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Lemongrass

Thursday, March 28th, 2013

Lemongrass is one of the main ingredients in Thai dishes. Do you know? The Lemongrass stems help you to cope with the cold, headaches, coughing and flatulence. Also, it helps release the gas in your stomach, diarrhea, aching, suffering from strangury, and mind asthma. Lemongrass roots have the medical value to release heartburn, gastritis, suffering from strangury, and ringworm. Its leaves help you to cope with fever and reduce blood pressure. Accordingly, with no doubt, eating Tom Yam is good for your health.

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Ginger

Thursday, March 28th, 2013

Ginger gives a little kick in many dishes by its heat and spiciness. Moreover, its medical value really gives a kick too. Ginger roots help release the symptom of vomiting, flatulence, bloated, coughing, gastritis, unable to defecate. The stems and flowers also help you cope with gastritis, bloated, flatulence, unable to defecate, and help expelling parasite, worms, and diarrhea. Its fruit is very good in releasing fever.

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Turmeric

Thursday, March 28th, 2013

Turmeric is used in some Thai dishes, for example, Yellow curry. Turmeric has the value of releasing flatulence, bloated, diarrhea, gastritis, and skin diseases like ringworm and dermatitis.

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Galangal

Thursday, March 28th, 2013

Not many westerns know what Galangal is. Galangal is a herbaceous plant. Its roots are generally used in Thai kitchens. The taste is dull spice and bitter. It is one of the main ingredient in Tom Yam and in many curry pastes. Galangal helps release flatulence and bloated feelings. It also cures the urticaria, hives, nettle rash, ringworm, and eczema by applying mixed fresh grounded Galangal and spirit on the symptom until cured.

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Kaempfer

Thursday, March 28th, 2013

Another exotic herb for you, Kaempfer roots or ‘Gra-Chaay’ in Thai, is used in many spicy dishes with coconut milk, such as ‘Hor Mok’ or without coconut milk, such as Jungle curry. The pungent taste of it is unique. Eating Kampfer roots helps release stomachache, flatulence, bloated, suffering from strangury, gives energy, and helps to boost your libido. Also, it can be externally used to cure ringworm and eczema.

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Kaffir lime

Thursday, March 28th, 2013

Kaffir lime fruit tastes like lime but it’s not as sour and a bit bitter. Its skin is a main ingredient in many curry pastes, for example, green curry paste and red curry paste. The skin helps good digestion and enriches your heart. Traditionally, we also use the juice from the fruit as an aromatic shampoo to treat dandruff and it is really effective. Kaffir lime leaves are also widely used for aromatic purposes in the Thai kitchen, such as in Tom Yam and green curry.

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Lime

Thursday, March 28th, 2013

Lime is used for many purposes in the Thai kitchen. Lime juice and fruits have the medical value of Vitamin C, nourishing your skin, hair, voice, helps to expel parasite, releasing gas in your stomach, flatulence, bloated, fever, cough and curing allergic rashes and spots. It is commonly known in Thailand that sipping mixed lime juice plus the seeds with a little bit of salt when you have a cold helps to releave the symptoms and expel phlegm.

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Tamarind

Thursday, March 28th, 2013

Do not worry if you need to go to the loo after eating Tamarind juice or Thai dishes that have Tamarind fruit as an ingredient. Since, Tamarind fruit helps you have good digestion and it’s effects come swiftly. It is a tropical tree, native to Africa. The fruit pulp is edible and popular. The hard green pulp of a young fruit is very sour and acidic, so much it cannot be consumed directly, but is often used as a component of savory dishes. The ripened fruit is edible, as it becomes less sour and somewhat sweeter, but still very acidic. It is used in desserts as a jam, blended into juices or sweetened drinks, or as a snack. It is also consumed as a natural laxative. In Thailand, there is a carefully cultivated sweet variety with little to no tartness, grown specifically to be eaten as a fresh fruit. It is also sometimes eaten preserved in sugar with chili as a candy.

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Coriander

Thursday, March 28th, 2013

Do you know that Coriander seeds have the medical value to release toothache? Traditionally, Thai people gargle the boiled Coriander seeds with water in the mouth to help release toothache. Scrubbing whole fresh coriander on rashes helps to relieve the symptoms quicker.

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Holy basil or Sacred basil

Thursday, March 28th, 2013

‘Pad Gra Prao’ or Stir fried meat with chillies and Holy basil is a very popular dish for a lunch in Thailand. Holy basil or Sacred basil helps release flatulence, bloated, heartburn, coughing, fever, expelling parasite, and curing ringworm. Crush holy basil leaves then put it aside helps to repel mosquitos.

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