Bonnie’s Eye On!

I love our topics because it gives me a chance to research some of the questions I usually just blow off.  Like – What is the difference between an herbs and spices?

In case you didn’t know, Herbs are the leafy and green part of the plant.  Spices are the parts of the plant that aren’t leafy, like the root, stem, bulb, bark or the seeds! However, some say that they are one in the same.

We all know that people travel all over the world to get herbs for medicinal purposes. I found, and Hemi Weingarten on, and was amazed at all the things spices I have in my cabinet can be used for.
Did you know that cinnamon lowers blood sugar levels, and cholesterol?

Everyone cooks with garlic but, if you fry garlic cloves in clarified butter and take it before meals it will alleviate Joint Pain. Or that daily applications of Garlic Juice and water in a nose drop (2 to 4 drops) are used to treat migraines.

Have motion sickness? Ginger is the spice of choice to relieve nausea and some types of heartburn and bloating. ( Ja’Vonne swears by this one.)

The heat from Chili’s suppresses the appetite and give a boost to metabolism.

Cloves – relieves the type of gas that comes from your bottom, and is used as all the antis’, antibacterial, antiviral, anti-fungal, and antiseptic

Rheumatism– coriander is what you need. A water extract of the plant applied externally serves as a lineament The list goes on and on.

Now when I open my cabinet I have a whole new respect for the Spice jars that sit in my kitchen cabinet. Who knew?  If you have some spice remedies I would love to hear about them.

Until next time, keep your EYE to the sky!
Bonnie DeShong
Co-host of The Traveling Eye