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TURMERIC, for more than just curry dishes!

TURMERIC, for more than just curry dishes!

If you have lived in the Caribbean and spent time in the kitchen with friends or relatives who love to cook curry or other fabulous Indian dishes then you may have seen TURMERIC being added to the pot! In our Jamaican and “Indian” cooking we often use it in its bright yellow aromatic powdered form. Your elders may have even told you that turmeric is really "good for you" and keeps away all kinds of illnesses. 

It’s therefore no wonder that many of us who are familiar with TURMERIC (Curcuma longa) know it as an ingredient used to make curry. In the food industry Turmeric is also used to give some mustard products their bright yellow color! Turmeric comes from the root of the Curcuma longa plant and has a tough brown skin and a deep orange flesh. Turmeric has a peppery, warm and bitter flavor as well as a mild fragrance. Sounds familiar? Well, minus the color, this sounds very much like ginger. Yes, turmeric is indeed a part of the ginger family and grows wild in the forests of South and Southeast Asia.

In Southern Asia and the Middle East turmeric has been a staple in cooking for thousands of years. However, it is also used as a powerful anti-inflammatory agent in both Indian and Chinese medicine. Turmeric is used to treat a wide variety of ailments, such as flatulence, menstrual problems, bloody urine, hemorrhage, chest pain, bruises, burns, toothache and colic. The Chinese also use it in medicine to treat depression.

Recent and ongoing research has found that turmeric is beneficial to the treatment of a variety of health conditions including Cancer and Alzheimer's. Elderly villagers in India who eat Turmeric daily in their curry dishes have the world's lowest rate of Alzheimer's disease.  It has also been found that turmeric reduces the side effects of the chemo drug  Paclitaxel and boosts its effects. 

It is the important health benefits found in turmeric why we at ExoticGlobalProducts.com are proud to bring you TURMERIC CURCUMIN Dietary Supplement 60 Capsules by Tropical Holistic. When your days are very busy this 100% pure supplement will fill your Turmeric dietary needs! 

Now if you're interested in making real Caribbean curry dishes you may try world-famous, authentic CHIEF (INDIAN HEAD) CURRY POWDER, also available here at ExoticGlobalProducts.com. Chief Curry Powder is a product of Trinidad & Tobago! 

Health Benefits of Guinea Hen Weed Tea

Health Benefits of Guinea Hen Weed Tea

The Great Health Benefits of the Nutraceutical, Guinea Hen Weed Tea (Petiveria Alliacea or Anamu)

The Guinea Hen Weed plant is indigenous mainly to the tropical areas of the Caribbean, Amazon rainforest, Central and South America, and Africa. The actual botanical name of the weed is “Petiveria Alliacea”, and it is Jamaicans who refer to it as Guinea Hen Weed. This extremely powerful Jamaican medicinal plant is also known as “Garlic Weed” or “Infection Bush” because one of it’s most effective benefits is that of fighting infection and stimulating the immune system. However, this amazing weed has so many additional health benefits, that doctors worldwide have found it to be “the most interesting and important medicinal plants in the world” (Source: http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/news/New-anti-cancer-discovery-from-Guinea-Hen-Weed_16214248). Here is a list of the most powerful Guinea Hen Weed Tea benefits:

  • Kills Cancer Cells - men with prostate cancer have been drinking this tea for decades. There is an agent in the Guinea Hen Weed plant called poly & trisulfides that are both are known and proven to inhibit the growth of cancer cells. These properties inhibit a certain strand of protein called “kinase” that exists within cancer cells and is known to be the property that cause cancer cells to spread throughout the body. Therefore, the inhibition of this particular strand of protein is helpful in inhibiting the growth of cancer - scientific research has proven that this plant has been known to cure the following types of cancer (Source:http://crazyjamaica.com/?page_id=331):
  • Brain
  • Bladder
  • Breast
  • Fibrous
  • Skin
  • Small Cell Lung Cancer
  • Prostate
  • Lowers blood sugar - helps people who are diabetic
  • Helps with digestive disorders
  • Acts as a pain reliever
  • Reduces feelings of nausea
  • Prevent degeneration
  • Fights infection & common viruses
  • Anti-inflammatory - helps people who are arthritic
  • Cleans Fallopian Tubes

  • There has been a significant amount of research around the healing properties of the Guinea Hen Weed tea. So much so, that doctors can now prescribe it for cancer patients either in tea or pill form.

