Black Cardamom Seeds
Black cardamom is a small herb with strong aromatic fragrances and can be availed in two varieties – ‘black cardamom’ and ‘green cardamom’. Black cardamom or hill cardamom is the most popular species among these two. It is widely used in cooking for its unique taste and powerful flavor. The oil extracted from the seeds of the herb is known as one of the most effective essential oils and is widely used in aromatherapy.
Benefits of Black Cardamom for Health:
Black Sesame Seeds
Black Sesame Seeds are widely used for culinary as well as medicinal purposes.
Health Benefits : Helps to treat serious fevers and illnesses
- Improves working of the digestive system
- Promotes shiny and dark hair
- Reduces chances of mouth cancer
Ideal for :
- Garnishing breads, pizzas, etc.
- Preparing sauces
Black Nigella (Kalonji) Seeds
Kalonji is black seeds of Nigella Sativa plant, and it is often called as black cumin. Kalonji is a well-known spice that helps in giving a nice aroma to the dishes. It is perfect for health and possesses many medicinal properties too. It is an excellent natural remedy to cure many diseases like diabetes, absent-mindedness, heart problems, constipation, skin problems, blood pressure, and pain. Kalonji also helps in boosting our immune system and fights against various pathogens that enter your body. It can also fight allergies again. Some studies also show that it is helpful in preventing cancer. Kalonji oil is the most potent oil as compared with other oils. Kalonji oil helps in treating rheumatism, and it is also perfect for heart and liver.
Pleasantly aromatic bay leaf or bay-laurel is one of the well-recognized culinary leaf-spices in use since the earliest times. Bay leaves give off a pleasing and sweet aroma when added to the recipes. Wilted and dried leaves indeed are strongly aromatic and can be stored for months. Its dried fruit (berries) can also be employed as a flavoring agent in the cuisines.
Health benefits of bay leaf.
- Bay leaf was highly praised by the Greeks and the Romans, who deeply believed that the herb symbolizes wisdom, peace, and protection.
- The spice contains many notable plants derived compounds, minerals and vitamins that are essential for optimum health.
- This spice has many volatile active components such as a-pinene, ß-pinene, myrcene, limonene, linalool, methyl chavicol, neral, a-terpineol, geranyl acetate, eugenol, and chavicol. These compounds are known to have been antiseptic, anti-oxidant, digestive, and thought to have anti-cancer properties.
- Bay leaves are an excellent source of vitamin A; contain 6185 IU or 206% of recommended daily levels per 100 g. Vitamin A is a natural antioxidant and is essential for healthy visual sight. It is also required for maintaining mucusa and skin health. Consumption of natural foods rich in vitamin A has been found to help to protect from lung and oral cavity cancers.
- The spice is indeed a very good source of many vitamins such as niacin, pyridoxine, pantothenic acid and riboflavin. These B-complex groups of vitamins help in enzyme synthesis, nervous system function, and regulating body metabolism.
In their natural form (as in whole grain), they are a rich source of vitamins, minerals, carbohydrates, fats, oils, and protein. Cereals are staple food of people in Asia, America, Africa, and of livestock worldwide. A large portion of major cereal crops are grown for purposes other than human consumption. Maize, wheat and rice together accounted for 87% of all grain production worldwide and 43% of all food calories.
Contrary to what it may seem like, buckwheat is not related to wheat. It is a type of grass that is closely related to rhubarb. The part of buckwheat that people consume is actually a fruit seed that comes from the buckwheat plant. However, it is called buckwheat because it is pretty much used in the same manner that traditional wheat is used. One of the reasons why buckwheat is so popular nowadays is because it is gluten free and extremely healthy. It has a ton of different nutrients that can help you stay fit and healthy.
Buckwheat is a highly nutritional substitute for wheat. As it is filled with fiber, protein, antioxidants, and aromatic compounds, it can help with a host of ailments. It is known for preventing certain types of cancer, aiding digestion and helping with constipation, preventing heart disease, managing diabetes, boosting the immune system, reducing gallstones, improving bone health, preventing asthma, and preventing anemia. It is highly rich in protein and can even be used as a substitute for meat, making it a great source of protein for vegetarians and vegans alike. It is also known for improving cognitive function.
Chirata is a flowering herbaceous plant that grows up to a height of 3 to 4 feet in the northern mountainous region of India and Bhutan. The primary benefit of chiratais that it is a brain tonic and improves memory and intellect. Besides that it can be used to treat epilepsy and headache. It also controls vomiting and helps to cure diabetes.