Spice has its own flavour and essence. They are always very important when taken as food or medicine. There are many spices we use for our cooking mainly cumin, black pepper, turmeric, and coriander seeds. Spices have several health benefits. Sometimes the spices are used as an antimicrobial property for infectious disease. Spices are used in food for their aroma and flavour. These spices are also taken to boil in water to extract their essence and used for drinking
Spices are also used for curing the ailments like fever, malaria, stomach aches, nausea, and many others. Spices are also used as natural food preservatives.
BENEFITS OF SPICES:
1.ANISE: it is used as an antispasmodic and antiseptic and for the treatment of cough, asthma, and bronchitis. Star anise is rich in antioxidants and vitamin A and C.
2. BLACK PEPPER- also known as the king of spices promotes weight loss, helps relieve cold and cough, improves digestion, boosts metabolism, and treats many skin problems.
3.BLACK CUMIN- Black cumin seed oil helps in preventing asthma, allergies, and respiratory issues. It contains antioxidants, beneficial acids, and b-vitamins that balance the immune system
4. CLOVE – They are antibacterial, anti-fungal, and antiseptic. Cloves are mainly used as an antiseptic and pain reliever, especially for toothaches and stomach pain.
5.CINNAMON- It is one of the main household spice of all times. It has a large number of antioxidants that protect the body from diseases.
6.CARDAMOM- Also known as elaich, one of the most expensive spice. It is rich in vitamin A and vitamin C, calcium, iron, and zinc, helps in digestion, reduces oral related issues, helps in diabetes, helps to fight depression, treats skin infections.
7. FENUGREEK- It helps in digestion. And helps those suffering from eating disorders and also reduces inflammation.
8.MUSTARD- This seed comes from the ground and has a spicy flavour. Including mustard oil in your diet proves to be beneficial to your heart health.
9.STAR ANISE– It is rich in fibre and may help in preventing constipation. It’s packed with antioxidant properties, which has vitamin C.. Anise is frequently used as an exotic spice in Indian. Because of its strong, delightful fragrance, it is mostly used in biryanis
10.TURMERIC- This spice is well known for its antioxidant, anti-viral, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-carcinogenic, anti-mutagenic, and anti-inflammatory properties. It is good for your brain, relieves arthritis, prevents cancer, and has healing properties.
11. PAPRIKA- It is packed with rich source of anti inflammatory agents, paprika helps lower blood pressure and promotes eye health.