Spices have been used to make the foods more palatable for the longest time. Many countries in the world are there that grow and rear these herbs for the solitary purpose of distribution and trade. India is famous for the spices with a wide variety and common recipes which are spice-laced. Spices come with numerous health benefits other than making lip-smacking dishes at the end of the day. Here are some spices with their health benefits. You can also use some of the spices while you are on losing weight rapidly.
Asafoetida- This is one of the resilient spices with a pungent flavour. It can change the smell and the taste of any food that it is put into. Asafoetida comes with a number of health benefits under its name including treating Coughs, bronchitis, asthma, and insomnia. Asafoetida is a great remedy for the digestive troubles. It is helpful in abdominal distention, cramping and gas, pain, difficult menstruation, parasites, worms, nervousness, pain, anxiety, hysteria, worry, vertigo, anxiety, depression, lethargy, arthritis, nerve pain, headaches etc. It also works on the circulatory system.
Turmeric- Turmeric is indicated in treating several health disorders. It detoxifies the blood. It is considered astringent, pungent, bitter, and heating. Its main action can be seen on the respiratory, digestive, and circulatory system. Turmeric is indicated in poor circulation, cough, indigestion, skin disorders, cold, flu, diabetes, swelling, diabetes, arthritis, intestinal worms, fever, bacterial infection, stammering, filaria, liver complaints, wounds, conjunctivitis, sprain, boils, thirst due to phlegm and allergic reactions. In ‘Rigveda’, turmeric is described as the magical herb that improves appetite and body complexion. In ‘Yajurveda’ it is denoted as a blood purifier. Turmeric tea can be used for weight loss.
Ginger- Ginger is a very useful remedy to treat several common respiratory and digestive ailments. Ginger tea is a perfect remedy for cough, flu, and common cold. It has pain relieving and inflammation reducing property due to which it gives relief in arthritis, rheumatism, joint pain and similar condition. It is quite a handy remedy to treat vomiting, nausea, morning sickness, and motion sickness. Ginger stimulates the circulation of blood and helps in detoxification. Chewing ginger, sprinkled with a pinch of black salt after meals solve digestion related complaints (gas, indigestion, digestive weakness etcetera).
Cardamom- Cardamom comes with a plethora of health benefits. It is a very useful remedy to treat many health disorders that include low appetite in kids and adults, liver disorder, bad breath, hoarseness of voice, sore throat, pharyngitis, scanty urination, palpitation, diarrhea, cold and cough. It is very helpful in improving eyesight and also allows your taste buds to sense better.
Black Pepper- Black pepper contains piperine which has the ability to inhibit the growth of rod-shaped, gram–positive, clostridium botulinum anaerobic bacteria that on ingestion can produce the neurotoxin botulinum. It increases the bioavailability and lowers the level of cholesterol in the body. It improves peristalsis in the stomach. Black pepper also stimulates the activity of kidney and heart. It increases the secretion of bile juice, saliva and gastric mucous and influences the liver and metabolic functions.
Cloves- Clove is full of therapeutic properties. It is helpful in treating various body ailments. It has lots of healing properties and used for the upset stomach and as an expectorant. It is very useful in curing cholera, ingestion, digestion related issues, soreness of throat, cough, toothache, bad breath prevention, vomiting, nausea and pain in ears.
Saffron- Medicinally saffron is stimulant and stimulates the levels of nervous or physiological activity. It is a very effective aphrodisiac and helps to improve appetite and digestion. It increases the circulation of blood in the pelvic region on oral intake. It is a popular remedy for promoting menstruation.
Cinnamon- Cinnamon is a useful medicinal spice. It can be used the remedy to treat many common ailments including sleeplessness, acne, cough, diarrhea, tastelessness, toothache, hair fall, aphonia, hoarseness, arthritis, and insomnia.
One thing is sure - Adding spices to your diet can’t hurt! Adjusting your diet to include these natural spicy ingredients is a sensible and effective way to encourage life-long wellness.