Super spices: The apothecary in your pantry

Next time you’re looking to stave off a cold, ease indigestion or clear a stuffy nose you might want to turn to your spice rack instead of the medicine cabinet.

Spices and herbs are some of the most powerful natural medicines; many were gathered for their healing properties long before culinary use. Today, using herbs and spices for more than flavoring is returning as part of the trend for “functional foods” – foods that do more.

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