7 herbs and spices that boost immunity

Herbs and spices are the future of healthy cooking. It’s just not about the flavour, it’s about their anti-inflammatory,  immunity and circulatory boosting properties. Healthy eating has never sounded more appetizing, thanks to these spices and herbs. 🙂

Spices and Herbs

1. Cinnamon
Using cinnamon into your cup of coffee or salads in the morning, kick-starts your circulatory system, add antioxidants, and help regulate your blood sugar for the rest of the day.

2. Cilantro (Coriander or Dhaniya)
Among popular Indian herbs, cilantro often finds its way in our daily diet. It binds and mobilizes toxins, besides pulling out heavy metals in the body. Thus, detoxifying us before the day is through.

3. Cumin (Jeera)
A digestive system booster, cumin aids in the “proper elimination of toxins” and the body’s ability to absorb nutrients. Since digestive issues are linked to weight retention and mood, you can think of this spice as a happy, slimming addition with a delicious flavor.

4. Cayenne (chilli pepper)
So many cleanses involve cayenne because,  it heats the body from the inside and stimulates the lymph pathways. “Depending on the dosage, it can lead to sweating, which is involved with purifying the systems.”

5. Fennel seeds (Ajwain leaves)
Indian households use ajwain powder which is “a vitamin and mineral powerhouse” that also acts as a natural diuretic. Using fresh leaves is also beneficial!

6. Turmeric (Haldi)
The mightiest spice you will find in Indian homes. Turmeric’s active component, curcumin, helps to prevent the formation of free radicals in the body, battles the ones that have already developed, and supports the liver’s detoxifying abilities.

7. Fennel (Sauph)
We offer fennel seeds post a heavy meal and mouth freshener as , this perennial herb is a “well-known digestive aid.” They have a soothing effect on the gastrointestinal tract and are high in fiber content.

Kitchen medication is a real thing. Proper proportions and quantities  can boost the body’s optimal functioning. Spices and herbs are found in all our kitchens. So make the most of them!!

Iti Jain

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