What is more exciting and joyous than having delicious food? I’ll bet that you will say nothing but there is an answer to that obvious question. And it’s having delicious food which is healthy too. The Indian Cuisine is packed with dishes that are healthy and tasty at the same time. With its ability to surprise anyone by an amazing combination of colors, and appealing to the eyes, Indian food is a mix of spices that provide taste, texture, and color. Apart from all this, these spices are what that carry those hidden benefits of health. Every single spice provides a particular health benefit for the body. Present in every kitchen, used in every dish in every household, and easily accessible at the markets turmeric, cardamom, cloves, and so on, are the best examples.
Here are 10 of the most common spices in our kitchen and how they look after your health. You’ll be stunned, trust me. I was stunned too. But, it is something to surprise you:
The first one to make the list is turmeric. It is one of the most common and probably the most used spices in India. Apart from providing mesmerizing color and tastes, in almost every dish, turmeric surprisingly is an antioxidant that can help to fight and manage cancer. It is also known to prevent Alzheimer’s disease and inflammation of body joints. It is known to possess cleansing properties and cleans the liver from the toxins that come with excess alcohol.
It’s a spice with a very strong flavor and a noticeable pungent smell. It is used in a lot of dishes across India and is capable of changing the taste and smell of any dish it is put into. It has a number of benefits like treating coughs, bronchitis, and digestion. It also helps asthma patients.
Cumin seeds (Jeera):-
Jeera is available in every kitchen. It can be used in almost anything. Other than decorating every dish with its awesome taste, it has unique benefits of boosting your immune system. It relieves pain, nausea, stomach pains, cramps, etc. It helps with indigestion and is also a good iron supplement.
Another spice with a strong taste. Ginger has been in our kitchens for a long time and its benefits are known to every mother. It relieves cold, joint pains, regulates blood pressure, etc. It also helps in a sore throat and is used to make tea, throughout the country.
It’s used to flavor dishes from sweet potatoes to pastries. It has a refreshing taste. Similar to ginger in health benefits, it helps in nausea, acidity, constipation, heartburn, and much more.
Black pepper (Kali Mirch):-
A spice from southern India, black pepper is known for its flavor. It is also a very effective medicine for constipation, diarrhea, earache, gangrene, etc. It’s recommended to heart patients as it helps with heart diseases.
Clove carries a sweet, toothache warm, and aromatic taste. It is also known for its medicinal benefits. It is used for upset stomach. It also acts as an expectorant. Clove oil is also used to toothache.
Known as a golden spice, saffron is both exotic and expensive. It is used in auspicious occasions and is used to worship. It has the ability to improve digestion and appetite.
Cinnamon, which is popularly known as Dalchini in India, has been traditionally used to treat blood glucose and keeps diabetes under control.
Mustard seeds or their oil is used for cooking in many kitchens. These help Asthma patients while providing B-complex vitamins and relieving Rheumatoid, Arthritis, and muscle pains, too.
It’s stunning that these spices are present in every food that we eat and are keeping us healthy. I’ve mentioned just 10, an average Indian kitchen, however, uses about 40. If, 10 can be beneficial, imagine what 40 can do for your health. It provides stunning taste, texture, and health, so what else does one need!