Traditional Healing Herbs and Spices

Instead of using salt, which can lead to cell damage and retention of extracellular waste water, try seasoning your meals with these herbs and spices. Many have different healing properties and a good mix of them can help your body stay healthy.



Ginger is recognized as helpful for motion sickness, migraines, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, arthritis, and blood clots.


Currently being studied as a treatment for cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, and diabetes, turmeric’s anti-inflammatory powers are currently being evaluated to
develop treatments for arthritis as well.


Capsaicin in chilies thins mucus, and emerging evidence suggests peppers can prevent stomach ulcers and reduce the risk of high blood pressure, stroke, and
heart disease.


Garlic lowers cholesterol and triglycerides while it thins the blood to help prevent high blood pressure, heart disease, and stroke. Garlic has also been linked to reduction in risk of cancers of the stomach and colon.


Cumin is a great natural detoxifier. It increases body heat, boosting metabolism and improving kidney and liver function. Cumin is also a great source of iron, which helps to maintain healthy energy levels.


Mustard seed has been linked to a lower risk of cancer and is a good source of selenium, omega-3 fats, phosphorus, magnesium, manganese, iron, calcium,
protein, niacin, and zinc.
Now your turn to make your taste buds happy. Less salt, more herbs!
Share your favorite spices with us by commenting below.What are one of your best recipes using some of those spices? We will love to hear from you.

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 Article by Howard Murad, M.D., FAAD, a world renowned skincare expert and founder of the Inclusive Health movement. Read more about Dr. Murad.




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