Spices and Health The health benefits of spices are legendary. Spices and herbs are highly valued for their prolific medicinal properties since ancient times.  They are considered rich sources of Calcium, Iron, Vitamin B, C, Carotene and other antioxidants and can also moderate dietary levels of fat, sugar and sodium when consumed in small proportions. Several metabolic diseases and ageing related degenerative problems closely associated with oxidative processes in the body can be combated by spices rich in anti-oxidants. The Capsaicin in Paprika has anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties. Ginger can relieve pain and swelling associated with arthritis. Curcumin in Turmeric can inhibit the growth of cancer cells. Spices act as stimuli to the digestive system.


Bay leaf (இலவங்கபத்திரி)

Black Cumin Seeds (கருஞ்சீரகம்)

Black Cardamoms (கருப்பு ஏலக்காய், பெரிய ஏலக்காய்)

Coriander Powder (கொத்தமல்லி தூள்)

Chilli powder (மிளகாய் தூள்)

Fenugreek seeds (வெந்தயம்)

Mustard seeds (கடுகு)

Nutmeg (ஜாதிக்காய், பாக்கு)

Poppy seeds (கசகசா)

Red chilli (சிவப்பு மிளகாய், வற்றல் மிளகாய்)

White pepper (வெள்ளை மிளகு)

Turmeric (மஞ்சள்)

Saffron (குங்குமப்பூ)