Positive Reflections of Spices on Human Health
April 1

Spices have unique benefits for human health thanks to the active ingredients they contain. In this article, we desire you to encounter the unknown aspects of spices that you know very well.

When some spices meet with other spices, their boosting effects increase. Some of them have specific dominant flavors; some have both the distinctive pleasantness and aromas that make all other flavors shine. Spices are one of the unique tastes offered by nature as much as the cultural element that creates the common taste among people is spices. The best spice always finds its way into the dish where it belongs. So, now let’s review the most used and traditional spices in Turkish cuisine:

Ginger: Effective in relieving joint pain, eliminating inflammation in the body, and preventing nausea… Ginger fights to strengthen our immunity for all four seasons like a health soldier. Clove: Clove, which is recommended to be consumed against ailments, such as sore throat, cough, cold, and sinusitis, helps to destroy harmful bacteria in the mouth, and to reduce the feeling of pain. Clove is the strongest protector of the skin, thanks to its oil being a barrier for the skin.

Cumin: Avoiding salt, and choosing cumin with low sodium level prevents high blood pressure. Thanks to the B vitamins, it provides an ideal sleep pattern. Turmeric: Turmeric, which must take its place in our diet for the healthy functioning of the immune system, and digestive system; it helps to alleviate headaches, overcome colds, and provide rapid recovery after surgery. It is a natural pain reliever in relieving all pains in the body, as well as in the treatment of dermatological disorders.

Cinnamon: Thanks to its antibacterial and antimicrobial properties, cinnamon purifies the skin from bacteria; it disinfects naturally. With the manganese it contains, it accelerates the absorption of calcium in the body; heals damaged connective tissue; it reduces bone pain. In addition to being one-to-one against the common cold, cinnamon, which keeps blood sugar in balance with the support gives to the body, plays a leading role in combating the fatigue, headaches, and hunger felt by diabetes patients.

Garlic: Garlic, our strongest assistant in the fight against colds, and high blood pressure, is also a very strong food in terms of antioxidants. Cardamom: Rich in vitamins A and C, cardamom not only cures gum problems, but also regulates blood circulation, and brings the acid level in the digestive organs to an ideal level.

Curry: Cleansing the liver, curry is a remedy for indigestion problems, as well as helping the body get rid of harmful toxins. Including it in the diet during the treatment of rheumatic diseases supports faster recovery. Saffron: It has been determined that saffron, which contains high levels of antioxidants, plays an active role in reducing the body mass index of people with cardiovascular disease and thinning the waist circumference. In addition, saffron extract increases the dopamine level by keeping the serotonin level constant; it has been found to reduce inflammation, and damage in brain cells.