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Healing Spices: How to Use 50 Everyday and Exotic Spices to Boost Health and Beat Disease Hardcover – Illustrated, January 4, 2011
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- Item Weight : 1.79 pounds
- Hardcover : 336 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1402776632
- ISBN-13 : 978-1402776632
- Dimensions : 7.3 x 1.3 x 9.1 inches
- Publisher : Sterling; Illustrated edition (January 4, 2011)
- Language: : English
- Best Sellers Rank: #51,273 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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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
I appreciate that the author includes notes throughout certain chapters on other names for certain spices, and what to watch out for. For example, black cumin can be elusive because sometimes it's mislabeled in stores or customers confuse it with another spice like true cumin or curcumin, a substance found in turmeric that has no relation to either. So the author includes a helpful note about the various names you might see for black cumin, like nigella or kolonji--I finally found a bag labeled "nigella seeds" which I wouldn't have found otherwise. He also includes a headnote in the Basil chapter, advising on the differences between various types of basil (everyday basil, Thai basil, tulsi, etc), and a heads-up in the Saffron chapter so that you don't find yourself shelling out a lot of money for safflower instead of true saffron.
You can see where this is going... ;-)
This book is absolutely wonderful! I have many books on gardening, herbs, cooking, etc. but this book truly fits the description of being a "treasure trove" of information on the subject of spices. Every spice covered has information on its:
Use in healing (both scientifically validated and folk recommendations)
Use in Cooking
How to grow it
How to process it (for a treatment or for cooking)
Storage and shelf life to maintin potency
Other spices that it goes well with
Types of dishes that it is used in
And even recipes!
And it is all written in a clear, understandable style with helpful tables for quick reference and full color pictures for identifcation if picking them in the wild. (Don't worry, this isn't some text book format, it has a textbook level of information but presented in short, easily read sections that don't try and impress you with their high syllable count.)
When I see a book as well done as this, I wonder why everyone doesn't use this format and put this much care into a reference book? (Simple, they aren't truly experts or simply are too lazy to mold the information into a clean, clear and useable format that can be enjoyed equally by a novice or an experienced learner.)
I could go on but I will stop here and say simply... buy this book if you have ANY interest in herbs and spices for health, cooking, growing or just for historical reference... it will become a well-used friend on your bookshelf.
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Buy this book if you enjoy doing your own complementary research rather than blindly trust someone who doesn't cite a single source to back his claims -well, he only sprinkles the text with journal names and institutions. Otherwise, there are better books on how to use spices in your kitchen, whether they are healing, or not.
It mentioned "Healing Spices" by Bharat Aggarwal as a good source of information. I am always interested
to know about foods that are linked to prevention or help with the many illnesses our world is afflicted with, in
particular cancer. The book is wonderful, full of advice and great recipes for 50 spices. I heartily recommend it.
The only gripe I have is that it seems to be aimed at the American market and most of the websites or retailers it recommends
are American-that aside it is a wonderful book that not only helps improve your diet but also your health.