1 Tbsp. powdered ginger
1/2 tsp. powdered cloves
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
1/2 tsp. allspice
Place all the spices in a little jar or spice container, I prefer glass. Shake up to combine the spices and label. I not only use this spice for pumpkin pie but I add it to pancakes, waffles, sprinkled over applesauce and in hot cereal. Think outside the pumpkin pie!
Healing Benefits of the Spices
Cloves - Has been used for healing acne, colds, constipation, coughs, indigestion, parasites, muscle spasms, nausea, sores and toothaches. Cloves also open the sinuses, dissolves phlegm and rids the body of microorganisms due to its antibacterial properties.
Nutmeg - great digestive aid, can be used to treat diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting. It also mediates the effects of rich food, which may be why it is used in so many holiday dishes. Nutmeg has also been know to aid insomnia.
Allspice - High in vitamins and minerals, fights colds and flu, calms menstrual cramps settles upset stomachs, and enhances the delivery of nutrients throughout the body.
For more information on the healing benefits of common spices and herbs I highly recommend The Herbal Kitchen by Kami McBride.