Vegetables are highly beneficial for maintaining health and preventing diseases. Vegetables and fruits are valued for their high vitamin and mineral content and for assisting alkaline reserve in the body. There are many laxatives and sedatives in the vegetable kingdom. An intake of about 280 grams of vegetables per day per person is considered essential for maintaining good health. Most vegetables are best consumed in their raw state, fresh and locally grown. Listed below are the more common vegetables and some of their curative properties.
Asparagus: Rheumatism, heart disease and sexual debility
Beet Root: Anemia, digestive disorders, constipation and piles, circulating disorders, kidney and gall bladder disorders, skin disorders and dandruff
Cabbage: Constipation, stomach ulcers, obesity, skin disorders, premature aging, cancer
Carrot: Tooth decay, digestive disorders, constipation, diarrhea, thread worms
Cucumber: Constipation, stomach disorders, rheumatic ailments, urinary disorders, cholera, skin eruptions, beauty aid
Fenugreek: Digestive disorders, anemia, pregnancy and lactation, sense of taste and smell, dandruff, fever, stomach disorders, respiratory infections, sore throats, bad breath, body odors, diabetes, swelling
Ginger: Digestive system disorders, cough and cold, respiratory disorders, aches and pains, sexual debility, menstrual disorders
Lettuce: Constipation, insomnia, diabetes, anemia, pregnancy and lactation
Mint: Digestive system disorders, respiratory disorders, oral disorders, hoarseness, skin disorders, natural birth control
Potato: Chronic constipation, intestinal toxemia, uric and acid disease, rheumatism, digestive system disorders, skin blemishes, swellings
Radish: Piles, genital-urinary disorders, chest complaints, jaurdia, leucoderma
Apples: Anemia, constipation, diarrhea, dysentery, stomach disorders, headaches, heart disease, high blood pressure, rheumatic afflictions, dry cough, kidney, eye disorders, dental disorders, promotes vigor and vitality
Apricots: Constipation, indigestion, anemia, fevers, skin diseases
Avocado: Digestive system disorders, bad breath, Bright’s disease, psoriasis, beauty aid
Banana: Intestinal disorder, constipation and diarrhea, dysentery, arthritis and gout, anarreia, allergies, tuberculosis, urinary disorders, menstrual disorders, burns and wounds, nerves (great tip for overweight: six bananas and four glasses of skim milk for a period of 10 to 15days)
Date: Intestinal disturbances, constipation, weak heart, sexual debility, children’s diseases, intoxication (soaked in drinking water)
Fig: Constipation, piles, asthma, sexual weakness, corns
Grapes: Constipation, dyspepsia, asthma, heart diseases, migraine, kidney troubles, liver disorders, children’s diseases, external sores, pyorrhea, alcoholism
Grapefruit: Acidity, digestive disorders, diabetes, influenza, fever, malaria, fatigue, scanty urination
Lemon: Oral diseases, throat disorders, scurvy, burning soles and heels, digestive problems, fevers, hemorrhage, obesity, cold, circulation disorders, cholesterol, for relaxation,
Lime: Scurvy, digestive disorders, constipation, peptic ulcers, common colds, tonsillitis, gums, eye disorders, bleeding piles, cystitis, scorpion sting, obesity, beauty aid
Mango: Heart, stroke, gastro-intestinal disorders, bilious disorders, blood disorders, scurvy, gripe, eye disorders, infections, loss of weight, diabetes, diarrhea, female disorders, throat disorders, scorpion bites
Orange: Fevers, dyspepsia, constipation, diseases of bone and teeth, children’s ailments, heart disease, acne
Papaya: Digestive aid, intestinal disorders, round worms, skin disorders, menstrual irregularities, cirrhosis of the liver, throat disorders, spleen enlargement
Pomegranate: Digestive disorders, diarrhea and dysentery, intestinal worms, fever, anal itching, kidney and bladder stones, teeth and gum disorders
Raisins: Acidosis, constipation, anemia, underweight, sexual debility
These are just a few of the benefits shown from the most common fruits. As you can see it is amazing the healing properties in food we take for granted. Because there is such a concern for weight and vitality in our time you can see that eating fruit daily is essential to aid in both.
I also recommend reading Fit for Life by Harvey and Marilyn Diamond. They also emphasize the importance of fruits and vegetables to help the body eliminate waste. Many foods clog the system and cause constipation, which is sure to lead to more serious problems if not handled when it occurs. They, and many other experts, assert that the purpose of elimination is to remove toxic waste from the body. I agree completely.
The water found in fruits and vegetables assists your body in cleansing the accumulated waste matter. The inside of your body has to be cleaned just like the outside. The water from fruits and vegetables as well as plain drinking water are a transport medium for nutrients. This water, after dropping off the nutrients, picks up waste matter and flushes it from the body. From all my studies this is the key to health and energy. A clogged system is the harbinger of health deterioration and the accelerator of aging.