Spices are highly aromatic seasonings that come from the seed, root, bark, and buds of plants, while herbs are obtained from the leaves and stems. Spices generally give food a very strong taste and energy, and can be quite stimulating to our vitality. Use of spices can be very helpful in getting energy moving when stagnant or “stuck.” Spices become stale when kept for more than six months, so it is advisable to buy them in small quantities that you will use in that time period. Store spices and herbs in well-sealed containers in a cool, dark place to retain potency.

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