What are the Healthiest Spices?

What are the Healthiest Spices? by  for Modern Survival Blog

Like fruits and vegetables, many of the healthiest spices are rich in antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antiviral, and antibacterial compounds.

Used regularly, herbs and spices may help your health in many ways. Including reduced inflammation, fighting free radicals, aid digestion and circulation, lower blood sugar, boost your immune system, and much more.

Healthiest Spices List

Here is a list of perhaps the healthiest spices, what they pair well with, and how they help…

In no particular order,


Cloves tops our healthiest spices list with respect to it’s ORAC value. I wrote about ORAC (potential attributes) in the following article:

Top 100 High ORAC Value Berries | Spices | Herbs

Cloves pair well with: Drinks and in both sweet and savory dishes.

May help:One of the highest levels of antioxidants; relieve bronchitis, asthma, tuberculosis, nausea and diarrhea; tooth and gum pains.


A Top-5 ORAC value spice.

Pairs well with:Cloves; nutmeg; allspice; chocolate; fruit; nuts; hot cereal

May help:Stabilize blood sugar, reduce cholesterol and triglyceride levels.


Top-5 ORAC value.

Pairs well with:Egg and cheese dishes; beef, beans, mushrooms, tomatoes.

May help:Guard you against a wide array of infections; inhibit E. coli and some staph infections.


Another Top-5 ORAC value spice!

Pairs well with:Garlic; citrus; ingredients in curry powder, such as coriander & cumin

May help:Quell inflammation, inhibit tumors.


Pairs well with:Squashes; parsley; rosemary; thyme; walnuts

May help:Preserve memory, soothe sore throats.


Pairs well with:Potatoes; citrus; honey; garlic; onions; chile peppers

May help:Enhance mental focus, fight foodborne bacteria.


Pairs well with:Ginger; chocolate; beans; beef

May help:Boost metabolism.


Pairs well with:Soy sauce; citrus; chile peppers; garlic

May help:Soothe an upset stomach, fight arthritis pain.

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