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Spices as medecine

Although spices are little used in Western medecine today, they are still widely prescribed in China and India..

Wooden Spices Box

Medecine first, then smell.

The demand for spices in Europe was as much for their medicinal applications as for their culinary appeal.For centuries the population of Europe suffered from plagues and epidemics. Many believed that these were spread by foul air, and spices became popular as air purifiers. ... Read More »

Foods, Health and Sex

In addition to be an ingredient for cooking in flavouring the food, Spices were and are still used as medecines, preservatives, perfumes, body ointments and anointing oils. Some spices like cloves, ginger, nutmeg, or saffron were also highly appreciated for their aphrodisiac properties. ... Read More »

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