Spices to the Rescue

Notes from The Spice Tin:

From the beginning of time spices and herbs have been used to treat illness due to their powerful phytonutients.  During this worrisome flu season, my spice cabinet has become my first line of defense.  Cinnamon, clove, oregano are ingredients in my sanitizing hand spray.  Turmeric which we take every day for joint pain also strengthens our immune system.  Healing Spices by Bharat B. Aggarwal, PhD has been my a part of my spice library for years..  However, Power Spicing by Rachel Beller, MS, RDN is a great, new addition.  The first section of this book describes 25 spices, health benefits and studies to support those benefits. The recipe section is followed with a chart showing spices and their medicinal properties. RX from The Spice Tin – wash your hands, cover your cough and head to your spice cabinet!

Immunity Power Shot
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An easy recipe from Power Spicing is a boost our immune system.  I added star anise that I pulverized in a mortar and pestle.  For years when I might be feeling a bit under the weather, I will steep star anise and sip.  Or I will put it in my mouth and suck on it.  Why star anise?  It is a  component in the Tamiflu vaccine!

Antiviral Spices & Herbs
These are just a few of numerous spices and herbs with health benefits.

Cinnamon                  Oregano

Clove                          Rosemary

Fenugreek                 Garlic

Ginger                        Sage

   Star Anise                 Turmeric

Turmeric Tea Recipe
Sri Lanka Cinnamon Tea
Golden Turmeric Latte Blend



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