The Spice Pantry: Queen of the Spices, Cardamon

Cardamom – The Queen of Spices My favorite spice in the house! Cardamom is the Queen of Spices and has grown lavishly under the tropical canopy on hillsides in the Ghat Mountains on the Malabar Coast of southern India to be harvested by hand and shipped around the world.  The cardamom familiar to India and the … Continue reading The Spice Pantry: Queen of the Spices, Cardamon

The Spice Pantry: Black Pepper

Piper nigrum Also, Known As: Black Pepper The common herbal product known as the black pepper is a well-known spice around the world and is used in almost every home, this herb is native to southern India, though it is now cultivated widely in many tropical countries of the world. The plant itself is a … Continue reading The Spice Pantry: Black Pepper

The Spice Pantry: Clove

Eugenia carpophyll Ata syn. Syzygium aromaticum Also, Known As: Clove The association of the clove with human society is old indeed. The ancient Chinese Han dynasty - lasting from 207 B.C. to A.D. 220, gives us our first clue to the uses of the fragrant clove. Chinese physicians of that era wrote that the court … Continue reading The Spice Pantry: Clove

The Spice Pantry: Cinnamon: Spice with a Punch

We sprinkle it on toast, add it to cookie dough, stir it into hot apple cider, and find it in candies. But cinnamon is more than a sweet treat. It's one of the world's oldest healers. Modern science has confirmed its value for preventing infection and indigestion - and recent research shows that it helps … Continue reading The Spice Pantry: Cinnamon: Spice with a Punch

The Spice Pantry: Benefits Of Cinnamon And Honey

Since ancient times, people have been using a blend of cinnamon and honey to heal several ailments. While honey is readily available in most countries across the globe, contemporary scientists also acknowledge the benefits of honey as a ‘Ram Ban’ or extremely useful medication for almost all types of maladies. What is more significant is the fact that ingestion … Continue reading The Spice Pantry: Benefits Of Cinnamon And Honey

Aromatic Culinary Herb Called the Anise {Pimpinella anisum}

Also, Known As: Anise Aniseed Anise Plant Common Anise Hua-hsian Sweet Cumin In the ancient Chinese as well as the traditional Indian or Ayurvedic system of medicine, the herbal remedy anise has assumed a very popular stature and its utilization in various herbal medications is seen in both systems for many centuries now. The most … Continue reading Aromatic Culinary Herb Called the Anise {Pimpinella anisum}

Aromatic Culinary Herb Called the Cumin

Cumin {Cuminum cyminum} Also, Commonly Known As: Cumin The common culinary herb called the cumin is an annual herbaceous plant with a small and slender, branched stem. Even when fully mature, the cumin plant very rarely grows above a foot in height and is characterized by a somewhat angular facade. The plant bears deep green … Continue reading Aromatic Culinary Herb Called the Cumin