Spice Up To A Better Health

By on March 19, 2016

Meet The Best Indian Spices and Their Health Benefits. Spices are a part of life in India, it is basically in every food they eat. But aside from making the food taste a lot better, spices are also used in India as alternative and natural medicine. Herbs and spices are popular for various health effects not only in the country but also in various parts of the globe. Here are some popular spices that you can use as treatment for certain health problems.

Turmeric: This is a plant from the ginger family; it is a native in various countries in Asia. This spice is rich in antioxidants, and studies show that it can help prevent certain cancers, Alzheimer’s disease, and diseases of the joints. It is also good for the liver as it helps minimize damages caused by alcoholism and intake of chemical drugs such as pain relievers. It is also an age old home remedy to cough and cold.

 Cinnamon: The cinnamon spice looks like a piece of stick derived from Cinnamomum trees. It is used to flavor sweet foods such as bread and pastries. It helps lower blood sugar and cholesterol levels in the body. It is also used to relieve gastrointestinal discomfort such as nausea and flatulence.

Asafoetida: Also known as Heeng this spice has a strong taste and smell. Because of its strong smell it is also called as the devils’ dung. It is used for indigestion and treatment of respiratory problems such as asthma, cough, cold, and bronchitis. It also helps women experiencing problems with their menstruation by relieving pain and discomfort.

Cumin seeds: Also called as Jeera, this spice is a popular component of every Indian kitchen. Basically used as a flavoring to dishes, it is also an antiseptic, relieves flu, and boosts the immune. It also relieves diarrhea, morning sickness, stomach pain, and abdominal discomfort caused by indigestion. This spice is also a rich source of Iron, so it is perfect for people with iron deficiency anemia.

Saffron: Saffron is popular not only in the kitchen but also for its cancer fighting benefits. It is said to inhibit the deadly disease and reduces tumor size. It is the dried stigma of the saffron flower. This spice is considered as one of the most expensive spice but having one around in your kitchen is surely worth the price.

Oregano: this popular spice is not only used for pasta and pizza recipes, it is also known for its antibiotic benefits. It helps fight infections, relieves cold and flu and it is a potential cure for prostate cancer. It also has a component that prevents growth of cancer cells in the body, and a teaspoon of oregano a day will surely ward off diseases.

These are only a few spices that you could add up in your daily meals. Having these stored in your kitchen is like having a cabinet medicine in your own home. So if you still don’t have these amazing spices by your kitchen grab them now and start living a healthier life. Plus, you also get to eat tastier foods.

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