Herbs and spices from Egypt: treasures of nature in your kitchen

Back to nature is the buzzword. Fresh herbs and spices are just as important as fresh vegetables. Herbs from Egypt offer top quality. Why??

The year-round favorable climate provides the prerequisite for a multiple harvests in the year; fresh herbs are available for further processing at any time. The sun brings an excellent quality of herbs from Egypt to the day. In addition, the herbal market in Egypt offers a variety of herbs and spices.

Herbs for naturopathy from Egypt

Egyptian herbs and spices are not only indispensable in the kitchen, but their active ingredients are used in natural health treatments for various diseases.

For example basil: Originally from India, but was introduced to Egypt early. The plant is said to have all-healing, rejuvenating and aphrodisiac properties. In the kitchen, it is used as a spice and to reduce flatulence-promoting foods and also serves to stimulate digestion.

Chamomile: Even in ancient Egypt knew the active ingredients of chamomile. It has strong anti-inflammatory properties

Garlic: Already in ancient Egypt, garlic was considered a food and a remedy at the same time. It prevents vascular occlusions and has an antibiotic effect

Coriander: Coriander is a popular condiment in the kitchen and helps to prevent bloating.

Marjoram: The plant has its origins in Egypt. Marjoram has cholesterol-lowering abilities and also serves to reduce fat from food. Its ingredients stimulate the secretion of bile and stomach acid. Oregano contains the same ingredients and active ingredients as marjoram. Marjoram is a very popular spice and its oil can be used for aromatherapy.

The use of spices & herbs in ancient Egypt

Queen Hatshepsut already knew the disinfecting and expectorant effect of myrrh and had already introduced trees that were planted in the temple gardens. It started the production of Egyptian myrrh oil in Egypt by excreting the trunk of the trees so deeply that the resin was used to extract myrrh oil.

Pepper:

Pepper is extracted from the seed kernels of the pepper plant. Its ingredients, the essential oils of pepper, have a disinfecting and germicidal effect. Its spicy flavor is used in the kitchen for preparation of meat meals, but also for sauces and salads.

Rosemary: Rosemary has been a favorite gardening crop of Egyptians since antiquity. At the time of the Pharaohs, the dried branches were burnt to strengthen the memory. The property of the essential rosemary oil is still used today for cramping and stimulation. As an addition to the bath water, you get a wonderful relaxation bath. Nowadays rosemary is a popular culinary herb (rosemary potato)

Black cumin: Remnants of the black cumin were found as a grave addition to the excavation of the child Pharaoh Tutankhamen. The black seed is native to Southern Turkey and Iraq, but from there it reached Egypt early. Black cumin enjoys worldwide popularity due to its healing properties and its use in the kitchen. Applied externally, black cumin oil is used for skin care, including neurodermatitis, acne, and other skin problems. Ingested internally, its beneficial ingredients, vital vitamins, amino acids, and minerals boost our immune system.

Here are just a few of the popular Nefertiti Egyptian herbs and spices available in our stores. It is our ambition to pass on our 100% quality organic herbs from Egypt to our customers. Our herbs & spice plants thrive on our own farm in Fayoum, an oasis in Egypt that does not use chemical products. Repeated harvest guarantees the fresh processing of our spices & herbs from Egypt.