Spices, Herbs & Fruits (a-z)

Anise seed

Anise seed is a powerful plant that is rich in many nutrients and boasts a wide array of health benefits. It has anti-fungal, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties and may fight stomach ulcers, keep blood sugar levels in check and reduce symptoms of depression and menopaus

Apple

Apples are packed with vitamins and minerals that promote healthy bones, teeth and skin. Apples are loaded with vitamin C that boosts immunity, keeping any ailment at bay. They also consist of healthy polyphenol antioxidants that are essential for overall health.

Apricot

Apricots are a good source of vitamin A, Vitamin C, Fibers and Potassium


Aronia berries

Aronia berries, or chokeberries, grow on shrubs of the Rosaceae family. They're rich in fiber, vitamin C, and powerful antioxidants that may have heart-healthy, immune-boosting, and anticancer properties.

Black pepper

Black pepper, also known as the king of spices, promotes weight loss, helps relieve cold and cough, improves digestion, boosts metabolism and treats many skin problems.

Blueberries

Blueberries can help heart health, bone strength, skin health, blood pressure, diabetes management, cancer prevention, and mental health.

Cacao nibs

Cacao nibs contain many antioxidants. These antioxidants can help reduce cell damage in your body, which helps prevent diseases like Alzheimer's disease, heart disease, and cancer.

Cardamom

 Cardamom is the world's third most expensive spice. A rich source of vitamin A and vitamin C, calcium, iron, and zinc, this spice promotes heart health, helps in digestion, enhances oral health, helps in diabetes, helps fight depression, fights asthma, prevents blood clots and treats skin infections.

Chamomile

Chamomile may be best known as a sleep aid, but the strongest evidence for the herb suggests it might be helpful for anxiety.

Cinnamon

Cinnamon has large number of antioxidants which protects body from body diseases and has many anti-inflammatory.

Clove

Cloves are antibacterial, anti-fungal and antiseptic. They're a powerhouse of antioxidants and are rich sources of minerals, omega-3 fatty acids, fiber and vitamins and minerals.

Cornflower


People take cornflower tea to treat fever, constipation, water retention, and chest congestion. They also take it as a tonic, bitter, and liver and gallbladder stimulant.

Coriander

 Coriander seeds have anti-oxidant properties and dietary fiber that advance the healthy working of the liver and facilitate bowel moments. They help in the generation of digestive compounds and juices that facilitate the procedure of digestion.

Coconut bits

Coconut bits are rich in fiber and MCTs, it may offer a number of benefits, including improved heart health, weight loss, and digestion.

Cranberries

Many people consider cranberries to be a superfood due to their high nutrient and antioxidant content. In fact, research has linked the nutrients in cranberries to a lower risk of urinary tract infection (UTI), the prevention of certain types of cancer, improved immune function, and decreased blood pressure.

Dates

Dates have a good nutritional profile containing several vitamins and minerals including calcium, vitamin K and magnesium which are all needed for healthy bones, selenium which is an antioxidant that helps to prevent tissue and cell damage from toxins, and folate which is a B vitamin involved in healthy red blood cell formation and important in pregnancy.  

Elderberries

The berries and flowers of elderberry are packed with antioxidants and vitamins that may boost your immune system. They could help tame inflammation, lessen stress, and help protect your heart, too.

Fennel

This spice is a rich source of dietary fiber. Its powerful antioxidants helps in removing harmful free radicals from the body and promotes a healthy being, it helps fight aging and other degenerative neurological diseases.

Ginger

Ginger has been used to help digestion, reduce nausea and help fight the flu and common cold.

Goji berries

Goji berries are packed with many vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. They're associated with many health benefits, including improving blood sugar control, helping with weight loss, fighting aging and protecting against cancer.

Inca Berries

Inca berries contain phytosterols, a type of antioxidant that can help lower the amount of cholesterol in your blood, especially so-called “bad” (LDL) cholesterol. Inca berries also contain fatty acids like linoleic acid and oleic acid, which can help you lower your cholesterol overall.

 Hibiscus

Hibiscus has been known to prevent hypertension, lower blood pressure, reduce blood sugar levels, keep your liver healthy, help with menstrual cramps, help with depression, aid digestion and help with weight management. Its rich in Vitamin C, contains minerals such as flavonoids and has laxative properties.

Jasmine

 Jasmine has been used for liver disease, liver pain due to cirrhosis, and abdominal pain due to severe diarrhea. It is also used to cause relaxation, and is also used in cancer treatment.

Lavender

Lavender is believed to have antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties, which can help to heal minor burns and bug bites. Research suggests that it may be useful for treating anxiety, insomnia, depression, and restlessness.

