SUPER INGREDIENTS OF INDIAN KITCHEN

SUPER INGREDIENTS OF INDIAN KITCHEN

  1. Turmeric - Turmeric has been an essential ingredient in Indian cooking since centuries. Turmeric has curcumin as its active ingredient. The wide range of health benefits come mainly from this active ingredient present in turmeric. Owing to its presence, it is used in many therapeutic and pharmaceutics drugs. It has immunity boosting and anti oxidant properties, maintain normal cholesterol levels and is anti-aging also.

  2. Honey - One of the oldest medicines known to man, honey has been used in the treatment of respiratory diseases, skin ulcers, wounds, urinary diseases, gastrointestinal diseases, eczema, psoriasis, and dandruff. Honey contains at least 181 known substances, and its antioxidant activity stems from the phenolics, peptides, organic acids, and enzymes. Honey also contains salicylic acid, minerals, alpha-tocopherol, and oligosaccharides. Oligosaccharides increase the number of “good” bacteria in the colon, reduce levels of toxic metabolites in the intestine, help prevent constipation, and help lower cholesterol and blood pressure

  3. Ginger – It contains the anti-inflammatory compounds called gingerols, which have shown to inhibit the development of inflammatory compounds.




  4. Carom seeds (ajwain) - It is digestive, antispasmodic, anti-flatulent. Also benefits worms and fungal infestation of the intestines. Chewing the seeds helps getting rid of hiccups, belching and abdominal bloating. As an antispasmodic it effectively eases wheezing and constricted lungs. Also beneficial in sinus and nasal congestion; it stimulates and opens the channels of the head. Water boiled with ajwain eases colic pains in babies, stomach cramps in adults & urinary tract infections.

  5. Tamarind (imli) – The power of tamarind lies in its antibacterial properties, cholesterol reducing agent, fever reducer, retard kidney stone formation. It takes care of your heart by diminishing the bad cholesterol levels. It can be boiled or soaked in water, rinse it thoroughly 2-3 times, take out the seeds and then use this paste in your meals.

  6. Mustard oil – Again it is the partless component of our Indian kitchen. Various kinds of oils are available in the market now-a-days. Everyone one has some or the other unique benefits but mustard oil is one of the healthiest edible oil. It is rich in monounsaturated fatty acids. These are good types of fatty acids that do not increase cholesterol in the body.


     

  7. Fenugreek (methi) – Methi seeds have high fiber content. Its use in diabetes is well known to us. It has cholesterol reducing properties also. From reducing acne scars to reduce hairfall, it has many other health benefits. It can reduce dandruff also.

  8. Tulsi – Regarded holy by hindus, it protects the heart, reduces stress, and cures headache. In winters it can be grinded with honey, and can be use to provide protection from cold and cough