Food Remedies: Facts About Foods and their Medical Uses
Food Remedies: Foods and their Medical Uses
By Florence Daniel
A ‘Next Level In…’ eBook
What’s the difference between food and medicine?
We ingest food. We ingest medicine. Medicine has active ingredients that effect our health and so does food. We think of a Vitamin C supplement as medicinal, but we think of an orange as food. Yet both are vehicles for adding a chemical to our bodies that is critical to our health and well-being.
Think of aspirin; very definitely a medicine. Yet it has it’s origins in plant-life, specifically willow trees and other salicylate-rich plants. The active ingredient of aspirin is acetylsalicylic acid.
And this is the case for many health-giving and illness-curing compounds that we are used to seeing in the form of tablets and capsules.
This classic book looks at the medicinal properties of a huge range of foods, from almonds, apples and asparagus through oats, olives and onions to walnuts, wheat and white rice.