Find out which herbs, plants and roots are actually really good healthy spices you should include in your daily diet.
Spices and condiments are usually popular food additives, usually intended to enhance or add a certain taste or flavor. However, today it is known that many spices have medicinal properties, from helping with inflammation to saving you from heart disease.
Spice popularity differ widely according to region and historic era. In some regions of the planet, spicy and hot condiments are favorable, while in other parts people enjoy rather savory or sweet spices.
Not matter what type of spices you like, hot, sweet, bitter,sour or salty, these are healthy spices you didn’t even know were spices.
We all know mustard as a dip or sauce, but very few make use of mustard seeds or powder. It is also widely popular as the diet condiment since it helps you burn fat, but very few have tried or know about mustard seeds. They come from the mustard plant, a part of the cabbage family which is known have strong anticancer properties. Mustard also pack a lot of heat, which makes them a perfect remedy for congestion. Even though eating too much can induce vomiting or cause diarrhea, mustard powder has several miracles, like healing athlete’s foot if dissolved in a hot foot-bath.
Ginseng is truly a miracle herb, widely used throughout eastern Europe and Asia. Used in food, teas or eaten raw, ginseng revitalizes your body and mind, and boosts your immune system. Since your immune system is literally the only thing keeping you healthy, including ginseng in your daily diet is a great way to fight flu season. It also helps with sexual fatigue, and concentration.
If you didn’t like licorice candy before, you’re about to start liking it. First of all, licorice roots helps lowering anxiety and stress. As if there’s one person in the world today who couldn’t use lower stress and anxiety levels. Back in the day people used to suck on licorice roots to help with mouth and teeth pains, and their benefits have been documented to range from cardiovascular health to cancer curing effects.
Lavender is more than a scent used in aromatherapy. The lavender colored plant is actually edible and is extremely healthy. It delivers the same calming effect as in aromatherapy if you brew it into tea, or include it in your food. It is also a great source of phytonutrient content, like spinach. You can buy it dried into powder or full buds, either way it’s tasty and healthy.