There are seasonings and spices that have healing powers because they are rich in nutrients and antioxidants that help cleanse the blood and strengthen the immune system. During the fall a new group of spices is widely available and you should seize the opportunity and buy them so you can condiment your food and enjoy the health benefits. We rounded up some of our favorite fall spices for you.

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The following spices have countless health benefits and you should indulge in them as much as possible. Mix them up! Spice your dishes and create delicious new flavors. Check out the gallery below and let me know which are your favorites.

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Cinnamon 1

Cinnamon

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Cinnamon is an antioxidant that helps to absorb sugar in the blood. If you have diabetes and sugar problems, you should consume a lot of cinammon.  Drink it in teas, as a natural sweetener and to make sauces. It also helps with digestion.

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Cloves 2

Cloves

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Cloves are the main ingredient in many home remedies but they are also known to relieve problems in the mouth. For instance, cloves are ideal for toothaches, healing sores and to relieve a sore throat.

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Star Aniseed 3

Star Aniseed

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It’s been used in Chinese medicine for centuries to heal respiratory and digestive problems. Star Aniseed has properties that help fight infection-causing bacteria and fungi. It's also sold in the form of oil and has a very relaxing aroma.

Turmeric 4

Turmeric

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It’s a powerful antioxidant and has anti-inflammatory propoerties. It also helps cleanse the liver. Consume at least four tablespoons of turmeric with your meals to enjoy all the benefits. Cook with this spice and see how delicious it is. You can also buy supplements and take them every day.  

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Cumin 5

Cumin

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It’s an antioxidant whose properties are ideal for relieving colon problems. It’s a natural antibacterial and helps clean intestines and eliminates bacteria. Cumin is also ideal to soothe hemorrhoids and make you go to the bathroom. Take a tablespoon of cumin with a glass of water and a little bit of honey when you're constipated.

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Nutmeg 6

Nutmeg

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It’s an antioxidant that is rich in potassium. Potassium is good for relieving respiratory and digestive problems. They were used in bioenergetics medicine for years to alleviate circulation problems and urinary infections. Eat it raw in juices, sauces or salads to see the results.

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Saffron 7

Saffron

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It’s not only good to season your favorite paella recipe. Saffron functions as a purifier in the body. It cleanses the blood of toxins, the liver of excess fat and helps filter the kidneys. Make sure you eat enough of it to fortify your body.

 

Cardamom 8

 Cardamom

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Ideal for weight loss because it slows down digestion. It also helps control appetite. Make a tea and add a little bit of honey so it’s not too bitter. Drink a cup before and after meals so you can shed those pounds.

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Juniper berries

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These berries have been used in ancient medicine for many years to relieve digestive disorders and kidney problems. It’s an antioxidant and has properties to fight bacteria. They´re a little hard to find during the rest of the year but  they are are in season around Thanksgiving. 

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Pumpkin seeds

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Pumpkin seeds are very rich in fiber. Every ounce has 1.7 grams of fiber which is half of the recommended daily intake. Fiber is great for weight loss because it makes you feel full for quite some time. Snack with these seeds to stop hunger.