You probably don’t think about it when you reach for a pinch of pepper, or a teaspoon of cinnamon, but the spices in your cabinet were once rare and treasured for their medicinal properties.
Today, it’s mostly chefs and foodies who treasure spices as a secret ingredient or a delicious way to enhance a recipe without adding extra salt, sugar or fat. However, it seems that ancient medicine may have had it right, as scientists are rediscovering the powers of some of our favorite spices. Adding an extra pinch or teaspoon of most spices provides a healthy dose of disease fighting antioxidants, and a major boost to the immune system. Continue Reading..