Herbs & Spices

Jan 28, 2019Herbs & Spices

Exploring the History of Using Herbs and Spices as a Medicine

Healing with herbs and spices goes back in history almost as far as the origin of mankind. Before modern medicine, people had to turn to plants for the relief of their ailments. Early man became very in tune with the particular therapeutic properties of plant parts, including their bark, seeds, fruit, leaves, and roots. Before […]

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Jan 20, 2019Herbs & Spices

Did You Know That Herbs and Spices Can Help Boost Your Energy?

Some days you just need an extra boost of energy. You could brew another pot of coffee, but after a couple of cups, the jitters will set in. And who wants to go through that 2 p.m. crash? Instead of reaching for another cup of joe, try adding some energy-boosting herbs and spices into your […]

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Jan 17, 2019Herbs & Spices

What Are the Most Fragrant Herbs Used in Aromatherapy?

There’s something about the scent of a fresh sprig of mint or lavender. The fragrance of herbs can have a significant effect on our emotional wellbeing. The uplifting, fresh scent of mint can help improve focus, while the soothing scent of lavender can help alleviate stress and promote a good night of sleep. Planting an […]

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Jan 12, 2019Herbs & Spices

What’s Behind the Fascination with Sugar and Spice?

Sugar and spice, and all things nice? While sugar is fine in moderation, many people have a sweet tooth that is causing more harm than good. When you think of comfort food, what comes to mind? Oftentimes, people associate a warm, spicy cinnamon roll or a nice chunk of apple pie with comfort. This may […]

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Jan 11, 2019Herbs & Spices

Can the Use of Herbs Help Eliminate the Symptoms of Terpene Deficiency Syndrome?

Have you ever taken a walk through the woods and instantly felt a sense of calm wash over you? Many people turn to nature when the city becomes too overwhelming, and there’s actually a scientific reason behind this. Terpenes and secondary metabolites released by plants are beneficial to both physical and psychological health. Human ancestors […]

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Jan 10, 2019Herbs & Spices

Benefits of Herbal Tea

When you’re feeling a bit under the weather, there’s nothing better than being curled up in your pajamas sipping on a warm mug of herbal tea. Even when you’re healthy, there is something so soothing about having a mug of tea before bed. Herbal teas are made from herbs that you can grow yourself, and […]

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Dec 29, 2018Herbs & Spices

What is a Scoville Unit?

Biting into a bell pepper can be sweet and refreshing, yet biting into a ghost pepper is a whole different story! If you’re not too afraid of spice, a bite of a jalapeño can be a nice kick without being too overwhelming to the taste buds. A bell pepper is rated as 0 Scoville heat […]

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Dec 27, 2018Herbs & Spices

Best Spices with Aphrodisiac Qualities

Aphrodisiacs are defined as any food, drink or drug that helps to stimulate sexual desire. The term ‘aphrodisiac’ is derived from the name Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love, beauty and fertility.1 Aphrodisiacs have been popular throughout history to reduce symptoms of sexual dysfunction, and can help both psychologically and physically. Not only can aphrodisiacs […]

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