Lanka rahas Spices - Parsley

Parsley is an herb while leaf, seed, and root are used to make medicine.In foods and beverages, parsley is widely used as a garnish, condiment, food, and flavoring.parsley seed oil is used as a fragrance in soaps, cosmetics, and perfumes.Parsley is mostly used in Middle EasternEuropean, and American cooking. Curly leaf parsley is normally used as a garnish

  • Kidney stones.
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Cracked or chapped skin
  • Tumors
  • Insect bites
  • Digestive problems
  • Menstrual problems
  • Liver disorders
  • Asthma
  • Cough
  • Fluid retention and swelling 
  • parsley is a rich Source of Anti-Oxidant Nutrients
  • Parsley helps to have a Healthy Heart
  • Parsley gives a protection against Rheumatoid Arthritis

Mustard - lanka rahas Spices

It is almost always the firstly added ingredient to be used when preparing a curry.
Mustard seeds ground and mixed with vinegar is the base for pickles.Mustard seeds have been highly demand culinary oil-seeds being in use since earlier times. The seeds are fruit pods obtained from mustard plant, but these days mustard cultivated as one of the main commercial crop in Canada, India, China, and temperate climates of European region.

  •  Mustard Generally perceived as health benefiting spice, mustard seeds are indeed very rich in phyto nutrients, minerals, vitamins and anti-oxidants
  • Mustard seeds contains these B-complex groups of vitamins and it help in producing enzyme , nervous system function and regulating body metabolism.
  • Help in lowering the blood cholesterol and triglyceride levels.
  • Mustars rich in vitamin e which is a powerful lipid soluble antioxidant, required for maintaining the integrity of cell membrane of mucus membranes and skin by protecting it from harmful oxygen-free radicals.
  • Mustards are rich source of health benefiting minerals such as Calcium, manganese, copper, iron, selenium and zinc... Calcium helps in  building bone and teeth.Manganese is employed by the body as a co-factor for the antioxidant. Copper is important in the producing red blood cells. Iron is required for the red blood cell production and cellular metabolism.

Saffron - lanka rahas Spices

Saffron has a distinct floral flavor and fragnance and it also gives foods a bright yellow color.
Saffron is one of the most expensive spices.It comes from the dried stamens of the crocus flower. A tiny amount of saffron is infused in hot milk for 10 minutes and added to rice dishes and desserts.The dried stigmas of saffron are used to make saffron is largely cultivated and harvested by hand.  The stigmas are also used to make medicine.saffron is used as a spice, yellow food coloring, and as a flavoring agent.

Saffron is used in following problems

  •  asthma,
  •  cough
  •  sleep problems
  • cancer
  •  hardening of the arteries 
  • intestinal gas  depression
  •  fright,
  • shock 
  • spitting up blood 
  • in pain
  • heartburn
  •  for dry skin
  • Women use saffron for menstrual cramps and premenstrual syndrome
  • Men use it to prevent early orgasm and infertility.
  • Saffron is  used  to increase interest in sex and to induce sweating.
  • Saffron can be apply directly to the scalp for baldness 
  • saffron extracts are used as fragrance in perfumes and as a dye for cloth.

Turmeric - lanka rahas Spices

Sometimes turmeric is used more for its yellow color than its flavor, turmeric has a unique woodsy flavor. Turmeric, which is often confused with saffron, is used as a condiment in curries mainly for its colour. A little turmeric and salt are all that is necessary to preserving fish and meat.It is an aromatic powdered root of a plant mostly grown in the West Indies and India. It is used mainly for colouring and is also used as an antiseptic material.

turmeric may help fight infections and some cancers, reduce inflammation, and to treat digestive problems.
Turmeric is mainly used in cooking and gives Indian curry its flavor and yellow color. It is used also in mustard and to color butter and cheese and also it has been used in both Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine as an anti-inflammatory, to treat problems related with digestion and liver, skin diseases, and wounds.turmeric is also a powerful antioxidant.
Antioxidants distroyes molecules in the body which known as free radicals, which cause a big damage to cell membranes, tamper with DNA, and even cause cell death. Antioxidants can fight with free radicals and may reduce or even help prevent some of the damage they cause.

