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2012-08-05 23:01:58

Natural Health Sherpa reviews studies on the health benefits of garlic and publishes its findings. (PRWEB) August 04, 2012 Natural Health Sherpa publishes an article that confirms that garlic can help prevent heart attacks and stroke. “Research has shown that garlic has a myriad of cardiovascular benefits. Specifically, it reduces cholesterol levels and helps reduce blood clots,” according to Natural Health Sherpa. A laboratory study published in the Journal of Nutrition showed...

2012-07-19 07:36:17

Suppliers of the orange, vanilla and other flavor and fragrance ingredients used in hundreds of foods, beverages and personal care products are putting their faith in microbes as new sources for these substances. That migration away from the natural plant oils used for centuries to delight the taste buds and nose is the topic of a story in the current edition of Chemical & Engineering News. C&EN is the weekly newsmagazine of the American Chemical Society, the world's largest...

2012-07-17 23:00:17

Even the smallest foods can help boost health and wellness. Dr. Hooman Shabatian, a weight-loss expert in orange county, offers a number of healthy spices to ease the road towards weight-loss goals. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) July 17, 2012 With a great influx of diets on the market stating that they are the fastest and easiest way to lose weight, Orange County LAP-BAND surgeon Dr. Hooman Shabatian does not believe in quick fixes. “There is no easy fix. The key to sustainable weight loss,...

2012-07-16 06:29:49

By Katie Williams, Ivanhoe Health Correspondent (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- In the past, ancient civilizations valued spices and herbs for their mythical medicinal power. Now, new science is emerging about the protective properties of spices and herbs, and how you can turn your health around with a simple dash of seasoning to your meal. "Taste is still the number one, it´s not a surprise, the number one influencer on why we choose what we choose to eat," Wendy Bazilian, DrPH, RD, author...

2012-07-12 23:02:43

America´s favorite doctor, Dr. Oz, has been talking about natural weight loss supplements lately, one of those being saffron extract. Saffron extract is a natural appetite suppressant and safe alternative to other weight loss supplements, and can help dieters overcome the reason why most diets fail, cravings. (PRWEB) July 12, 2012 TrySaffronExtract.com - On the show Dr. Oz gave two women who claim to be emotional eaters saffron extract for one weekend. They took saffron extract twice...

2012-06-29 10:38:48

Invasive species such as kudzu, privet and garlic mustard can devastate ecosystems, and, until now, scientists had little reason to believe that native plants could mount a successful defense. A new University of Georgia study shows that some native clearweed plants have evolved resistance to invasive garlic mustard plants–and that the invasive plants appear to be waging a counterattack. The study, published in the early edition of the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of...

2012-06-24 23:03:40

Spices market research report highlights the niche market of spices by types, by geography and its application in food sector. (PRWEB) June 23, 2012 The spices market research report highlights the niche market of spices by types, by geography and its application in food sector. Global Spice market is worth $3.67 billion. Spices come under commodity markets which are high in value but low in volume. Spices add flavor and a unique taste to the food, the food industry is ever growing with the...

2012-06-21 23:02:29

Recent medical research as well as new information posted at Health and Wellness portal BeWellBuzz.com, have uncovered several new key medical benefits of one of the world´s most versatile and sweet tasting natural herbs including new ways of reducing blood sugar levels for people who suffer with Type 2 Diabetes. Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) June 21, 2012 The healing powers of the natural spice Cinnamon has been well documented in recent years. However, recent medical research as well as new...

2012-06-01 23:00:58

Distributed by Standard Process Inc., Garlic Forte provides therapeutic effects on key body systems. PALMYRA, Wis. (PRWEB) June 01, 2012 Garlic gives a distinctive, flavor-packed boost to any culinary dish. It is also one of the oldest known medicinal plants, revered for its therapeutic effects on key body systems, including the gastrointestinal, respiratory, immune and cardiovascular systems. To ensure it is providing the highest quality herbal supplements, MediHerb has improved its Garlic...

2012-05-25 23:00:45

Create easy recipes for grilling and barbecue with Veri Peri - a marinade unlike any other. Veri Peri is the most popular cooking sauce for BBQ, grilling and marinade in South Africa and a staple in the recipes of its people. Made with the African Bird´s Eye Chili, considered the truffle of chilies, the gluten-free, dairy free and low carb Veri Peri delivers a smooth heat to recipes without overwhelming. It comes in five different flavors to suit every palate: mild, lemon herb, garlic,...


Latest Spices Reference Libraries

Black Pepper, Piper nigrum
2014-02-15 08:34:58

Piper nigrum is a flowering vine species. The plant may also be commonly referred to as Black Pepper. The species belongs to the Piperaceae family. It is indigenous to south India; however the plant is widely cultivated worldwide. The fruit, often referred to as its drupe, is sought after and dried. The spice or seasoning is used as the common, table black pepper. To date, Vietnam produces the largest amount of pepper, exporting 34% of the entire world’s pepper supply. P. nigrum may be...

Selasian wood, Cinnamomum parthenoxylon
2014-02-10 07:32:18

Cinnamomum parthenoxylon is an evergreen tree species. The species may also be commonly referred to as Selasian Wood, Saffrol Laurel or Martaban Camphor Wood. The plant is a member of the Lauraceae family. It is indigenous to south and eastern Asia, specifically, Bhutan, Burma, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Nepal, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam. Cinnamomum parthenoxylon trees grow anywhere between 33 and 66 feet tall. Its trunk and branches are covered by a grey or...

Camphorwood, Cinnamomum oliveri
2014-02-10 07:20:22

Cinnamomum oliveri is a tree species commonly growing in rainforest habitats. The species can be found along the areas of Australia’s eastern coast, specifically from coastal New South Wales to the northern tip, Cape York Peninsula and down south in the rainforest behind Seven Mile Beach. It prefers warm, temperate areas and grows best in sedimentary soils. C. oliveri belongs to the Lauraceae family and the plant is often commonly referred to as the Camphorwood, Oliver’s Sassafras,...

Chinese cinnamon
2014-02-10 07:07:51

Cinnamomum cassia is an evergreen tree species. The species may also be commonly referred to as the Chinese cassia or Chinese cinnamon. C. cassia is a member of the family Lauraceae. It is indigenous to southern China; however the plant is widely cultivated for its aromatic bark that is turned into the common spice “cinnamon”. The plant is nurtured and grown most abundant in Asia, specifically in India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam. Cinnamomum cassia plants...

Sri Lanka cinnamon, Cinnamomum verum
2014-02-09 09:22:38

Cinnamomum verum is an evergreen tree species. The plant may also be commonly referred to as True cinnamon, Ceylon cinnamon, or Sri Lanka cinnamon. C. verum belongs to the Lauraceae family. This small tree is popular because its inner bark is used to make the common spice cinnamon.  A large majority of plants grow in Sri Lanka; however it is cultivated for commercial purposes in other regions. C. verum trees can grow anywhere between 32 and 50 feet tall. Its leaves are longer than they...

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