Know The Health Benefits Of Herbs And Spices

Post by Uzma Kidwai | Feb 08, 2017

Spices and herbs are the main ingredients; they add flavor, give color and aroma to the food. Every foodie will agree that spices can do wonder in any dish and keep a good stock of spices and herbs can save them from any cookery disaster. Not only in the food they do magic but also with someone’s health herbs can perform some miracles.

Do you know that they have a long history of being used for medications? From ancient times herbs are used for treating illness, comforting pain, beauty treatments and many are used as general for improving health. And especially in Southeast Asia, spices and herbs have been incredibly used in past. And now, even the modern science has shown that many of them do indeed carry remarkable health benefits and expose the ultimate power of spices and herbs, as weapons against illnesses from cancer to Alzheimer’s disease.

We’re letting you know the few spices and herbs that are must to add in the pantry for instant taste in your food and in case if you do not want an allopathic medication for some general problem, you can look into the herbs.

TurmericIt gives a tinge yellow color to the curry. But the list benefits from this spice in never ending. It is rich in antioxidants, can be used as a pain reliever, boosts immunity, and supports the digestive system, liver, heart, blood, joints and nervous system. And it is an excellent source of manganese, potassium, iron, Vitamin B6 and dietary fiber.

ParsleyIt fights cancer, boosts immunity, heals the nervous system, flushes excess waste from the body, prevents diabetes, improves cardiovascular system and bone health. It is rich in vitamin C, K and A.

CinnamonWe know that it is an aromatic spice. It is a warming remedy that controls blood sugar and lowers bad cholesterol. It protects against heart disease, improves colon health, alleviates menstrual cramps and is a good source of calcium and fiber.

GingerThis can be used fresh and powder form. It is used to treat arthritis, migraines, asthma, heart disease, nausea and may also inhibit the growth of cancer cells (if you intake daily). Traditionally it has being used to treat gastrointestinal disease, morning sickness and to boost immunity.

SaffronIt is a gift to women. Traditionally it has been used as a mood lifter, and some study has found that it may help to relieve the symptoms of premenstrual syndrome (PMS). It also controls heart rate and blood pressure. And it is also beneficial for beauty.

They were only a few. Every herb or spice has its unique property and health benefits. Add them to your daily routine to keep yourself healthy.