Herbs and spices have a long and illustrious history of use. Cultures through the ages have prized their health benefits. While sourced from just simple plants, some spices were viewed as sacred while others were worth more than their weight in gold. Herbs were not just flavoring but were relied on to heal the sick. Indeed, wars have been fought over their trade routes, and yet now, our modern culture sees herbs and spices as little more than kitchen condiments. This is now changing. The long-forgotten health benefits of herbs and spices are coming into the light. Whether its the antibacterial nature of garlic or the anti-inflammatory traits of turmeric, there is a herb or a spice to help with almost any ailment.