turmeric may be helpful for the following conditions:

  • Heart Disease
  • Cancer
  • Bacterial and Viral Infections
  • Jaundice.
  • Hepatitis.
  • Diarrhea.
  • Fibromyalgia.
  • Liver and gallbladder problems.
  • Headache.
  • Menstrual problems.
  • Pain.
  • Ringworm.
  • Bruising.
  • depression

    Ginger - lanka rahas Spices

    Ginger is a flowering plant in the ginger root or simply ginger, is widely used as a spice or a medicine.The underground stem of ginger tree is used as a spice and also as a medicine. It can be used fresh, dried and powdered, or as a juice or oil.ginger is used as a flavoring
    agent.ginger is also used as for fragrance in soaps and cosmetics.Some people pour the fresh juice on their skin to treat burns. The oil made from ginger is sometimes applied to the skin to relieve pain.

    • increasing consumption of plant foods like ginger decreases the risk of obesity,diabetes, heart disease  
    • promoting a healthy complexion and hair,
    • increased energy and overall lower weight.
    • Chewing raw ginger or drinking ginger tea is a common home remedy for nausea during cancer treatment. 
    • Pregnant women experiencing morning sickness can safely use ginger to relieve nausea and vomiting
    • daily ginger supplementation reduced exercise-induced muscle pain.
    • Ginger has also been found to reduce the pain during a menstrual cycle
    • Ginger has been used for centuries to reduce inflammation and treat inflammatory conditions.

    Nutmeg & Mace - lanka rahas Spices

    Nutmeg and mace are products from same plant. Nutmeg is the shelled, dried seed of the plant., and mace is the dried covering of the shell of the seed. both the nutmeg and mace are used to make medicine. nutmeg and mace are used as spices and flavorings.

    Nutmeg and mace are used normally for diarrheanauseastomach spasms and pain, and intestinal gas. They are also used for treating cancerkidney disease, and trouble sleeping increasing menstrual flow
    Nutmeg and mace are applied to the skin to kill pain, specially pain caused by achy joints  mouth sores, and toothache.
     nutmeg oil is used as a aroma in soaps and cosmetics. Nutmeg oil is distracted from worm-eaten nutmeg seeds. The worms take off  much of the starch and fat, leaving the portions of the seed that are rich in oil.

    nutmeg and mace used in following problems

    • Diarrhea
    • Stomach problems
    • Intestinal gas
    • Cancer
    • Kidney disease
    • Pain

      Cardamon - lanka rahas Spices

      Cardamom gives a very unique flavor to curries, for sauces, and to give fragrance to confectionery, specially wattalapam,and in various puddings.this is
      a spice made from the seeds of the fruit.these fruits are spindle in shape and possess lots of seeds is highly expensive in the market and also it has a high demand in trading.

      Cardamon is used for many conditions such as,
      • Depression
      • Cancer 
      • Digestion
      • Intestinal spasms
      • Heartburn
      • Irritable bowel syndrome
      • Cold
      • Cough
      • Bronchitis
      • Sore mouth and throat
      • Liver problems
      • Gallbladder problems
      • Urinary problems
      • Loss of appetite
      • Gas
      • Constipation
      • Preventing infections

      Cloves - lanka rahas Spices

      People use the oils, dried flower buds, leaves, and stems of the clove to make medicine.
      this is used for upset stomach and as an expectorant.Clove oil is widely used for diarrheahernia, and bad breath. Clove and clove oil are used for problems such as intestinal gas,nausea, and vomiting.mainly cloves are used in problems related with mouth especially with teeth.

