THE HEALING POWERS OF HERBS & SPICES – A Complete Guide to Nature’s Timeless Treasures

Cal Orey

Kensington Books, January 2021, Trade Paperback Non-fiction/Ebook

$16.95/ ($9.99)

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From the author of the hugely successful Healing Powers series (Honey, Vinegar, Olive Oil, Chocolate, Coffee, Tea, Superfoods, Essential Oils) comes THE HEALING POWERS OF HERBS & SPICES: A Complete Guide to Nature’s Timeless Treasures.

A spice boom is happening! Demand soars, report manufacturers who are trying to keep up, as people cooking more during pandemic shutdowns seek ways to enhance home-cooking.  Herbs and spices add flavor to baking and cooking and lessen the need to use too much unhealthy fat or salt. Seasonings, a favorite of chefs, also boast disease-fighting antioxidants. In fact, there are hundreds of healing compounds in a wide variety of herbs and spices.

Recent studies have shown that herbs and spices can significantly decrease or reduce the risk of many conditions, including  cancer, heart disease, and it can enhance the immune system guarding against colds, flu, and even viruses.

As in her previous bestselling books, Cal Orey combines groundbreaking research into all these health and weight loss benefits with home cures, cosmetic uses, household hints, dozens of heart-healthy Mediterranean style recipes, legends, nutritional charts, and heartwarming anecdotes.

The mega-popular Healing Powers series from bestselling nutrition writer Cal Orey continues with its 9th installment, The Healing Powers of Herbs and Spices, exploring the many ways fresh herbs in your fridge and dried spices in your kitchen cupboard can provide medicinal powers, home cures, weight loss benefits, beauty treatments, and adventurous flavors and textures to enhance plant-based dishes.

The key to vibrant health for all generations is in your kitchen…

Anise, bay leaf, garlic, parsley, turmeric, and more–for thousands of years, herbs and spices have been praised for preserving and flavoring food, as well as preventing and curing illnesses. The latest research reveals that the seasonings already in your pantry–or easily found fresh in your supermarket or garden–can lower your risk for cancer, heart disease, and obesity. This A-to-Z guide catalogues the most popular and versatile herbs and spices, drawn from the Mediterranean Diet but suitable for any diet plan. You will learn how to harness herbalism to heal your body and mind.

Discover how to use nature’s gifts including allspice, chives, fennel, oregano, pepper, tarragon, saffron, and special blends like Herbes de Provence to:

●Bring abundant zest to your table while lowering your cholesterol, balancing your blood sugar, and revving up your metabolism–at any age!
●Ward off colds and flu, banish a hacking cough, and even ease PMS or menopause woes, by adding tasty plant therapy to your favorite food or drink.
●Lessen your anxiety and boost your mood with aromatic natural ingredients found in dried and fresh flavorings.
●Soothe aches and pains without harmful side effects–and trigger feel-good endorphins–using sweet and savory garnishes, including edible flowers.
●Create in-home spa treatments using the same herbal potions featured at luxury spa resorts.

Caraway Breadsticks, anyone? How about Cilantro Lime Slaw, Herbal Greek Bean Soup, or Roasted Paprika Cornish Hens? With over 50 taste-tempting recipes, along with personal stories and fascinating historical anecdotes on medicinal uses dating back to biblical times, The Healing Powers of Herbs and Spices is your go-to guide to embracing limitless energy and healthy longevity while feasting on memorable meals full of aroma and deliciousness!

With a Foreword by Will Clower, Ph.D. , CEO Mediterranean Wellness and author of The Fat Fallacy and The French Don’t Diet Plan


Product details

  • Item Weight : 14.8 ounces
  • Paperback : 368 pages, 16 Pages Color Photos
  • ISBN-10 : 0806540486
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0806540481
  • Dimensions : 5.98 x 0.97 x 8.95 inches
  • Publisher : Citadel (December 29, 2020)
  • Language: : English


Cal Orey, M.A. is an accomplished author and journalist specializing in topics such as health, science, pets, and relationships. Her hugely successful Healing Powers book series include: The Healing Powers of Honey, The Healing Powers of Chocolate, The Healing Powers of Coffee, The Healing Powers of Vinegar, and Herbs & Spices: Timeless Treasures. She lives in Northern California. www.calorey.com.

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