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Spice of the Month

  • Health Benefits of Chili Pepper

    September 10, 2012 - Category: Spice of the Month

    The health benefits of chili pepper is great. Whether spelled chili, chile or chilli, this is the hottest spice in the world! Chili peppers have a persistent heat that can range from tangy to tongue torching. And, clearly, hot is "in": chili is the most consumed spice in the world - 20 times more than…Health Benefits of Chili Pepper

  • Proven health benefits of Horseradish

    June 26, 2012 - Category: Spice of the Month

    Horseradish (Armoracia rusticana), native to the lands around the Mediterranean, made it's way North in the 15th century where it became hugely popular, especially in German- speaking countries. The Germans called the root meerrettich, sea radish (meer, German for "sea" because it grew by the sea, and rettich, from Latin radix, "root"). So what do…Proven health benefits of Horseradish

  • Health benefits of Ginger

    June 26, 2012 - Category: Spice of the Month

    The health benefits of ginger are huge. Ginger (Zingiber officinale), not a root but the underground stem (rhizome) of a plant, gets its name from the Sanskrit stringa-vera, meaning "with a body like a horn," as in antlers. Confucius (551-479 B.C.) mentioned ginger in his writings and, named in the Koran, it was known in…Health benefits of Ginger

  • The medicinal value of Vanilla

    May 22, 2012 - Category: Spice of the Month

    The medicinal valueof the extract vanila is incredible. Vanilla (Vanilla fragrans) gets its name from Spanish vainilla meaning "little pod" because it comes from the thin, seed-containing pods of an edible tropical orchid plant. Possessing one of the world's most enticing flavors, it is the world's next most expensive spice after saffron and cardamom. It…The medicinal value of Vanilla

  • The medicinal properties of Black Pepper

    April 23, 2012 - Category: Spice of the Month

    Black pepper has medicinal properties dating back to the 1500's. Black pepper (Piper nigrum) bears the royal pedigree, "King of Spices." In early times, it was more valuable than gold. Only the wealthy could afford it; dowries were endowed with it and many bribes for special favors were paid with it. Black peppercorns were found…The medicinal properties of Black Pepper

  • Medicinal Properties of Nutmeg

    March 20, 2012 - Category: Spice of the Month

    The medicinal properties of nutmeg date back centuries. Nutmeg (Myristica fragrans), a nut-like pit or seed, got its English name from Latin nux, meaning nut, and muscat, musky. From the 14th-18th centuries, nutmeg was at the center of the bloody spice wars as the Dutch, Portuguese, French, and English fought over the "spice islands," the…Medicinal Properties of Nutmeg

  • The medicinal properties of Juniper

    February 15, 2012 - Category: Spice of the Month

    The juniper berry (Juniperus communis) is not a berry at all, but a tiny cone from the evergreen-like juniper tree. In ancient times, the piney-scented "berries" were believed to ward off witches, evil spirits, curses and contagion. Early Greek, Roman and Arab physicians considered the juniper berry a fruit with great medicinal properties; Renaissance doctors…The medicinal properties of Juniper

  • Medicinal Properties of Star Anise

    January 15, 2012 - Category: Spice of the Month

    Star anise (Illicium verum), with its sensual curves, firm body and alluring scent, wins the spice beauty pageant! And it’s beauty is more than skin deep because it has so many medicinal properties. The perfect 8-pointed star with slender pods, each pod cradling a seed, is the sun-dried fruit of native Chinese evergreens. Its most…Medicinal Properties of Star Anise

  • Medicinal properties of Clove

    December 12, 2011 - Category: Spice of the Month

    Cloves (Eugenia caryophyllus), the dried flower buds of an Asian evergreen tree, look like crude-shaped nails — so no surprise the word “clove” comes from the Latin clavus, meaning “nail.” The Chinese wrote about this pungent, slightly sweet tasting spice as early as 400 B.C., including records of courtiers told to keep cloves in their…Medicinal properties of Clove

  • The health benefits of Turmeric

    November 14, 2011 - Category: Spice of the Month

    Turmeric (Curcuma domestica) is a spice superstar with toms of health benefits! Used for nearly 4,000 years in India, first as a dye, then a kitchen staple, the colorful root has been revealing its many medicinal properties over the centuries and now, under intense scientific scrutiny, it's emerging as one of nature's most powerful healers.…The health benefits of Turmeric