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Save this FoodSAVE FOODRecipes with Ajwain.RECIPES WITH IT

Ajwain is native to the Middle East and is still common in Egypt as well as Indian cooking. Like turmeric, ajwain is a spice used to enhance digestibility rather than flavor.

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Save this FoodSAVE FOODRecipes with Allspice.RECIPES WITH IT

Highly aromatic & spicy, Allspice is an ideal appetizer that refreshes the mouth. It is a delicious addition to meats and desserts, where it doubles as a digestive aid. It's taste and astringency closely resembles cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves and it...

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Save this FoodSAVE FOODRecipes with Anise.RECIPES WITH IT

Anise is sweet and very aromatic.

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Save this FoodSAVE FOODRecipes with Arugula.RECIPES WITH IT

Its sharp peppery flavor is a sign that arugula is light and easy to digest for those with slow, cold digestion, or to help take a heavy meal and "lighten" it, so your body can assimilate the nutrients of the entire dish.

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Save this FoodSAVE FOODRecipes with Basil.RECIPES WITH IT

Basil's warm and spicy aroma adds a passionate flare to any dish, bringing the heat of the Mediterranean sun to your table. Its bright green color and vigorous flavor is unmistakable in pesto. It adds verve to a home-made tomato sauce, and is a perky...

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Save this FoodSAVE FOODRecipes with Black Pepper.RECIPES WITH IT

The word 'pepper' is dervied from the South Asian word 'pippali'. Pippali (long pepper) is a famous herb in Ayurveda for lung and heart conditions, and is a close relative of black pepper. The word pepper gradually came to include the unrelated New...

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Save this FoodSAVE FOODRecipes with Black Salt (Kala Namak).RECIPES WITH IT

Black salt is a popular condiment in India. It consists of salt infused with sulfurous herbs and spices. It is a brownish pink color due to sulfides that also give it its unique pungent flavor.

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In the Middle Ages, caraway seeds were served with a bit of sugar as a digestive after a big meal, much the way sugar coated fennel is eaten after a meal in India.

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Save this FoodSAVE FOODRecipes with Cardamom.RECIPES WITH IT

Love for cardamom resonates through history - for instance, ancient Egyptians chewed cardamom to whiten their teeth and sweeten their breath. Cardamom helps take the edge off of caffeine in the famous drink Turkish coffee. Cardamom is a member of the...

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Save this FoodSAVE FOODRecipes with Carob.RECIPES WITH IT

Carob is a hardy tree resistant to harsh climate and drought. It was used to feed swine and donkeys during famine. In the talmud and bible, numerous rabbis, the prodigal son, and St. John the Baptist reportedly lived on carob in the wilderness, earning...

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Save this FoodSAVE FOODRecipes with Cayenne Pepper.RECIPES WITH IT

The entire nightshade family (solanaceae) aggravates Vata and Pitta, due to the weak liver of these two body types. All peppers aggravate Pitta due to heat. Note that black pepper...

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Save this FoodSAVE FOODRecipes with Celery Seed.RECIPES WITH IT

Celery seeds are actually a very small fruit, these "seeds" yield a valuable volatile oil.

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Save this FoodSAVE FOODRecipes with Celery Stalk.RECIPES WITH IT

The word for celery comes from the Greek word selinon which translates to 'parsley,' a close relative of celery. Celery's powers have been known since antiquity. Leaves of it were found in the garlands surrounding King Tut's tomb, and Homer makes...

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Save this FoodSAVE FOODRecipes with Chamomile.RECIPES WITH IT

Chamomile infuses your tea with a delicious floral aroma that is warm, light & airy. Its smell is reminiscent of apples, first noted by the Greeks, who named it 'ground-apple' (kamai=ground & melon=apple). Improve Sluggish...

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Save this FoodSAVE FOODRecipes with Chicory Root.RECIPES WITH IT

Maybe it's the name, or the pretty blue flowers that line the highway, but every time I think of chicory, I smile with the thought of a party in New Orleans.

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Save this FoodSAVE FOODRecipes with Chipotle Chili.RECIPES WITH IT

Smokey and sharp, tastes like a campfire.

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Save this FoodSAVE FOODRecipes with Cilantro.RECIPES WITH IT

Cilantro is the leaf of the coriander seed. Both the leaves and the seeds have citrus overtones. Cilantro, as a cooling herb, pairs well with hot spicy dishes.

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Save this FoodSAVE FOODRecipes with Cinnamon.RECIPES WITH IT

Cinnamon is a small evergreen tree in the Lauraceae family native to Sri Lanka. Other members of this family include sassafras, avocado, camphor, and spicebush. Trees of the laurel family, including cinnamon, predominate in the world's laurel forests....

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Save this FoodSAVE FOODRecipes with Cloves.RECIPES WITH IT

Cloves are native to India and Indonesia. They are the aromatic dried flower bud of a tree in the same family as Eucalyptus and Guava (Myrtaceae family). Cloves resemble a nail in shape. The English name 'clove' derives from the latin 'clavus'...

