Spice Facts

Health Benefits of Herbs and Spices

The use of plants and their health benefits has a long history and the power pendulum of popular medicine is swinging back in the direction of natural, holistic approaches. In North America alone, adverse drug reactions are responsible for thousands of deaths every year whereas there has not been a single death attributed to culinary herbs and spices.

The emergence of pharmacology, and the discovery of how to manufacture healing pharmacological agents in the 18th and 19th centuries, caused a decline in the use of herbalism. However, it never completely disappeared. In Britain, for example, professional herbalism survived through the establishment of the National Institute of Medical Herbalists in 1864. In countries such as China, use of traditional herbalism continued to run alongside the practice of Western pharmacology.

Today plants are regaining respect, as science begins to gather evidence for the specific healing properties and health benefits of herbs and foods. At last, ancient folk knowledge is being supported by scientific evidence and launching a new era of healing.

Herbs and spices used in the Honey Lady range are always Organic and where possible they are fair-trade as well.

Whilst we quote medicinal  and health benefits of herbs and spices you should always consult your health care professional if you have specific health complaints or concerns.

Sources: Medicinal Seasonings – The Healing Power of Spices (Dr Keith Scott); The Healing Plants Bible (Helen Farmer-Knowles)

 

Cardamon (Chai Honey Blend)

Cinnamon (Cinnamon and Chai Honey Blends)

Clove (Chai and Ginger & Clove Honey Blends)

Fennel (Liquorice Honey Blends)

Ginger (Ginger and Ginger & Clove Honey Blends)

Liquorice (Liquorice and Wintergreen Blends)

Nutmeg (Chai Honey Blend)

Peppermint (Wintergreen Honey Blend)

Rosehips (Wintergreen Honey blend)

Star Anise (Liquorice Honey Blend)

Thyme (Wintergreen Honey blend)

Turmeric (Turmeric Honey Blend)

Vanilla (Vanilla Bean Honey Blend)