10/22/2012 12:53 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Spice-Rack Spices and Herbs That Are Healthy and Tasty

By Nicole Freshé

Your kitchen counter might already hold the cure for what ails you.

Since time immemorial, humans have used spices to better their food -- and their bodies. Our ancestors knew which spices would settle an upset stomach, relieve inflammation, and more. Now a spate of studies has finally proved that whether you've got achy muscles, a cold that just won't quit, or a case of the blues, reaching for a natural healer may be just what the doctor ordered.

As a reminder, always consult your doctor for medical advice and treatment before starting any program.