Plants have long been known for their medicinal properties. However many people overlook spices in favor or flowers and vegetables when planting a garden for healing and health purposes. Spices are not only a great way to bring depths of flavor to your foods, but also an easy way to improve your physical and spiritual health.
Cinnamon is associated with the element of fire and ruled by the planet Venus, also closely associated with the goddess of the same name. Its heady scent is known to relax and release inhibitions and raise lustful vibrations. Diabetics may be happy to know that cinnamon is believed to help reduce blood sugar levels. The bark of the cinnamon tree has been used to regulate the menstrual cycle and cramping.
Eating cumin helps rid your body and blood of toxins and impurities so that your bodily systems function more efficiently and your spiritual vibration can rise to a higher level. It’s also been used as a stomach cramp remedy.
Mustard is an antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, aids digestion, aids fertility in women, is a mild laxative and stimulates your circulatory system. Mustard has even been found by modern science to help prevent and slow the growth of cancer cells. It contains anti-cancer agents and chemicals like curcumin and selenium. As a spiritual benefit, consuming mustard improves mental clarity and the ability to think.
While many people burn sage to cleanse energies there are numerous benefits from ingesting it as well. It is an Anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antibacterial, and antifungal that has been used to treat everything from fevers to high cholesterol, to asthma. Sage tea has also been used to help people with nervous tension. And it also works well for chronic fatigue, exhaustion, mood enhancement, headaches, poor memory, poor immune system, and stress in general.
Turmeric is hailed for its healing properties by yogis and holistic healers. It is a strong anti-oxidant and can help lower cholesterol. It’s also a natural anti-inflammatory remedy. Some arthritis sufferers swear by adding turmeric to their plate. Turmeric has long been used spiritually for purification. Simply eating food with some turmeric in it is a spiritually purifying act.