    Of course, it is always important to be aware of the origination of any botanical plants with medicinal properties. You may check with your doctor if you have concerns about how this tea may work with your existing conditions or medicines.  Shop all our Jamaican Herbal Teas at ExoticGlobalProducts.com/Healing Teas

    Who’s Ready to BBQ Jamaican Style?

    Who’s Ready to BBQ Jamaican Style?

    It is almost that time again! Long sunny, summer days. BBQs outside with friends, family, and neighbors. The smell of fresh cut grass. The sound of laughing children running through sprinklers and playing in the water. And the aroma of marinated steaks from the BBQ. Really, who doesn’t love the thought of that. When I think about marinating my dinner party steaks, chicken, kabobs, or ribs in World Famous Jamaican Jerk sauce, or using the Caribbean rub on my dinner party salmon, I instantly start to salivate.

    At ExoticGlobalProducts.com, we have made it our mission to personally choose and hand pick rub seasonings and sauces so good to eat that you end up feeling like you are at a BBQ in the Caribbean. These tastes, flavors, and ingredients are made and manufactured to literally transform your experience! Because all of the products are imported direct from the country of origin, they are made with the ingredients from that country, making them some of the most authentic seasonings and sauces on the market!

    Our products are chosen with the greatest care and integrity, and we only use manufacturers that adhere to the critical standards and quality that we possess in our company as a whole. It is very important to us, and integral to the well-being of our partnerships that they are held to the same stringent standards that we hold in our company’s overall mission. It is always our hope that our customers are completely satisfied and happy with our products.

    So, shop our World Famous Eaton’s Jamaican Jerk BBQ Sauce right here today and teleport yourself to the beautiful beaches of Jamaica nowhttp://www.exoticglobalproducts.com/eatons-original-jamaican-jerk-barbecue-sauce-19-5oz/!! 

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    Health Benefits of Soursop Tea

    Health Benefits of Soursop Tea

    The Health Benefits of Soursop Tea

    The Soursop tree has also been called the “Cancer Healing Tree”. This evergreen tree is native to Mexico, Central America, Northern South America, and the Caribbean Islands. The actual soursop fruit weighs up to five pounds and is high in vitamins B and C. The leaves are just as potent as the fruit and can also be used for tea.

    As stated above, this tea has been long known to treat and prevent some forms of cancer. **Please keep in mind it is always important to consult your physician prior to treating yourself for any disease or medical condition.** There was a study done back in January of 2011 that used the soursop roots against tissue cultures of some forms of cancer. The results showed that the essential effectiveness of the root against the cancer causing bodies was attributed to alkaloid compounds and acetogenins, which all have anti-inflammatory, anti parasitic, anti fungal, and antibiotic effects.

    Master herbalists also confirm that it is good for blood pressure, gout, stress, immunity boosting effects, and other systems in the body that are plagued with inflammation. There is also a pleasant effect on the body in terms of circulation. It is extremely soothing.

    Because of the amount of toxins, chemicals, and preservatives consumed in our diet everyday, it is extremely important to be aware of the effects these properties have on the inflammation in your body. Inflammation alone has been said to cause cancer over time, it is hard on the joints, digestion, stress, and depression.

    Soursop tea is something that can be consumed guilt free, and on a consistent basis. If you are plagued with any of the medical conditions mentioned earlier, herbalists strongly suggest the regular consumption of this tea.

