Spices and herbs were man's first medicine and highly valued.
Spices and herbs have been around a long time and since their first use, have been highly prized by man. Used in so many ways, its value in some cultures was similar to currency. Spices were in high demand during the middle ages and the most common that were sought after were black pepper, cinnamon, cumin, nutmeg, ginger and cloves. Today, we still value spices. The good news is, their flavor is just the beginning of how valuable herbs and spices are. They have a lot of health benefits and future medicinal promise as well.
Read more on the health benefits of spices here: Delicious spices that are healthy