"The very word conjures up visions of exotic tastes and places and well
it should. For spices were exotic, especially for Western Europeans.
They were sought in far-flung parts of the world for their culinary and
in many instances for their medicinal value. Our love affair with
spices continues. Today we have the spices of the world at our
fingertips and we use them to create the dishes of many cultures. We
also continue to be interested in their medicinal value, unproven at
times by western medicine, but the cachet of the ages remains…"
Exotic Flavors and Medicines
History & Special Collections
Louise M. Darling Biomedical