From ancient time spice has been used as remedies for almost every known ailment. Here is a quick look at some of them.All spice gets its name from its flavor which seems to be a blend the aromas of cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves. It helps to cure indigestion.
Black Pepper also helps in digestion, cools down the body; prevent fainting attacks and also works excellently in common cold. Food in which black pepper is used helps to treat sneezing and different types of ache occurring in different parts of our body.
Cardamom, used to enhance the flavor of food, also helps to digest food. Cinnamon is an ancient spice derived from the dried bark of an Asian evergreen tree. It relieves bloating and gas.
Cinnamon has anti bacterial and anti microbial properties and it can reduce discomfort from heartburn. Clove oil, from a very old time, is used as an excellent medicine of toothache. It is also commercially used in mouthwash and toothpastes. It helps to prevent blood clots and thus it helps to prevent heart diseases too. Nutmeg has an antibacterial property which helps to destroy food borne bacteria.
Cayenne or the chili powder on the kitchen shelf is used to make food hot. Capsaicin which is derived from chili is used as painkiller. Cayenne, which gives chili its hot taste, stimulates the production of endorphins, the brain’s natural mood enhancer. It also reduces the discomfort from allergies, cold and flu.
Coriander has many qualities. It is regarded as a digestive tonic. It helps to cure stomach cramps and kills bacteria and fungus. Coriander also helps to keep blood pressure and blood sugar under control. It contains limonene which is a flavnoid and helps to fight cancer. Cumin is an antioxidant and famous for its anticancer effects.
Ginger has many qualities. It helps to remove motion sickness, nausea indigestion and many more. It is an excellent antioxidant which helps to prevent heart disease and fight cancer. It also has anti-inflammatory quality. Ginger helps to fight arthritis. Turmeric is a natural antibiotic that is used in inflammation and digestive disorder.
Both mustard seed and mustard oil is used in cooking. Mustard helps to enhance our immunity power to fight against different types of diseases.
Juniper berries acts as diuretic that may also cause uterine contractions.