Condiment First-Aid Kit

Condiment First-Aid Kit

Condiment First-Aid Kit

In the great outdoors everything you carry should be versatile, including food. Many condiments can not only “repair” a mediocre camping meal, but thanks to their medicinal properties, they can repair your body as well. You will read below our 5 stars list of multipurpose condiments.

Cayenne pepper: it is useful in different forms, like sauce and powder. For spicy taste, this will help tremendously in any dish, a fantastic addition to meats, veggies, soups, rice, and pasta. You may even like it in your coffee! Rich in vitamin C and A, a source of antioxidants, it protects your heart. It may also help with digestion and relieve headaches, which could be helpful on both fronts during a camping trip!

What are the best condiments for oral health during a trip? Nutmeg has properties that kill cavity-causing microbes. But our favorite is cloves. Clove oil is a great defense against gingivitis and has a positive effect on bacteria in the mouth. In case of a strong toothache, just biting on a clove will numb the pain. Of course, cloves will also add tremendous flavors to many dishes.

What if you get sick during the trip? Garlic is a must-have. It is of course one of the most used condiments. It exists in many forms, but garlic heads are especially easy to carry, because they are compact, lightweight, and protected by their papery skin. It’s a fantastic addition to pretty much any dish, but it's also known to prevent a lot of diseases. One of its main benefits for outdoor people is that it helps in preventing colds. It’s really no fun to be sick in the outdoors, far from the comfort of home. Ginger may also help a lot against nausea, by relieving the symptom. It could be part of a medicinal food kit for women, as it is said to reduce a lot of menstrual pain! Just like garlic, ginger is the perfect addition for soups, vinaigrettes, stir-fries, rice dishes, etc. It’s so lightweight! An essential for the outdoor kitchen!

Last but not least, one of the most versatile and delicious condiments to bring is honey! It’s a perfect food that lasts forever! Of course, it’s a delicious condiment in any dessert, herbal tea, or even salad. But, it has medicinal properties that are too numerous to be ignored, it’s the ultimate weapon against microbes. It contains antioxidants, has antibacterial and antifungal properties, can heal wounds (like cuts and burns), help digestion, relieve stomach flu as well as sore throat and cough. With so many benefits, it’s hard to justify bringing honey for your adventure! The only downside is its weight. But if you have trouble with sleep, it could be worthwhile to carry, just add a teaspoon of honey to your herbal tea before bed and it will help you sleep better, a good night's sleep is a valued benefit for overall health in the great outdoors.

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