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∆ Allspice...essential oil is a tonic for the nervous system & is used to treat nervous exhaustion, hysterical paroxysms, neuralgia, & convulsions.Used externally,its warming effects are used to relieve chest infections, arthritis & rheumatism, bruises, & muscle aches & pains.It can be used as a natural remedy for fever, colds, flu, diabetes, menstrual cramps, and heavy menstrual bleeding. It has antioxidant, antiseptic & anesthetic properties, & usefulness in fighting yeast & fungal infections.
Vanilla is a flavoring derived from orchids of the genus Vanilla, primarily from the Mexican species, flat-leaved vanilla (V. planifolia). The word vanilla, derived from the diminutive of the Spanish word vaina (vaina itself meaning sheath or pod), simply translates as little pod.Pre-Columbian Mesoamerican peoples cultivated the vine of the vanilla orchid, called tlilxochitl by the Aztecs, and Spanish conquistador Hernán Cortés is credited with introducing both vanilla and chocolate to Europe.
Cinnamon [Cassia the bark of Cinnamomum iners; the true one is from C.verum]- Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The leaves are the Bay leaves called Tamaalpatra in India and usually from C. tamala/Malobrathum
In the Middle Ages, rosemary was associated with weddings: the groom and wedding guests would all wear a sprig. A rosemary branch tied with silken ribands was also presented to wedding guests, as a symbol of love and loyalty. I would totally do this ;)
Tarragon is one of the four fines herbes of French cooking, and particularly suitable for chicken, lasagna, fish and egg dishes. Tarragon is one of the main components of Béarnaise sauce. Fresh, lightly bruised sprigs of tarragon may be steeped in vinegar to impart their flavor.
Ancient Egyptians used thyme for embalming. Ancient Greeks used it in their baths and as incense, believing it a source of courage. Romans used it to purify rooms and "give flavour to cheese and liqueurs". In the Middle Ages, thyme was placed beneath pillows to aid sleep and stop nightmares. Women would give knights gifts that included thyme leaves, as it was believed to bring courage. Thyme was also placed on coffins during funerals, as it was supposed to assure passage into the next life.
original pinner says: 7 Healing Herbs: Garlic, turmeric, basil, ginger, cinnamon, fennel, rosemary These are my holy seven, but I also believe in cinnamon and cayenne. Heat giving plants, mustard, onions too, are healers...red foods clean the blood...cherries, watermelon, raspberries, strawberries, grapes, beets...if it's red, it clean toxins from the blood. Like it's all part of God's divine identification code.