What kinds of herbs and spices do you cook with and what are their health benefits?
We use a variety herbs and spices.
All the spices have health benefits. Here are few of them briefly listed below, as found on google.
Turmeric is fat soluble so it may be a good idea to take it with a fatty meal. It has powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties
Cumin: Promote Weight Loss and Promotes Digestion, a Rich Source of Iron, help With Diabetes, Improve Blood Cholesterol and Fat Reduction and may Prevent Food-Borne Illnesses
Coriander is a wonderful source of dietary fibre, manganese, iron and magnesium as well. In addition, coriander leaves are rich in Vitamin C, Vitamin K and protein. They also contain small amounts of calcium, phosphorous, potassium, thiamine, niacin and carotene
Chilli can help keep your eyes healthy, assist in red blood cell formation, improve cognitive functioning, maintain a healthy blood pressure and support the digestive system
Black pepper may help fight cancer, aid in digestion, slow down aging, improve dental health, help skin conditions, help with weight loss and an anti-inflammatory
Paprika helps in Healing Wounds, Treats Skin Problems, Supports Healthy Digestion, Prevents Hair loss, Vitamin B6 which is found in paprika, Induces Sleep and Decreases the Risk of Heart attack
Rich in Antioxidants, help fight Bacteria. Oregano contains Anti-Cancer Properties, reduce viral infection & decrease Inflammation
Basil Contains Powerful Antioxidants, an Anti-inflammatory herb, fight Cancer, Contains natural Antibacterial Properties & Acts as a Natural Adaptogen.
Thyme is a respiratory health/cough suppressant, antibacterial/Sore Throat Remedy, Wound Healing, Heart Health, Digestive Health, Kidney Health/Diuretic & Mood Boosting.
Mint Soothes Upset Stomach, Improves Digestion, Treats Bad Breath,
Combats the Common Cold and Flu, Reduces Fever, Improves Mental Awareness and Focus, Prevents Nausea, Reduces Stress.
Sage has lots of Vitamins and minerals, Loaded with Antioxidants, Support Oral Health, Ease Menopause Symptoms, Reduce Blood Sugar Levels, Support Memory and Brain, Lower 'Bad' LDL Cholesterol, Protect Against Certain Cancers.
promotes Healthy Digestion, Supports Heart Health, Reduces Pain, Maintains Healthy Respiratory Function, Prevents Infections and Boost Immune System Function.Promotes Better Sleep.
helps reduce cancer risk, digestive tract, skin and prostate, Improve immune function, Beat inflammation, Fight disease and protect blood vessels.
- Antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds Improving digestion Enhancing memory and concentration, Neurological protection, Prevent brain aging, Cancer and Protection against macular degeneration
improves digestion, treat respiratory condition, hair care, anti- inflammatory activity and protect heart health
helps detoxify body, freshen breath, treat insomnia symptoms, improves skin health, fights against Leukaemia cancer and improve mental function.
Cardamom is an Antioxidant and Diuretic Properties Lower Blood Pressure, Contain Cancer-Fighting Compounds; Protect from Chronic Diseases, Anti-Inflammatory Effects, Help with Digestive Problems, Including Ulcers,Treat Bad Breath and Prevent Cavities, Have Antibacterial Effects and Treat Infections.
Cloves contain Important Nutrients, High in Antioxidants, Protect Against Cancer, Can Kill Off Bacteria, Improve Liver Health, Regulate Blood Sugar, Promote Bone Health, Reduce Stomach Ulcers.
Cinnamon - High in a Substance with Powerful Medicinal Properties, Loaded With Antioxidants, Has Anti-Inflammatory Properties, Cut the Risk of Heart Disease, Improve Sensitivity to the Hormone Insulin, Lowers Blood Sugar Levels and Has a Powerful Anti-Diabetic
Cassia can help with erectile dysfunction (ED), hernia, bed-wetting, joint pain, menopausal symptoms, menstrual problems. Cassia cinnamon is also used for chest pain, kidney disorders, high blood pressure, cramps, and cancer. People apply cassia cinnamon to the skin to repel mosquitoes
Mace can assist in energy antioxidant defence, in red blood cell formation, treat insomnia, freshen your breath, fight brain disorders, indigestion and treat inflammation.
Star anise kills bacteria, Rich in antioxidants, Wards off fungal infections, boost heart health, Natural flu fighter, regulate blood sugar
Black Cardamom is an Antioxidant and Diuretic Properties May Lower Blood Pressure, Contain Cancer-Fighting Compounds, Protect from Chronic Diseases, Help with Digestive Problems, Including Ulcers, Treat Bad Breath and Prevent Cavities.
White pepper helps fight cancer, aid indigestion, and antioxidant defence, improve dental health, skin conditions, and help with weight loss.
Mustard could help fight uterine cancer, improve your cardiovascular , assist in red blood cell formation, have a high selenium content that can help improve bone strength, help sleep better at night, fight against Psoriasis.
Fenugreek is a balance cholesterol, Soothes upset stomach and digestive problems,Reduce menstrual cramps, Reduce appetite, Reduce fat mass,Maintain liver and kidney health, Soothe muscle pain,Reduce fever
Curry leaf helps with Weight loss, treating dysentery, constipation and diarrhea, Relieves morning sickness and nausea, Eliminates bacteria, Good for diabetics, Good for eyesight, Reduce stress, Heals wounds, burns and skin eruptions.
Black Cumin seeds helps individuals with asthma, help people with high blood pressure, prevent pancreatic cancer, help people with allergic reactions, and help individuals with type 2 diabetes
Dill seeds has a lot of nutrients, help lower high cholesterol, have antioxidant properties, have anti-cancer activities, soothe the stomach, help with excessive gas, can be used as a great breath freshener.
Sesame is a good source of Fiber, Lower Cholesterol and Triglycerides, Nutritious Source of Plant Protein, Help Lower Blood Pressure, Support Healthy Bones, Reduce Inflammation, Good Source of B Vitamins, Aid Blood Cell Formation
Flax Seeds are loaded With Nutrients, Are High in Omega-3 Fats, Are a Rich Source of Lingams, Which May Reduce Cancer Risk, Are Rich in Dietary Fibber, Improve Cholesterol, Lower Blood Pressure, They Contain High-Quality Protein.