Herbs, Seeds & Spices

The health benefits of coriander seeds

The health benefits of coriander seeds

Coriander (Coriandrum sativum), also known as cilantro, Chinese parsley or dhania, is an annual herb in the family Apiaceae.  All parts of the plant are edible, but the fresh leaves and the dried seeds are the ones mostly used in cooking. Coriander is also known for its medicinal benefits. Some […]

by May 13, 2013
Garlic: nature’s powerful medicine

Garlic: nature’s powerful medicine

Garlic, is a species in the onion genus, Allium. Its close relatives include the onion, shallot, leek, and chive.. It  is a staple in Mediterranean cuisine and is widely used around the world for its pungent flavor as a seasoning or condiment.The garlic plant’s bulb is the most commonly used […]

by May 13, 2013
What you need to know about Echinacea

What you need to know about Echinacea

Do you take Echinacea? Echinacea is a genus, or group of herbaceous flowering plants in the daisy family. A 2007 study by the University of Connecticut combined findings from 14 previously reported trials examining Echinacea and concluded that Echinacea can cut the chances of catching a cold by more than half, and shorten the duration of a cold by […]

by December 19, 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