I don’t think there aren’t many people who do not know the aroma of Christmas. It is the time when travelers go home and they are greeted with the warm fragrance of the holiday season.
In our memory we associate the holidays with warm pumpkin pie or fresh baked cookies in the oven. We remember the gingerbread houses we made and the sticky fingers we had after enjoying a Candy Cane.
Some of the herbs aka spices we use at Christmas are actually very beneficial for our health.
is often used in pies, cookies, cider or wine. Sometimes it’s also in Christmas Ornaments and candles. Where there is Cinnamon there is Christmas. Cinnamon has a long history and is even mentioned in the bible for anointing purposes or the “bed of lovers.” ( Exodus, Proverbs, Songs of Solomon, Revelation) It was very precious and like gold in ancient china. Cinnamon comes in powder or stick form.
Cinnamon comes in powder or stick form.You can find Cinnamon in the baking aisle.
Cinnamon can improve your immune system, cure fungus and yeast infections, is anti-inflammatory, (can reduce fewer and pain), lower your blood pressure; is a natural antibiotic and helps with tooth ache, diabetes just to name a few. Here is more.
There are a few side effects to cinnamon. Don’t use for medical reasons it if you have ulcers! Cinnamon might stimulate your appetite . It’s not advised for weight loss.
Use Cinnamon all year around to reap the benefits. Put some cinnamon in your daily morning coffee, add it to fruits and baked goods, ad it to cottage, ricotta cheese or yogurt.
is often used in pumpkin pies, Ginger snaps, Gingerbread Houses, Gingerbread, Ginger biscuits and speculaas . Yummy!
You can get ginger in powder form in the baking aisle or as a root in the fruit and vegetable section of your local supermarket.
Ginger has anti-inflammatory benefits too. It lowers your blood pressure up to four hours. It’s good for your blood because it prevents the platelet from sticking together and helps with the circulations. Ginger also reduces the symptoms of nausea and is therefore an excellent benefit for pregnant women or those who are going through chemotherapy. It also clears the symptoms of cold It is also natures antibiotic
Since Ginger is a natural blood thinner it is advised to stop using ginger four days before surgery. Lay of Ginger if you have an ulcer.
Use ginger all year around to reap the benefits. Put it in your coffee to ad a spice. I usually boil an inch of the root in water and add honey, garlic and Cayenne Pepper. I am drinking a cup every day for about a year now and while I unfortunately gained some weight, my face cleared up!!! No more acne. Ginger Tea is the only thing I added to my diet and my acne is gone. I “suffered” from it for years. I regular use it as a pain killer. My pregnant friend is hooked now since she doesn’t suffer from nausea anymore.
and Chocolate goes together like Christmas and pie. It’s used in candy canes, candies peppermint patties, gum ornaments and candles. It’s an excellent room deodorizer.
Peppermint is an herb. Peppermint comes in leaf form and is available in Grocery Stores in the fresh herbs section.
Peppermint loosens cough, reliefs the symptom of IBS, and stimulates brain functions.
They are side effects of Peppermint. Do not use if you have Gerd, Gallstones. Do not apply peppermint tincture to baby’s face. Do not use if you are pregnant.
Simmer dry peppermint leave in water and use as tea all year around. I grew up on this stuff and it is delicious.
Use herbs it in moderation. Herbs can interact with each other. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you are unsure. Dont’ self diagnose.I am not a medical expert nor am I experienced in the field. But I often research homeopathic methods first before I take medication. This might not be for you but it definitely works for me.
Benefit from the Spices of Christmas all year around while thinking of the memories you created with your loved ones.
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