Thursday's Tip: The 5 Medicinal Uses of Cloves

Cloves are a wonderful but underutilized spice.  Cloves are native to Indonesia and have been used in Ayurvedic and traditional Chinese medicine.  In modern times, medical studies have found that the essential oil in cloves have analgesic properties. Besides adding a distinct flavor to dishes, cloves have great medicinal uses. Medicinal Benefits: Clove’s essential oilContinue reading “Thursday's Tip: The 5 Medicinal Uses of Cloves”

Thursday's Tip: The 3 Active Health Components of Cinnamon

  Health Benefits: Cinnamon has long been used as a spice and as a medicine.  The essential oils found in its bark, have 3 active components called cinnamaldehyde, cinnamyl acetate, and cinnamyl alcohol.  The cinnamaldehyde in cinnamon is an anti-inflammatory agent that helps prevents unwanted clumping of blood platelets. The essential oils found in cinnamon are consideredContinue reading “Thursday's Tip: The 3 Active Health Components of Cinnamon”