All spices originate from plants, flowers, fruits, seeds, barks, leaves, and roots. Herbs and spices not only improve the taste of foods but can help preserve them for longer periods of time. Herbs and Spices have antibacterial and antiviral properties and many are high in B-vitamins and trace minerals. Cinnamon lowers blood sugar levels and has a powerful anti-diabetic effect. Holy basil helps fight infections and boosts immunity.