium deposits and the size of arterial plaque in coronary arteries, prevents unhealthy blood clotting and improves the circulation. It also has the ability to lower high blood pressure.

Detoxifies - increases the levels of a key enzyme for removing toxins in the blood cells and increases the resistance of the blood cells to DNA damage.

Lowers cholesterol - regular consumption of garlic lowers 'bad' LDL cholesterol and triglycerides and raises 'good' HDL cholesterol.

Latin name:
Trigonella Foenum-Graecum

Country of Origin:
Near East


Rich in vitamins and minerals - fenugreek is an excellent source of minerals like copper, potassium, calcium, iron, selenium, zinc, manganese, and magnesium. It is also rich in many vitamins, including thiamin, pyridoxine (vitamin B6), folic acid, riboflavin, niacin, vitamin A, and vitamin-C.

Treats diabetes and lowers blood sugar levels - studies have shown that participants with both type 1 (insulin dependent) and type 2 (insulin resistant) diabetes had significantly lower blood sugar levels after eating fenugreek.

Reduces cholesterol and cardiovascular risk - regular consumption of fenugreek lowers serum total cholesterol, LDL, VLDL cholesterol and triglycerides. It reduces the risk of atherosclerosis and heart attack.

Reduces fever - fenugreek is very good in bringing down the temperature during high fevers. It is often used as a remedy for sore throat and cough. It helps in the early stages of bronchitis, pneumonia, sinusitis and flu.

Relieves menopausal symptoms - fenugreek contains the chemicals diosgenin and estrogenic isoflavones, which are similar to the female sex hormone, estrogen. Therefore it is effective in treating the symptoms of menopause, including hot flashes, anxiety and insomnia.

Relieves constipation - fenugreek's rich fiber content make it useful in treating constipation, diarrhoea and indigestion.

Latin name:
Piper Nigrum

Country of Origin:


Improves digestion - pepper increases the hydrochloric acid secretion in stomach. This acid helps your body digest food so you don't suffer from indigestion, diarrhea, constipation and colic. Pepper also helps to prevent formation of intestinal gas.

Relieves cough and colds - pepper's antibacterial properties also make it an effective remedy for respiratory conditions including colds, coughs and flu. Pepper's spiciness clears congestion and helps clear up sinusitis.

Anti-oxidant properties - pepper has a rich natural content of flavonoid polyphenolic anti-oxidants, organic chemicals that have strong antioxidant properties. They can prevent or repair the damage caused by the free radicals and thus helps to prevent cancer, cardiovascular diseases and liver problems.

Cardiovascular benefits - pepper has major compounds that regulate blood pressure and cholesterol levels in our bodies. It's anti-inflammatory properties are essential in healing inflammation in the walls and arteries of the heart.

Treats skin conditions - the active chemical ingredient in pepper, piperine, can be an effective treatment for vitiligo. The powerful anti-oxidants in black pepper also shield the skin from UV rays that cause sunburns and even skin cancer.

Anti-depression properties - black pepper improves cognitive function and stimulates the central nervous system. It also helps increase endorphins in the brain.