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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 Almonds.RECIPES WITH IT

As the most widely grown tree nut in the world, these crunchy little nuggets are highly revered for building strength and intelligence across many ancient cultures. Originally native to the levant and in Northern Africa as far west as Morocco, almonds...

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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 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 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 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 Chocolate (Cacao).RECIPES WITH IT

Romance may be sealed with a box of chocolates, but passion for chocolate is as eternal as true love. Long before John Cadbury invented the chocolate bar, native meso-american peoples brewed chocolate with medicinal herbs. Chocolate has been used as...

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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 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 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 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 (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 Goji Berry.RECIPES WITH IT

Goji berry is called wolfberry in Chinese medicine because it is a member of the nightshade family.

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Save this FoodSAVE FOODRecipes with Grape.RECIPES WITH IT

Grapes are considered a superior fruit to all others in Ayurvedic. They are an important tonic (rasayana) for late summer. Grapes have been a sign of abundance since Greek times. The Greek God or agriculture, Dionysus, is often portrayed with a crown...

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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 Lavender.RECIPES WITH IT

The name lavender comes from the latin root lavare meaning 'to wash.' Lavender flowers yield abundant nectar for beekeepers. Pumas respond to lavender the way cats respond to catnip.

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Save this FoodSAVE FOODRecipes with Lemon Zest.RECIPES WITH IT

Citrus zest is highly aromatic bitter, making it ideal for stimulating appetite and reducing upper GI food stagnation. Ysha Oakes reports, "The gentle pungency is digestive, and carries limonene which is well researched for anti cancer properties."

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Aids with release of pepsin in the stomach, useful in digesting proteins.

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Save this FoodSAVE FOODRecipes with Mint.RECIPES WITH IT

From tingly shampoos to teas and flowerbeds, mint is an inspiring, popular worldwide herb whose medicinal qualities are also extensive. Varieties of mint grow in nearly every country and climate. In Central and South America mint is called hierbabuena,...

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Save this FoodSAVE FOODRecipes with Nigella (black cumin).RECIPES WITH IT

Found in Tutankhamun's tomb, black cumin is a famous as an Old World spice and medicine. The 'Tibb-e-Nabavi" or "Medicine of the Prophet (Muhammed)", reports the only disease it cannot cure is death. It's many uses have earned it the nickname "seed of...

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Save this FoodSAVE FOODRecipes with Nutmeg.RECIPES WITH IT

Nutmeg is aromatic, astringent, and a sedative. It's aromatic quality makes it ideal for improving digestion, while astringent quality helps bind the stool. Nutmeg is thus the preferred spice for cold type diarrhea. Nutmeg cuts through fat of milk...

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Save this FoodSAVE FOODRecipes with Oats / Oatmeal.RECIPES WITH IT

The expression "Feeling your oats" testifies to the use of oats as a tonic for increased vigor. Oats calms the nervous system by nourishing and strengthening. It is useful for insomnia and anxiety. Oats have a slimy quality (they are demulcent)...

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Save this FoodSAVE FOODRecipes with Orange Zest.RECIPES WITH IT

The zest is the orange skin of the orange. The rind is the white part of the orange beneath.

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Save this FoodSAVE FOODRecipes with Rose Water.RECIPES WITH IT

Rosewater is the water leftover from the production of rose essential oil. It has a wonderful rose fragrance. As Ayurveda students, we sprayed ourselves with rosewater mist on hot days to keep cool. Rosewater is available in most Indian and Middle...

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Save this FoodSAVE FOODRecipes with Rosemary.RECIPES WITH IT

Rosmarinus, is from the latin "dew" (ros) and "sea" (marinus), and means "dew of the sea". Rosemary grows in arid Mediterranean conditions and, as its name implies, can survive on the humidity carried by the sea breeze.

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Save this FoodSAVE FOODRecipes with Saffron.RECIPES WITH IT

Saffron's use is ancient. Saffron-based pigments have been found in 50,000 year-old paintings in northwest Iran. It conjures romance, royalty, and delicacy wherever it appears. Alexander the Great bathed in saffron to cure battle wounds. Cultivated...

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Save this FoodSAVE FOODRecipes with Sage.RECIPES WITH IT

Culinary sage, although a diaphoretic, has an anhidrotic action - it prevents excessive sweating. This is useful in night sweats of all kinds - from chronic febrile conditions to menopausal syndrome. Culinary sage stimulates the pituitary adrenal...

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Save this FoodSAVE FOODRecipes with Star Anise.RECIPES WITH IT

Star anise is a small evergreen tree native to China that closely resembles anise in flavor. Its licorice-flavored start shaped fruit is also grown in Japan and Vietnam. It has a dark brown color and contains six to eight seeded petal-like segments. ...

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Save this FoodSAVE FOODRecipes with Thyme (fresh).RECIPES WITH IT

Thyme tea has been used to stop gastric fermentation. It may be mixed with honey for sore throats. It's diaphoretic properties make it useful to sweat out a fever.

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