Welcome to this easy guide where we will help you understand about the benefit of Spices.
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Ever thought how magical our Indian spices are?
Often used in our kitchens for day to day use, these spices play a significant role in the way we prepare our food.
The aroma of spices can induce the feeling of well-being and can treat many ailments and repair our damaged cells. Besides the usage can be an instant hit when balanced in the right quantities and that distinguishes a successful dish from not so appetizing one! Isn’t it?
In India, we have a whole range of spices and these spices are known to hold several health benefits. I have grown up relishing the flavors of these spices and I would like to share some of these notable lists of spices that can add to the overall taste and health of your family members.
My Chosen list of spices for a healthy living!
Black Pepper: This easily tops my list of spices. ‘King of all the spices’. Our ancestors fought for this spice. No wonders! I love the aroma of this heavenly spice. Besides, just a pinch of it adds depth to any dish. Whether you are suffering from a nasty cold or flu, a pinch with your favorite soup or curry can instantly relieve you from congestion and pain. Also, it helps promotes weight loss, boosts metabolism and treats many other health problems. It also helps improve the texture of your skin and keeps it free from acne and improves blood circulation. Add it with lemon honey, a pinch in your favorite curry, soup or milk and feel the difference.
Ajwain: Ajwain is also known as ‘carom seeds’. It is commonly used in our Indian Kitchens. Despite having a bitter taste, carom seeds have a host of health benefits to offer. Ajwain aids in digestion cures stomach ache and flatulence problems. These powerful seeds are rich in calcium, proteins, and fiber too. So, make it a part of your daily life.
Star Anise: Star anise contains vitamin C that protects the body against cellular damage caused by environmental toxins. Anise is used for various culinary purposes mostly in Chinese and Indian cuisines.
Allspice: It is a kind of berry that combines the power of pepper, nutmeg, and cinnamon. It helps in digestion, has anti-inflammatory properties, improves circulation, promotes dental health, enhances immunity and promotes heart health.
Black Cumin: Black cumin seed oil helps in preventing asthma, allergies, and other respiratory issues. Contains antioxidants, beneficial acids, and b-vitamins that balance the immune system.
Cumin: We are all familiar with the most commonly used spice, Cumin or Jeera. It helps aids digestion, build immunity and is also used for treating insomnia, respiratory disorders, asthma, bronchitis, and anemia. You can roast it and use it in your buttermilk or Curd. It can also be used in curries and plain water.
Clove: Cloves are antibacterial, anti-fungal and antiseptic. They’re a powerhouse of antioxidants and are rich sources of minerals, omega-3 fatty acids, fiber and vitamins, and minerals.
Coriander: While the fresh leaves are commonly used in our daily food items, the use of Dhania or Cilantro seeds help Lower Blood Sugar problems, decrease Blood Pressure, fight off Food Poisoning, Improves Cholesterol Levels, helps in treating Urinary Tract Infections, and also prevents Neurological Disease.
Chili Pepper: Chili peppers are healthy for you and provide you with various health benefits, apart from a spicy kick to your food. When added to your diet, these can be a good source of vitamin C, aids weight loss, lowers blood pressure and relieves congestion.
Celery Seeds: Suffering from a UTI? Here comes ‘Celery’ to your rescue. It is undoubtedly an excellent source of antioxidants and has powerful beneficial enzymes. It is a natural Diuretic. Celery seeds help ease menstrual cramps and problems, helps reduce uric acid levels in the body, control chronically elevated blood pressure levels. The seeds, which contain
hexane, methanolic and aqueous-ethanolic extracts help lower inflammation.
Cinnamon: Cinnamon offers the plethora of benefits. It is one of the most delicious and healthiest spices and that makes it a favorite household spice. It has a large number of antioxidants which protects the body from many diseases and has many anti-inflammatory properties. Cinnamon forms a part of many exotic dishes and is currently trending because of its ability to reduce a bloating tummy.