Wow the world of living with Autoimmune disease and Appropriate dietary medicine has come a long long way since I first started my diet created by Dr Chris Reading in Dee Why, Australia. It is encouraging to see that what is not called (Paleo) Auto Immune Protocol (AIP) is very similar to his. Some things are different but not much and the research and practice has informed this so much. And on top of that, there are all kinds of intelligent people who have changed their own diets for much improved health (with AI disease) and who also love food, feed their families with a view to health and nourishment and who can come up with a list like this. I ate no spices at all back then, only fresh herbs and even then I wondered. Now this is a great resource. Of course everyone need to see what works for them but this is so helpful!
Just please excuse the American inability to distinguish a herb from a spice !
Safe Spices [and herbs] (Leaves, Flowers, Roots, Barks)
Balm (lemon balm)Leaf of Melissa officinalis L.
Basil Leaves (Sweet)Leaf of Ocimum basilicum
Bay Leaves (Laurel Leaves)Leaf of Laurus nobilis
Chamomile Flower of Anthemisnobilis L. or Matricaria chamomilla L.
Chervil Leaf of Anthriscus cerefolium
Chives Leaf of Allium schoenoprasum
Cilantro (Coriander Leaf) Leaf of Coriandrum sativum
Cinnamon/Cassia Bark of Cinnamomum spp.
Cloves Bud of Syzygium aromaticum
Dill Weed Leaf of Anethum graveolens/Anethum sowa
Garlic Bulb of Allium sativum
Ginger Root of Zingiber officinale
Horseradish Root of Armoracialapathfolia Gilib. *(Read ingredients list for horseradish sauce!)
Lavender Flower of Lavandula officinalis Chaix.
Mace Aril of Myristica fragrans
Marjoram Leaves Leaf of Majorana hortensisMoench
Onion Powder Bulb of Allium cepa
Oregano Leaves Leaf of Origanum vulgare/Lippia spp.
Parsley Leaf of Petroselinum crispum
Peppermint Leaf of Mentha piperita
Rosemary Leaf of Rosmarinusofficinalis
Saffron Stigma of Crocus sativus
Sage Leaf of Salvia officinalis/Salvia triloba
Savory Leaves Leaf of Satureia montana/Satureia hortensis
Spearmint Leaf of Menthaspicata
Tarragon Leaf of Artemisia dracunculus
Thyme Leaf of Thymus vulgaris/Thymus serpyllum/Thymus satureioides
Turmeric Root of Curcuma longa
Be Cautious (Berries and Fruit)–best to eliminate initially
Allspice Berry of Pimenta officinalis
Star Anise Fruit of Illicium verum Hook
Caraway Fruit or Carum carvi Maton.
Cardamom Fruit of Elettariacardamomum
Juniper Berry of Juniperus communis
Black Pepper Berry of Piper nigrum White Pepper Berry of Piper nigrum
Green Peppercorns Berry of Piper nigrum
Pink Peppercorns Berry of Schinus terebinthifolius
Vanilla Bean Fruit of Vanilla planifolia/Vanilla tahitensisMoore
Anise Seed Seed of Pimpinella anisum
Annatto Seed Seed of Bixa orellana
Black Caraway (Russian Caraway,
Black Cumin) Seed of Nigella sativa
Celery Seed Seed of Apium graveolens
Coriander Seed Seed of Coriandrum sativum
Cumin Seed Seed of Cuminum cyminum
Dill Seed Seed of Anethum graveolens/Anethum sowa
Fennel Seed Seedof Foeniculum vulgare
Fenugreek Seed of Trigonellafoenum-graecum
Mustard Seed Seed of Brassica juncea/B. hirta/B. nigra
Nutmeg Seed of Myristica fragrans
Poppy Seed Seed of Papaver somniferum
Sesame Seed Seed of Sesamum indicum
Capsicums Seed of Capsicum spp.
Cayenne Fruit of Capsicum annuum
Chili Pepper Flakes Many Varieties, fruit of Capsicum genus
Chili Powder Blend of fruit of Capsicum genus
Curry A spice mixture typically containing coriander, cumin, fenugreek, and red pepper. Paprika Fruit of Capsicum spp. Red Pepper Fruit of Capsicum