Herbs and spices for good health in winter

It is winter and we can see lot of health problems around us even though we have plenty of modern medical possibilities. In our ancient medicinal history we can find amazing natural techniques to overcome winter health issues.

Cinnamon is a popular spice with an organic compound called cinnamaldehyde. This organic compound is responsible for cinnamon’s medicinal properties. Using one to two teaspoons of cinnamon powder per day can enhance the potential to fight inflammation.

Do you know which spice gives the yellow colour to curry? Yes, it is turmeric.
It is a remarkably powerful antioxidant. Oxidative damage is believed to be one of the key mechanisms behind ageing and several diseases. Curcumin is an important organic compound which acts as an antioxidant and this is present in turmeric.

Holy basil is one of the sacred herbs in India. Not the same as regular basil or Thai basil. It is found in almost all traditional Indian houses’ backyards. It enhances the function of the immune system and it also helps in treating anxiety and depression.

Ginger is a popular spice which has strong anti-inflammatory properties and also helps in pain management.

The herb rosemary assists to suppress allergic responses and nasal congestion.

If possible let us try the above-suggested herbs and spices in our daily food during winter to feel ourselves better.

 

Eindhoven News author: Shanthi

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