The spices that make Indian food so tasty offer so much more than just flavour. Certain Indian spices also have a lot of health benefits.
Here are 5 Indian spices that are really good for your health:
Turmeric is probably the first one that comes to mind and for good reason. Not only does it add colour and flavour to your dish, turmeric is also is known to help with treating arthritis, heartburn, stomach pain, diarrhea and bloating, and loss of appetite. It can also be used as a topical to treat cuts.
Cardamom is most commonly used in desi cooking and of course in chai. But did you know it is great in helping with digestive problems. Not only that, it’s actually a natural breath freshener. Just chew on one pod for a few minutes and after-dinner bad breath will be history.
Cloves are not only high in antioxidants, they can also help fight infections, help with digestive problems and with arthritis pain. It’s anti-inflammatory properties can help with things like toothaches as well.
Cumin is used in many Indian recipes to give that smokey flavour. However, it is also known to help relieve digestive issues and help with cold symptoms. It is sometimes taken mixed in milk or plain yogurt for its health benefits.
Saffron in recognized and used all over the world because of its medicinal properties including being rich in antioxidants and rich in vitamins and minerals.