Spices and herbs are the age old antidotes to a number of illnesses. They not only stimulate your digestive system but also protect you from a number of chronic conditions including Alzheimer’s, cancer, and heart disease. They strengthen your immunity system and help also add extra zing to the taste quotient of your recipes. Why not rejuvenate your senses with these amazing everyday spices that not just make food appetizing but also promote overall health and well-being?
We have a list of some of the medicinal spices which you must always have on your kitchen’s smartstone benchtops.
This one’s my favorite. It can be used in small quantity in almost every dish. With a warm yet bitter flavor it gives bright yellow color to your food and makes it more tempting. Its anti-inflammatory properties are much appreciated all over the world.
Tip: Add a dash of it to lukewarm milk and gulp it down your throat for that extra powerful immunity system.
I just love cumin. These powerful little seeds can transform even a bland dish into a delectable meal. Cumin seeds come loaded with iron, vitamins, and minerals. Cumin can also protect against stress and memory loss. It comes packed with antioxidant properties.
Tip: Add dry roasted and powdered cumin seeds to a glass of buttermilk to get rid of constipation.
The world of cooking would have been so bland without this essential spice. Powdered cayenne pepper is used in almost all spicy Indian dishes. It benefits your system through the supply of minerals, vitamins, and phytonutrients. It also brings down the LDL cholesterol levels in obese individuals. It helps develop resistance against infectious agents.
Tip: Sprinkle a dash of coarsely powdered cayenne pepper on your pizza or pasta for that additional treat for your taste buds and health.
This mother of all spices has been used from traditional times and, even to this day, is being used, as an ingredient, in a number of home remedies. Its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects make it a best natural medicine in a number of ailments. The properties of ginger help in eliminating intestinal gas as it relaxes and soothes the intestinal tract. In case of ovarian cancer, it is known to augment cell death.
Tip: Add grated ginger to your morning tea to jumpstart your day in an extra energetic way.
This sweet yet spicy herb has powerful antimicrobial properties. It adds spice to any dish to which it is added while tempering. Lowering blood sugar it brings down LDL and promotes heart health.
Tip: Pepper your oatmeal or applesauce with powdered cinnamon to arouse your taste buds.
The father of all spices, garlic comes disguised in white color yet exudes a pungent flavor in every dish to which it is added. It destroys cancer cells and keeps cholesterol in check.
Tip: Add lightly sautéed garlic to your pasta to transform it into a tasteful delicacy.
A luxurious kitchen with smartstone benchtops and these powerful spices can transform into a truly rich culinary experience.