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Thailand's Healthful

Vegetables, Fruits, Herbs and Spices

Long ago, Spices from Persia and the East Indies occupied the minds of the great civilizations of China, Greece and Rome. Longevity, health, fitness were the hallmarks of human interaction in classical worlds, much as they are in ours today. Health and physical fitness are not just a result of athletic workouts and vitamin pills. These help, but our basic physical health is determined by our diet. We all know the basic about nutrition and we do our best to eat well, but often we are at a loss when in comes to a well prescribed diet that could prevent a lot of the irritating minor illnesses and problems we have. In Thailand, people have always paid close attention to the little things in diet. This is why Thai food is filled with spices, herbs, fruits and vegetables such as chillis, garlic, ginger and coconut. These ingredients and others like them are more than just good taste, and traditional Thai cooking has always involved more practical knowledge of healthful foods than either decoration or flavor. Interestingly, medical professionals the world over are taking a closer look at the properties of basic herbal ingredients and finding that there is indeed some benefit to them. On this page, we offer a brief sketch of some of the most common human ailments and irritations along with lists of Thai fruits, vegetables, hers and spices that are known to have a potentially helpful effect on us when we eat them. This is no surefire cure, but it's nice to know that we can partially determine our own healthful diet based on some fundamental information. Let's take a look.

Common Cold
Common Cold :
Sweet basil seed
Tamarind
Banana
Jackfruit
Pomelo
Langsart
Margosa
Lettuce
Shallots
Black Pepper
Santol
Plum Mango
Gastrointestial :
Cloves
Common Ginger
White Tumeric
Chillis
Pine Apple
Wild betel leaf
Garlic
Holy basil
Black pepper
Cardamon
Zingiber cassumanar
Coriander
Thorny tree
Onions
Gastrointestinal
Headache :
Chillis
Pomelo
Gooseberry leaf
Tea & Lemon
Backache :
Lemon grass
Eggplant
Coconut

Burn :
Pumpkin
Coconut
Jasmine
Cashew
Aloe
Tea
Tobacco
Asiatic Pennyworth

Urinary Tract :
Celery
Pandanus Palm
Roselle
Pineapple
Lemon Grass
Lettuce
Siamese Cassia
Corn
Cashew nut
Constipation :
Tamarind
Sweet basil seed
Papaya
Banana
Golden shower
Siamese cassia
Senna
Diarrhea :
Mango
Tea
Guava
Langsart
Siamese Ginger
Gra shai
Santol
White Tumeric
Coconut
Mangosteen
Jujube
Mung Beans
Worms :
Punio Apple
Pumpkin
Betel-Nut
Tamarind
Garlic
Langsart
Appetite :
Common Ginger
Siamese Cassia
Celery
Balsam Apple
Corn
Toothache :
Lettuce
Cloves
Manila Tamarind
Coconut
Bodhi Tree
Holy basil
Heart :
Tea wild
Lotus
Pandanus Palm
Lettuce
Kaffir lime
Longan
Papaya
Corn
Skin Care :
Garlic
Siamese Ginger
Durian
Holy basil
White Tumeric
Swamp Cabbage
Cholesterol :
Roselle
Wild Tamarind
Garlic
Shallots
Onions
Diabetes :
Balsam Apple
Corn
Banana
Pandanus leaf
Wild Tamarind
Hypertension :
Celery
Tea
Tamarind
Wild Tamarind
Cough :
Garlic
Lemon
Eucalyptus


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