      cloves are used in following problems

      • Better Digestion
      • Antibacterial Properties 
      • Chemo-Preventive Properties
      • Liver Protection
      • Diabetes Control
      • Bone Preservation
      • Boosts the Immune System
      • Vomiting
      • Upset stomach
      • Nausea
      • Gas
      • Diarrhea
      • Hernia
      • Pain and swelling of the mouth and throat
      • Cough

      Pepper - lanka rahas Spices

      Pepper is largely produces as black pepper which is the dried . White pepper is produced by removing outer cover. pepper is available in crushed and ground forms. little amount of green and ripened pepper is pickled in brine and dehydrated green pepper and preserved red pepper also traded. Pepper oil and oleo resins are also extracted marketed as value added products.Pepper is mainly used as a spice and flavoring agent. pepper also has an industrial uses in making purfumes and pharmaceutical industries.

      pepper is used for following conditions:

      • Good for the Stomach
      • Weight Loss
      • Skin Health
      • Respiratory Relief
      • Antibacterial Quality
      • tooth decay and toothache
      • vision problems.

      Garlic - lanka rahas Spices

      Garlic is best known as a flavoring for food. garlic has been used as a medicine to prevent or treat a wide range of diseases and conditions. 
      Garlic is used for large amount of conditions related to the heart and blood system. These conditions include high blood pressurehigh cholesterol, coronary heart disease,heart attack, and hardening of the arteries. Garlic actually may be effective in reducing blood pressure.
      Garlic has been tried for treating an enlarged prostate, diabetes, osteoarthritis,fever,diarrheahigh blood pressure late in pregnancy, cold and flu. It is also used for develop the immune system, preventing tick bites, and preventing and treating bacterial and fungal infections.
      Other uses of garlic include treatment of fever, coughs, headache, stomach ache, gout, rheumatism, hemorrhoids, asthma, bronchitis, shortness of breath,low blood pressurelow blood sugar, high blood sugar, and snakebites. It is also used for fighting stress and fatigue, and to have a healthy liver 

      • Garlic Contains a Compound Called Allicin, Which Has Potent Medicinal Properties
      • Garlic Is Highly Nutritious, But Has Very Few Calories
      • Garlic Can Combat Sickness, Including the Common Cold
      • The Active Compounds in Garlic Can Reduce Blood Pressure
      • Garlic Improves Cholesterol Levels, Which May Lower The Risk of Heart Disease
      • Garlic Contains Antioxidants That May Help Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia
      • Garlic May Help You Live Longer
      •  Athletic Performance Can be Improved With Garlic Supplementation
      •  Eating Garlic Can Help Detoxify Heavy Metals in the Body
      • Garlic May Improve Bone Health
      • Garlic Is Easy to Include In Your Diet and Tastes Absolutely Delicious

      Cinnamon(kurundu) - Siri lankawa Spices

      Cinnamon is a small tropical evergreen tree which grows 10–15 meters tall, The two main types of cinnamon are cinnamon cassia and cinnamon zeylanicum which is grown widely in Sri Lanka, India, Java, Sumatra, the West Indies, Brazil, Vietnam and Madagascar. Its
      inner bark is mostly used as a spice and there are as many as 250 different varieties are found across the world. Due to its distinct fragrance,it is widely used as an main ingredient of many mouth watering dishes of the world. 
      Because of its health benefits, aromatic properties and scarcity,
       cinnamon was more precious than gold in the ancient globe.

      Cinnamon is used for many conditions such as,

      • Stomach Bug
      • Arthritis 
      • Food Preservative 
      • Weight Loss
      • Lowering levels of cholesterol & triglycerides
      • Tooth Decay and Gum Disease
      • Virus Fighter
      • Cinnamon is High in a Substance With Powerful Medicinal Properties Cinnamon is Loaded With Antioxidants
      • Cinnamon Has Anti-Inflammatory Properties
      • Cinnamon May Cut the Risk of Heart Disease
      • Cinnamon Can Improve Sensitivity to The Hormone Insulin

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