Spice Apothecary: Blending and Using Common Spices for Everyday Health

Spice Apothecary: Blending and Using Common Spices for Everyday Health

by Bevin Clare


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Culinary spices are more than just flavorful aromatics for our food - they're essential medicine for the body. Clinical herbalist and nutritionist Bevin Clare explores the health-boosting properties of 19 spices you can find at the store or already have in your kitchen. As you learn about their beneficial properties and how to determine appropriate dosage, you'll find easy ways to incorporate medicinal quantities into cooking, whether you're using fresh spices or dried spice blends that support your specific wellness needs.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781635860832
Publisher: Storey Books
Publication date: 06/23/2020
Pages: 176
Sales rank: 510,685
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

Bevin Clare is the author of Spice Apothecary. She is a clinical herbalist and licensed nutritionist, a professor of clinical herbalism at the Maryland University of Integrative Health, and the president of the American Herbalists Guild. She has studied herbal medicine around the world and travels globally to teach about herbal medicine and nutrition. Clare finds spices to be central to the food and medicine practices of her family, with whom she lives in Maryland. Find her online at www.bevinclare.com.

Table of Contents

Preface: The Medicine of Spices
Chapter 1: Our Connection to Spices
  The Global Spice Trade
  Understanding the Plants
  Plant Families
Chapter 2: How Medicinal Spices Work
  Spices in Our Diet
  Phytochemical Powerhouses
  Research on Medicinal Spices
  Spices and Disease Prevention
  Safety Practices
  Spice Synergy
  To Cook or Not to Cook
Chapter 3: Creating Your Spice Apothecary
  Fresh vs Dried
  The Daily Dose
  19 Spices for Everyday Use
  Medicinal Use and Dosage
Chapter 4: Using Spices to Support Health Goals
  Bolster Immune Protection and Defense
  Healthy Connections: Skin, Bones, and Joints
  Create Calm and Focus
  Strengthen Digestion
  Balance Flow for Kidney Health
  Support a Healthy Heart
  Breathe Easy for Respiratory Health
  Spices for Specific Health Concerns
Chapter 5: Recipes
  A Little Spice Every Day
  Blending Spices
  Dried Spice Blends
  Measuring in Parts
  Fresh Herb and Spice Recipes
  Pesto Power!
Appendix: A Health Care Practitioner's Guide to Using Medicinal Spices
Metric Conversion Chart

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