Benefits of 9 Indian spices

Any Indian dish is unimaginable without the addition of herbs and spices. Not only are they used to enhance the flavour of the dish but they also add tremendous health benefits to it.

Our food derives its rich taste and smells with the help of spices. Any Indian dish is unimaginable without the addition of herbs and spices. But do you know, these herbs and spices come with tremendous health benefits. Not only are they used to enhance the flavour of the dish but also to add health benefits to it. Here’s a deep dive into the health benefits available from spices kept in every Indian household. 

Ajwain

Ajwain or carom seeds are always administered by grandmothers to their grandchildren suffering from stomach aches or toothaches. It helps lessen the pain and is rich in protein and calcium.

Cinnamon 

Cinnamon is anti-inflammatory and can be applied on the face to get rid of skin issues. It can also be used to reduce bloating. 

Cardamon 

Cardamon can be used as a treatment for various digestive problems like diarrhoea and constipation. This is loaded with vitamins, iron and zinc. 

Clove

If you are getting a vomiting sensation then cloves should be taken. It can get rid of that sensation. Clove oil is useful if you are facing any toothache. This oil is antibacterial and antiseptic.  

Cumin

Cumin is central to Indian cuisine. Cumin can help in insomnia, asthma, digestion and more. It can also help in treating skin infections. 

Black Pepper

A daily intake of black pepper can help prevent constipation. It also helps in weight loss. Pepper can help you increase your red blood cells and prevent cancer. 

Fenugreek

Fenugreek is anti-inflammatory and can help reduce the risk of heart diseases and blood pressure. It can also increase milk production in the mother and improve testosterone in men for increased sperm count. 

Ginger

From adding ginger in tea to kadha, our trusted old ginger has been an essential part of Indian cuisine. It is world over known for being a digestive remedy. Ginger is also known to be anti-inflammatory. It can reduce one’s back pain, cold, sore throat and cough. 

Turmeric

Nicknamed as Indian Saffron for its vivid yellow colour, turmeric is a great anti-inflammatory agent. It can be applied to stop bleeding, The antioxidant agent in turmeric is called ‘curcumin’, which can help kill cancer cells and even reduce tumours.

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