Last night I went to a class at The Savory Spice Shop in downtown Denver on the healing properties of spices. It was based on the book, Healing Spices: How to Use 50 Everyday and Exotic Spices to Boost Health and Beat Disease by Bharat B. Aggarwal, PhD with Debora Yost.
Taught by a graduate of the Nutrition Therapy Institute, the class covered the healing properties of herbs such as turmeric, ginger, chiles, oregano, marjoram, mint, fennel, rosemary, cloves, celery seeds, juniper berries, true cinnamon, and cardamom.
When I got home, my husband asked me if I took over the class — he knows me too well! I felt myself blush and confessed that I really tried not to, although I did offer the class my recipe for one of my stand-by herbal remedies: anti-inflammatory turmeric milk!