I went to “The Hidden Healers In Your Spice Rack” presented by Jade Alicandro Mace.  The Herbal Community of Central Massachusetts sponsored Jade to speak at Tower Hill Botanic Gardens. I say bring on the spice for healing! Her talk was such an easy listen, filled with information and a lot of yummy samples using spice for healing and helping us feel our best. spice for healing

Jade is a fun and well informed speaker.  She weaves facts and stories together to land information in reality and make it memorable. In the context of Jade’s talk spice means not spicey but rather any herb or spice commonly used in food preparation. Spice rack medicine is common in many cultures and has been practiced by home cooks for centuries.

Many of the traditional pairings like sage in Thanksgiving stuffing come in part from an understanding of how spices work in the body.  Sage supports healthy fat metabolism, and is a great add to a heavy meal of celebration.

Bring Spice for Healing Into Your  Cooking Routine

I live building health in what I do and eat each and every day.  I write about up leveling our health by eating lots of clean green foods.  A huge proponent of nutrient dense foods, I want to continue to broaden my understanding of how common kitchen spices can help us build wellness.  Using kitchens spices fits right into a nutrient dense diet.

All those spices and herbs in your spice rack can do more than provide calorie-free, natural flavorings to enhance and make food delicious. They’re also an incredible source of antioxidants and help rev up your metabolism and improve your health at the same time. – Suzanne Somers

You only get the benefit if you cook with and eat the spices in your kitchen, otherwise you throw them away and no one benefits.  Cooking  with spices is an easy accessible way to connect with plants.

Spices For Healing Act In The Body

There are many actions that kitchen spice stimulate in the body.  Jade spoke on several. Carminative is one action common in a lot of spices. Carminative herbs promotes better digestion by reducing gas and easing flow. Click this link for more info and examples of carminative herbs. Many people with Lyme disease benefit from digestive support.  Their digestive fire has been largely squelched from years of medications and antibiotics.

Carminative herbs include cumin, coriander and fennel seeds.  These make an easy CCF Tea Recipe that supports digestion.

Maybe a new recipe with 3 or more new herbs is over the top for you to start with.  If so, go back to a favorite family recipe and look with new eyes at the herbs and spices it uses.  If you like them, try the combination in a new way and see how it goes. Start to notice the effects of herbs and spice on your body.

Kitchen rack spices are an easy go to to pop the flavor and nutrition in any meal.  Engage with the tradition using spice for healing and help. Give them a try.

The information provided on this website is not a substitute for professional medical care, treatment or advice. All the material here is for information purposes only. Always share strategy and work with your health care team.

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