Category "Nature Cures"

18Mar2019

‘Mummy, I don’t want salad. I wish you had ordered pizzas for dinner,’ complained Shruthi. Her brother, Samay, was staring at his salad with a disdainful look, then his expression changed as he noticed some baby potatoes in them. He nudged Shruthi and they both picked up a forkful of the salad and warily put it in their mouths. […]

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9Jan2019

We are all familiar with cinnamon as a spice. It is used to flavour soups, salads, curries and desserts. Made from the inner bark of the cinnamon tree, it is scientifically called Cinnamomum. In Ancient Egypt, this spice was much treasured and treated as a gift fit only for kings. Like many other spices, cinnamon comes with its share of health benefits. This is mainly owing to the presence of cinnamaldehyde in it. Ten health benefits of cinnamon are listed here- […]

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18Dec2018

Coriander is known as a spice used extensively in the kitchen. It is used as an ingredient in various dishes and as a garnish for salads and soups. But do you know the several health benefits of this wonderful spice? A few of them have been listed here- […]

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23Nov2018

Turmeric is a root belonging to the ginger family. It is an imperative part of every kitchen as it is a staple in many recipes that are of Indian origin. It is bright orange to yellow in colour, has a heady fragrance and an earthy taste. […]

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27Oct2018

Fenugreek, from the plant family Fabaceae, is grown world-wide. It is consumed both in its leaf form and seed form. Fenugreek, for thousands of years, has been used in alternative medicine. To Indians, fenugreek seed is a vital kitchen ingredient and is used to enhance the flavour of many dishes. These miraculous seeds are loaded with nutrition. They are known to complete our daily requirements of fibre, protein, carbs, manganese, iron and magnesium when included in our daily diet. In addition to contributing to our nutrition, fenugreek seeds also contribute to the following health benefits: […]

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20Sep2018

Black pepper is known as the king of spices and with good reason. When added to a recipe, this unassuming ingredient not just enhances the taste of the dish, it also provides a host of health benefits. A fruit of the black pepper plant belonging to the Piperaceae family, black pepper is used as both, spice and medicine. The best feature of black pepper is that it grows through the year. So you can use it freshly the year-round. Grind a few peppercorns into your salads, sprinkle them over your curries or add them to your tea. Use them in your diet every day and reap the following health benefits- […]

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6Aug2018

One spice that has always been part of our grandma’s kitchen is carom seed or ajwain. Our grandmas cured every digestive problem or abdominal discomfort with concoctions made from ajwain. Called Ugragandha in Sanskrit, ajwain seeds are produced by a herb plant that originated in India. […]

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4Jul2018

Summer time is here and so are the holidays!  And every hour should be spent in enjoyment, isn’t it? This is the time for lazy mornings, games, milk shakes and ice creams. And absolutely no time to waste by falling sick or tired. Right? To ensure health filled holidays you need not go far. Just step into your kitchens! […]

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