You all must be aware that adding herbs and spices adds taste to the food but do you know these herbs and spices do much more than soothing your tastebud? Well, to be noted, these herbs and spices provide the body with numerous health benefits as well.

Some of these herbs and spices are antibiotic and antiseptic and thus, protect us from bacteria, fungi, and parasites. Some of them are anti-inflammatory and thus, guard our heart health and some of them are antioxidants and thus, protect us from the ravages of free radicals.

 Some of these herbs and spices with their health benefits are as follows:

  1. Chili – It is anti-inflammatory and antioxidant. It helps suppress appetite and fights cancer.
  2. Nutmeg – It contains anti-bacterial properties.  It lowers cholesterol, improves blood circulation, aids in digestion, reduces skin irritation and helps fight insomnia.
  3. Garlic – It contains organosulfur compounds, the antibiotic, allicin and high in antioxidants. It helps detox heavy meal, reduces cholesterol, thins blood and lowers the risk of heart disease.
  4. Turmeric - It contains a potent phytochemical, curcumin. It helps fight against cancer, reduces the risk of Alzheimer's, psoriasis, and arthritis. It also improves liver function and assists in weight loss.
  5. Cinnamon - It is antioxidant, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory. It relieves arthritis, improves blood glucose levels, lowers cholesterol, is a blood thinner, and helps digestion. It improves brain functions and helps repair tissues.
  6. Cloves – These are anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and antioxidant and a good source of Vitamin A, B1, B6, C & K. These contain pain killing properties and control blood sugar levels. They also help in relieving asthma, bronchitis, and muscle pain and eliminate parasites, fungi, and bacteria
  7. Coriander - It helps in the treatment of skin inflammation , high cholesterol levels, diarrhea, mouth ulcers, anemia, indigestion, menstrual disorders, conjunctivitis, skin disorders, arthritis and Alzheimer’s disease.