Worldwide scientific research has linked spices to the prevention and treatment of more than 150 health problems, including heart disease, cancer, type 2 diabetes and Alzheimer’s Disease. Spices are so powerful because they’re super-rich sources of plant compounds that fight oxidation and inflamation, the two processes underlying most chronic diseases.
This is an A-Z guide to the spices shown to have preventive or healing potential, including a description, a history, what the spice is good for, the best way to buy it and other tips. There are two dozen spice mixes to keep on hand, making meal preparation easier, 50 recipes and a buyer’s resource list for healing with spices.
Bharat Aggarwal is a leading expert on the therapeutic use of of culinary spices. He is currently professor of cancer research, biochemistry, immunology and experiemental therapeutics and director of the Cytokine Research Laboratory at the Anderson Cancer Centre in Houston, Texas.