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  1. You have provided an excellent source of information in this article. I have found a lot of information on line about antioxidant foods but very little on spices. Thank you for sharing.

  2. Thank you so much for this website, it helped me a lot. Gave me ideas for my science fair topic.

  3. This article, under Parsley, mentions ‘induce kidney stone formation’. A Google on that info shows the opposite, that Parsley is used to get rid of and treat kidney stones.

  4. waheed ahamd ragab

    spices food additive in cheese for inhibition biogenic amine.

  5. Hi Sarah,

    I wrote this post about antioxidant spices since so many people seem to be interested in antioxidants in general and because of the potential benefit antioxidants have on our skin. If I think a particular food item is not suitable for rosacea, I will specifically mention it.

    I draw on my own experience of having rosacea for many years and the scientific literature. When making this list, I looked at potential negative effects that these spices could have on rosacea (I omitted several peppers for example). I could not find anything that mentioned specifically that cinnamon or cloves are high in histamine. I just looked at pubmed again and found a study that suggests that cinnamon and clove have inhibitory effects on the formation of histamine.

    Spices may contain histamine, but if you don’t consume too much of it, I don’t think it will have a big effect on rosacea.

    Shakila, R.J., Vasundhara, T.S. and Rao, D.V. (1996) Inhibitory effect of spices on in vitro histamine production and histidine decarboxylase activity of Morganella morganii and on the biogenic amine formation in mackerel stored at 30 degrees C. Z Lebensm Unters Forsch 203:71-6.

  6. Hi Reverta, I am enjoying your rosacea site. I really like the way that it is set up. But, I am concerned with some of the information I have read here versus other sites. I would like to believe your advice because it leaves me with more valuable food options. But once again i have read that cinnamon and cloves are suppose to be avoided by rosacea sufferers beacuse of histamine factors. You may have better resources at your hands. Can you share with me? Why do other sites not recommend these? thanks!

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