Spice Apothecary : Blending and Using Common Spices for Everyday Health
Publication Date: 1 August 2020
Spice Apothecary guides cooks and health enthusiasts in using 19 common kitchen spices - from black pepper to turmeric, alone and in blends - to boost healing along with flavour.
Spices are universally recognised as a source of flavour and aromatics, but in cultures around the world, these plant parts have a long history as source of medicine. In Spice Apothecary, author Bevin Clare combines her training in herbalism and nutrition to guide readers in a return to the kitchen spice cabinet for better health and healing. Focusing on 19 common culinary spices that are easy to source and prized for their flavour, this practical guide highlights the health benefits of each spice for supporting wellness goals, with information on the best preparation for medicinal benefit, storage recommendations, and daily dosage guidelines. To bolster the immune system, chili, garlic, ginger, and mustard are best. Kidney health is supported by celery seed, parsley, and sage, while the respiratory system benefits most from ginger, mint, and thyme. Formulas for dried spice blends that amplify the effectiveness of individual flowers, roots, leaves, and seeds accompany recipes for delicious dips, soups, sauces, and even sweets that deliver flavor and healing. This approachable exploration of the world of spices puts at everyone's fingertips new creative and impactful ways to incorporate key health-boosting spices into everyday life.
About the Author
Bevin Clare is a clinical herbalist, licensed nutritionist, 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. She f...