Spice Up Your Life with Herbs and Spices
Discover and unleash the medicinal power of herbs and spices
The popularity of herbs and spices is increasing as more people are now enjoying cooking and serving homemade food. If you thought of them just adding flavor or color to your food, pay more attention to their effects on your body and mind! That’s the reason why they are being used by many since ancient times. Their medicinal properties are even becoming widely recognized by modern science.
See the healing wonders
Traditional medicine from India, China, and Tibet all emphasize “food as medicine” and encourages the use of herbs and spices in cooking. Indian curry is one of the most spice-rich foods, and uses basic ingredients such as turmeric, cumin and cardamom which are considered potent in Ayurveda, traditional medicine in India. Curry even tastes much better if you cook from scratch, mixing spices and herbs at home.
Anti-inflammatory. Antioxidant. Now popular as a superfood in the West. Good for brain health, anti-depression, anti-aging, and relief of joint pain.
Anti-inflammatory. Antioxidant. Rich source of iron. Promotes digestion and controls blood sugar. Aids in weight loss. Fights bacteria and parasites.
Antimicrobial. Warming and detoxifying effects. Good for the heart and liver. Helps with digestive problems. Used in drinks the Middle East.
In Europe, herbal traditions go back to ancient Greece. In fact, “Let food be your medicine, and medicine be your food” are words from Hippocrates, who is considered to be the father of Western medicine. Homemade and commercial herbal teas and herbal medicines are still popular in Europe, and their medicinal efficacy is well recognized by medical doctors.
Relieves gastrointestinal discomfort. Alleviates coughs. The Greek God, Apollo, wears a laurel wreath. It’s a symbol of triumph.
Combats indigestions; that is why it is usually used in meat recipes.
Powerful antibacterial and antioxidant. An excellent source for fiber. In Ancient Greece, it was believed to bring good luck, good health, and joy.
Be pretty inside and out
Want to lose some weight in a healthy and delicious way? Try adding turmeric, cinnamon, cayenne pepper, cumin, and ginger to your morning smoothie. They help burn fat faster, and have anti-aging effects. For a beautiful smile, chamomile tea is an excellent remedy for stress, anxiety, and insomnia. When it has cooled down, you can even soak a cotton ball in the tea and apply to your face to soothe acne, rashes, or eczema.
Loaded with antioxidants. Antiinflammatory. Relieves gastrointestinal discomfort. Boosts metabolism and lowers blood sugar levels. Full of fiber.
Antioxidant. Boosts metabolism. Reduces feelings of hunger. Unlike other peppers, it helps protect the stomach and may reduce the risk of ulcers.
Boosts immune system. Helps digestion. Good for oral health. Reduces skin inflammation. Has a calming effect and can help you sleep.
Smell nice and feel good
Fragrant herbs and spices are a healthy alternative to commercial room fresheners that may contain harmful chemicals. Boil water with some of your favorite herbs and spices, and let the aroma fill the room to complement your activities. Mint helps you wake up, and lavender is good when you want to relax. A few drops of lavender essential oil in your washing machine can even work as a natural deodorizer for your laundry.
It’s so fun and easy to make potpourri, room décor made with fragrant dried flowers, herbs, and spices. Just toss your favorite dried flowers, herbs, andspices in a bowl to make your aromatic mix. How about making a how-to video to show off your original potpourri to your friends!
Antioxidant. Antimicrobial. Boosts mental health. Protects skin from aging. Eases digestive problems. Spiritual medicine in the Mayan tradition.
Antioxidant. Eases digestive problems and depression. Lowers blood sugar. Supports brain health. Considered a sacred plant by Native Americans.
Antioxidant. Antibacterial. Aphrodisiac. Promotes relaxation. Rose water is said to have been the beauty secret of Cleopatra.
Herbs are easy to grow, even on your kitchen counter
Growing herbs at home is a smart choice, considering commercial herbs are often sprayed with
chemicals. Many herbs grow well even indoors. Oregano, sage, and mint grow wild. After harvesting,
you can dry herbs and use your food processor to prepare your own spice collection.