In the realm of culinary delight, spices and herbs have long held a place of reverence, enhancing flavors and aromas in dishes from every corner of the globe. However, their significance transcends the boundaries of the kitchen, as these vibrant botanicals have been cherished for their remarkable health benefits and medicinal properties for centuries. From ancient healing practices to modern scientific research, the potency of spices and herbs in promoting well-being and alleviating ailments has been a subject of intrigue and exploration.
This exploration of the health benefits and medicinal properties of spices and herbs is an ode to the profound synergy between nature and human health. Each spice and herb harbors a unique composition of bioactive compounds, offering a treasure trove of therapeutic potential. Whether it’s the anti-inflammatory prowess of turmeric, the digestive soothing properties of ginger, or the antioxidant-rich attributes of cinnamon, these botanical wonders have earned their place as indispensable tools in holistic healthcare.
In this exploration, we will embark on a journey through the bountiful garden of spices and herbs, uncovering their therapeutic potential in promoting overall well-being. From immune-boosting properties to aiding in digestion, from managing chronic conditions to alleviating everyday discomforts, the multifaceted benefits of spices and herbs are poised to revolutionize how we approach health and wellness.
Properties and Benefits of Certain Foods & Spice in Daily Life
Today we will talk about some spices and herbs used in daily life, which have many properties and benefits.
1) Shatavar :
Shatavar is sweet and pungent, Jupiter and aliphatic, cold, chemical and intellect, increases fire and energy, beneficial for the eye, destroyer of gum and diarrhea, forceful and destroyer of vata, bile, blood disorders and inflammation. Large asparagus enhancer of intelligence, gives strength to heart, is destroyer of hemorrhoids, duodenal diseases and eye diseases. Being a milk enhancer, it is definitely consumed during the time of delivery.
2) Shilajit :
Shilajit is bitter, pungent, hot, bitter in Pak, is yogic and destroys phlegm, meadowsweet, ashmari, sugar, urinary incontinence, caries, shortness of breath, flatulence, pandurog, apasmara, mania, inflammation, leprosy, stomach disease and worms. Shilajit, which is produced from golden stones, is red like a red flower, sweet in juice, bitter, pungent, cold and bitter in culinary. The Shilajit of silvery rocks is white, bitter, bitter in Pak, blue, sharp and hot, and Shilajit of iron stones is like a vulture’s feather, black, pungent, salty, bitter and cold in Pak, it is considered the best. Shilajit is an excellent chemical. Which strengthens and strengthens the power, semen, Prameha and Saptadhatu.
3) Coriander :
Coriander is astringent, pungent and somewhat bitter in juice, sweet in culinary, warm in semen, aliphatic and short in quality. Its effect is diuretic, pyretic, digestive, antipyretic, palatable, receptor, tridosha sakak and is anti-inflammatory, antipyretic, antipyretic and anti-worm. All these properties are of the dried seeds of coriander. But the seeds and leaves of green coriander are sweet and especially choleretic. Especially it is used for the peace of bile disorders-burn, heartburn etc.
4) Ajwain (carom seed) :
Ajwain (carom seed) is bitter and pungent in juice, bitter in Pak, hot in semen, sharp and short in quality. In effect, there is a lamp, digestion, palatability, choleretic, spermicidal, purulent and gout-disorder, phlegm-disorder, stomach-disease, anaemia, gulma, spleen-disorder and worm-destroyer.
5) Salicy :
In Salicy absinthe juice, cold in semen, dry and short in quality, laxative in effect and cures congestive heart failure, shortness of breath, phlegm disorder, bile disorder, burning sensation, inflammation, trisha, etc. It is the destroyer of blood disorders, leprosy, fever, ulcers and worm diseases. It is given in the form of kwath (decoction) in jeernajvar, vishamajvara.
6) Anise :
It is bitter in taste, hot in semen, short and sharp in quality. In effect, it is a diuretic, a fire lamp and has fever, gout, phlegm, ulcer, colic and eye disease. It is especially the destroyer of uterine colic, heartburn, worms, worms, ulcers, phlegm disorders and rheumatism. Beneficial for the heart and binding the soul. Fennel is sweet. Digestive, dry and hot. Fennel is the best and well-known medicine for rheumatism, flux, dysentery.
7) Isabgol :
It provides immediate benefit in case of bloating and gas in the stomach due to anus, diarrhoea, dysentery, convulsions, diarrhoea, bloody diarrhea and chronic gastric. 5 to 10 grams should be taken with water. Giving khoya with sweets ends convulsions, spasms and ends diarrhea.
8) Cloves :
Bitter and pungent in clove juice. Small in quality, cold in semen, beneficial for eyes in effect, destroys lamp, digestive, palatable and phlegm, bile, blood disorders, trisha, ulcer, adhaman, colic, breathing, sneezing, hiccups and decay. Its oil is used for toothache and toothache.
