You smell like Thyme

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Today is the story of Thyme.

The country of origin of Thyme is Europe. It is a plant that blooms white and pink flowers, the part to use as spice is leaves and flowers. When asked Thyme, is there something related to TIME? I think, Spelling is different from it Thyme. In Greek, thymon, it seems to be etymology to mean antiseptic.
The origin also seems to have been useful in ancient Greece. It seems that it was believed to raise human ability, it was a symbol of courage, boldness.
In ancient Thymes, it seems that “You smell like Thyme” was the best praise.

Well, although it’s efficient

  • Taste: pungent
  • Function: Heating body
  • Working: antispasmodic,carminative,antispasmodic
  • VIPAKA (taste after digestion): pungent
  • VPK analysis: decrease Vata,Kapha

Although it is often used for extermination and aroma, it has been used as fragrance of toothpaste with its fragrance, and it was also used as a medicine in the past. It has a very refreshing scent, so you can enjoy the fragrance by time alone. I felt like being close to incense for myself.

It is also good to use it with meat and fish dishes, soup and dressing. If you take a large amount, bitterness is better, so please use a small amount.

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カレーは文明開化とともに/Curry with civilization and enlightenment


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Today, curry is the story of with the civilization and enlightenment .

Curry is originally a dish of India. A lot of spices is eaten in daily life in India both now and in the past. It is a miso soup like that in Japan.
Once used to colonize India United Kingdom tells its curry to home country …

Well, the isolation that lasted nearly 200 years since 1633 is over Japan.
Civilization opening will occur by 明治維新Meiji Restoration. This opens the path of civilization, and the trade is done actively. Western culture and Oriental culture will enter Japan steadily and steadily. Meanwhile, in 1872, curry dishes were announced in the book 「西洋料理指南書」Western Cuisine Gyanan Book” and 「西洋料理通」Western Cuisine Tea.
However, UK introduced it as Western cuisine.

「西洋料理指南書」※ The picture is quoted
(I’d like to see the real thing, I would like to reproduce if the recipe is written.)

That’s why, the curry we eat on a daily basis is a Western curry.
In addition, in this style I think that we are curry.

It is curry and rice.
Japan with staple food as rice was curry rice because it was applied to rice when eating curry. Curry and rice is Japanese unique menu.
Certainly Indian curry and Western style curry have different curry and rice and are often bread.

Also, the unique thickening of curry and rice, this was also arranged by Japan.

  • The theory that it was to correspond to the shake of the ship when adopted in the menu of the British navy
  • The theory that it adopted the method of French cuisine which emphasizes sauce

(From Wikipedia)
There seems to be various theories, it is funny.

There are certainly solids. Because it placed emphasis there? Or is it difficult to obtain spices, spice is not used much for curry and rice?
I want to eat curry ^^









  • イギリス海軍のメニューに採用されたとき、船の揺れに対応するためだったという説
  • ソースを重視するフランス料理の手法を取り入れたからという説



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スパイスが日本へ到来した?/Did spice arrive in Japan?


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Today Did spice arrive in Japan? This is the story.

Apparently spice-like things came to Japan About the Nara period in the 8th century.
It is the story of modern times that the word spice spread. I wonder what he was told.

※ The picture is quoted

  • 古事記(Konjiki) compiled in 712, ginger, Japanese pepper, garlic
  • In 734 “東大寺正倉院書物(Todaiji Temple Shosoin Documents)”, sesame
  • In 934 “延喜式” is a cultivation method of garlic

In old books such as ginger, peppers and garlic are written.
And during the Emperor Shomu in 724-749,

  • pepper
  • Cloves
  • Cinnamon

I know that these spices have already landed in Japan. Why do you understand such a thing? Although it is said that, in the thing of Shosoin in Todaiji which is also a world heritage,
And every spice came to Japan as a medicine.

※ The picture is quoted

It may be because traditional folklore, propagation is the original usage.After that, trade with China, the arrival of medieval Europeans, traveling to Southeast Asia, and shipping trade are thriving and spices other than those mentioned above will also enter Japan. There is still no word for “condiments” yet at this time. When peppers landed in Japan and their medicinal effects become apparent, they will spread quickly.

  • In the early 江戸初期, 徳五衛門 sold the Shichigi chilli at the present East Japan Bridge (Tokyo)
  • The term condiment spreads nationwide in the late 江戸後期

The origin of condiment is pepper. As for me, cinnamon and places that are not cloves are a regrettable place (the country of origin of chili is America). However, it is said that the origin of Shichigi chilli is a hint of Chinese Chinese herbal formulation.

As the answer to the title “The word spice has not come yet, but the entity has arrived”. Curry will appear at the same time as the word spice. The story of curry is now (^^♪





  • 712年に編纂された「古事記には」、生姜、山椒、ニンニク
  • 734年に「東大寺正倉院文書」には、胡麻
  • 934年に「延喜式」にはニンニクの栽培方法


  • コショウ
  • クローブ
  • シナモン




  • 江戸時代初期、徳五衛門が現在の東日本橋(東京)にて、七味唐辛子を売り出し
  • 江戸時代後期に薬味という言葉が全国に広がります



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「スパイス=辛い」これは間違い/「Spice = pungent」 This is a mistake


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areUspicy is to convey the charm of spices.

Today is 「Spice = pungent」 This is a mistake.

In Japan there were no objects or concepts of spice in the first place. I think that it is perceived now, but I think that it seems to be a bit misunderstood. I felt that because I knew myself about the history of foreign countries and how to use it.

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It is probably because spices spread in Southeast Asia because it is the origin of many spices. Widespread in Europe, there is historical background and so on.
In Southeast Asia and Europe, the land is wide, and old fresh ingredients were not available. for that reason,

  • Preservatives for ingredients
  • Odor extinguishment

It was consuming a large amount of spices for such uses as.

