The Best Herbs and Spices for Cooking and Wellness Part 2

We didn’t get fooled by the weather today! April 1 turned out to be a beautiful day. I’m looking forward to more.

Let’s recap the top three herbs and spices from yesterday’s post:
1. Basil
2. Cayenne pepper
3. Cinnamon

Here are the last three:

Ginger comes in many forms, powdered, pickled, crystallized, fresh and dried – take your pick. Adding fresh ginger to a soup or tea adds flavor as well as easing motion sickness and stomach aches.


This fragrant herb is very high in iron, calcium and vitamin B6. Studies have shown that it can help improve memory, but should be avoided if you are prone to epileptic seizures.


Coriander are the seeds and cilantro are the leaves of the Coriandrum sativum plant. Traditional Indian medicine uses the plant as a diuretic and to aid digestion. People that are allergic to any over the counter or prescription medicine should use coriander sparingly.


There you have it! Fresh or dried, herbs and spices help make your healthy foods taste good and improve your health.

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