The positive effects of spices & spice blends
The fact that spices and spice mixtures can have a healing effect is now known not only in naturopathy. In China and India, for example, spices and spice mixtures have been used in traditional medicine for thousands of years. This is because the essential oils contained in spices contain plant parts that have a health-promoting effect. However, the quantities that people consume in their daily diet by means of kitchen spices are not sufficient to achieve a healing effect, so special spices have to be consumed additionally for perceptible results. When choosing the right spice for the corresponding ailment or condition, knowledge about the respective healing effect is necessary so that no excessive or wrong consumption occurs.
Which spice has which healing effect?
The following list reflects some prominent spices and their healing effects:
Aniseed: helps with indigestion
Bitter orange: stimulates the appetite
Chilli: stimulates the cardiovascular system
Fennel: helps with stomach problems
Guarana: has an invigorating and stimulating effect
Ginger: relieves nausea and colds
Garlic: lowers blood pressure
Lemon balm: has a calming effect
Cloves: aphrodisiac effect
Pepper: stimulates digestion
Saffron: relieves pain
The listed areas of effect of the individual spices are not exhaustive, because each spice has a multiple effect and can therefore be used in different ways. Garlic, for example, is not only effective against high blood pressure, but is also frequently used within herbal medicine for colds.
Exquisite spices and organic spice mixtures in our online shop!
The Herbathek online shop offers a variety of exquisite and rare spices and spice blends that can be used both as a remedy and to flavour unusual dishes. The strong aromas contained in spices and spice blends can give the same ingredient a completely different flavour. In our assortment you will find the right spices and spice mixtures for every taste and every occasion, almost all of which come from controlled organic cultivation.
The Herbathek staff will be happy to answer any questions you may have about our organically grown spices and other products, and to inform you about dosage recommendations and areas of effect. Even in ancient Egypt, people made use of the healing effects of spices. A papyrus from around 1500 BC contains a list of recipes in which celery was described as anti-inflammatory and juniper berries as diuretic. According to this, even thousands of years ago, spices were not only popular in the preparation of food, but were also used for their healing powers. This also goes hand in hand with the famous statement "Let food be your remedy" by Hippocrates, who was already aware at that time of the healing significance of nutrition through the seasoning of food. Use the strong power of spices and do something good for yourself and your body - in our shop you will certainly find the right organic spice for your needs.