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Save this FoodSAVE FOODRecipes with Coriander Seed.RECIPES WITH IT

Coriander is the seed of the cilantro plant. Its pleasantly fragrant aroma lifts the spirits and has a rustic feel.

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Save this FoodSAVE FOODRecipes with Crystallized Ginger.RECIPES WITH IT

Hot, pungent, antiemetic, appetizer, digestive, spleen tonic; stimulates saliva.

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Save this FoodSAVE FOODRecipes with Cumin.RECIPES WITH IT

Appreciated since ancient times, cumin's aroma has wafted through kitchens since at least the second millennium BC, even flavoring breads and soups mentioned in the Bible. The highly valued spice was a currency to pay tithes to priests. The ancient...

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Save this FoodSAVE FOODRecipes with Daikon Radish.RECIPES WITH IT

Daikon is native to southeast and east Asia. From white to purple to green to pink, Daikon comes in several varieties. It's also known as white radish, winter radish, long white radish, oriental radish, and mooli. In Japan, many types of pickles are...

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Save this FoodSAVE FOODRecipes with Dandelion Leaves.RECIPES WITH IT

When most people think of dandelion, they think of pulling this pesky weed out of their manicured lawn. It's the poster child for weeds. This is especially ironic because colonists brought the dandelion to the Americas as an important medicinal plant....

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Save this FoodSAVE FOODRecipes with Dill.RECIPES WITH IT

Dill seems to lighten the palate. As one client reports, "Dill embodies the taste of freshness with a little kick." It is called shatapushpa in Ayurveda. Dill is a member of the carrot family (apiaceae) along with parsley, celery, cumin,...

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Save this FoodSAVE FOODRecipes with Epazote.RECIPES WITH IT

Epazote is a popular cooking herb in Mexican cuisine. Avoid in pregnancy as epazote is listed as an emmenagogue. Anti-Parasites The essential oil was officially listed in the United States Pharmacopoeia as a vermifuge and was...

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Save this FoodSAVE FOODRecipes with Fennel Seeds.RECIPES WITH IT

Cool and soothing, verdant and fragrant, fennel is a member of the carrot family that includes other popular spices such as cumin, coriander, dill and celery. Fennel is used as a flavoring in some natural toothpastes and mouth fresheners. Fennel seeds...

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Save this FoodSAVE FOODRecipes with Fennel Stalk.RECIPES WITH IT

Cool and soothing, verdant and fragrant, fennel is a member of the carrot family that includes other popular spices such as cumin, coriander, dill and celery. Fennel is used as a flavoring in some natural toothpastes and mouth fresheners.

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Save this FoodSAVE FOODRecipes with Fenugreek.RECIPES WITH IT

Fenugreek is one of the oldest medicinal plants. It has been used since 4000BC. It's name means "ram's horn clover". It was found in the tomb of Tutankhamen.

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Save this FoodSAVE FOODRecipes with Ginger (Dried).RECIPES WITH IT

Ever reach for dried ginger as a quick replacement for the fresh root and assume it's an apt substitute? Ginger is ginger, right? Actually, not at all. Dried ginger packs a...

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Save this FoodSAVE FOODRecipes with Ginger (Fresh).RECIPES WITH IT

IntroductionA steaming hot mug of ginger tea on a damp day warms up your bones and burns away thick, heavy congestion. When the weather is soggy, you feel tired and groggy. You naturally crave sunlight and heat. Pungent and light,...

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Save this FoodSAVE FOODRecipes with Green Chilis.RECIPES WITH IT

The entire nightshade family (solanaceae) aggravates Vata and Pitta, due to the weak liver of these two body types. All peppers aggravate Pitta due to heat. Note that black pepper...

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Save this FoodSAVE FOODRecipes with Green Tea.RECIPES WITH IT

Green Tea is a preparation using minimally processed leaves from the camellia sinensis plant. This is the same plant used in normal black tea. Black tea leaves, however, are more processed.

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Save this FoodSAVE FOODRecipes with Hing (Asafoetida).RECIPES WITH IT

Also known as devil's dung, stinking gum, food of the gods, and giant fennel, hing has a varied and suprising diversity of uses. Along the Tex-Mex border hing was used for wolf bait. The odor attracts wolves. In Jamaica, hing is used to protect the...

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Save this FoodSAVE FOODRecipes with Horseradish.RECIPES WITH IT

Horseradish is a sharp, acrid spice that kindles agni. It is even used in steakhouses to help digest a heavy meal. It is a strong vasodilator, bronchodilator, and diaphoretic (encourages sweating) that invigorates the whole body.

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Save this FoodSAVE FOODRecipes with Jalapenos.RECIPES WITH IT

The entire nightshade family (solanaceae) aggravates Vata and Pitta, due to the weak liver of these two body types. All peppers aggravate Pitta due to heat. Note that black pepper...

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