Herbs & Spices

Laurel Leaves

Laurel Leaves

Bay laurel is an evergreen tree or shrub that belongs to the laurel family (Lauraceae). Normally, it can grow up to 2-5 meters (7 to 16 feet) in height but under very favorable conditions it has been know to reach up to 20 meters (66 feet).

Bay laurel is native the eastern Mediterranean and the east coast of the Black Sea. The plant has been cultivated for centuries and now grows wild throughout the Mediterranean.

Other Common Names as, Bay, bayleaf, bayleaf laurel, laurel, Grecian laurel, true laurel, sweet laurel, sweet bay, laurbær (Danish), Lor (German), laurier (French), yue gui (Chinese), lárvidarlauf (Icelandic).

The bay leaf, which is used in many areas, has numerous benefits for human health and is also frequently used in the cosmetic industry. Human health benefits are as follows;

  • AIt has antipyretic properties,
  • It increases sleep efficiency and quality,
  • It strengthens cardiovascular health,
  • It relieves joint pain, rheumatism and migraine pain,
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Sage

Sage, the scientific name of which is Salvia Officinalis, is a green-pointed plant that has green leaves and has very distinct veins. It has a soft and sweet taste. Sage is a plant native to the Mediterranean. It belongs to the same family as thyme, lavender, rosemary, thyme and basil.

Towards the beginning of summer, white, pink and purple flowers bloom. Sage contains vitamins K, B6, C, E, A, B3, B9. The minerals it contains are potassium, calcium, iron, manganese, zinc, magnesium and copper.

Sage tea, defined as Salvia officinalis in the Latin language, has been used as a medicinal herb throughout history and has been consumed as spices, tea and oil in order to prevent and treat many diseases.

  • It is good for digestive system, heart, bones, mouth and gum diseases,
  • It is diuretic,
  • Useful for menopause and menstruation,
  • Fights with Cancer,
  • It is good for depression and headaches,
  • Rich in anti-inflammatory and antioxidant compounds,
  • Good for blood sugar control.

Oregano

Oregano

Closely related to marjoram, of which it is the wild equivalent, oregano has a coarser, more robust flavour with a hint of thyme, and a warm aroma. Oregano goes particularly well with tomatoes, aubergine and lamb and is generally added just at the end of cooking, so that it retains its pungency.

Perennial and easy to grow, whether from seed or small seedlings, oregano proliferates quickly in a wide climate range into a small, attractive bush with grey-green leaves.

Clip what you need, swish them in cool water, and dry before use. Keep dried oregano in an airtight container in a cool, dark place. Soups, salads, sauces, meat dishes, eggs, and anything considered Mediterranean all are enhanced with a few teaspoons of oregano added for delicious complexity and flavor.

Oregano is a plant rich in phytonutrients, vitamins and minerals that are essential for the overall development and health of the body. Other important ailments where thyme will be best;

  • The common cold,
  • Good for athlete’s foot or toenail fungus,
  • Ear or toothache,
  • Gingival inflammation,
  • It prevents heartburn and bacterial growth.

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Rosemary

Rosemary

Native to the Mediterranean region, rosemary is one of the most commonly found herbs in a spice rack, and for good reason – not only does it have a wonderful taste and aroma, but also a wealth of beneficial health effects if regularly added to our diet.

Use rosemary sparingly as an accent to food as the flavor can be somewhat pungent and resinous. The herb not only tastes good in culinary dishes, such as rosemary chicken, fish, pork and lamb, but it is also a good source of iron, calcium, and vitamin B-6. It is typically prepared as a dried whole herb or a dried powdered extract, while teas and liquid extracts are made from fresh or dried leaves.

The herb has been hailed since ancient times for its medicinal properties. Rosemary was traditionally used to help alleviate muscle pain, improve memory, boost the immune and circulatory system, and promote hair growth.

Rosemary is a widely used traditional pain-relieving and anti-inflammatory medicinal herb and spice. Rosemary, which has a memory-enhancing effect, is used to eliminate many neurological and nervous problems. In addition, fresh or dried leaves of rosemary can be consumed as a spice or tea. Rosemary extracts are used as a natural antioxidant to increase the shelf life of foods.

  • It strengthens the immune system,
  • It is a powerful anti-inflammatory,
  • Provides protection to the nervous system,
  • Prevents cancer from developing.

Sumac

Sumac has a lovely, nearly purple color, and a tart flavor that is reminiscent of vinegar or lemon. It is an essential ingredient in Middle Eastern cooking.
It pairs well with vegetables, grilled lamb, chicken and fish.

Sumac is one of the main components in the spice mix za’atar, and is used as a topping on fattoush salad, and makes a nice topping on dips like hummus. Try using it in salads instead of lemon juice or to season grilled meat and fish. It’s also delicious sprinkled over hummus.

