Health Benefits of Herbs and Spices

Tuesday, 4 October 2016

Health Benefits of Herbs and Spices

Most herbs and spices in our kitchen cabinet somewhere and they often randomly get add to recipes and culinary creations. Interestingly, there are many health benefits of herbs and spices, not to mention they improve the taste of many foods! The problem is, he may sit on the shelf for most grocery store herbs and spices for a long time, and so don't have much nutritional value left. I highly recommend growing them yourself whenever possible, but if you can't always buy high quality organic ones.

Health Benefits of Herbs and Spices

All spice originates from plants: flowers, fruits, seeds, bark, leaves and roots. Herbs and spices not only enhance the taste of foods, but it can help save for longer periods of time. Herbs and spices have antibacterial properties and antiviral, much high in b vitamins and trace minerals. For example, real sea salt contains 93 trace minerals. Most herbs and spices also contain more antioxidants fight disease of fruits and vegetables. The problem in America is the most powerful and healthy herbs are rarely used, mainly from the lack of knowledge about them, whereas strong at least (salt and pepper) most commonly used spices.

Health benefits of herbs

Here is a breakdown of the health benefits of various herbs and spices which may, or may not, and around the House. Don't hesitate to check "Mountain Rose Herbs" for which you do not have around.


Most people have a cinnamon around the House, but usually there for a few years! Cinnamon was the highest antioxidants of any spice. It has been shown to reduce inflammation, low blood sugar and triglyceride levels in the blood. Cinnamon is also used to relieve nausea and increased sensitivity to insulin and helps burn fat. This provides manganese, iron and calcium. It's antimicrobial properties can help to prolong the life of foods.

Cinnamon Spice intact and incredibly nutritious, it is often difficult to branch out of the most common uses of cinnamon: cookies and cakes and desserts. Other places in the world used cinnamon sweet dishes, everything from breakfast to dessert and salty. But he was in Chile before! Our most common uses tablespoon added to the mixture of almond pie, baked apples for dessert or Homemade Granola bars. A great addition to salty foods and Curry powders.


Add Basil to almost everything, from eggs to vegetables for soup. Basil has anti-inflammatory properties and anti virus, and can help prevent osteoporosis. It has been used in digestive disorders, are being studied for anticancer properties. Although commonly used in Italian cooking, Basil is a versatile herb that can be added to almost anything. Fresh is always best, but dried very well as long as it is fresh dried. Can be sprayed in omelets, fresh vegetables or fried, in soups, meat Basil or fresh sliced in salads. Layered mozzarella cheese and tomatoes, it makes a great kabrisi authority.


Arrowroot is a starchy herb that I keep on hand, especially since we went gluten free. It's amazing thickness capability similar to corn, and can be added to soups, dips, bread etc. You can use arrowroot instead of flour Roux or as the main ingredient in teething biscuit bread gluten for children. It's very soothing and easy to digest because it is often used in the treatment of conditions such as irritable bowel syndrome.


Turmeric is often found in kitchens around the world, but not usually used in the United States, a common ingredient in Indian food, and a great addition to soups. It contains Curcumin, a compound to combat cancer. It is more often taken in America to reduce inflammation and improve the capacity of joints. To spark the flavor, add to egg dishes, soups, meat dishes, sauces and baked foods.


Most households had garlic around in one form or another. Fresh pink is always best, but dried forms and chopped and excellent flavor granules. This is another one that goes into everything from eggs, tuna salad, baked fish for dinner. Studies show that only fresh clove 2 week cancer benefits available.

Dill weed/seed

Dill has antibacterial properties, but is most famous for the stomach settle ability (ever wonder why pregnant women crave pickles?). It contains a variety of food but most loses when heated to high temperatures. For this reason, it is best used in recipes uncooked or cooked foods at low temperatures. A great addition to any type of fish or dips and dressings, omelets or poultry dishes.


Cayenne has many health benefits and can improve the absorption of other nutrients in foods. It has been shown to increase circulation, reduce the risk of heart disease. Although available in capsule form, it is also a great addition to many foods. In small quantities, it can be added to virtually any dish, meat and vegetables or sauce. It also increases the tolerance of spicy flavor, you can increase the amount you added too.


Most wonderful herb used in many parts of the world, but is not common here, it is Mint. It has been used traditionally to soothe celiac and relieve nausea. Many people enjoy tea made with mint leaves or Spearmint, volatile oils in both had been used in toothpaste and breath fresheners and chewing gum. Externally, the oil or tea can be used to repel mosquitoes. This herb is easier to consume in the form of drinks, although Cook adventure and can be added to meat dishes or recipes dessert. Herbs such as lemon balm and thyme and Marjoram technically belongs to the Mint family, but because of the pungent flavor, usually alone.


Oregano common ingredient in Italian and Greek cuisine, and they have the right idea! Oregano (and it's milder cousin, marjoram) is antiviral, bacteria, cancer and antibiotics. They are extremely high in antioxidants and anti-microbial properties have demonstrated against food-borne pathogens such as Listeria. The oil is used in medical leaves to treat coughs and fevers, sore, aching body and disease. Along with Basil and garlic, marjoram, thyme and Rosemary, it creates a strong antiviral, antibacterial and antimicrobial and cancer fighting spice mix. It can also be sprinkled on any kind of salty foods. It will help a few teaspoons added to cure soup.


The second most used herb in the world after black pepper, cumin provides a distinct taste and wish. It is used most often in the United States in the Mexican or Spanish dishes and spicy tacos or chili. I recommend just buying wholesale and use with chili powder to season dishes. This will provide better flavor and save money. Plus, have you ever read the ingredients in those packets a little seasoning? Hi GS! Cumin has anti-microbial properties and has been used to reduce flatulence. It's a wonderful curry powder or Mexican dishes flavor or the Middle East.

Curry powder

Most spice mix that is not commonly used in the United States but had tasted it in Thai dishes. It can have a variety of ingredients, but often contains turmeric and coriander, cumin, cinnamon, mustard powder, Cayenne, ginger, garlic, nutmeg, fenugreek and a variety of pepper. All these components have a dizzying array of useful features. Curry is an acquired taste, but can be added to meat, stir frys, soups and stews.


If you have this Rosemary, it's probably a lamb dish, but its much more versatile. High concentrations of antioxidant carnosol research shows it may have benefits in cancer treatment and healthy digestion and use cholesterol. It has a pine scent/Lemony and most often used in SOAP because of the smell and the ability to fight aging renewing small blood vessels under the skin. If you are not ready to jump to the SOAP just yet. Try the meat dishes, soups or with vegetables. You can use boiling water with Rosemary as an antiseptic.


One of my favorite herbs. He is a member of the Mint family that contains thyme Thymol-powerful antioxidants (and also a strong element of mouth LISTERINE). Boiling water with thyme can be used in homemade spray cleaners and or can be added to bathwater to treat the wounded. Could be water soishid thyme around the mouth or gingival healing of wounds to remove teeth. Thyme tea has been used to treat vaginal yeast infection athletes' feet. Tea thyme can also be taken internally during disease fast recovery. In foods, and is often used in French cooking (element in herbs de Provence) and Italian. Add to any baked dishes at the start of cooking, as it slowly releases its benefits.



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