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Ginger (Zingiber Officinale) Fierce and peppery with lemony undertones. Ground Ginger is the dried form of the Ginger plant stem. As one of the first spices exported from the Orient, Ginger spread all over the world as early as the 1st century. Its powdered form is popular due to its ability to withstand higher cooking temperatures without compromising the flavour. Full of nutrients this wonder spice not only adds flavour to food, it has been used for centuries as a natural medicine. Ancient writings from China, the Middle Eastern, and Europe describe ginger as a medicine. In Asia it was...

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Herbs & Spices were once traded as the World’s most sought-after jewels. In fact, until only a couple of centuries ago, only the affluent had access to such wonderful flavours. Today however in our world of fast food, 15-minute meals and supermarket chains, what were once treated like gold have now become just an agricultural commodity. Herbs and spices are no longer treated with the respect they deserve. They like many other food items are mass produced, harvested, processed, blended, packaged, sold and consumed. What was once an appreciated item, respected for the exotic flavours they offer, is now stacked...

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"For centuries Herbs and spices have been used to provide medicinal and health benefits to humans across the world. Civilisations from the ancient Egyptians, to the Romans, Greeks and Inca have documented these benefits which have continued to hold true to today." Anise (Oil from Star Anise Seed)The seed and oil of anise has been thought to aid in digestion. It can work as an anti-flatulence agent, and can be used to relieve coughs and colds. It can also increase urine flow, stimulate your appetite, ease menstrual discomfort, increase sex drive and increase milk production in women who are breastfeeding....

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By: Kerrie-Ann Crombie Looking for the best way to avoid that winter weight gain? With the warmer months rolling through it's easy to grab that ice cream or that sugary drink...If you're a Cinnamon fan and looking for something to incorporate into your diet, get familiar with cinnamon's top benefits and beautiful flavours. You are in for a shock when you find out the recent studies that have proven beneficial for your waist line. This sweet bitter tasting spice has been around for generations and not only enhances the taste of your foods, but can also do wonders for your...

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"For centuries Herbs and spices have been used to provide medicinal and health benefits to humans across the world. Civilisations from the ancient Egyptians, to the Romans, Greeks and Inca have documented these benefits which have continued to hold true to today." Turmeric is the most powerful herb on the planet and its benefits are superior to those of conventional medications. Turmeric supplements can be taken in place of antidepressants, anticoagulants, arthritis medications, skin condition treatments, anti-inflammatory medications and cholesterol regulators. Other turmeric benefits include its ability to aid weight loss, treat gastrointestinal issues and ease pain naturally Cumin seeds...

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