12 Days of a Natural Christmas {Day 3: 10 Christmas Spices That Improve Your Health}

Christmas spices

Out of all the herbs I have studied over the years, I haven’t given much thought to the ones we consider cooking spices.  Do you realize that even herbs we cook with have wonderful health benefits and can be used as remedies?

There is a saying that says, “Food should be our medicine, and our medicine should be our food”.

This is wise advice indeed.

Below I’ve listed 10 Christmas Spices That Improve Your Health.


Cinnamon helps the digestive system, improves blood circulation, and helps keep blood sugar balanced.  It also contains oils that are antibacterial and antifungal.  Available in whole sticks and powdered form.


Relieves pain, helps blood circulation, improves brain function, detoxifies the body, and improves oral health.


Used as a remedy for nervousness, colds, coughs, relieves depression.  Also used to repel viruses and plagues.

Bay Leaves

Anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antiseptic, and a great source of minerals and vitamins C and A.


Kills odor-causing bacteria and is a great remedy for tooth aches!

Cloves (1)


Used for nausea, digestion, motion sickness, diarrhea, fevers, and coughing.  Available in cut and powdered form.


Used for bacterial infections.  Find a great decoction recipe for colds and flus HERE


Peppermint is very well known for colic and digestive problems.  It is also excellent for the flu, fevers, and relaxation.


Oregano is high in vitamins and minerals.  It is antibacterial and an antioxidant.

Star Anise

A powerful antimicrobial, star anise also helps digestion, and improves women’s hormone function.

Great selection of bulk herbs, books, and remedies. Articles, Research Aids and much more.

What are your favorite Christmas spices to use?

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