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Top 10 Spices Used in India

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Top 10 Spices Used in India

 

Without spices, Indian cuisine isn’t complete. Here are some spices which are used in many dishes. These are medicinal properties and have many health benefits.

Turmeric (Haldi)

Haldi

Haldi

Turmeric is a spice that gives a yellow color to curry and flavors also. It is used in cosmetics and medicine. Turmeric is a natural antiseptic and antibacterial used in cuts, burns, etc. It has many health benefits. A substance named curcumin is found in turmeric that has powerful antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties. It keeps the heart healthy and prevents a lower risk of heart disease. It boosts brain health and improves brain function. Turmeric can help prevent cancer. It is used for the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease and may prevent Alzheimer’s disease. It is beneficial for arthritis patients also. It helps in digestion and weight loss.

Coriander (Dhaniya)

Coriander

Coriander

Coriander is an herb that is used as a flavor to any dish. In all Curry’s coriander is used in two forms, the first is coriander seeds and the second is coriander powder. Coriander leaves are also used in Currys that are generally known as cilantro. Coriander is healthy for us in various ways. It boosts the immune system because it is a good source of antioxidants. It may protect the skin and fight against infections. It keeps the brain healthy because it contains anti-inflammatory properties. It improves digestion and may protect gut health. It keeps our hearts healthy.

Garam Masala

Garam-Masala

Garam-Masala

Garam Masala is a very famous and popular spice in India. It is commonly used in Indian dishes to give flavor, aroma, and good taste. Garam masala is a mixture of spices that is cinnamon, mace, peppercorns, coriander seeds, cumin seeds, and cardamom pods. Each spice contains powerful antioxidants that fight against diseases in our body. It helps in digestion and may improve blood pressure levels. It keeps the heart healthy and lowers the risk of cancer. It reduces inflammation in the body and fights against oral bacteria. It protects the nervous system and defends against diabetes.

Green Cardamom (Choti Elaichi)

Cardamom

Cardamom

Green Cardamom is a spice that has a warm and great aroma and flavor. It is used in various dishes for aroma and taste. It is used in sweet dishes also like kheer, Phirni, payasam, and halwa. It is an essential spice that is added to garam masala. Choti Elaichi is a very healthy spice. It protects liver function and keeps away from anxiety. It helps in weight loss. It may lower blood sugar levels and lower blood pressure. It may prevent cavities and improve breathing. It has anti-inflammatory properties that may protect from chronic disease and fight against infection. It helps in digestion and improves gut health.

Black Cardamom (Badi Elaichi)

Badi elaichi

Badi elaichi

Black Cardamom is a type of cardamom which is bigger than green cardamom. Black cardamom has strong aromatic fragrances. Black cardamom has medicinal benefits. It helps in digestion and fights against stomach ulcers. It keeps oral care and keeps away from gum infection. It gives relief from Asthma. It helps in cardiovascular disease and keeps the heart-healthy. It contains Vitamin C that improves blood circulation. It keeps healthy skin and hair.

Cinnamon Sticks (Dalchini)

Cinnamon Stick

Cinnamon Stick

Cinnamon is spice that is formed from the inner bark of a tropical evergreen plant. It is mainly used as an aromatic condiment. It adds a flavoring additive in a wide variety of cuisines, and savory dishes, snack foods, breakfast cereals, tea, and traditional foods, and sweet. Cinnamon contains large amounts of polyphenol antioxidants. It can protect the body from disease and is found in fruits, vegetables, herbs, and spices. It is one of the world’s most popular Spices. It is even used in Christmas meals. Without cinnamon, Christmas meals become tasteless and less fragrant. The spice is used as traditional medicine as a digestive aid. Cinnamon contains large amounts of polyphenol antioxidants. It can protect the body from diseases.

Bay Leaf (Tej Patta)

Bay Leaf

Bay Leaf

Bay Leaf is dry leaves that are used in dishes for a good aroma. It can cure many health issues. It reduces anxiety and stress. It is rich in antioxidants that protect the body from diseases. It has anti-cancer properties and protects heart health. It improves digestion and controls diabetes. It controls the fungal infection and improves hair health. It has anti-inflammatory properties that reduce inflammation in the body. It prevents breast cancer.

Carom Seeds (Ajwain)

carom seed

carom seed

Carom seeds (ajwain) are a herb that is used in Indian cuisine. Carom seeds are rich in nutrition, rich in fiber. It contains antioxidant properties and vitamins and minerals. It has medicinal properties. It has powerful antibacterial and antifungal properties. It fights against bacteria and fungi. It improves cholesterol levels and may lower blood pressure. It has anti-inflammatory properties that reduce inflammation in the body. It gives relief from indigestion and protects against ulcers. It may prevent coughing and improve airflow to the lungs.

Mustard seeds (Rai) 

 

Musturd seed

Musturd seed

Mustard seeds are a popular and important spice. It has medicinal properties and health benefits. It is rich in vitamins and minerals. It gives relief from migraines and headaches. It may improve digestive health and give relief from indigestion. It helps in cardiovascular disease and keeps the heart-healthy. It manages cholesterol levels and prevents aging. It makes our bones strong and strengthens our nails, hair, and teeth. It has anti-inflammatory properties that reduce inflammation in the body. It protects skin from acne and keeps skin healthy.

Cumin Seeds (Jira)

cumin seed

cumin seed

Cumin seeds are a spice that is in the form of dried seeds. It is commonly used in cuisine for flavor. It fights against bacteria and parasites. It has anti-inflammatory properties that reduce cholesterol levels and help lower blood cholesterol. It boosts our memory and helps in weight loss. It helps control blood sugar and prevent diabetes. It has antioxidant properties that keep skin healthy. It has anti-cancer properties and may help treat diarrhea.

 

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