Grate fresh cinnamon (or use the powdered stuff) atop homemade applesauce, oatmeal, tea, or coffee. It can help kick a cold to the curb and break fevers. Got achy joints? It can help relieve them with its natural anti- inflammatory properties.
Garlic is probably the most wondrous of all the spices out there. It can help your digestion, liver, can clear plaque from your arteries and can lower blood pressure. It can also make sore throats and colds disappear faster. For the best results, eat it raw. You should chop it up first and let it sit 20 minutes to allow the powerful components in it breathe. Can’t handle the spice while it’s raw? Wait that 20 minutes, then gently sauté for a minute or two to enjoy the benefits.
As a potent antioxidant, you can double up on your health by adding oregano and basil to your dishes. It’s terrific for clearing phlegm and keeping your digestive tract healthy.
Peppermint truly soothes the body. It relieves digestive issues and can reduce your temperature when you’re running a fever. Make it into a tea with raw organic honey to relieve sore throats or help with a headache.
Others to keep around…
While ginger and turmeric look similar in root form, both can help with inflammation and strengthen immunity.