9) Cardamom :
There are two types of cardamom. Big cardamom and small cardamom. Small in cardamom juice, small in quality, cold in semen, phlegm in effect, cures phlegm, burning sensation of breath, earache, piles, and is a destroyer of gout. Big cardamom, mouth disease, venereal disease and breathing, is anti-inflammatory and anti-inflammatory. Licking Shitopaladi churna and cardamom powder with honey is beneficial in backache and dry diseases.
10) Cinnamon :
Cinnamon is sweet, spicy and fragrant. It is vata, bile, anti-epileptic, anti-inflammatory, rhinitis, and tristhenic. It is used in pulses, herbs and medicines.
11) Bhangra :
Bhangra is bitter, sharp, hot and rough in quality. It is the destroyer of phlegm, vata, worms, breathing, rheumatism, inflammation, maladjustment, pandurog, leprosy, eye diseases and headache. Beneficial for hair and skin. Shringraj oil is made from bhangra. In Pandurog, Kandu, Amvat, it is given by making a quat. In Mandurbhasma, they prepare the ashes by giving the feeling of bhangre’s juice. By grinding bhangre and tying it on the ulcer, the wound heals very quickly.
12) Kush, Dabh :
It is tridoshasak, sweet, astringent and cold. It is the destroyer of urine, ashmari, trisha, vastipida, renal colic, leucorrhoea, blood disorders. Taking the root of Kushki with rice wash gets rid of leucorrhoea.
13) Gokharu :
Gokhru is sweet in juice, cold in semen, potent in effect, radiating, ejaculating and confirming. It is the destroyer of ashmari, prameha, breath, kasa, arsha, urine, heart disease and wind. Buckwheat semen enhancer and the powder of bunion is nutritious.
14) Kantakari (Thorny) :
Kantakari (Thorny) is bitter and pungent in the juice. Small and rough in quality, hot in semen and head, lamp and digestion in effect. It is the destroyer of kasa, breath, fever, phlegm, vata, pinus, parswool and heart disease. Its fruits are bitter, pungent, pittavardak and agnideepak in juice and culinary. Kapha, Vata, Kandu, Kasa, Medodosha, worm and antipyretic are. Lakshmana is also like this, but in particular she is the destroyer of vandhyas.
15) Camphor :
Camphor is sweet and pungent in juice, short in quality, cold in semen, rain in effect, beneficial for eyes, fragrant and destroyer of phlegm, bile, poison, trisha, virility, erectile dysfunction and body odour.
16) Sandalwood (Chandan) :
There are two types of sandalwood. White sandalwood and blood sandalwood. It is beneficial in effect and is antipyretic and antipyretic. Oil is obtained from its essence.
17) Guma :
Guma is sweet and bitter, guru and harsh, hot, vata, pittakaraka, sharp, somewhat salty, and sweet in pak. It is anti-inflammatory, mango, phlegm, emaciation, inflammation, smack, breath and anti-worm. Its decoction is given in cold fever, breathlessness and constipation.
18) Ashok :
Ashoka is Sheetal, Tikta, Kashaya, Receptive and Kantikaraka. It is the destroyer of vatadi dosha, dyspepsia, craving, burning sensation, worm and atrophy (dry), poison and blood disorders. Its bark is given for making Ashokarishta and (decoction) for blood leucorrhoea and leucorrhoea and anti-menopausal.
19) Patolka (Sespadula) :
Patolka (Sespadula) is fruit, digestive, beneficial to the heart, energizing, small, igneous, aliphatic and warm. It destroys Kaas, blood disorders, fever, tridoshas and worms. Parvalaki root purifies with pleasure. The placenta and the creeper are expectorant. The leaves are choleretic and the fruits are tridosha-defective. The name of Parvala of Tikta Rasa is Patolika. He is of the same quality as Parvala. Its vegetable and root, leaf decoction is given for fever and virechana. The juice of Parvalka fruit is given after the fever subsides.
20) Forus Sulphate :
Forus Sulphate is hot, pungent and astringent. It is beneficial for the hair and it is the destroyer of Vata, Kapha disorders, itching of the eyes, poison disorders, urinary tract, ashmari (stones) and white leprosy. Kasis is used in place of iron ashes. It is used in the form of paste in diseases of teeth and gums, white leprosy and skin diseases. Being a blood enhancer, it is fed in antimenopausal formulations.
21) Alum :
Alum is astringent (very astringent) and hot. It is the destroyer of vata, pitta, phlegm, ulcer, white leprosy, vesicles. Alum is inflated on a pan and grinded. Consuming alum and Shringabhasma mixed with honey is beneficial in colds and flu. It should be rinsed (washing) with its solution.
22) Makoy :
Tridoshnashak, aliphatic, hot, anti-vomiting, spermatic, pungent and bitter, is a chemical and is the destroyer of eye diseases, inflammation and leprosy, piles, fever, gonorrhea, hiccough, ulcer and heart disease. Makoyka extract is given in kamala, pandu and stomatitis. It is a blood thinner, anti-inflammatory. In inflammation, the juice of makoy is massaged on the site of inflammation.