The fruit of the sumac, which is a bush-like plant, is spherical, in a color close to red and with a sour taste. After the fruit of this plant is dried, it is blended with table salt and ground, and then sumac, which we use as a spice, is obtained.

There are many herbs that have been used for years with their antioxidant properties. Sumac is a much stronger antioxidant. Sumac, which prevents cells from becoming cancerous, is protective against all types of cancer. Due to its antioxidant properties, precautions can be taken with sumac against cardiovascular diseases and chronic diseases.

  • While it regulates blood sugar and cholesterol, it also has diuretic properties,
  • Provides easy removal of toxins from the body,
  • It relieves bladder pain and minimizes painful urination,
  • It is also healing against women’s diseases.

Nigella Seeds

Nigella Seeds

Nigella seeds have a mild, nutty onion flavor, and they are used as a condiment in India and the Middle East on flatbreads and vegetable dishes. Their shape has an interesting appeal, more edgy than sesame, but they can be used in many of the same ways. Give them a quick toast in a dry skillet to bring out the most flavor.

Nigella seeds can be sprinkled on all manner of vegetable dishes and salads, from a simple stir fry to baked sweet potatoes.

Nigella seed is the most used spice type in traditional medicine throughout history. Black cumin is a plant of the buttercup family and grows from its seeds. This plant, which grows easily everywhere in our country, is frequently used not only in the health field, but also in the food, pharmaceutical and cosmetic industry.

  • Prevents cancer cells from developing and spreading throughout the body,
  • slows down liver, breast, prostate cancer,
  • It protects the cardiovascular system,
  • Allows headache relief,
  • It is good for dry cough and bronchitis,
  • Beneficial to the circulatory system.

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Fennel Seeds

Fennel Seeds

A dried seed that comes from the fennel herb, fennel seeds look like cumin seeds, only greener, and have an aniseed flavour and a warm, sweet aroma. Fennel seed has a sweet taste similar to licorice and anise, and can be found in many global cuisines from Indian curries, panch poran and masalas, to Chinese Five Spice to Italian sausage and marinara. Fennel can also be used to brew a lovely cup of digestive tea.

Fennel in terms of nutritional value; It contains potassium, sodium, phosphorus and calcium. Among the vitamins, vitamins A and C are predominant and these vitamins turn into medicine against diseases in winter.

The most important feature of fennel known for years is that it relieves stomach pain by strengthening digestion.

We can say that fennel seeds are a natural remedy for many diseases that have been used until today. If you are wondering about the benefits of fennel seeds, here are those benefits ;

  • It removes toxins from the body,
  • It keeps the blood pressure in balance,
  • Balances blood pressure,
  • It is good for eye health,
  • It prevents acne and acne.

Cumin Seeds

Cumin (Cuminum cyminum L) is a leafy plant that grows low to the ground in China, India, the Middle East, and the Mediterranean region. The fruit of the plant is called the cumin seed, and it’s popular all over the world as a spice. Cumin has become the subject of medical research, as anecdotal evidence claims it has all kinds of health benefits.

Spices play an important role in making a dish more flavourful. Indian cuisine is especially known to have some of the healthiest traditional spices as its main ingredients.

But who knew they could have more benefits than one. Speaking of this aspect, Cumin Seeds (jeera) is an essential Indian spice, that does not only make your food delicious but has numerous health benefits too.

Cumin, which is literally a store of iron, is a very rich plant in terms of vitamins and minerals. Cumin seeds contain high levels of calcium, potassium, and magnesium. It is also an ideal source of vitamins A, B12, B6, C and D. Cumin, which is rich in amino acids, protein and carbohydrates, is a fibrous food.

  • Supports muscle and bone development,
  • Helps treat diabetes,
  • Protects our cells against free radicals,
  • It lowers high cholesterol,
  • Prevents foodborne illnesses.

Cumin Seeds

Aniseeds

Aniseeds

The anise is a perennial herbal plant that bears white colored flowers with small oblong seeds. The seeds of the anise plant carry a sweet fragrance and an almost licorice like flavor. The presence of the compound anethole in the seeds is what gives anise its distinctive aroma.

Originally grown in the Mediterranean and Egypt, Anise is now found all over the world. Aniseed is available in both whole as also ground forms and can be used to add flavor to a number of food items.

Aniseed as an ingredient is used in cakes and confectionary, soft drinks and alcohol. Aniseed possesses properties that are stimulating, diuretic, expectorant, carminative, laxative, anti-spasmodic, and disphoretic.

The benefits of aniseed are therefore wide ranging. Aniseed is high in vitamins such as folates, niacin, riboflavin, vitamin A, and vitamin C. It is also an important source of potassium, calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, zinc, manganese and selenium. As a result, there are several health benefits of aniseed.

  • It is used as a soothing and digestive aid,
  • It stops migraine pain.
  • It can also be tried against insomnia,
  • It stops vomiting and diarrhea,
  • It eliminates the complaints seen in asthma, shortness of breath and bronchitis, and stops coughing.