Spices & Herbs
POWER OF SPICES & HERBS
The majority of spices and herbs have powerful healing properties that have been documented, researched and studied throughout history by various cultures worldwide. Recent studies by well respected universities suggest they protect the body against diseases such as cancer, diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease, premature aging and heart disease. Spices that contain high levels of antioxidants have been linked to lower inflammation in the body, which reduce the chances of many life-threatening diseases that have become prevalent in todays society.
Spices and herbs are low in calories, contain more antioxidants per ounce than fruits and vegetables and they transform any simple dish into a delightful culinary experience with their unique aroma and natural flavors.
Spices are produced from the seeds, buds, fruit, pods, berries, stem, bark, root and are always dried.
Herbs are harvested from the leafy part of the plant and can be used freshly cut or dried.
Spices and herbs have been used for centuries in Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine. Although today this practice is regarded as alternative it is slowly becoming recognized as an effective way to treat and prevent many chronic conditions.
Spices and herbs have been used throughout history by many cultures worldwide for health benefits, perfume, incense, culinary flavoring and preservative. Centuries ago spices were a valuable commodity and used in trade. We are so fortunate today that they are so readily available at our local grocery stores and farmers markets.