Green Cardamom (Choti Elaichi)

 

  • It stimulates the digestive system and reduces gas.      

  • Its expectorant action improves circulation to the lungs and thus considered good for asthma and bronchitis.

  • Can counteract excess acidity in the stomach.

  • Stimulates appetite and cures bad breath.

Black Cardamom (Badi Elaichi)

 

  • It is used to improve digestion problems.

  • May also be used to treat respiratory problems such as asthma or respiratory spasms.

  • Cardamom has anti-inflammatory properties, reducing muscle spasms.

Tej Patta

 

  • Improves insulin function in diabetics

  • Lower your risk of cardiovascular disease

  • Effective against wound healing

  • Prevent gastrointestinal problems

  • Aid in the treatment of microbial infection

  • Inhibit growth of food poisoning bacteria

Black Pepper (Kali Mirch)

 

  • Black peppercorns act as digestive stimulants.

  • People suffering from cough and other respiratory issues should include peppercorns in their diet. Its pungent flavour causes the mucus in the nose and throat to be released.

  • Black peppercorns heal the inner system for women who have just delivered and thus a diet rich in pepper is served to new mothers.

  • Black pepper contains the enzyme "piperine" which can dramatically increase the absorption of nutrients like vitamin B, selenium and beta-carotene. 

Cumin Seeds (Jeera)

 

  • It aids in increasing lactation.

  • As it reduces nausea in pregnancy, it can be a good solution for morning sickness.

  • Cumin stimulates the appetite.

  • It can help boost the liver's ability to detoxify the body.

  • It may help relieve symptoms of cold due to its antiseptic properties.

  • Cumin can help increase body heat, thus improving metabolism.

  • It is used as a stimulant and an antispasmodic, and is also said to relieve nausea and diarrhoea.

Rai or Sarson (mustard seeds)

 

  • Mustard not only stimulates the appetite by increasing salivation by up to eight times, it also has digestive, laxative, antiseptic, and circulation improving properties.

  • As a digestive aid in moderation, mustard neutralizes toxins and helps ward off an upset stomach. However, too much can be an irritant. This is why it is commonly added as a tempering to most foods, especially the hard-to-digest ones.

  • Whole grain mustard seeds are a very good source of omega-3 fatty acids as well as calcium, dietary fibre, iron, manganese, magnesium, niacin, phosphorus, protein, selenium and zinc.

Cinnamon (Dalchini)

 

  • Recent studies have determined that consuming as little as one-half teaspoon of cinnamon powder each day may reduce blood sugar, cholesterol, and triglyceride levels by as much as 20 per cent, in Type II diabetes patients.

  • It is mildly carminative and used to treat nausea and flatulence.

  • The essential oil of this herb is a potent antibacterial, anti-fungal, and uterine stimulant.

Cloves (Laving)

 

  • cloves to treat indigestion, diarrhoea, hernia, and ringworm, as well as athlete's foot and other fungal infections.

  • to treat respiratory and digestive ailments and its oil for toothache.

  • It has powerful antiseptic and mild anaesthetic actions.

  • When boiled with water and gargled, cloves are a good antibacterial mouthwash, which can help to combat bad breath and relieve a sore throat.

  • Cloves are said to restore the appetite, and hence recommended for people with digestive disorders.

  • Cloves are effective at clearing up a number of skin disorders such as acne, sores or ulcers.

Coriander (Dhania)

  • Coriander busts intestinal gas and stimulates the appetite.

  • Coriander seed can be used for making a medicinal tea to soothe an upset stomach, to treat indigestion, and mild gastrointestinal upsets.

  • Sugar-coated coriander seeds are used as a breath freshener in India.

  • Coriander is known to lower blood sugar by stimulating 

Green Chillies (Hari Mirich)

  • Green chillies is known for its rich source of vitamin C, vitamin B6, vitamin A, iron, copper, potassium with small amount of protein and carbohydrates too.  Also contain water and have no cholesterol.

  • These spicy vegetables also include Phyto-nutrients like Carotene-ß, Carotene-α, Cryptoxanthin-ß and Lutein-zeaxanthin.

  • Eating green chillies regularly helps in maintaining the immune system of the human body and prevents from constipation.

  • Prevents Lungs Problems, Stomach Cancer and  Releases Saliva, Cold and Cough.

  • Is known to repair the tissues, helps in action of new blood cells and helps in keeping the bones healthy and strong.

  • Green chillies releases endorphins (hormone for feeling good) into the human brain and that helps improve good mood.

  • Prevents Stomach Cancer and  Releases Saliva

  • Adding green chillies in moderate amount to the diet daily is good for health.  Eating excess might be harmful for the stomach and may result in severe stomach-ache.

Garlic (lehsun)

  • Garlic has been proven to lower cholesterol and thin the blood, which helps prevent stroke, high blood pressure and heart disease. Garlic is great for the heart and circulatory system.

 

  • It blocks the growth of cancer cells; therefore, people who eat garlic tend to develop less stomach and colon cancers.

 

  • In modern naturopathy, garlic is used as a treatment for intestinal worms and other intestinal parasites.

 

  • Garlic cloves are used as a remedy for infections (especially chest problems), digestive disorders, and fungal infections.

Ginger (Adrak)

 

  • Ginger is a good source of potassium, magnesium, copper, manganese and vitamin B6.

 

  • Ginger is an effective cure for congestion, sore throat, cold and cough.

 

  • It is noted as having antioxidant effects.

 

  • It aids digestion. Thus it helps relieve indigestion, diarrhea, stomach cramps etc.

 

  • It is used to treat nausea.

 

  • The anti inflammatory properties help relieve pain and reduce inflammation associated with arthritis, muscle pains etc.

 

  • Ginger's therapeutic properties help stimulate blood circulation, cleanse the bowels and kidneys. It is used in the treatment of asthma and other respiratory problems.

Numeric  (Haldi)

  • Turmeric is one ingredient in your kitchen that holds a remedy for almost all illness you are likely to encounter. A staple spice in almost all Pakistani and Indian households.

  • Turmeric is an elixir for the skin. It’s anti-inflammatory and anti oxidative properties help reduce the signs of ageing, wrinkles and fine lines, reduces burn and stretch marks, fights acne and takes care of cracked heels.

 

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