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Beyond Pumpkin Pie: The Healing Power of Autumn Spices
The benefits of fall spices extend past the Thanksgiving table. The season's flavors — including cinnamon, ginger, annatto, turmeric, paprika, saffron and chili powder — may also prevent and heal a handful of ailments.
Turmeric is the celebrity spice of the moment, with reports linking it to the prevention of cancer and Alzheimer's, while ginger is already famous for its anti-nausea qualities.
Need a quick fix of autumn spice? Curry powder is a blend of turmeric, cardamom, coriander, cumin, fenugreek, cinnamon, and cayenne pepper.