Lemon balm

Lemon balm is a member of the mint family, it is considered as a calming herb. It was used as far back as the Middle Ages to reduce stress and anxiety, promote sleep, improve appetite, and ease pain and discomfort from indigestion.

Lemongrass

Lemongrass reportedly has antibacterial and antifungal properties. It has traditionally been used as a pain reliever and fever reducer. Lemongrass contains citral, a natural plant compound with anti-inflammatory effects.

Lemon peel

Lemon peels, specifically, are highly effective in treating osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.

Lemon verbena

Lemon verbena is used for digestive disorders including indigestion, gas, colic, diarrhea, and constipation. It is also used for agitation, joint pain, trouble sleeping (insomnia), asthma, colds, fever, hemorrhoids, varicose veins, skin conditions, and chills.

Licorice

Licorice has various benefits which include helping in digestive issues, stomach ulcers, colic, heartburn and any ongoing inflammation in the stomach.

Mango

Mangoes contain high level of vitamin C, fibre and pectin making it a perfect fruit that helps in controlling high cholesterol level. Another benefit is that it cleanses your skin from deep inside your body. It treats pores and gives a glow to your skin. Hence, eat mangoes to get a flawless skin

Marigold

Marigold has many uses. It alleviates cramps and aids digestion. It will also bring relief for nausea, stomach ulcers and menstrual discomfort. Tincture of marigold eases headaches and can help to facilitate sleep.

Mint

Mint's health benefits range from improving brain function and digestive symptoms to relieving breastfeeding pain, cold symptoms and even bad breath.

Mulberries

Mulberries are colorful berries that are eaten both fresh and dried. They're a good source of iron, vitamin C, and several plant compounds and have been linked to lower cholesterol, blood sugar, and cancer risk.

Nettle

Historically, people have used nettle for a wide range of conditions, like: rhinitis and seasonal allergies, difficult urination, inflammation, muscle spasms, high blood sugar and bacterial infections.

Orange peel

Orange peel contains good amounts of provitamin A, folate, riboflavin, thiamine, vitamin B6, and calcium. Plus, it's rich in plant compounds called polyphenols, which may help prevent and manage many chronic conditions, such as type 2 diabetes, obesity, and Alzheimer's.

Pear

Pear is a good source of vitamin C;. This fruit also packs in some potassium, vitamin K, copper, magnesium, and B vitamins.

Pineapple

Pineapple is high in vitamin C, which helps your immune system. It also has: Vitamins A, B6, E, and K. Calcium.

Raspberries

Raspberries are  high in fiber, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. They may protect against diabetes, cancer, obesity, arthritis and other conditions and may even provide anti-aging effects.

Rosemary

Rosemary is a rich source of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds, which are thought to help boost the immune system and improve blood circulation. Rosemary is considered a cognitive stimulant and can help improve memory performance and quality. It is also known to boost alertness, intelligence, and focus.

Rosehip

Rose hips suggested uses include as a rich source of Vitamin C, remedy for rheumatoid arthritis and reduces symptoms of knee and hip osteoarthritis.

Saffron

Saffron helps manage asthma, aids in menstrual problems and soothes dry skin.

Star Anise

Star anise is a rich source of two important antioxidants namely linalool, an essential oil, and vitamin C that protects the body against cellular damage caused by environmental toxins.

Strawberries

Strawberries are an excellent source of vitamin C and manganese and also contain decent amounts of folate (vitamin B9) and potassium. Strawberries are very rich in antioxidants and plant compounds, which may have benefits for heart health and blood sugar contro

Thyme

Thyme is packed with vitamin C and is also a good source of vitamin A. If you feel a cold coming on, thyme can help get you back in good health. Another health benefit of thyme: It's a good source of copper, fiber, iron, and manganese.

Turmeric

This spice is packed with antioxidant, anti-viral, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-carcinogenic, anti-mutagenic and anti-inflammatory properties. It is good for your brain, relieves arthritis, prevents cancer and has healing properties. Turmeric's anti-inflammatory properties have been instrumental in treating osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. The antioxidant also destroys the free radicals in the body that damage the cells. 

Tulsi

Tulsi is rich in Vitamin C and zinc. It thus acts as a natural immunity booster and keeps infections at bay. It has immense anti-bacterial, anti-viral and anti-fungal properties which protect us from a variety of infections.

Vanilla

Traditional practices around the world have found a number of wide-ranging therapeutic uses for vanilla, including as an aphrodisiac and to aid with gas relief.

White chocolate

 As the white chocolate contains cocoa butter, a rich source of antioxidants, it helps to eliminate toxic substance from your body. It also improves the flexibility in the movement of white blood cells and thus helps to reduce artery clogging.