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Healing spices : how to use 50 everyday and exotic spices to boost health and beat disease / Bharat B. Aggarwal with Debora Yost.

Aggarwal, Bharat B., 1950-
Date
[2011]
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About this work

Description

Looks at the healing properties of fifty spices and explains how they can be incorporated into a healthy diet to treat specific health problems and boost natural immunity against common diseases, with fifty recipes for main and side dishes and instructions for making spice mixes.

Publication/Creation

New York : Sterling Publishing, [2011]

Physical description

xiii, 322 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustration (some color) ; 24 cm

Notes

Includes index.

Contents

Pt. 1. The healing power of spices -- Pt. 2. The healing spices : Ajowan : Nature's pharmacy ; Allspice : A all-around healer ; Almond : Heart guard ; Amchur : Mango with an extra pinch of health ; Aniseed : The ultimate digestif ; Asofoetida : Fabled flu-fighter ; Basil : The garden of youth ; Bay leaf : An infusion of antioxidants ; Black cumin seed : The "amazing" cure-all ; Black pepper : The king of spices ; Caraway : After-dinner relief ; Cardamom : The stomach sentinel ; Celery seed : First aid for gout ; Chile : Red-hot healer ; Cinnamon : Balancing blood sugar ; Clove : Pain relief's loyal servant ; Cocoa : How sweet it is! ; Coconut : The fat that burns calories ; Coriander : Taming the tummy troubles ; Cumin : Keeping diabetes under control Curry leaf : From Mother Nature's branch of medicine ; Fennel seed : Calming cramps and colic ; Fenugreek seed : Defeating diabetes ; Galangal : Better health, courtesy of Thailand ; Garlic : Strong enough to battle heart disease ; Ginger : Quieting that queasy feeling ; Horseradish : Potent infection fighter ; Juniper berry : The natural diuretic ; Kokum : India's exotic weight-loss wonder ; Lemongrass : The calming spice ; Marjoram : The Mediterranean miracle ; Mint : The essence of freshness : Mustard seed : Faithful to good health ; Nutmeg : A sprinkle of healing ; Onion : Too strong for cancer ; Oregano : Infection protection ; Parsley : Antioxidant enhancer ; Pomegranate : "A pharmacy unto itself" ; Pumpkin seed : Shielding the prostate ; Rosemary : Cancer guard for the grill ; Saffron : Lifting your spirit ; Sage : Improving memory and mood ; Sesame seed : Oiling your circulation ; Star anise : Beautiful and healthful ; Sun-dried tomato : Guardian of men's health ; Tamarind : A beloved folk remedy ; Thyme : Anti-microbial, pro-health ; Turmeric : Leading crusader against disease ; Vanilla : Health in your dessert ; Wasabi : Hot ally against cancer -- Pt. 3. Special spice combos : Spice mixes and rubs from around the world ; Easy combos to create delicious healing dishes ; Currying flavor : the secret to creating powders and pastes ; Hot and healthy : healing tips from the world's warm zones -- Pt. 4. Spices as natural medicines : From arthritis to ulcers, and A-to-Z guide to the therapeutic potential of the healing spices -- Pt. 5. Resources : A buyer's guide to the healing spices ; Index.

Languages

  • English


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ISBN

  • 9781402776632
  • 1402776632

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