Healing Spices is a detailed look at the healing and curative properties in many spices, both ordinary and more exotic. Part one of this book discusses ancient medicines and how spices have been used throughout history from about 2,600 BC. This glimpse into history includes the cultures of India, Indonesia, Syria, Egypt and even Rome.
The first part of the book also includes a brief introduction to spices, what they are, and how they work. It also explains epidemiological studies and what they have discovered about different types of spices. There’s also information on phytonutrients contained in a variety of different types of spices.
Part two of Healing Spices is a detailed breakdown of 50 different spices. There are fifty chapters and each chapter focuses on one specific spice. The author has only included spices that have been shown to be beneficial based on intriguing or established science. Every spice chapter highlights the specific health condition that is potentially affected by this spice.
Each chapter includes information on the medicinal and culinary history of the spice. They also explain what traditional foods you probably already eat are prepared with the spice. The chapter also includes information on how to purchase each spice. It tells you what the best form is to buy it in (whole, ground, etc.). It tells you what you need to look for when you’re purchasing the spice to make sure you get the best quality.
The author tells you how to examine a spice for flaws and age as well and discusses the proper way to store each spice. Each chapter also includes recipes and suggestions for how to use each spice in cooking.
Part three is devoted to special spice combinations and teaches you what you need to know to combine different species to create delicious healing dishes. A few combinations included are Indian spices, North African spices, Chinese spices, Middle Eastern spices, Latin American and Caribbean spices, and French spices. Also discussed is how to create powders and pastes.
Part four discusses specifically how to use spices as natural medicine. There is an A-Z guide that lists each health condition along with the healing spice most likely to be used for the condition.
This is definitely a valuable book to have on hand for when you want to take a more active role in managing your health.
Professor Bharat B Aggarwal, is one of the world’s acknowledged experts on the uses and efficacy of Curcumin as part of a naturally sustained approach to good health. Curcumin, in the forms of Curcumin and Serranol, has been an integral part of my own return to good health and my continuing freedom from the toxic cocktail, more commonly known as prescription medication, since I was introduced to Professor Aggarwal’s research as part of My Serrapeptase Adventure in 2006.
Thanks to Joyce Riley and.
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