We all know that spices, herbs, and aromatics make just about any dish even more delicious. From savory to sweet to spicy, these additives come in little jars, but pack a powerful punch.People all over the world have valued spices, making the spice trade one of the most powerful, with some being valued more than gold and silver.
Today, spices are still valued, and not just because they taste great, but also because they’re full of health-boosting properties, too. It’s why people still drink herbal teas to cure all kinds of common ailments.
But some people believe there’s even more to herbs and spices than meets the eye. Besides using them for their culinary and medicinal purposes, many cultures around the world believe that certain plants also hold mystical properties and energies that can help us with the less physical challenges we might meet in life.
Added to recipes, teas, or even just appreciated growing in the garden, these common herbs can help soothe emotional or psychic issues, as well as physical ones.
Check out some of the amazing properties associated with some very common herbs and spices below. Maybe you even have some in your house right now!
Obviously, they shouldn’t be used as a replacement for medical treatment, but the next time you reach for the spice rack, consider the extra dimension your ingredient just might add to your dish and your life!
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