Nepalese Spices and its health benefits

22
Jan
2018

Every country in the world is renowned for its spices. What about the stories we hear of merchants trading the most famous spices from the region in the ancient times as we travel.

Nepal is also well known for spices and when used correctly can have some amazing health benefits. Here at the Hungry Buddha, we are very serious how we use the spice the correct Nepalese way. Below are some of the spices we use and the health benefits it comes with –

Cinnamon (Dalchini)

Cinnamon has amazing health benefits and used in traditional medicine to control blood glucose levels and keeps diabetes under control.

Turmeric (Besar)

The yellow coloured spice and flavour that can be used to make a wide range of meals look and taste better. Turmeric is an antioxidant and has been known to fight and also manage cancer. The spice also comes with the benefit of keeping the liver safe by cleansing it from toxins that come with excess alcohol.

Cumin Seeds (Jeera)

Cumin seed is one of the most common spices in the Nepalese Kitchen. The health benefits of cumin seeds include a boost in the immune system, pain relief, relieving nausea, stomach pains and cramps, indigestion and diarrhea

Cardamom

Cardamom has healing properties similar to those of ginger. It is used to flavour foods ranging from sweet potatoes, pastries to squash. It also makes chiya (Nepalese tea) taste great.

Ginger (Aduwa)

Ginger has many health benefits including relieving colds, joint pains and regulating blood pressure.

Black Pepper

The health benefits of black pepper include curing illness such as constipation, diarrhoea, earache, gangrene and heart disease.

Cloves (Lwang)

Cloves are known for their uniquely warm, sweet and aromatic taste along with medicinal properties. Clove has lots of healing properties and used for upset stomach and as an expectorant.

Mustard Seeds (Tori)

Nepalese households use mustard seeds or its oil for various purposes. It can help control symptoms of asthma, packed with B-complex vitamins and help to relieves rheumatoid, arthritic and muscle pain.

Coriander (Dhaniya)

Coriander is used to spice up a wide range of foods and salads. The health benefits include treating diabetes and being an antioxidant.

We use range of spices on our cooking. Follow recipe page to learn more.

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