5 Healing Spices From Indian Kitchens

India is the land of spices and there’s a unique property in each of our spices that has its own healing benefits. Here’s some spices that one must incorporate into their daily diet.

Cinnamon

Cinnamon

Its a spice with a spicy-sweet flavour that is used in abundance in Indian households. And its ironic that this spice can help control blood-sugar problems. With the escalation of cases of Type 2 diabetes across the sub-continent, the use of this spice is highly recommended on a daily basis. It plays a huge part in management of blood sugar and other cardiovascular disease.

Turmeric

Turmeric

This beautiful yellow spice is used in abundance in all Indian households. And the western world is only now waking up to the fact that it is filled with medicinal goodness. Curcumin, the active ingredient in turmeric is the primary reason for the spice’s preventive and curative characters. A powerful antioxidant, it also has anti-inflammatory action.

Coriander

Coriander

This green, aromatic leaf is used to garnish almost any dish in Indian cuisine. While the leaf is commonly known as cilantro, its the coriander seed that holds an abundance of goodness in it. The sweet, nutty seed contain linalook and greenly acetate oils that are cell-protecting antioxidants. Its a great cure to sooth digestive disorders.

Fennel

Fennel

Fennel is one of the few plants that has it all — it’s a vegetable, herb and spice. That tang of licorice when you bite into a fennel seed comes from the oil anethole, the same compound that gives anise its licorice-like flavor. These can help offset menstrual cramps that affect more than 50 percent of menstruating women.

Ginger

Ginger

For thousands of years, traditional healers worldwide have turned to ginger to help ease nausea of all kinds. For the past few decades, scientists have been proving that ginger works. It’s considered the perfect remedy for morning sickness and also works in treating heartburn, migraine and asthma.