Amazing Benefits of Vanilla
Is there anyone who doesn’t love the taste or scent of Vanilla? Just the mere mention of the word “Vanilla” will usually bring a smile to your face right? 🙂
Vanilla extract is made from Vanilla beans…Vanilla beans are brewed with alcohol and water…and voila….Vanilla extract!!
Vanilla and Vanilla Extract has been used for years for it’s medicinal properties…who knew?! Let’s take a look….
Antioxidant – Vanilla is rich in antioxidants which can prevent skin damage, reduce free radicals and help decrease infection.
Antibacterial & Anti Inflammatory – Vanillin is the primary component in Vanilla beans. It works the same way as Capsaicin.
Aphrodisiac – Vanilla when used as aroma therapy is considered a popular scent as an aphrodisiac. Researchers have also found that consuming Vanilla can help with impotence.
Relaxation – Vanilla soothes your body in numerous ways. It has calming effects on the brain and nervous system helping to reduce anxiety. It has also been shown to reduce blood pressure.
Menstruation – Vanilla has been shown to help regulate menstrual cycles by activating additional estrogen into your system.
Nausea – One of the more popular uses for Vanilla is to help settle your stomach naturally. Add a few drops to a glass of water and sip slowly to help relieve nausea.
Vanilla extract also contains small amounts of B complex vitamins….niacin, pantothenic acid, riboflavin, thiamine and B6. These vitamins assist with nervous system and metabolism functions.
Vanilla extract contains trace amounts of minerals like magnesium, calcium, manganese, potassium, iron and zinc.
So enjoy a glass of milk with a few drops of vanilla extract before bed…put your feet up and relax….ahhhhhh 🙂
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