Do you love spice? Do you know that it have healing power? Here are 9 spices and herbs that good for your health and taste good :-
1. Cinnamon – This spices have antioxidant properties that keep cells safe from oxidative stress and dangerous free radicals. The antioxidants can fight cancer, diabetes, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.
Cinnamon help the hormone insulin and reduces blood sugar levels.
Serving suggestions: Sprinkle a little on fresh fruit, a steaming bowl of oatmeal, or a scoop of peanut butter, or add to fish, chicken, or lamb dishes — especially with cumin and chili powder — for a Middle Eastern slant on your normal fare. No time to cook? Sprinkle some cinnamon on your morning coffee or tea for a nice antioxidant boost.
2. Sage – The spice has been shown to help with mood and memory. A study shown that sage oil help young person to remember things better.
Serving suggestions: Sage’s earthy flavor epitomizes comfort food, like casseroles and stuffing. Try it sprinkled onto roasted sweet potatoes, snipped into butternut squash soup, or rubbed on a simple roast chicken. You can also make a simple sage tea — add boiling water to a teaspoon of chopped fresh sage and let steep for 5 to 10 minutes before straining and drinking.
3. Turmeric – It has strong antioxidant that off cancer growth, amyloid plaque.
Serving suggestions: Turmeric is best known for the bright yellow color — and flavor — it adds to Indian dishes. Add a big pinch to a pot of lentil soup, or use with curry powder, raisins, and Greek yogurt to dress a curried chicken salad. Like sage, turmeric works well as tea. You can buy teas commercially from companies like the Republic of Tea or Yogi, or make your own by chopping up an inch of fresh turmeric root and infusing in hot water for 15 minutes.
4.Thyme – Thyme oil able to decontaminate lettuce with food poison. It also effective against staph and E.coli.
Serving suggestions: Thyme is sort of the savory version of cinnamon — you can pretty much put it on anything. It’s great with chicken, fish, and root vegetables. It also goes well with lemon, including in summery cocktails.
5. Ginger – it can help with pain including menstrual cramps, muscle pain and migrains.
Serving suggestions: Ginger’s strong, bright taste is an essential component of most Asian and Indian cooking. Try a pinch of ginger in milky black tea, along with cinnamon and cardamom, for a heady chai-like beverage, or dice it and add to a zesty Thai soup. It’s also great in baked goods, from gingerbread to gingersnaps. Try adding chunks of candied ginger to pear or apple muffins for an extra zing.
6. Rosemary – It have carnosic asid that protect brain from free radical damage and therefore lower risks of stroke and Alzheimer.
Serving suggestions: Rosemary is another spice that easily bridges the sweet-savory gap. Sprinkle some on roasting chicken or vegetables, or add some to summer fruit crisps and crumbles.
7. Saffron – it could increased blood flow to brain and increase cognitive performance.
Serving suggestions: Crumble a few threads into water or stock for paella, risotto, or other rice dishes — including a subtly spiced Indian dessert called kheer.
8. Basil – used to treat asthma, stress and diabetes. Have strong antimicrobial and antiviral properties.
Serving suggestion: Basil epitomizes summer foods, such as cold tomato or pasta salads. But don’t stop there. Add it to pizza, pasta, or anything with tomatoes any time of year.
9. Chili peppers – It have capsaicin inhibits that release P-protein. It works as a great tropical pain reliever for headaches, arthritis and other chronic pain problem.
Serving suggestions: There’s a whole world of chili peppers out there, from the mild poblano to the fiery habanero. It’s worth experimenting to find your favorite. Chipotle and ancho chili powders have been popular in recent years for their smoky zing, and they work particularly well in salsas, soups, chicken dishes — and even in caramel or chocolate desserts.