• Dr.Jeevan.E.P

Spices and its medicinal values

Updated: May 12, 2019

Ajowan: VK-P+ carminative, stimulant, antispasmodic, flatulence, sore throats, bronchitis, decongestant, colds, coughs, influenza, rheumatism

Asafoetida (Hing):VK-P+helps with flatulence, stimulates nerves and lungs, antiseptic, analgesic, antispasmodic, aphrodisiac

Basil: VK-P+antiseptic, antidepressant, diaphoretic, helps with flatulence, improves digestion, reduces fever, strengthens the immune system, helps with insect bites, and skin infection (canker sores), fresh juice detoxifies, helps with coughs, colds, earaches, skin problems

Fenugreek:VK-P+rheumatism, diarrhea (internally), acne, wounds, boils, abscesses (canker sores)

Fennel:VPK=Flatulence, tonic for brain, eye and heart, mucilaginous (generates mucus), detoxifies the blood, relieves pain during urination, relieves menstrual cramps, colic in children

Cloves:VK-P+mild laxative, calmative, eliminates flatulence, stimulates circulation, helps with stomach and intestinal cramps, stimulates skin, kidney, liver and bronchial mucous, cleans the mouth and helps with toothache

Honey:K-VP+antiseptic, antibacterial, hemostatic, anti-viral, ideal for treating wounds, boils and ulcers

Ginger:VK-P+improves digestion, reduces phlegm, heating, mild laxative, cleanses the mother's milk, reduces diarrhea, kills germs and virus, cleans the blood, used in rheumatism, constipation, vomiting, cough, colic, weak heart, edema, hemorrhoids, impotence

Cardamom:VPK=eliminates flatulence, diaphoretic, mild laxative, stimulates the appetite, cleanses the mouth after eating, along with milk good for kids with nervous indigestion, stops vomiting,helps with nausea, increases agni (digestive fire), is used for skin diseases, good for all three doshas

Coriander:VPK=improves flatulence, cooling, digestive, diuretic, aphrodisiac, reduces bile, the roasted and then powdered seeds are a good substitute for coffee that is used for rheumatism, colic from flatulence, indigestion, sore throat, vomiting and chills, to bathe the eyes in a decoction of the seeds helps in case of conjunctivitis, the fresh juice of the plant helps with allergies and skin rashes, barley and coriander as a paste for ulcers and boils, a cold extract of the seeds with sugar before breakfast reduces skin burn and the same drink relieves asthma in children

Cumin:VPK=flatulence, stimulates appetite, improves vision, helps with stomach ailments, chronic diarrhea and hoarseness, stimulates uterus and menstruation

Turmeric: PK-V+cell-protective, cancer-inhibiting,

anti-inflammatory, liver protective, antiseptic, cleanses the blood, helps with skin diseases, diseases of the urinary tract, diabetes, edema, anemia, ulcers, along with butter milk helps to adapt to climate change and while traveling

Nutmeg:VK-P+digestive, analgesic, antispasmodic, reduces mucus, mild laxative, tonic for the heart, flatulence, stimulates hepatic metabolism, helps with vomiting, promotes menstruation, reduces fever, eliminates worms, aphrodisiac


Rosemary: VK-P+diaphoretic, Flatulence, promotes menstruation, helps with low blood pressure, improves chronic weakness and fatigue, used in rheumatism and neuralgia

Mustard seeds: VK-P+diaphoretic, analgesic, improves circulation, stimulates the appetite, relieves flatulence, eliminates worms, anti-inflammatory, promotes menstruation, the oil is suitable for massage of Kapha types, but should never be used for the head, very effective for rheumatism of the muscles , compresses of mustard seeds help with lumbago, gout, swelling, edema (no longer than 10 min)

Sesame seeds: V-PK+support the growth of hair, help in the formation of red blood cells, improves the immune system, helps with excessive urge to urinate

Cinnamon:VK-P+diaphoretic, flatulence, good healing qualities, diuretic, mild laxative, analgesic, increases the digestive fire, reduces blood sugar and revitalizes the uterine

Lemon:VPK=stimulates the appetite, improves the taste, can be used for colic, bad breath, nausea, lack of sense of taste and appetite, skin and liver diseases, chills, hot compresses with lemon slices help with cellulite, to children a slice of lemon is also given while theething, 3 to 5 ml of juice in the afternoon between meals help with gastritis, a few drops of lemon juice into the nose to help with migraine headaches.

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