Herbs & Spices
Spices and herbs are both botanically classed as fruits and vegetables. And since both come dried meaning they no longer contain the water that makes up a significant part of the fresh produce, spices and herbs offer an even higher level of antioxidants. In addition, spices and herbs also are good sources of phytonutrients, such as carotenoids, flavonoids and other phenolics, all of which offer health-promoting properties.
- Cinnamon -Cinnamon is used to help treat muscle spasms, vomiting, diarrhea, infections, the common cold, loss of appetite, and erectile dysfunction (ED).
- Oregano - The herb is used to treat respiratory tract disorders, gastrointestinal (GI) disorders, menstrual cramps, and urinary tract disorders. The herb is also applied topically to help treat a number of skin conditions, such as acne and dandruff.
- Rosemary - Rosemary is a good source of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds, it also helps our bodies by improving digestion.
- Turmeric - Turmeric is one of the most diverse spices in the world and offers a vast array of health benefits ranging from its ability to reduce the pain of arthritis to its uses as a powerful antioxidant
- Thyme - Thymol belongs to a naturally-occurring class of compounds known as "biocides" (substances that can destroy harmful organisms). When thymus is used alongside other biocides, such as carvacrol, it has strong antimicrobial attributes.