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About the Author

Bharat B. Aggarwal, PhD is a professor in the department of experimental therapeutics in the division of cancer medicine at the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas. He has conducted groundbreaking research in the therapeutic uses of spices and been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Scientific American, Fitness and Family Circle, among many other magazines and scientific journals. Dr. Aggarwal has been interviewed on ABC and NBC radio affiliates and has delivered more than 300 lectures in 30 countries.
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Sterling; 1 edition (January 4, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1402776632
  • ISBN-13: 978-1402776632
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 7.2 x 9.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (200 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #9,824 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This book is well organized, full of great information, and easy to understand.
shimmerskys
Lovely hardcover book is more than a compendium and is packed with information on history, healing properties, proper uses and preparation of herbs and spices.
Annie
The book helps you in what food different spices go in and while your enjoying your meal your eating healthy.
Linda

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154 of 158 people found the following review helpful By Laurie on January 12, 2011
Format: Hardcover
I purchased this book from a book store a few days ago, and am now planning a spice shopping spree. I had no idea, although perhaps I should have guessed, that spices provide such dramatic health benefits--and that's in addition to making my food taste delicious! Each spice has a dedicated chapter, which is part history lesson, part biology lesson, and part cooking lesson--going so far as to detail what other spices blend well with it, how to shop for it, how to store it, how long it lasts in various forms, as well as a tested recipe highlighting that particular spice.

I love to cook, and now I intend to diversify my spice rack, as well as use them more liberally!
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139 of 144 people found the following review helpful By Ex-Pat Brit on February 14, 2011
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I looked at a bunch of books on healing herbs and spices and realized that the most important quality in such a book should be an up-to-date, evidence-based treatment of the various healing qualities of the herbs/spices, followed by instruction on how to incorporate the herbs/spices into one's diet. This book does a remarkably fine job of both, and is also attractively put together and entertaining to read.

You really appreciate the quality of this book when you compare it with inferior books on the topic. Other books typically provide useless speculation, typically along the lines of, "many old wives use this to cure that". It was strangely entertaining to compare different books and find them claiming different herbs/spices as effective for healing whatever ails you. Dr. Aggarwal, the author of Healing Spices, is always careful to quote studies to support his assertions. (As a researcher, myself, I would have liked to have the actual reference; however, I can live with "a study from the University of Tokyo found").

Dr. Aggarwal (who is a professor in the department of experimental therapeutics in the division of cancer medicine at the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston) does provide some actual recipes that incorporate the "healing spices"; however, this is not his strong suit. If you find any useful recipes, think of them as a bonus.

I ordered this book after originally taking it out of the library. If found that I was keeping it next to my bed. Yup, this one was obviously a keeper and I have already changed my diet based on this book. If you want just one book on this topic, this book is the one to get.
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87 of 88 people found the following review helpful By David of Huntington on November 3, 2012
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My wife bought this book from Amazon for me about a year ago and now I have bought 8 more for family and friends. I plan on ordering more for Christmas presents.
2 1/2 years ago the doctors gave me 2 years to live ...I was 4th stage melonia cancer...I took no chemo, radation, no treatment at all....they test me every 6 months and they say they can't find any cancer. By the grace of God and God showing my wife what spices and herbs to use in a smoothie which she makes me every morning( she read this book cover to cover and researched the spices and herbs herself to make sure ). I can't say enough good things about this book.

David living well in Huntington
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69 of 72 people found the following review helpful By Melanie Sachs on February 7, 2011
Format: Hardcover
This book is brimming over with real information backed up with reasearch into the benefits of spices for healing and maintaining health. It is presented in a digestable format and made accessable with fantastic recipes and resource connections. As an Ayurvedic Lifestyle consultant I am familiar with the benefits spices bring both in terms of taste and improving digestion. This book supports this view and offers so much more. It's time America, let's spice it up to get really healthy.
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63 of 68 people found the following review helpful By Hungry Mind on October 11, 2012
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Mehitabel-
When you wrote: "One should always be suspicious of science where money changes hands based on outcome," you were really speaking of our multi-billion dollar PHARMACEUTICAL industry!

Big Pharma pays billions to universities and for-profit labs to conduct studies on their drugs, seeking FDA approval. How many "positive clinical results" are influenced by that $$$?

Seven of the nine FDA Advisory Board members have direct administrative ties to the drug companies. When you compare the financial influence of these behemoths, it's laughable to poke at the few scientists who are seeking healthy alternatives (which, incidentally, cannot be patented and threaten the revenue flow of drug companies). Please, if you want to attack an industry where "money changes hands based on outcome", spend some time investigating Big Pharma.
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30 of 30 people found the following review helpful By The Cheeky Tart on March 17, 2011
Format: Hardcover
I love this book. From the warm color and texture of its book cover, to each detailed review and recipe for each healing spice. Though I've been a healthy cook for a few years now, this book reminded me how nourishing food is and why it can be important, and just adding mint or rosemary, pepper or thyme to my current dishes makes them so much tastier! I had forgotten those little things make such a difference. Also, the book has a load of recipes using turmeric and cumin, something I've never really known how to use or what dishes to add it to.
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48 of 57 people found the following review helpful By Mary Hunt on April 23, 2013
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I recently purchased Healing Spices based on a recommendation. The book is very interesting, but I need more verification of the author's claims!
Mr. Aggarwal writes with no footnotes, or acknowledgements of his sources. As an example, on pg. 167 he writes.."More than two hundred test tube and animal studies show...". and "Indian researchers found that...", "Canadian researchers found that....." Where are the references, and verification of these facts or allegations??? This is a glaring omission in this book and makes all the claims for "Healing spices" to be subject to question.
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