Lewis Maclean February 2019

3 At-Home Remedies From the Spice Rack Add a Little Spice to Your Life

Spices can add much more than flavour and aroma to your favourite beverages and treats — they also come with a number of health benefits! When properly prepared, three spices in particular (well, two spices and one herb) can ease the symptoms of a variety of ailments. Take a look at some of these benefits.

or morning sickness? Raw ginger will likely do the trick! Like many spices, ginger’s use as a supplement goes back centuries.

People of Southeast Asia have long used it to ease common ailments. It’s tried and true. Peppermint You can use

Nutmeg This spice is more potent when it’s freshly grated, both in flavour and symptom reduction. If you don’t have whole nutmeg seeds, you can typically find them at specialty food stores. Not only does nutmeg complement many drinks

peppermint as an essential oil, drink it as a tea, or take a supplement capsule. Each form comes with its own benefits. As an essential oil, peppermint is great for treating colds — and we’re still in cold season. It’s also a mild decongestant, and it helps with coughs and a stuffed-up nose. It also eases sore throats and headaches. Rub one or two drops under your nose,

and desserts, but it also has anti-inflammatory properties. It’s been used to treat joint pain and arthritis. It even has antimicrobial properties, which is great for combating bad breath! Use it as a supplement in capsule form or simply sprinkle some freshly grated nutmeg on your next chai tea. Your achy joints will thank you. Ginger This root can help ease an upset stomach and manage nausea. You can safely ingest it raw, candied, as a supplement, in tea, or in baked goods. Ginger is most effective as a capsule supplement or just eaten raw, depending on what ails you. Nausea

on your temples, or over your sinuses and feel the relief wash over you! Furthermore, a study

published by The BMJ found that when administered as capsule, peppermint helped reduce the symptoms of IBS in a majority of patients.



1 8-ounce boneless, skinless salmon fillet 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice 1/4 teaspoon lime zest 1/4 cup cucumber, seeded and finely diced 1 1/2 teaspoons jalapeno peppers, seeded and minced 1 1/2 teaspoons shallots, minced

3/4 teaspoon fresh ginger, peeled and finely grated 1 1/2 teaspoons fresh cilantro, minced 1 1/2 teaspoons fresh chives, minced 1 1/2 teaspoons grape seed or vegetable oil Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste

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Crackers or chips, for serving





1. Place salmon in freezer for 20 minutes to make slicing easier. 2. Meanwhile, prepare other ingredients for mixing. 3. Thinly slice salmon into

When finished, you should have 1/8-inch cubes. 4. In a mixing bowl, combine salmon with all other ingredients. Season with salt and pepper. 5. Garnish with chips or crackers and serve.


sheets and cut sheets into strips and strips into cubes.

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