5 spices that add more than just flavour.

India can very well be called the ‘Land Of Spices’! We Indians love our spices. It is amazing how a sizzling ‘Tadka’ can transform a Dal! Spices add richness to everything. However, the goodness of spices is beyond just adding flavour. The benefits of Spices have been prevalent since ages, and they now remain as a big part of home remedies. Read ahead to find more about the most versatile spices we have at home.

Turmeric

Turmeric is one of the most prominent spices in India. It has a beautiful hue that reminds one of sunshine! Turmeric plays a vital role in providing a vibrant taste and colour to any food. Turmeric is a brilliant antiseptic and an anti-oxidant. It is highly beneficial for the skin and is often used in Ayurvedic dermatological products. It is also known to have a cleansing effect on the liver. Turmeric acts by flushing the toxins that accumulate due to excessive alcohol consumption. Apart from that warm milk mixed with turmeric is a popular home remedy to combat cough.

Black Pepper

This spice was initially considered extremely precious and was in fact used as gold. The spice may look simple but it creates an explosion of warm flavours. Black Pepper can induce a production of Hydrochloric acid, which aids digestion. Black pepper thus aids digestions, relieves any painful gases and constipation. It also has robust anti bacterial properties. It is known to reduce blood pressure.

Saffron

Saffron is yet another expensive spice. This filigree orange colour thread like spice hails from Kashmir. It imparts a soft colour and a distinctive flavour to every dish. The spice is still considered as a symbol of royalty. Saffron has surprising benefits for overall body. Saffron improves memory and has a tendency to relieve depression. It can also reduce loss of vision. It has a tendency to relieve digestion related problems. Saffron is also an impressive antioxidant and it is also known to bring a healthy glow to the skin when applied externally.

Cloves This tiny brown spice is actually huge on benefits. Apart from adding a warm, earthy flavour to the food, this spice has a plethora of health benefits. Clove oil has exceptional antiseptic and antibiotic properties. It is used substantially in dental related products like toothpastes and mouthwashes as it is has phenomenal healing abilities for the dental and pharyngeal areas. It can provide immediate relief to a sore throat and act as a temporary expectorant.

Cinnamon

This aromatic, light spice is actually inner bark of a tree and is available as tiny rolls or even in powder form. Cinnamon is used commonly with dessert or other Indian dishes to add richness to the flavour. This can be used as a home remedy to balance and digest sugar. It can help control and manage diabetes. Cinnamon also aids digestion process, keeps nausea in check and prevents vomiting. Additionally, it also has anti-microbial and astringent properties.

Spices have amazing properties and when consumed in the right quantity they work wonders on both taste and health. Ram Bandhu’s range of spices is the perfect embodiment of that goodness.
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