indian spicesIndian Spciesayurveda

Spices are one of the most important ingredients that add taste, flavour and aroma to your food. They are not only popular in kitchen but they have many health benefits too. Below are some of the health benefits of common Indian spices.

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Asafoetida hing

     Asafoetida (hing)
   A good remedy for whooping cough and stomach ache caused due to gas. This spice comes with a number of benefits under its name including treating asthma, coughs, bronchitis and digestion. It is also know to relieve painful menses in women as well as excessive ones.iculous proportions to create the dishes.

black pepper      Black pepper
Black pepper has the ability to increase the production of hydrochloric acid that the stomach needs to help in digestion. It is also anti - bacterial in nature, reduces blood pressure. It helps coping with cold, cough, infections etc. It helps to deal with muscle pains.

Bay leaves

     Bay leaves
   Bay leaves have a very strong effect on the gastrointestinal system, helps to prevent cancer, improves health of hair follicles. eliminates bad cholesterol from cardiovascular system. it reduce inflammation throughout the body. it improved insulin receptor function and regulated blood sugar levels.

cloves      Cloves
The antiseptic and antibiotic properties of clove oil are used in medicines especially in dentistry, oral and pharyngeal treatments. It has wider applications in preparations of toothpaste and mouthwashes, soaps and perfumes. It is also reported to help diabetics in sugar assimilations.


   Cumin is known to relieve from digestive problems, reduce chances of anaemia and alleviate common cold. Cumin also contains a good amount of iron. The Health benefits of cumin seeds include a boost in the immune system, pain relief, relieving nausea, stomach pains and cramps, indigestion and diarrhea.

Cinnamon      Cinnamon
It is helpful for diabetics as it helps in digestion of sugar. Cinnamon is also an anti-inflammatory, improves cardiovascular health, increases metabolic rate, helps control and regulate blood sugar, and has anti-microbial effects. It supports natural production of insulin and reduces blood cholesterol


   It is useful for coping with cough and cold. It also has antibiotic properties. Garlic may help improve your iron metabolism, garlic to help prevent our blood vessels from becoming blocked, garlic's vitamin b6 helps prevent heart disease, garlic play a key role in its cancer-prevention.

ginger      Ginger
Ginger improve heart disease risk factors, helps to avoid digestive problems. It is beneficial for coping with cough and cold. Ginger may improve brain function and protect against alzheimer’s disease. Help to prevent cancer, reduce muscle pain and soreness.


   Fenugreek seed or sweet fudge is good for increasing breast milk. It also helpful for treating diabetes and lowering cholesterol. Fenugreek consumption helps to reduce cholesterol level. It helps to reduce menopausal symptoms like mood swings, depression, cramps, and abnormal hunger pangs.

mustard seeds      Mustard Seeds
It helps improve the body’s ability to fight disease. Helps Reduce constipation and may relieve symptoms of piles and fissures, mustard oil has been known to stimulate hair growth. Mustard seeds are a great way to curb skin infections.


   It helps deal with skin problems. It also makes coping with diabetes easier. It is an antioxidant and has been known to fight and also manage cancer. It is also a popular solution when it comes to preventing alzheimer disease and the inflammation of body joint.

saffron      Saffron
Saffron has the ability to treat depression, prevents loss of vision, and improves memory. In medicine, saffron is used in fevers, melancholia, and enlargement of liver and spleen. In ayurvedic medicine it is used to heal arthritis, impotence and infertility. it have the ability to improvement of digestion and appetite.

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