Commonly used spices and condiments

• Chillies

Chilies are a highly delicious spice. Chilli peppers are used as a food and seasoning and revered for their medicinal qualities. There are hundreds of different types of chili peppers that vary in size, shape, color, flavor and “hotness“.
Green chilies are an excellent source of vitamin A (in the form of beta-carotene), a good source of vitamin E, C, K, B6, B2, B3.
We use them in cooking vegetables, curries, meat, eggs, and making pickles. When they are ripe and dried, they are red. These are ground into a powder and used in cooking to give color, flavor, and taste to food. You should not use chilies in excess as they irritate the stomach lining strongly.
It helps to boost Immunity, fight Inflammation, reduce blood cholesterol, it not only reduces pain, help clear mucus from your stuffed up nose or congested lungs, lose Weight.

• Asafoetida (hing)

It is made by extracting the milk juice of some gives flavor to food and also helps indigestion. It is commonly used in pulse preparations. Protect against high blood levels digestion problems, or by women to restart their menstrual periods after menstruation has stopped for some reason.

• Garam Masala

It is commonly used in Indian cooking. It is made by drying and grinding together cumin seeds, bay leaves, cardamoms, pepper, cinnamon cloves, nutmeg, mace, nutmeg, etc in a bowl. Place the mixture in an airtight container, and store in a cool, dry place. Perfect for cooking chicken tandoori, biryani, and pulav.

• Star Anise

It is a small seed, which is star-shaped. It is rich in vitamin C, and has anti-fungal uses and improves women’s health. Helps balance hormones, and crucially boosts nutrition absorption. Its antioxidants also help delay the signs of aging. It helps in digestion, it has anti-inflammatory properties, improves circulation, promotes dental health, enhances immunity, and promotes heart health.

• Ginger (Adrak)

It is one of healthiest and most delicious spices on the world. Its bioactive compounds that have powerful benefits for your body and brain. It is a very common ingredient in recipes. Dried ginger is also used as a spice. It should be used in excess amount as it is irritating.
powerful medicinal properties:
It promotes digestion and helps in relieving ‘gas’, reduce the risk of chronic disease, protect against heart disease, cancers, lose weight, for pregnant lady reduce symptoms of morning sickness! Decrease nausea and vomiting and no risk for the mother or her future baby.” support your immune system, keeps your digestive system strong. Relief from colds and sore throats, relieve menstrual cramps, help fight the flu and common cold. Ginger should be used in addition to a healthy diet, exercise, and regular visits to your doctor.

• Cinnamon (Dalchini)

It is a flavoring agent used in pulaos and curries and for making garam masala.
It is one of the natural food preservative expensive spices. That’s safe to eat in small amounts. It is also irritating and so should not be used in excess.
It helps with digestion and metabolism, help to treat hair growth and thickness and it is a popular healthy spice contains large amounts of highly potent polyphenol responsible for much of its medicinal properties with powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant antibacterial, antifungal, antidiabetic effects.
Cinnamaldehyde one of the main active components of cinnamon may help fight various kinds of infection.

• Cardamom (Elaichi)

It has a very strong flavor. It is used in curries, pulao’s, and in the making of garam masala. Green cardamom (Choti elaichi) has a pleasant and milder flavor than the bigger, black variety. It is used to flavor tea and in sweets like kheers and halwas.
Using cardamom in cooking is safe for most people. An effective way to improve your health. Treat bad breath and improve oral health, breathing. Prevent anxious behaviors and fatty liver. Relieve discomfort, nausea and vomiting.
Impressive medicinal properties, high blood pressure. Help fight cancer cells, treat infections, decreased liver inflammation, treating asthma.

• Turmeric (Haldi)

It is used as a spice for giving color and flavor to the food. It helps your body fight infections and repair tissue damage. It pairs well with chicken, meat, and fish, it has medicinal value too.
“Curcumin is a natural antioxidant that has anti-inflammatory benefits, plays a key role in regulating blood pressure, prevent diabetes, protect against cancer, arthritis, heart disease, and Alzheimer’s. Improve skin health, congested lungs, lose weight.

• Salt

All the spices and condiments function in association with salt. Salt is not a spice but is the most commonly used ingredient in food preparations.
It gives taste to the food. Salt is used in every community and for every age group. You can add it to the food of even infants and small children for whom spices like chilies, etc. are not used. Besides taste, salt is used for preservation of food.
It is also important in the treatment of diarrhea which is so common especially among small children. For this, add some salt along with sugar to boiled and cooled water or other beverages were given to the child to drink. Maintaining the water and mineral balance at the same time.
Salt can be harmful to people suffering from high blood pressure. So, for them, use it in a lesser amount or avoid it totally according to the doctor’s advice.
Salt consumed in excessive amounts may cause an increased risk of heart disease, high BP, stroke and kidney diseases.

• Saffron (kesar)

It is grown mainly in Kashmir in India. It is important for giving color and a pleasant flavor to is used in the preparation of sweets like burfi, halwa, kheers, kulfi, sweet rice, etc. Cook biryanis with saffron combined with cloves, cinnamon, Indian bay leaves, and nutmeg is one of the most delicious and healthiest spices on the planet. with impressive health benefits for a memorable treatment.
Protects against cancer, saffron contains a dark orange, water-soluble carotene called crocin, protect against cold, stimulate hormones, treatment of Parkinson’s disease, memory loss, and inflammation.
In delayed puberty: In underdeveloped girls, saffron has an overall health benefit in menstrual cramp.

• Mint (pudaina)

Mint leaves can be dried, powdered and stored.
They are used to flavor soups and sauces highly delicious spice.
The fresh leaves may also be ground with salt, tamarind, chilies, and onion or coconut to make tasty chutneys.
Mint is one of the most delicious and healthiest spices on the planet. with impressive health benefits.
Reduced risk of heart disease, including cholesterol, digestions, metabolism, blood pressure, help fight tooth decay and bad breath, many more.

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