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Spicy, Healthy, Delicious!!! Health Benefits of Spices and Herbs


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    Ginger

    Ginger, perhaps most well-known for its digestive and decongestive properties, is widely used to relieve nausea and soothe an upset tummy, as well as to treat colds and allergies. So make sure you have your cup of Ginger tea daily!




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    Saffron

    Saffron (kesar),This expensive, golden, thread-like spice is an effective anti-oxidant, possesses anti-ageing properties, is rich in vitamins and minerals, acts as an anti-depressant and is heart friendly. Saffron is a potent natural aphrodisiac too.




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    Asafoetida

    Asafoetida (heeng, hing), This pungent, sharp and very strong spice has a taste and flavour so potent that even a pinch of it is enough to make all the difference in your cooking. Its medicinal usage is largely for its digestive properties. Heeng is added to foods that are considered gas-producing in nature. It helps in easy digestion and relieves colic in infants.




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    Cinnamon

    Cinnamon, These are long, dark brown and dried sticks with a flavour that leans towards the sweet, as well as the mildly hot. It aids in digestion and is also known for its blood sugar and cholesterol lowering properties. Cinnamon tea is a great way to ward off nausea, flatulence and common cold.



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    Cardamom

    Cardamom (elaichi), The most aromatic of all Indian spices, our very own elaichi is consumed in two forms – green and black pods. Bad breath, loss of appetite, depression, indigestion, nausea; you name it, cardamom cures it. It is a great carminative (causing expulsion of gas), diuretic (causing urination), digestive, expectorant (helps bring up phlegm from lung etc) and stimulant.



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    Cloves

    Cloves,These dried flower buds of the clove tree are considered one of the "hottest" among spices. They have antibacterial and antiseptic properties. Being a natural anesthetic, it is used as a remedy for toothache since ages.



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    Black pepper

    Black pepper,This dried fruit is a digestive, stimulant, appetizer, expectorant and a great nervine tonic (it acts upon therapeutically upon the nerves). Most of us have used it as an effective home remedy for cough and cold.



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    Fenugreek

    Fenugreek (methi),Bitter in taste, methi seeds are of excellent medicinal virtue. They are a great blood purifier, laxative, help in maintaining metabolism, prevent constipation and act as an antidote for several skin problems. Methi paste, applied on the scalp, helps in nourishing and regenerating hair.



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    Turmeric

    Turmeric, This dried root is a natural anti-septic and anti-inflammatory, hence an effective home remedy for small cuts, wounds and arthritis. Turmeric is being researched widely for its anti-cancer properties. And many a lovely lady will swear by its contribution in giving that special glow to the skin.



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    Red chilli powder

    Red chilli powder, This super spicy chilli powder sure knows how to pack a punch – in terms of its fieriness, as well as health benefits. The powder is known to reduce LDL or bad cholesterol, and is also rich in antioxidants like vitamin A and flavonoids like beta-carotene. Fresh chillies are also a good source of vitamin C.



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