The Spice Road was one of the trade routes connecting the Far East to the West in ancient times. Spice was used in Eastern countries thousands of years ago. In medieval Europe, it became a very important trade product when it entered the dining table of the nobility, but only the wealthy could buy it because it was expensive. In fact, the Chinese had started the spice trade based on the sale of cinnamon, cardamom, ginger and turmeric before Mîlat.