Healing With Spices As Per Ayurveda
Spices are an amazing way to add lots of zing to your meals! Integrating spices, condiments and aromats into your menu promises some serious flavour and proffers a ton of really remarkable health! Spices have always been valued as excellent medicines and this dates right back to the world's earliest civilizations. Not only does your food come alive with spices, they also help foster your health from within!
5 rock-star spices
The potent health benefits of spices have always been prized. Ayurveda states that you can unbelievable health and dietary wealth in the spices. From balancing blood sugar, bringing down cholesterol levels, to boosting mood, fighting pains, and facilitating weight reduction, these 5 spices offer a lot of benefits.
• Pepper: One of the most amazing Ayurvedic remedies, research shows that pepper is a huge nutritional heavyweight. It can help lower blood pressure levels as well as improves your cholesterol profile substantially. Pepper plays a key role in battling nasal inflammation and clears up your sinuses. A pinch of this awesome spice along with a generous dollop of honey can helps you manage sinusitis, rhinitis and bronchitis. The spice is a powerful fat burner too. The compound that gives pepper its signature kick perks up your metabolic rate and reduces your appetite, thereby helping you shed weight. So, go ahead, dust your dhoklas, spicy cakes, pastas, sandwiches and stir-fries with lots of pepper!
• Cardamom: Cardamom is used extensively in most spice blends and is an important ingredient in all our desserts – kaju halwa, gaajar halwa, kheer, Basundi, ladoo and many, many more. The spice is respected for its phenomenal effect on the GI tract – it’s a compelling carminative and digestive and effectively deals with flatulence, bloating, and indigestion. Have a glass of chilled milk with a pinch of elaichi powder at bedtime. Yum and healthy!
• Cinnamon: Research and clinical trials have corroborated that dalchini helps diminish blood sugar levels, prevents oscillations in the blood glucose profile, and helps manage diabetes mellitus successfully. Have one teaspoon of powdered cinnamon after your meals and it can help steady your blood sugar profile. Cinnamaldehyde, the active principle of the spice functions as a forceful blood-glucose balancer by encouraging the insulin receptors on the cells and causing the surplus glucose to move out of the blood. Alongside, dalchini also improves your lipid profile, and helps manage PCOS.
• Clove: Loaded with eugenol which is a very powerful anti-oxidant, clove battles free radical damage, can help deal with harmful effects of pollution, and reduce inflammation. The eugenol extract has an important place in dentistry too and acts as a potent anti-bacterial agent and anaesthetic.
• Nutmeg: Nutmeg has a long and legendary history! It is widely popular and is known as the ‘luxury aromat’. It works wonderfully on the GI tract and manages flatulence, bloating and indigestion well. In fact, it is a very persuasive wind reliever! It is also a robust anti-diarrheal agent and helps reduce the frequency of motions and the amount of stool. Zaiphal can also help with rheumatism; it combats inflammation and lessens the pain associated with the condition. Studies also substantiate the fact, that the spice is a superb sedative and it helps tackle insomnia and sleeplessness. A speck of grated nutmeg in warm milk does the trick!
Fortunately, all these spices are a part of our spice blends and masalas, making it very easy to incorporate them in to our daily menu and reap their fabulous Ayurvedic remedies benefits. Ayurvedic spices lend bags of flavour and taste, and promise balance and harmony in the body. Tata Sampann spices are selected from the best of farms from all over the country. All the spices used in Tata Sampann spice blends contain natural oils which are responsible for the spice’s health benefits, aroma and flavour. Make sure you preserve your condiments and spices well and they will make sure that your meals taste the best.
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