In medieval times, spices were extremely valuable. That’s probably because everyone knew they contained powerful, and potentially lifesaving, medicinal compounds.
They are also natural infection fighters. Long before the germ theory was developed, people had figured out that certain spices made food last longer. This was greatly helpful in the days before refrigeration.
Today, people are rediscovering spices. I love cooking with good cinnamon, nutmeg, curry and dried lemon peels. You’ll find numerous organic spices in my own kitchen. I use them liberally, knowing that they’ll make my meals taste better and possibly protect my family’s health.
Scientific research has confirmed what previous generations instinctively knew. These pungent herbs are good for us.
For instance, spices contain natural anti-inflammatory substances. Many medical professionals, especially those who practice alternative medicine, tell us chronic inflammation is the root cause of disease.
Turmeric is one spice that’s been extensively studied. Various researchers have found this herbal remedy can help solve a wide range of conditions. For instance, in Germany, it’s often prescribed for indigestion.
There’s also evidence that turmeric can help protect against heart disease, infections and various neurological problems, according to the University of Maryland Medical Center website.
Organic Spices Gift Sets
Organic spices are safer than conventionally grown herbs. The latter may have been sprayed with pesticides and herbicides. There’s also mounting evidence that organic food contains more nutrients than food farmed with chemical fertilizers. Also, organic spices are not irradiated, an extremely controversial practice designed to increase shelf life.
In my house, I cook primarily organic food. Replacing my seasoning was one of the first things I did, once I got rid of all the junk food in my cupboard.
I used to suffer from a crippling nerve condition. This left me unable to walk. Overhauling my diet helped me recover. Today, I can walk again. My pain level is minimal. Ten years ago, it was off the charts. So I totally believe in the power of natural medicine.
If you’re shopping for a health conscious person, spices are a great present. Even if someone already has a fair collection of spices, they’ll eventually run out of them. (In my house, it’s sooner rather than later.) So they can always use refills.
A number of companies, such as the well-known Simply Organic, sell organic spice sets. It’s more convenient to purchase a set of spices, compared to buying individual bottles.
Cooking Spice Gift Sets
I love how the bottles of this attractive gift set are held together by magnets. This eliminates the clutter that can be caused by random bottles of spices, unless they’re organized. These spices have a metallic cap, so they’re designed to cling to the refrigerator. This frees up cabinet space. (In our kitchen, this is very precious.) The 24 jars shown here come filled with organic spices. There is a barrier between the spice and the magnet.
Organic Hawaiian Spices
If you have an adventurous foodie on your gift list, he or she would probably love this gift of organic Hawaiian meat rubs and seasonings. Some of the spices include Hawaiian sea salt, nori (seaweed), dehydrated orange peel, dried garlic, dried bell peppers and sesame seeds. This set also contains a cookbook.
These statements have not been approved by the FDA. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Women who are nursing or pregnant should not take herbal remedies unless directed to do so by a healthcare professional.