Health Benefits of Indian Spices
In Indian cuisine we use a wide variety of spices in our everyday cooking. And most of them have good medicinal values in them. These spices give great flavor to the dishes and at the same time they help to improve our health!
Fenugreek Seeds - This is a small yellow seed which tastes very bitter. Fenugreek seeds are used in dishes made with tamarind juice, to balance the sourness. Some studies show that fenugreek seeds help to lower blood sugar level in people with type 2 diabetes. Consuming fenugreek seeds is believed help lower the abdominal cramps in women during menstrual periods. And fenugreek seeds also help to increase the milk production in breast feeding Moms.
Cumin seeds - These tiny seeds are used in a variety of Indian dishes. The most common health benefit of Cumin seeds is it helps to regulate digestion. In southern Indian there is a State called Kerala. People in Kerala make cumin water for daily consumption. It's fairly simple to make cumin water. Boil water in a pot and add some cumin seeds in it. The water turns yellow in color. Cumin water is considered very good for our digestive health.
Black pepper - This is a very popular spice which is widely used all over the world. Black pepper is a common spice used in Indian households to treat common cold and cough. Some studies show that black pepper has Cancer preventing properties. I do not have any evidence to prove it! But I know one thing for sure, Black pepper is a humble spice which can make a dish taste great effortlessly!