SPICES AND HERBS
HEALTH & WELLNESS
DID YOU KNOW ?
Did you know ?
Green Cardamom (Elaichi)
Cardamom has a history of over 2000 years in India. Greeks and the Romans used Cardamom for perfumes, ointments and aromatic oils.
Black Pepper (Kali mirch)
Black Pepper was once used as a currency and presented to the Gods as a sacred offering.
True Cinnamon (Dalchini)
Cinnamon was once so highly prized that wars were fought over it. It was used as currency, and has aphrodisiacal powers.
That 2000 years ago, the Emperor of China must have despised workers with bad breath since many of them chewed on cloves before daring to speak with him. Or maybe they all had toothaches?
Black Cardamom (Badi Elaichi)
Black cardamom is held in such high esteem in the Arabian countries where Cardamom coffee is considered to be a symbol of prestige and hospitality.
Fenugreek seeds ( Methi dana)
India is the largest producer of this ancient herb with over 80% of the production happens in the state of Rajasthan.
Nutmeg was a prized in medieval times for its uses in cuisine. Nutmeg was brought to Europe in the middle ages by the Arabs through the Venetians. The spice was very popular and very expensive. It was even rumoured to ward off Plague.
Cumin seeds (Jeera)
The Sanskrit word for Cumin seeds is “Jira” which means , that which helps in digestion!In South India, “jira water” is a popular drink in Kerala and Tamil Nadu, which is made by boiling cumin seeds.
In Ayurveda, soaked poppy seeds are ground into fine paste with milk and applied on the skin as a moisturiser! Poppy seeds also contain Omega-3 fatty acids that reduces the risk of heart disease.
Kalonji seeds or Nigella Sativa
Kalonji or Nigella Sativa is an ayurvedic herb, producing blue flowers and black seeds, which are helpful in extracting Kalonji oil. The earliest written reference to Nigella Sativa is thought to be in the Old Testament!
Kasuri Methi or Dried Fenugreek Leaves
The most effective, pure and high quality Fenugreek is known as Kasuri Methi which is found in Kasur city (Pakistan). Kasuri Methi is famous all over the world due to its quality & fragrance.