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Nutmeg has been used for centuries as a remedy for digestive and kidney problems, as well as being used in cooking. In Malaysia, it is used during pregnancy to strengthen and tone the uterine muscles. In popular tradition in the West, grated nutmeg combined with pork fat serves as a remedy for hemorrhoids.
Paprika is not only a spice, but it is also the fresh pepper called in Hungarian. In fact, paprika means "pepper" in Hungarian. It was the Hungarians who made Europe discover paprika, who imported it from the Turks, who in turn had taken it from India (although the origin of the plant is American).
Rosemary is one of the oldest plants used as a condiment in the kitchen, as a medicinal remedy and as a "magical" material because in ancient times some peoples considered it sacred. In ancient Greece it was customary to burn rosemary in temples; in the Middle Ages fumigation was used to ward off evil spirits and as a protection against infectious diseases and the plague.
Like rosemary, thyme is also one of the oldest plants used in cooking and as a medicinal remedy. Used since the ancient Egyptians for embalming and by the ancient Greeks as a fumigation against infectious diseases, it was well known to Hippocrates and Dioscorides.
Very fragile herbaceous plant, it can reach up to 60 cm in height. Originally from Europe, Japan, China and the United States of America. Since ancient times, M. campestre and M. piperita, are still used to relieve nervous headaches, by breaking up the leaves and applied to the forehead. In the East, it is used for neuralgia, toothache, digestive problems, colds and bronchitis.
The ancient Egyptians used seeds for mummification. Charlemagne speaks of it in the Capitulare de villis (around 795). The Benedictine monks cultivated the trigonella in the gardens of the monasteries, in the Middle Ages, and recommended it cooked with figs and a lot of honey to cure coughs.
Originating from South Asia, ginger is grown in Nigeria, India, China, Jamaica, Japan, Brazil. In Chinese folk tradition, ginger is used for many remedies such as rheumatism, dysentery, colds, toothache, malaria.
For many centuries, from the Roman age to the eighteenth century, spices have been essential in Europe, numerous historical sources demonstrate this.
Extra virgin olive oil is one of the main ingredients of the Mediterranean diet, it can be flavored with various spices and herbs. The flavored oil is a splendid condiment for your dishes and the spices it contains will also transmit their beneficial properties to the oil. Here is the recipe for oil with turmeric.
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Originally from the Northern Hemisphere, it grows in Norway, Sweden, Siberia, Canada, Northern Europe, Northern Asia. Also used in antiquity as a remedy for urinary infections, respiratory problems, gastro intestinal infections, gout, rheumatism, arthritis.
Extra virgin olive oil, the main condiment of Mediterranean cuisine, can be happily flavored with various ingredients: from the classic chili pepper to the tasty rosemary, but also with turmeric and other spices: in short, everything that your imagination suggests! In addition, the spices transmit their beneficial properties to the oil. Below we provide a tempting and tantalizing proposal of flavored oil. If you use aromatic herbs, it is a good idea to dry them first.
Curry is not an aromatic plant or a spice, it is a mixture of spices originating from India, mustard yellow or reddish yellow in color, it is very fragrant. There are various types, for red meat, for white meat, for vegetables. In India, families often prepare it at home in a very artisanal way.
Recipe of the limoncello from Le Speziale Easy to prepare. Preparation for the infusion 30 minutes plus the rest time 15/20 days. To prepare the syrup 20 minutes.
Perennial tropical herbaceous plant, reaches 1 meter in height. Originally from South Asia, it is widely cultivated in India, China, Indonesia, Jamaica and Haiti.
How to prepare walnut liqueur, called nocino.
Delicate and small annual herbaceous plant, up to 50 cm high. Originally from Upper Egypt, it is grown in Morocco, France, Spain, India.
There is no doubt that Bolognese cuisine is very substantial; but that it also has particularly refined dishes is equally true. Try these "passatelli" which are exquisite.
Native to Europe and western Asia, it is grown all over the world. The plant has a long history of use, so much so that its seeds were found in the ancient Egyptian tomb of Ramses II. Traditional Chinese medicine uses cilantro to treat dysentery, hemorrhoids, measles, nausea, and toothache.
Used for more than 3000 years in traditional Chinese and Indian medicine, as a remedy for digestive and urinary disorders, fever, lung problems. Hippocrates recommended it for sciatica, cough, abdominal pain, spasms and nervous disorders.