Spices are an important part of seasoning our food every day. Always using antibiotics and painkillers for easily curable infections like cold and flu play no good role for your health all the time. Sometimes you need to observe and cure yourself at home. Here are the top 3 must spices for your kitchen.
Every Indian have this amazing spice named Cinnamon (Cinnamomum cassia/dalchini) in their kitchen. Cinnamon is rich in cinnamaldehyde (active compound). This spice balances Vata and Kapha dosha. It is hot in potency, so excess use of cinnamon use may aggravate Pitta dosha. This herb is found to be beneficial in reducing inflammation and fighting bacterial infection. The regular use of cinnamon is good for heart-related conditions, diabetes, and infection. For its daily use, boil a small piece of cinnamon in water and drink it in the morning.
Turmeric (Curcuma longa/haldi/haridra) is a well-known and commonly used spice in every Indian house. Its active compound is curcumin. Curcumin is one of the good antioxidant and anti-inflammatory. Intake of this spice regularly on required amount balances Vata, Pitta, and Kapha. Turmeric capably fights with the infection like cold and flu due to its anti-inflammatory effect. Its regular use helps to boost the immunity. This amazing spice improves digestion, reduces inflammation, and is very beneficial for liver functions. You can use it every day in your cooking or else you can drink milk boiled with a pinch of turmeric in it.
Cardamom (Elettaria cardamomum/elaichi/ela) is a very aromatic herb which gives an amazing aroma to the food. This spice balances all the doshas- Vata, Pitta, and Kapha. Excess use of cardamom may aggravate Pitta dosha. It is helpful to maintain the high blood pressure as it works as a diuretic and has high levels of antioxidants. Other beneficial properties of cardamom are that it is good for stomach pain, flatulence, and bad breath. You can chew it every day after having a meal to get rid of above-said conditions.