Herbs and spices can make a fantastic meal taste even better if used appropriately. Yet, apart from simply adding taste to our meals, many herbs and spices have plenty of health benefits linked to them as well. How well do you know the healing properties of herbs and spices? Take this test and find out for yourself!
What property does curcumin, turmeric's active ingredient, possess?
What can spearmint be used to treat?
Cayenne pepper's active ingredient, capsicum, can be used for what purpose(s)?
What can ginger be used to treat?
Upper respiratory tract infections
TRUE or FALSE? Sage can combat memory loss.
What can fennel help to ease?
What can be treated with thyme?
What can you use a Chinese star anise for?
What can cardamom help you with?
Strengthening hair follicles
Reducing the activity of tumors
TRUE or FALSE? Saffron can ease mild to moderate depression.
Too Spicy to Handle!
Ouch! After analyzing all of your answers, we have come to the conclusion that you are certainly no expert when it comes to the healing properties of many common herbs and spices. But that's not really a big deal, since what matters the most is that you actually enjoy using plenty of different herbs and spices in your meals. Keep it up, and the health benefits will follow of their own accord, whether you are aware of them or not.
The Right Amount of Spice
Nice job! After analyzing all of your answers, we have come to the conclusion that while you're no expert, you certainly know your way around quite a good deal of herbs and spices. Keep on experimenting with their taste-enhancing properties and healing benefits and we're confident that you can become a master of herbs and spices in no time at all!
Wow, what an absolutely delicious result! You certainly know your way around the spice rack, and you never seem to get lost when exploring a fragrant herb garden either! Not only do you know exactly how to make use of plenty of herbs and spices to make your dishes simply heavenly, but you also know exactly which ones to use when you or a loved one is feeling a little under the weather! Your friends and family are certainly very well off for having someone like you in their lives!