Four spices for well-being
Ancient medical practioners always relied on a combination of spices to cure ailments. Any Ayurveda practitioner will vouch for the benefits of these spices.
Ancient medical practitioners always relied on a combination of spices to cure ailments. Any Ayurveda practitioner will vouch for the benefits of these spices.
Cardamom: This spice that is added to both sweet and salty dishes has interesting properties. It boosts digestion and speeds up metabolism. It is a versatile spice so you can use it in your tea as well as in any of your savoury curries.
Cumin: This spice, commonly called jeera in India, is a strong-tasting spice. It has a cooling effect in summer. It relieves asthma and normalizes blood pressure. It is recommended for pregnant women as it can reduce morning sickness. It is also ideal to beat insomnia. For best benefits, you can start your day with a spoon of jeera in an empty stomach.
Cinnamon: This spice is popular and rightly so. It is ideal in cakes and coffee. It is effective in dealing with aching joints, cold, and cough. It prevents heart disease as it clears plaque arteries.
So, you don’t have to worry about veins getting clogged.
Turmeric: To begin with, there is no spice better for general health than turmeric. It’s anti-carcinogenic properties are well-known. It is also contains zinc, magnesium, potassium, copper, and iron. So, if you are deficient in trace elements turmeric is worth consuming. Include a teaspoon on the spice everyday in your diet.
It also has anti-inflammatory properties. It is not for nothing that turmeric has always been grandma’s favourite remedy for cuts and swellings.