Benefits of spices

  • Spices contain an impressive list of plant-derived chemical compounds that contains disease preventing and health promoting properties.They have been in use since ancient times for their healthy properties such as anti-inflammatory, carminative, anti-flatulent.. 
  • The components in the spices have been found to have anti-clotting action (prevent clotting of blood)and also help in easing blood flow, preventing stroke and coronary artery disease.
  • The active principles in the spices may help in digestion through develops intestinal tract motility as well as increasing the digestion power by stimulating excessive secretion of gastro-intestinal enzymes inside the bowel.
  • Washing throat  with tepid thyme water can help in relieve sore throat and bronchitis symptoms. Thyme is also being considerd as an anti-septic mouthwash in the treatment of caries and gingivitis.
  • Decoction of certain healthy spices is taken by mouth for the treatments of colds, influenza,fever, indigestion,stomach upset, and painful menstruation etc..
  • Spices are known to have natural anti-helminthes  function in ayuruvedic medicines.
  • The essential volatile oils in certain spices (cloves, peppers...) may work as a improver in the local blood circulation, increasing the flow of blood to make the skin feel warmer. They are being applied as a popular home remedy for arthritis and sore muscles..
  • Spice's essential oils are being used in the aromatherapy and also as deodorant in the perfume industry.
  • Spices contain a required amount of minerals like potassium, manganese, iron, and magnesium. Potassium plays an important role in controlling heart rate and blood pressure. Manganese is considerd as a co-factor for the antioxidant enzyme in the body.
  • Spices are being used in the preparation of soups,sauces, pickling and as a main ingredient in a variety of curry powders.
  • Spices along with some seasonal herbs are being used to increase the flavor and taste of vegetable, chicken, fish and meat dishes.
  • Some healthy spices such as cloves, cardamom, coriander.. are used in making drinks.

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