Herbs, Seeds & Spices

Sage potent health benefits

Sage potent health benefits

Sage is another unsung hero I feel deserve recognition. It is a perennial, evergreen subshrub, with blue to purplish flowers. It is native to the Mediterranean region and has a long history of medicinal and culinary use. The strongest active of sage are within its essential oil, which contains cineole, borneol, and thujone. Sage leaf […]

by November 29, 2012
Cumin: a potent medicinal herb

Cumin: a potent medicinal herb

Cumin, a flavorful spice is valued as a medicinal herb. For thousands of years, herbal practitioners have used cumin, as dried seeds and in its powdered form to treat a wide variety of ailments. It is also a powerful cancer-preventing herb. Cumin’s most important uses: Treats cancer: Study has revealed that cumin […]

by October 18, 2012
Turmeric the superstar spice

Turmeric the superstar spice

Often called “the Indian solid gold“, with superpowers that may help prevent Alzheimer’s disease and common types of cancer, turmeric is fast becoming a superstar spice. Turmeric gets its bright yellow pigment from an ingredient called curcumin, which is the essential part that gives turmeric its Alzheimer’s and cancer fighting power. […]

by October 16, 2012