In Japan, on the other hand, there is no need for antiseptic and so on because the land is narrow and fresh sea mountains are readily available, so Japanese meals are mainly seafood and vegetables, so many of them take advantage of their taste , It is used in a hidden taste and condiment to the extent that does not impair the taste of the ingredients, that is, how it is used like a soup.

Spices are equivalent to “spicy” in old Japan. To this savory taste,

  • wasabi
  • Japanese pepper
  • ginger
  • Leek

There are many hot things.
For this reason, in Japan 「spice」=「spicy」 has been recognized.
Among the spices I have introduced so far, there are lots of spices other than spicy, such as sweet, sour, bitter.
Actually, among the spices used in the world, there is no 10% pungent spice. .
Spice translates into “spices”, but it has been caught in that word too.





  • 食材の防腐剤
  • 臭み消し




  • わさび
  • 山椒
  • 生姜
  • ネギ


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  • 味:辛味、苦味
  • 機能:体を温める
  • 働き:記憶力や集中力を高める、花粉症などのアレルギー緩和、血行不良やリウマチに効果あり
  • VIPAKA(消化後の味):辛味
  • VPK分析:ヴァータ、カパを下げる




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Rosemary in fulfillment of academic achievement

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areUspicy is to convey the charm of spices.

Today is the story of Rosemary.

Origin is the Mediterranean coast. It is a plant bluish purple or a light blue flower, and the part to use as spice is a leaf. Many are familiar with rosemary, but have a scientific name of Rosemarinus. This is Latin, which means 「Drop of the sea」, and it is said that it was named so that the light blue flowers remind us of the color and shape of the Mediterranean Sea. Scientific name is somehow romantic, but rosemary is one of the old spices of history, and it seems that is commonly used for myths and ceremonies as a symbol of love.
Also, rosemary has this myth.
“When the Virgin Mary covered the blue mantle with a fragrant herbal bush, the next morning the whitewashed flowers had turned blue the same as the mantle.”
From such a legend, flowers that symbolize Mr. Mary are roses, so it came to call it Rose of Mary = Rosemary. This is also a stylish story.

Well, although it’s efficacy,

  • Taste: pungent,bitter
  • Function: Heating body
  • Working: Increase memory and concentration, effective allergy relief such as hay fever, effect on poor circulation and rheumatism
  • VIPAKA (taste after digestion): pungent
  • VPK analysis: decrease Vata,Kapha

And not only fashionable stories, modern people have a pleasant efficacy.

The scent has a refreshing feeling, and there is a unique strong flavor.
Usage is compatible with meat and fish dishes, soup and potatoes, vegetables, etc. Also you can enjoy taste by pickling in oil or vinegar, it seems to be good for afternoon cake and herb tea etc.

In ancient Greece, it seems that the scent of rosemary was made to make the brain clearer, and it was said that students were wearing rosemary for study consolidation when studying There is. When there are important tests and work you want to concentrate, if you scent the rosemary or drink herbal tea, maybe you can get results beyond your ability! What? You do not have to.

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  • 味:辛味
  • 機能:体を温める
  • 働き:利尿剤、去痰薬
  • VIPAKA(消化後の味):辛味
  • VPK分析:ヴァータ、カパを下げる





  • カリウム
  • 食物繊維
  • たんぱく質
  • カルシウム
  • ビタミンB1,B2,B3,B6,B12
  • 葉酸
  • 亜鉛
  • ビタミンA
  • ビタミンC
  • ビタミンE
  • ビタミンK


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  • 味:辛味
  • 機能:体を温める
  • 働き:胃腸薬、風邪薬、殺菌効果
  • VIPAKA(消化後の味):辛味
  • VPK分析:ヴァータ、カパを下げる



  • キャラウェイは惚れ薬に必要不可欠な材料
  • キャラウェイを一緒に入れておけば物が盗まれない


  • 恋人の心を引き止める、すなわち愛情を永続させる
  • 家畜に食べさせる、すなわち行方不明にならない





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  • 味:辛味
  • 機能:体を温める
  • 働き:発汗、止血、解熱、抗酸化作用、抗菌作用
  • VIPAKA(消化後の味):辛味
  • VPK分析:ヴァータ、カパを下げる



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Nutmeg is sometimes poisonous

「Fun, Yummy, healthy!」
areUspicy is to convey the charm of spices.

Today is the story of nutmeg.

Origin is the East Indian archipelago and the Molucca archipelago in Indonesia. It is a plant with pale yellow flowers blooming in Suzuran. To use it for spice is called fruit, it becomes fruit in seeds.
Nutmeg is used as a medicine in China during the Tang Dynasty, it seems to be transmitted to Europe around the 6th century. Currently it is used also in traditional Chinese medicine.

Well, although it’s efficacy,

  • Taste: pungent
  • Function: Heating body
  • Working: Fatigue recovery, stomach medicine, rheumatism, joint pain, neuralgia, tranquility, hair growth agent, bath water
  • VIPAKA (taste after digestion): pungent
  • VPK analysis: decrease Vata,Kapha

Well, this nutmeg is a very expensive spice long ago, it seems that it could be exchanged for several sheep and cows. Even now it is expensive spice.
In Japan, it may not be familiar, but it is widely used worldwide, it is one of the four big spices in the world. By the way, the other three spices in the world

  • pepper
  • Cloves
  • Cinnamon


Nutmeg is also used for hamburger steak, roll cabbage, cream stew, cheese fondue, and baked confectionery. It is also used for drinks originating in the USA called Eggnog (which will be raised in recipes).

! Finally note on usage!

Do not take more than 5 g of nutmeg on a day! !

Because excessive intake may cause convulsions, vomiting, hallucinations.

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