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By James A. Duke

ISBN-10: 0849312795

ISBN-13: 9780849312793

"Let nutrients be your drugs, drugs your food."
-Hippocrates, 2400 B.C.

When the "Father of drugs" uttered these well-known phrases, spices have been as vital for medication, embalming, keeping meals, and protecting undesirable odors as they have been for extra mundane culinary concerns. writer James A. Duke predicts that spices corresponding to capsicum, cinnamon, garlic, ginger, onion, and turmeric will suppose quite extra medicinal significance back, because the fiscal expenditures and information of the side-effects of prescription prescribed drugs elevate. in spite of everything, each one spice comprises millions of worthwhile phytochemicals. prescription drugs frequently include just one or two.

Discover the technological know-how in the back of the Folklore

Spices are very important medications that experience withstood the empirical assessments of millennia. approximately 5,000 years in the past Charak, the daddy of Ayurvedic medication, claimed that garlic lightens the blood, reduces tumors, and is an aphrodisiac tonic. at the present time scientists say it thins the blood, prevents melanoma, and raises libido. for hundreds of years humans around the globe have used spices to medication a myriad of diseases and to maintain meals. Now technology is proving that those spices could defend us with their antioxidant and antiseptic actions. equipped by way of clinical identify, the CRC guide of Medicinal Spices offers the technology at the back of the folklore of over 60 well known spices. for every spice, it lists:

Scientific name
Common name
Medicinal actions and indications
Multiple activities
Other makes use of, specifically culinary
Important phytochemical elements and their activities

The guide additionally contains marketplace and import info, culinary makes use of, ecology and cultural info, and discusses at size using spices as antiseptics and antioxidants.

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