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May 7, 2008
Herbs and Spices; More Than Just a Culinary Delight

Herbs and spices are a common staple in every good cook's kitchen. They add flare and flavor to every day dishes and provide a healthy addition to any diet. The fact that herbs and spices can have a therapeutic effect on our lives continues to be an intense subject of research.

There are many unimaginable benefits of using herbs and spices daily. As an example, cinnamon is known for its anti-inflammatory characteristics, added to other ones. It is used in medicine widely. It can assist in reducing cholesterol and reducing blood pressure as well. Healthy tea can be made of it. You can add few drops of lemon and honey to it.

Adding More Flavor and Health

Another healthy herb is rosemary. It is known as anti-inflammatory and used medically. It has a flavor similar to the lemon. If add eggs, it will be delicious as well.

Garlic is another well preferable ingredient. It belongs to the list of herbs and spices as well. Being medically used, it is known with its anti-microbial characteristics. It assists in building immunity against some types of cancer. Acting as a protector of some cardiovascular diseases, it may use widely. It assists in reducing blood pressure as well. Garlic can be added to some delicious dishes, such as soups, salads, marinades, and sauces.

Another ingredient, which has anti-inflammatory characteristics, is fennel. It is famous for its anti-oxidant. Its seeds are used in Italian kitchen along with. It may be eaten as a vegetable, so we may ignore its being among herbs and spices ingredients. However, its flavor is similar to that of anise.

Of course, peppermint is a popular ingredient. People like to use it in making salads, and if added to strawberries will shape a delicious fruits food. Medically, it is known as its contents of antioxidants, antimicrobial, and antiviral substances.

In conclusion, there are some difference between herbs and spices. It may due to their enhancing of the food's flavor. But in fact, they are used medically at a wider range along with.
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Manuel Wiggins has information and resources on his website about Herbs , and you can read more about Herb Gardening
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