    As usual, here at ExoticGlobalProducts.com we pride ourselves in offering products that are native to exotic and tropical countries with the highest standards. All natural and highly effective, each and every one. Of course, Jamaican Soursop Teas are no exceptions to this rule. Shop our natural healing teas at ExoticGlobalProducts.com

    Benefits of Shea Butter

    Benefits of Shea Butter

    At Exotic Global Products, we take great pride in selling a variety of products that appeal to a market that appreciates high quality, all-natural manufacturing. For instance, Shea Butter is one quality ingredient that you will find in many of our Beauty & Personal Care products. 

    If you are not aware, you must be made aware of all of the amazing health and beauty benefits of Shea Butter. Our Shea Butter is not just any Shea Butter - our Shea Butter originates from Africa where it has been used for centuries in African Pharmacology, and long referred to as “Women’s Gold”. When purchasing Shea Butter, it is extremely important to get the raw, unrefined, Grade A, and organic Shea Butter for optimal skin and hair care benefits. That is why we take great pride, and make it our mission to remain true to these standards for our customers. We know that this is one reason why our customers not only keep returning to purchase our exotic, global products, but also why they refer their friends and family!

    Shea Butter comes from the Karite Nut of the Shea Tree. One of the most valuable benefits of Shea Butter is that it can either be used alone, but it is just as wonderful when you combine all-natural, raw, and unrefined essential oils, which increases the overall benefit of the product.

    The top three benefits of Shea Butter are:

    1) The Skin Smoothing aspect - because Shea butter enhances the skin’s natural production of collagen, it prevents dryness and cracking, lessens wrinkles, and naturally strengthens, moisturizes, and softens skin.

    2) Reduces Inflammation - Shea Butter harbors a natural ingredient called, lupeol cinnamate, which is known for it’s anti-inflammatory properties. Therefore, this attribute can also help to alleviate acne problems as well as skin mutations.

    3) Extreme Moisturizing Benefit - Shea Butter is naturally packed with vitamins A, E, and F as well as fatty acids that are incredibly moisturizing and nourishing for both skin and hair.

    The other wonderful benefit of Shea Butter is that it can be used in a variety of different ways:

    1) Homemade Lotion

    2) Lip Balms

    3) Healing Salves

    And it can treat all of the following conditions:

    1) Stretch Marks

    2) Cracked Heels

    3) Psoriasis

    4) Eczema

    5) Skin Wrinkles

    6) Rough Elbows & Knees

    7) Scalp Irritation & Dryness

    8) Razor Burns

    9) Skin Discoloration

    10) Hair Moisturizer & Softener

    If you have not yet tried Shea Butter, and have been thinking about using it for awhile due to its amazing qualities and benefits, think no more! Shea Butter is an ESSENTIAL skin and hair care product that should be in every bathroom all over the world! It is natural, exotic, and just an all around good quality product. 

    Cerasee Tea Health Benefits

    Cerasee Tea Health Benefits

    Cerasee (Momordica charantia) medicinal herb also referred to as bitter melon, is a plant that is native to Africa, the Middle East, the Mediterranean. This medicinal herb had been introduced to Brazil, Latin America and the Caribbean by way of African slaves. Cerasee is a creeping herb which grows freely on fences and on the ground and the flowers are yellow and orange. The Cerasee fruit can be eaten and is typically very sweet when ripe.

    In the Caribbean a tea made from the dry Cerasee leaves and vine is used for diabetes, high blood pressure, worms, colon cleansing, dysentery, bellyaches, laxative, cramps, diarrhea, malaria, purifying the blood and other serious ailments. There are those who believe that it may aid in people suffering with HIV/AIDS.

    Others use Cerasee tea as a tonic and remedy for colds, fevers and pains due to arthritis and rheumatism. In some countries cerasee is cultivated as a vegetable and cooked as a leafy vegetable. A tea of the root of Cerasee can be used to expel kidney stones. The juice of the ripe Cerasee fruit, which contains valuable enzymes and minerals, is often taken for diabetes.  

    Today Cerasee tea is available in tea bags. Shavuot Farms Jamaican Cerasee Tea is available at www.exoticglobalproducts.com.  

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