Kindness of Mother Nature. Spices and aromatic herbs.

One of the many privileges that we obtain from mother nature is the enjoyment of the benefits from spices and aromatic herbs for our health, always as the best alternative for a healthier lifestyle.

Spices and aromatic herbs that can be of great help for regular consumption, mitigating the excessive use of less natural supplements.

The use of spices and aromatic herbs and in the kitchen has the ability to turn our dishes into delicious delicacies and many other attributes for health.



SOME SPICES IN OUR KITCHEN AND MEDICINAL PROPERTIES.🍃



ANISE

Culinary use: It is used to give that characteristic flavor to sweets, creams, cakes and bread. It can be used like fennel, in soups, sauces, pork or vegetables. Watch a recipe here

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Medicinal properties: There are three varieties of anise: green, starry, and spicy. It has multiple medicinal and culinary properties.

Supports the digestive system: anise has a sedative, antispasmodic and carminative effect. For this reason, it is very useful in the treatment of digestive problems. Anise infusion is recommended to combat gas, discomfort, intestinal pain, heartburn, gastritis or other stomach problems. The consumption of anise is very convenient for digestion and its processes thanks to a compound called atenol.

It favors the nervous system: its sedative effect is also beneficial to calm the nerves, reduce stress levels and neurasthenia, a neurotic disorder characterized by feeling extremely deep fatigue after mental or physical activities. The best way to obtain these benefits is to drink an infusion based on anise seeds.

Supports the respiratory system: it has anti-inflammatory and expectorant properties that help rid the bronchial tubes of fluids that damage them. It is suggested to treat cases of cough, bronchitis, asthma or flu.



CARDAMOM

Culinary use: It has a pleasant aroma and rich flavor, cardamom is often used in cooking to give food an additional flavor. It is one of the most beloved spices, considered the third most precious after saffron and vanilla. It is very common in Indian and Asian cuisine, but we can incorporate it into our usual recipes, just as we would with rosemary, thyme or cinnamon, to increase the flavor and aroma of different foods such as rice, sauces, soups, drinks, salads, pasta, sweets and others.

Medicinal properties:

. Aphrodisiac properties.

.Contains phytonutrients, vitamins and essential oils present that act as antioxidants.

. Detoxifies the body.

. Eliminate hiccups.

. Fight flatulence.

. Helps prevent cavities.

. It favors a better digestion of food.

. Speeds up metabolism, helps us burn calories and maintain weight.

. Stimulates the appetite.

. Beneficial at the gynecological and cardiovascular level.

. Beneficial for asthmatic patients.

.Good support to combat respiratory problems such as tonsillitis, asthma, pharyngitis and bronchitis.

. Helps prevent and relieve symptoms of colds and flu.

. Helps prevent colon cancer.

. Intestinal regulator, helps us improve digestion and make the most of food and its properties.

. It can act as a natural diuretic, calming the kidneys, bladder, and urinary problems, such as nephritis, burning or painful urination, and frequent urination.

. It is used to cure arthritis.

. It prevents infections. The different essential oils in cardamom inhibit the growth of bacteria, viruses, mold and fungi.

. Relieves disorders such as swelling.

. Relieves nervous states, mental fatigue, anxiety, stress and depression.

. Remedy for halitosis and cavities. Contains cineole, a natural antiseptic, which kills bacteria that cause bad breath.



CINNAMON

Culinary use: it provides an exquisite taste and smell. Those who choose to taste this wonderful spice can consume it regularly in some stews, rice, desserts, milk, coffee, tea, herbal teas, protein shakes and other drinks .

Medicinal properties: our body can benefit from its high nutritional value. Here its main properties.

. Lowers glucose levels.

. Antibacterial

. Antifungal.

. Increase metabolism.



CLOVES

Culinary use: in Western cuisine, it is used in meats, dressings, salads, and desserts. Due to its strong flavor, it is recommended to be used in small quantities.

Medicinal properties:

. Antiseptic, antipyretic and analgesic. Clove can help in relieving cold and flu symptoms such as headache, chills, fever, etc.

. Stimulating. Its aroma has a toning effect on the body and improves the feeling of fatigue.

. Digestive and carminative. It improves digestion, reduces nausea and reduces discomfort due to gas production during the digestive process.

. Disinfectant. It has been used to maintain oral health and treat sores, bad breath, and toothache.

. Antispasmodic. Reduces pain caused by colic.



CUMIN

Culinary use: this spice is an important ingredient in sausages, in legume dishes, in marinades, in stews, meats, breads, drinks, in sauces and in spice mixes.

Medicinal properties: its properties are very important to improve the health of our body: the consumption of cumin provides us with vitamins such as: magnesium, vitamin E, potassium, phosphorus, calcium, iron and vitamin A. Its iron-rich minerals strengthen the immune system, which increases defenses and helps fight diseases such as iron deficiency anemia. Helps reduce insomnia. It is a natural slimming agent and helps improve digestion, reducing flatulence and reducing abdominal inflammation.



GINGER

Culinary use: it can be consumed in tea, infusion, grated to add to salads, sauces and stir-fries, marinate meat or fish, add to stir-fries, perfume oils prior to frying. It gives a very special touch if you add it at the end as it helps to enhance the flavor of many dishes.

Medicinal properties:

. Nausea during pregnancy