Over thousands of years, people have been using spices – the natural home remedies for seasoning food.
Spices have mostly warming or hot effect for human body. But there are spices that have drying, cooling and firming effect on our bodies as well.
Warming spices like garlic, ginseng, pepper, ginger, cinnamon help agains cold shivers, cold hand and feet and bring you healthy hue.
Drying spices like ginger, pepper, mini tangerine peels and cumin will help against swollen feet, stuffy nose, mucus and white mucus on women.
Cooling spices like aloe vera, chamomile, peppermint, salt, sugar, soy sauce, thyme, dandelion help you out when you have high blood pressure, hot flashes, flushed face etc.
Firming spices like honey, brown sugar, cardamom, garlic have benefit of weakness, quiet voice, cold shivers, tiredness etc.
It is advised to use spices in cold foods (by food character) for example with fresh vegetables, salads, steamed foods etc. Spices support stomach and spleen and help to digest better. If we use spices too much and too often our body may become dry – this mean heat drives out body fluids. We have constant hot feeling, our skin and lips start to crack, we may have thirst and the eyes turn rough and itchy etc. When using spices wisely, they will help to cure many symptoms and diseases.