Spices are universally recognized as a source of flavor and aromatics, but in cultures around the world, these plant parts have a long history as source of medicine. In Spice Apothecary, author Bevin Clare combines her training in herbalism and nutrition to guide readers in a return to the kitchen spice cabinet for better health and healing. Focusing on 19 common culinary spices that are easy to source and prized for their flavor, this practical guide highlights the health benefits of each spice for supporting wellness goals, with information on the best preparation for medicinal benefit, storage recommendations, and daily dosage guidelines. To bolster the immune system, chili, garlic, ginger, and mustard are best. Kidney health is supported by celery seed, parsley, and sage, while the respiratory system benefits most from ginger, mint, and thyme. Formulas for dried spice blends that amplify the effectiveness of individual flowers, roots, leaves, and seeds accompany recipes for delicious dips, soups, sauces, and even sweets that deliver flavor and healing. This approachable exploration of the world of spices puts at everyone’s fingertips new creative and impactful ways to incorporate key health-boosting spices into everyday life.
- Price: $18.95
- Other formats: Ebook , Hardback
- Size: 6.5 x 8.5
- Pages: 176
- Format: Paperback
- ISBN: 9781635860832
The perfect guide to using spices for everyday wellness and radiant good health, Spice Apothecary provides a detailed and thorough account of the medicinal properties of common spices and the best ways to incorporate them into our daily diets. Important information not normally found in other books — such as recommended dosage, specific medicinal uses, clinical applications, safety issues, as well as an abundance of delicious, well-spiced recipes — make this an excellent reference for everyone interested in good health and good food.
Drawing on her years of practice as an herbalist, Bevin Clare invites us to reconsider the healing powers of common and exotic spices from all over the world. Mixing two parts culinary know-how with one part herbal wisdom and a pinch of science, she creates a recipe for restoring spices to their rightful role in shaping our health!
No other resource provides such detailed and accessible information about how to use spices therapeutically as part of a healthy diet.
Spices elevate ordinary foods to exquisite meals. They also are full of phytochemicals that have profound benefits for human health. Written by one of America’s most prominent herbalists, Spice Apothecary is an easy-to-use, beautifully illustrated guide that will have you cooking with culinary spices for your health more often.
Bevin Clare’s expert guidance shows you how to use healing spices with confidence, to add evocative flavor to your life and powerfully support your health.
I love the affordable and delicious approach of eating medicinal herbs in your daily cuisine. Bevin Clare’s creative spice blends and recipes for using them will make you rethink your spice cabinet!
by Bevin Clare
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