Sweet, spicy cinnamon is an antioxidant and may even help treat diabetes.By Sarah Khan
Culinary and medicinal practices of ancient cultures, passed down for generations offer insight into the healing potential of foods, herbs and spices. Western research is beginning to document these claims. In years to come, perhaps our medicine cabinets will be found in the kitchen, filled with herbs and spices, which we'll judiciously employ to keep us healthy.
Usually this pungent herb and the spice made from its seeds are either loved or hated by diners. You'll find it used heavily in Mexican, Mediterranean and some Asian cuisines. Though it doesn't share the subtle qualities of its cousin, this plant is actually a member of the parsley family.
Cilantro leaves and coriander seeds are rich in disease-fighting antioxidants. Research has shown cilantro is specifically rich in carotenoids. Other studies have indicated the potential of coriander oil as a natural antimicrobial compound against C. jejuni in food -- a pathogen thatRead More »from Four Spices that Improve Your Health