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Spicy Healing
 
 

 

Dr. Miss Ratna Chatterjee
Asst professor,
Department of Materia Medica and Surgery
Gujarat Homoeopathic
Medical College

 

 

       The writer of this article Dr. Miss Ratna Chatterjee is Asst professor in the Department of Materia Medica and Surgery of Gujarat Homoeopathic Medical College and is an enthusiastic research scholar, has presented many articles in various journals. She has conducted clinical proving on Andrographis painculata and Leucas Aspera.

 
 
ZINGIBER

 


 

Use as folk Medicine

  • The decoction helps to expectorate and get rid
    of cough and common cold.

Therapeutic Use in Homoeopathy

  • Cough and common cold
  • Diarrhoea due to drinking impure water
  • Constipation
  • Flatulence
  • Acidity
  • Supperssion of urine.

Name of the spice : Ginger
Culinary Use
   Used in recipes as a taste and flavor enhancer

 
ALLIUM SATIVA
   
 

Name of the spice : Garlic

Culinary Use

  • The special strong aroma of it enhances the taste and flavor of recipes particularly nonvegetarian recipes.

Use as folk Medicine

  • A small Garlic taken in empty stomach early in the morning cures deep seated chronic illness like Rheumatism, Heart disease, Nephritis etc. Garlic deep-fried in oil and massage of the hot oil relives pain.

Therapeutic Use in Homoeopathy

  • Increased peristalsis.
 
 
  • Arterial Hypertension.
  • Pulmonary Tuberculosis.
  • Fleshy person who takes non-vegetarian food suffer from Catarrhal affection.

 
ALLIUM CEPA

 


 
  • Used raw in salad.
Use as folk Medicine

  • Smell of it prevents sun stroke.
  • Juice of it cures cough and common cold.
  • Juice of it applied locally helps to grow hair on bald spot.

Therapeutic Use in Homoeopathy

  • Laryngeal catarrh with acird nasal discharge.
  • Burning in the eyes with bland lacrymation.
  • Hoarseness of voice.
  • Hacking cough, tickling in larynx and oppression of breathing.

Name of the spice : Red onion

Culinary Use

  • Used in recipes as taste enhancer.
 
CINAMONUM
   
 


Name of the spice :
Cinamonum

Culinary Use

  • The strong aroma of it enhance the
    taste of soup, non-vegetarian dishes, fried rice etc,

Therapeutic Use in Homoeopathy

  • Post partum haemorrhage(P.P.H.),
    Menstrual irregularities,
    Dysfunctional Uterian Bleeding (D.U.B.)
 
 
  • Epistaxis He. from bowels, profuse bright
    red blood.

 
ASAFOETIDA

 


 

Use as folk Medicine

  • Anti flatulent agent.

Therapeutic Use in Homoeopathy

  • Flatulence, spasm of stomach and Oesophagus.
  • Hysteria.
  • Hypersensitivity.
  • Caries of bones and periosteum.
  • Fetid discharge.

Name of the spice : Hinga (Gum of the stink Name of the spice : Assnd)
Culinary Use

  • For its strong pungent smell used for special
    dishes / pickles.
 
 
CAPSICUM
   
 


Name of the spice :
Red Pepper

Culinary Use

  • The bright red color and strong pungent taste helps to enhance the color and taste in recipes.

Use as folk Medicine

  • Increases the power to withstand burning heat in
    hot summer days by its burning nature.
  • Reduces bleeding tendencies.
  • For its highly irritating property its just used as
    a weapon and thrown on eyes of miscreants to getrid of them.
Therapeutic Use in Homoeopathy
  • Sore throat.
  • Hot feeling in the fauces and halitosis.
 

 
  • Inflammation of mastoid process.
  • Homesickness.
  • Delirium tremens.
  • Cough
  • Burning micturation/stool.
  • Every stool followed by thirst and every drinking
    followed by shuddering.

 
PIPER NIGRUM

 

 

Use as folk Medicine

  • Decoction helps to reduce cough and hoarseness
    nature.

Therapeutic Use in Homoeopathy

  • Cough and hoarseness.Dyspnoea,
    pain chest.
  • Heaviness and colicy pain in abdomen,
    flatulence, thirst
  • Burning in urinary bladder and urethra.

Name of the spice : Black Pepper

Culinary Use

  • Used in culinary to enhance taste.
 
CROCUS SATIVA
   
 


Name of the spice :
Saffron

Culinary Use

  • For its bright color and flavor it enhances the color and taste of recipes.

Therapeutic Use in Homoeopathy

  • Threatened abortion.
  • Menstrual disorder.
    menorrhagia, metrohagia.
 

 
  • Epistaxis.
  • Heart affection.

 
OLEUM CARYOPHYLLUM

 

 


Use as folk Medicine

  • Chewing clove cures gingivitis,
    pyorrhea
  • Alveolaris.
  • Removes Halitosis.
  • Mouth freshener.

Therapeutic Use in Homoeopathy

  • Pthisis,
    Bronchites,
  • Bronchiactesis.
  • Bleeding gum.
  • Hallitosis.
  • Pyorrhoea alveolaris.

Name of the spice : Clove

Culinary Use

  • The strong aroma of it enhance the taste of
    soup, non-vegetarian dishes, fried rice etc

OPIUM (Papaver Somniferum)
   
 


Name of the spice :
Khaskhas (Post poppy seed)

Culinary Use

  • The paste of it used in recipes or separately in samber.

Use as folk Medicine

  • Used as addictive agent to induce sleep.

Therapeutic Use in Homoeopathy

  • Apoplexy
  • Colic,
  • Constipation.
  • Diabetes Mellitus.
 

 
  • Whooping Cough.
  • Retention of urine.
  • Stertorus breathing.
  • Insomnia.
  • Epilepsy.
 
HELIANTHUS

 


 

Culinary Use

  • Oil of it used in cooking.

Therapeutic Use in Homoeopathy

  • Intermittent fever.
  • Vomiting, Nausea, Malaena.
  • Epistaxis, Coryza.
  • Rhematic pain in left knee.


Name of the spice :
Sun Flower