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Special Kitchen Pharmacy with Spices and Herbs as Nutritional Powerhouses with 5 Applications

Do you love cinnamon? Do you know that cinnamon supports digestive function, blood-thinning, stimulates circulation, boosts metabolism, prevents urinary tract infections, and contains a powerful anti-microbial that can kill E-coli and other bacteria? What about other spices?

Annemarie Berukoff
5 min readJan 4, 2021

We already know that spices and herbs have been used for centuries to enhance food flavors along with certain medicinal purposes to treat chronic conditions. How exciting to see increasing scientific studies that show them to be nutritional powerhouses as rich sources of plant phytonutrients with anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.

Plant phytonutrients contain protein, fat, carbohydrates, vitamins, and minerals essential for life made from sunlight, water, and soil nutrients. Phytochemicals work together in synergy to nurture and protect complex cellular digestive health. It seems that spices and herbs are an even more concentrated form of nutrients. Good nutrition is a bargain.

Love Your Spices and Herbs

Healing Properties Of a Few Spices and Herbs

Generally, many kinds can be helpful in treating many medical conditions such as, nausea, infections, inflammatory conditions, autoimmune disorders, high blood pressure and high cholesterol levels.

Garlic: a member of the allium family (plus onions and scallions)

Most of these health effects are due to a compound called allicin, which is also responsible for garlic’s distinctive smell.

Its medicinal properties are not just folklore; research suggests garlic helps protect against heart disease and stroke. It may also lower blood pressure and test tube studies shows it even acts as an antibiotic.

Ginger: used in several forms of alternative medicine.

It is a natural anti-inflammatory used to manage pain, treat nausea, morning sickness and chemotherapy. It may be a natural diet aid, boosting the body’s rate of burning…



Annemarie Berukoff

Retired teacher — Affiliate Marketer, Big Picture Wisdom, author 4 e-books: social media teens, eco-fiction ecology