Some of the Spices in your dishes at KASI
The health benefits of Turmeric have been recognized by Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine for hundreds of years. It has been used to treat everyday problems such as indigestion, as well as more serious problems such as arthritis, Alzheimer’s disease, cancer, diabetes, high cholesterol, heartburn, jaundice and liver disorders.
Garlic can be used to treat high cholesterol, poor digestion, parasites, respiratory problems, and low energy. Studies suggest that regularly eating garlic helps lower blood pressure, controls blood sugar and blood cholesterol, and boosts the immune system. It has also been found to reduce the risk of esophageal, stomach, and colon cancer.
The health benefits of fennel include relief from anemia, indigestion, constipation, colic and respiratory disorders. Fennel is widely used around the world for culinary use, in mouth fresheners, toothpastes, antacids and desserts.
Cinnamon can help control blood sugar levels. It can help prevent cancer and Alzheimer’s disease. Cinnamon also has anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties. Cinnamon has historically been used as a cold remedy, as well as a means of treating some digestive issues.
The health benefits of cumin include its ability to aid in digestion, improving immunity and treating piles, insomnia, respiratory disorders, asthma, bronchitis, common cold, lactation, anemia, skin disorders, and cancer. Cumin is also beneficial in treating weak memory or lack of concentration.
Coriander aids in treatment of swellings, high cholesterol levels, anemia, digestion, eye care, skin disorders and blood sugar disorders. Coriander helps cure inflammation and spasms and acts as an expectorant, protects and soothes liver. It is anti-carcinogenic, anti-convulsant and anti-histaminic. Coriander is also believed to be a natural aphrodisiac.
Cilantro can aid in digestion and help settle the stomach. It is an anti-inflammatory that may alleviate symptoms or arthritis. Cilantro prevents nausea and relieves intestinal gas. It also lowers blood sugar and bad cholesterol (LDL) and raises good cholesterol (HDL).
Because of its high vitamin C content, paprika can help you absorb iron-rich foods and may help your body fight common infections. Paprika is known as a powerful anti-inflammatory, which can ease chronic conditions like arthritis and joint pain. It also helps improve blood circulation and has plant enzymes that can help neutralize stomach acids, aiding digestion.
Ginger is known to help prevent and treat ovarian cancer and colon cancer. It also helps with morning sickness, motion sickness, pain, inflammation, heartburn, cold and flu symptoms and migraine headaches. It also helps to prevent kidney damage.
Exact ingredients and blends vary from one region to another but typically Garam Masala includes cloves, star anise, peppercorns, coriander, nutmeg, cumin, cardamom, mace, garlic, ginger, turmeric, fennel, chili peppers and malibar leaves. The ingredients of Garam Masala include powerful antioxidants, antibacterials, and anti-inflammatories.