spices
 

Black Pepper
Black pepper is the fruit of the black pepper plant from the Piperaceae family and is used as both a spice and a medicine. The health benefits of black pepper include relief from respiratory disorders, coughs, the common cold, constipation, indigestion, anemia, impotency, muscular strains, dental disease, pyorrhea, diarrhea, and heart disease.

Because of its antibacterial properties, pepper is also used to preserve food. It is a rich source of manganese, iron, potassium, vitamin-C, vitamin K, and dietary fiber. Black pepper is also a very good anti-inflammatory agent.

Corriender

  • Coriander seed can be used for making a medicinal tea to soothe an upset stomach, to treat     indigestion, and mild gastrointestinal upsets
  • Sugar-coated coriander seeds are used as a breath freshener in India
  • Coriander is known to lower blood sugar by stimulating the secretion of insulin. As a matter of     fact, it is called an "anti-diabetic" plant
  • It also helps the heart by lowering bad cholesterol and raising good cholesterol
  • Coriander's anti-inflammatory properties are used in treating arthritis. Here's a remedy you can   use to get relief from the ailment. Boil ground coriander seeds with water and drink the     concoction
  • Coriander can also be used to treat bacterial and fungal infections

Cumin
  • Cumin is widely used to flavor stews, soups, meats and vegetables
  • It is used as a stimulant and an antispasmodic and is also said to relieve nausea and diarrhea and to treat morning sickness
  • They are largely used as condiment and form an essential ingredient in all mixed spices and curry powder for favoring soups
  • Cumin is also renowned for improving blood circulation and relieving the retention of fluids. Its usage is equally useful for muscle pain, arthritis, headaches and stiffness
  • It is also used in chutneys, curries and pickles to flavor them. It changes the taste of every dish and makes it more pleasing and appetizing
  • Cumin is widely used to prepare Jeera rice by roasting cumin seeds in butter, frying rice in it and cooking it with water

Fenugreek
Fenugreek is an annual plant that is also known as methi in many places of the world. It is native to the Middle and Near East, and is widely used on the Indian subcontinent. Can be used for three distinct purposes. The leaves can be dried and used as herbs, the seeds can be ground into a spice, and the plant matter itself can be used as a vegetable, like sprouts and microgreens

  • Good for Breast Feeding Mothers
  • Reduces Menstrual Discomfort
  • Reduces Cholesterol
  • Reduces Cardiovascular Risk
  • Controls Diabetes
  • Relief for Sore Throats
  • Relieves constipation
  • Good for Kidney Trouble



Cinnamon

  • It is helpful in removing blood impurities and is widely recommended by herbologist for the     pimple treatment
  • It is used in cookery as a condiment and flavoring material
  • Cinnamon is effective in providing relief from menstrual discomfort and cramping
  • It is a very good mouth freshener and is used in preparing chewing gums to stop bad breath




Cardomom

Health benefits of Cardamom
  • Green cardamom is broadly used in South Asia to treat infections in teeth and gums, to prevent    and treat throat troubles, congestion of the lungs and pulmonary tuberculosis, inflammation of     eyelids and also digestive disorders
  • It also is used to break up kidney stones and gall stones
  • Cardamoms are also used in traditional Indian medicine



Clove

It is used in the preparation of soap, perfumery and for microscopic work. Due to its antiseptic     property clove oils is invariably an ingredient in tooth pastes and mouth washes.

  • It helps in digestion and is antiseptic, antispasmodic and counter irritant and particularly a local antiseptic in tooth aches
  • Cloves can be used in cooking either whole or in a ground form, but as they are extremely strong, they are used sparingly
  • Cloves have historically been used in Indian cuisine (both North Indian and South Indian). In North Indian cuisine, it is used in almost all rich or spicy dishes as an ingredient of a mix named garam masala, along with other spices, although it is not an everyday ingredient for home cuisine, nor is it used in summer very often
  • It is widely used for food flavoring and aroma in a variety of cuisines, used in confectionery and other products

Turmeric
Turmeric powder is one of the most significant colouring materials of India. It is used to give   golden colour to foods such as curries, mustards, mayonnaise, pickles, and sauces. Sometimes substituted for Saffron.
  • Its colour also serves as a chemical indicator since it changes its colour on adding acids or alkalis
  • Turmeric is a mild aromatic stimulant seldom used in medicine. The main organs that turmeric treats are the skin, heart, liver and lungs


Red chilli

  • Dry and powdered chillies are widely used for coloring and flavoring in different cuisines and dishes
  • Red Chilli Powder is widely used for natural food coloring
  • It is also used as a major ingredient in different seasonings, pepper and tabasco sauce
  • Chillies are used for controlling rheumatic disorders. It is also a good source of vitamin C.
  • Red chilli flakes Used sparingly, it adds flavor without too much heat
  • It is blessed with a hefty dose of capsaicin. This compound, which gives chilli peppers their heat, may boost metabolism slightly
  • Red chillies are very rich in vitamin C and provitamin A
  • Chilli Powder, the tasty blend of spices, is one of the easiest ways to bring a dish to life
  • Purchase ready-made or to prepare at home, chilli powder can add a lot of taste to many mouth watering dishes


Asofedia

  • In Indian Subcontinent, it is used as antibiotic and it keeps small children healthy by     protecting them from diseases. It is also said to be helpful in cases of asthma and bronchitis.
  • Fighting influenza: Asafoetida was used in 1918 to fight the Spanish influenza pandemic. In2009, scientists at the Kaohsiung Medical University in Taiwan reported that the roots of Asafoetida produce natural antiviral drug compounds that kill the swine flu virus, H1N1


Tamrind

  • Digestive Health
  • Heart Health
  • Circulation
  • Nerve Function
  • Weight Loss
  • Manage Diabetes
  • Anti-Inflammatory Capacity
  • Immune System

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