10 Spices That Could Heal Your Body And/Or Prevent Sickness

Disclaimer: Before you continue to read this post, I have to share with you that I am not an expert at medicine or healing. Always consult with your care provider or doctor before purchasing or cooking anything related to healing your body and don't take action solely based on this information.

I've read quite some books and articles on healing and have experimented with herbs, spices and Chinese herbs to tackle down specific issues in the body.

It wasn't too long ago when I was first got introduced to the magic of Chinese medicine. 

Not real magic, but it still blows my mind what the power and effect spices and herbs can have on your body.


I first got in touch with Chinese herbs when our daughter was born and we were looking for ways to speed up the postpartum recovery process for my wife.

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We cooked meals, tea and soups with chines herbs. It was the strangest thing I had ever done.

Though this article is not about Chinese herbs, I'm sure I will go more into depth about that in the future.

Right now we will have a look at 10 spices we all have an easy access to, that have a healing effect on parts of our bodies.

Let's have a look at the different spices:


Thyme helps with a cough by containing antispasmodic properties which can help with nonstop couching. It's pretty effective against throat inflammation which causes the couch.

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Cloves are well know to help with arthritis pain. This by having hot and moving properties that relieve arthritis pain caused by cold and stagnation.


Cumin helps prevent cancer by inhibiting enzymes that will help cancer cells invade healthy tissue. It will also keep tumors from developing new blood vessels that helps them grow.


Cinamin is well know for fighting diabetes. It does this by lowering  your blood sugar, resulting in reducing a need for insulin.


Ginger helps prevent nausea. This by shutting down a nerve receptor that triggers us wanting to vomit.


Basil is usually used to fight off a cold. This happens because basil is rich in antioxidants and is antimicrobial.


Rosemary is well know to help improve ones memory. It does this by inhibiting the breakdown of a neurotransmitter.


Garlic helps reduce your cholesterol as it is an antioxidant and helps prevent oxidation of cholesterol in the arteries.


Nutmeg helps lowering your blood pressure. This by bringing blood from the center of your body, transporting it to the skin resulting in distributing blog more evenly throughout your entire body.


Turmeric helps with curbs inflammation by inhibiting cell enzymes that contribute to inflammation.

There you have it. 10 spices we all have access to that heal different parts of our body.

Feel free to comment in the comment section with more spices you know about have healing effects on our bodies.

These are are regular spices you can find in any store. Before experimenting with any of these spices for the purpose of healing your body, please contact a regulated doctor or Chinese doctor who has experience with healing herbs/spices.


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  1. There were no amounts specified. Some of those listed require large amounts that must be taken in capsules and teas. It is not always sufficient to just add them to your food. There is danger of interaction with medication you may take so check with your doctor or pharmacist. I am a nurse practitioner.

    1. Hi Alicia!

      Thanks for your comment and clarifying my statement at the beginning of the article where I also mention to ALWAYS consult with a care provider and/or doctor before experimenting with any of these. I didn’t provide any amounts because everyone’s body reacts differently to different spices/medicines. This is just a list showing:”Hey, did you know these herbs could do this”? We are not a professional health/care consultancy and we simply share information, rather then provide advice and/or consultation.


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