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Health benefits of Tamarind

  • Tamarind fruit contains certain health benefiting essential volatile chemical compounds, minerals, vitamins and dietary fiber.
  • Its sticky pulp is a rich source of non-starch polysaccharides (NSP) or dietary-fiber such as gums, hemicelluloses, mucilage, pectin and tannins. 100 g of fruit pulp provides 5.1 or over 13% of dietary fiber. NSP or dietary fiber in the food increases its bulk and augments bowel movements thereby help prevent constipation. The fiber also binds to toxins in the food thereby help protect the colon mucus membrane from cancer-causing chemicals.
  • In addition, dietary fibers in the pulp bind to bile salts (produced from cholesterol) and decrease their re-absorption in the colon; thereby help in expulsion of “bad” or LDL cholesterol levels from the body.
  • While lemon composes of citric acid, tamarind is rich in tartaric acid. Tartaric acid gives sour taste to food besides its inherent activity as a powerful antioxidant. (Anti-oxidant E-number is E334). It, thus, helps human body protect from harmful free radicals.
  • Tamarind fruit contains many volatile phytochemicals such as limonene, geraniol, safrole, cinnamic acid, methyl salicylate, pyrazine and alkyl­thiazoles. Together these compounds account for the medicinal properties of tamarind.
  • This prized spice is a good source of minerals like copper, potassium, calcium, iron, selenium, zinc and magnesium. Potassium is an important component of cell and body fluids that helps control heart rate and blood pressure. Iron is essential for red blood cell production and as a co-factor for cytochrome oxidases enzymes.
  • In addition, it is also rich in many vital vitamins, including thiamin (36% of daily required levels), vitamin-A, folic acid, riboflavin, niacin, and vitamin-C. Much of these vitamins plays antioxidant as well as co-factor functions for enzyme metabolism inside the body.

Medicinal uses of Tamarind

  • Its pulp has been used in many traditional medicines as a laxative, digestive, and as a remedy for biliousness and bile disorders.
  • This spice condiment is also used as emulsifying agent in syrups, decoctions, etc., in different pharmaceutical products.

Juicing can have an immediate significant impact on illness, hydration, performance, hormonal balance, weight loss and inflammation in your body. 

As a culture, we are deficient in eating our veggies, and, unfortunately, over time it starts to impair our bodies’ ability to function well.
Juicing is an easy, efficient way to reverse the ill effects of poor diet, and set you on the course to optimal health giving you the highest concentration of nutrients from fruits and vegetables in a form that is easiest for your body to take in and use.


How does it work? Juicing removes the insoluble fiber from vegetables and fruits. While fiber is an established, important part of an overall healthy diet, removing the insoluble fiber allows for increased absorption of specific health promoting phytonutrients including enzymes, while the soluble fiber persists into the juice.  By removing the fibers and consuming fruits and vegetables in liquid form, we are providing a nutrient delivery system to our bodies that allows individuals who would otherwise have difficulty consuming whole vegetables, the opportunity to reap the numerous benefits vegetables have to offer.

Recipe: Carrot 8 oz. + 4 cloves of garlic

Explanation: Researchers at The University of Alabama proved that eating garlic lowers blood pressure and cholesterol levels, thereby reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease. Allicin compound and hydrogen sulfide (H2S) in garlic are responsible for relaxing blood vessels thereby improving blood flow in the arteries.

Another famous cure developed in the 1920′s by a Canadian Nurse, Rene Caisse, was borrowed from the Ojibwas Indians called Essiac or Ojibwa Indian Tea. The Royal Cancer Commission found in 1937 that it was indeed effective in treating terminally ill cancer, and in 1938 it came within three votes of legalization. Rene alone was allowed to use it without profit until her death in 1978, when theCanadian Government sadly destroyed all her records.

There are four main parts to this tea. Burdock and Rhubarb roots, along with Slippery Elm are used as blood purifiers combined with the tops of young Sheep’s Sorrel (Rumens acetosella). The use of Essiac is growing widely and spreading to other countries. There are also growing evidence that some distributors have substituted yellow dock for curly dock for the essential Sheep’s Sorrel.

Another traditional herbal cancer remedy brought forward to us from the Aborigines is made from the twigs and stems of Pawpaw. Back in 1962 along the Queensland Gold Coast it was used to cure rapidly spreading tumors in both lungs of Stan Sheldon. Throughout Queensland this cure is now widely used.

The New Scientist did an article exclaiming that a chemical had been discovered in one certain variety of Pawpaw that was a billion times more stronger or more effective against cancer cells than any other cancer drug known to this day. Another cancer drug from the Aborigines is the Maroon Bush used down under. Where Mistletoe was the European alternative according to the folklore legend, by Richard Steiner.

From the old school of American herbalists a well known advocate of cancer cures was Jethro Kloss. His remedy was composed of mainly red clover flower blossoms, the roots of burdock and yellow dock, golden seal and the leaves and flowers of violets. Also included were Echinacea, agrimony, dandelion root and aloe combined to make a very powerful and successful remedy.

Probably more famous and even more widely used in a number of countries around the world is the Hoxley Herbal mixture. Thousands of patients back in mid nineteen twenties confirmed its potency in alleviating cancer. Quite a lengthily list of ingredients was used in the herbal preparation. Here is a list of the following herbs. Armarga, beriberis root, buckthorn bark, burdock, licorice, poke root, prickly ash, red clover, stillingia root and potassium iodide. He also used three topical cures that covered any visible tumors that would cause them to dehydrate and fall off. In New Zealand presently, Herbveil 8 and KC101 and cansema are being utilized for melanoma and breast tumors that are close to the skin.

In his book “Killing Cancers”, Jason Winters detailed his own cure. As well as dietary changes he made a concoction of red clover, gotu kola, chaparral, selenium and some other ill defined roots and spices not available in most countries. Chaparral is still a controversial herb to this day as some people reported it causes lesions on their livers.

These natural remedies, herbal brews and scientific alternatives can provide great relief for people who are constantly suffering from the unbearable symptoms of any form of cancer. By choosing to rely on a professional alternative health care specialist, you are taking your pain and life into your own hands. As cancer patients are more than likely already taking more than enough prescription medications we feel that it is worth it to experiment with the alternative side of the spectrum. Again, it is important to choose to work with a qualified health care practitioner before you combine any alternative treatments with your already existing medical plan.

Here are some pages containing some additional alternative health information for your use;

Alternative Health Links – http://www.universalway.org/Foreign/health.html

“Back to Eden” by Jethro Kloss [Softcover] at Amazon Books – http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0940985101/

Essiac Tea – http://www.educaid.org/~amhealth/essiac.html
History of Rene Caisse and her formula – http://essiac-info.org/rene.html
Essiac vs. Kombucha as a detoxant – http://www.kalamark.com/essiac/
“The Essiac Report: Canada’s Remarkable Unknown Cancer Remedy” by Richard Thomas – http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0963981803/

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Ready for a powerful cleansing juice recipe that will wake you up? Try a variation of the popular Lemon Ginger Blast

  • 1 large slice of ginger root (1-2 inches) – Add more for a stronger punch 

  • 2 large lemons

  • 2 Apples

  • 3 Kale leafs

  • 3-4 Stalks of Celery

  • 1 Cucumber

  • Hand full of parsley or cilantro

  • 2 Medium oranges, peeled and any excess pith removed

  • 1/2 C Coconut water OR almond milk OR water

  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric

  • 3 Tbsp Goji berries

  • 1/2 ” pc Peeled ginger

  • 1 Tbsp Coconut nectar OR Maple syrup

  • 3/4 C Ice

This smoothie boosts amazing properties to rebuild your immune system