We all know that spices are used to enhance the flavor of foods and give recipes a unique taste; but did you know, these same cooking spices are also used as healing herbs in Ayurvedic medicine? Having such health benefits as increasing digestion, burning toxins, balancing blood sugar, reducing inflammation, supporting weight loss, increasing the libido, preventing Alzheimer’s, healing asthma and calming the mind; you can indeed turn your kitchen into a complete Ayurvedic pharmacy.
Here is a simple chart for you to discover the miraculous healing properties of some of the most common kitchen spices. I would suggest printing out this chart and hanging it up on your refrigerator. This way, each time you cook with any of these spices, you can remind yourself of all the nourishment you are adding to your food.
If you are needing to purchase some new spices for your kitchen, try these options:
Now that you know the amazing health benefits of these common spices, you can begin to incorporate them in your daily meals. Some meal options to add these spices to include oatmeal, porridge, tea, soup, stews, casseroles, rice dishes, veggie sautés, stir-fry and kitchari.