Typically, those of us in the West think of the spices in our kitchen as simply substances to change and enhance the flavor of food rather than affect the state of our physical being. But one thing that many people don't realize is that these spices are considered by certain traditions as having medicinal value.
For example, spices like garlic, ginger, and cayenne pepper are useful for those who feel particularly lethargic and even overweight and would benefit from creating more movement in their life. Spices like cloves and nutmeg are beneficial for those with too much dryness and airiness in their life. And coriander is beneficial for those who experience too much heat.
Consuming more herbs can begin with simply being conscientious about the types of spices used in your cooking. With information to be found through Ayurvedic and other traditions, you will be able to incorporate a more herbally mindful routine into your lifestyle.
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