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Uses And Benefits Of All Winter Spices

by Organic Condiments on November 23, 2020

Ginger, Nutmeg, Clove, Cinnamon, Cardamom and many more are potent winter spices which helps in keeping your body retain heat during winter season.

 

We have numerous things to warm our outer body and try to keep the cold away. But, what about the internal system which is the actual support system for the body? We usually neglect to provide our internal system with the warmth that it requires for better overall health in the winters. To help you with this, we have made this little post to provide you information on various winter spices to keep your body warm and healthy.

What Are Winter Spices?

Spices that possess the property of warming the body in winters for smooth functioning of all the organs can be called winter spices.

Let’s take the example of one mug of hot coffee. As you have the coffee, the warmth reaches the internal body and helps in gaining some body heat. But what if you can get the real warmth just by adding a pinch of some spice into your coffee mug?

Well, it is a way easier to keep your body healthy and energetic in the winter months. Some common examples of spices that can be used in the winters are – Organic Cinnamon, Organic Clove, Organic Cardamom, Organic Ginger, Organic Allspice, Organic Nutmeg, Organic Turmeric, etc. You can easily find all these naturally made organic spices right here.

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How To Use?

You don’t really have to go anywhere to get the benefits of all these winter spices. All Indian households actually stock them in their kitchen cabinets and use on a daily basis. All you have to do is remember to pinch a small quantity of any hot spice into your food to get authentic flavour and also health benefits.

Some examples of food with preferred winter spice are:

  • FOR CINNAMON- Mostly used in the cuisine of Asia, Middle east and North Africa. This can be used as a complement to your oatmeal breakfast, mixed with pancake batter, unique flavour to many beverages and spice blends.
  • FOR CARDAMOM- You can flavour your soup, sweet rice dishes, apple pies, tea, coffee, etc.
  • FOR GINGER- It forms various health benefiting combos in various dishes. Like – ginger in tea, can be taken with honey and in many others drinks like sodas, etc.
  • FOR CLOVES- Clove flavoured items are one of the most loved in autumn and winter times. They can be used to flavour rice dishes, meats, drinks, pies, etc.
  • FOR TURMERIC- Companion to various dishes and beverages. Add this to warm milk, warm water or to every dish for getting its health benefits and colour.

 Why To Choose According to The Season?

We humans are “Homeotherms,” who tries to maintain their body temperature constant by its metabolic activities occurring inside at cellular level. Now, the question arises, why do we require constant temperature?

Our organs can only work at a constant temperature, which the body always tries to maintain by various metabolic functions. So, as the winter arrives, the temperature of the surroundings goes down and your body again tries to bring it to a normal temperature of 98° F.

In the season of freezing breeze, your lungs are the one which gets affected the most because of constant exchange of cold air from the surroundings. So, it’s important to make them cozy too, like you Coze yourself with jackets, shawls, blankets and quits. Winter spices are a kind of blanket for your internal body functions that help in retaining body heat during winters.

 Benefits You Get:

Spices are loaded with antioxidants, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties that can help the body to develop strong immunity for proper functioning of all the metabolic and physical processes.

You must have witnessed a dispel of mucus from your nose while having some food full of spices. These mucus helps the lungs to get purified air and also helps to prevent the direct contact of cold air to the lungs.

Also, these spices help to develop sweating to help the body get the desired temperature for functioning.

In spite of these benefits these spices possess other benefits too, which can be categorised individually as:

  • Organic Cloves- Benefits of this spice have thought to be from its phenolic constituents like eugenol. They are good in toothaches, preventing clotting, modulating inflammatory processes, etc.
  • Organic Cinnamon- It is a sweet spice that has a long history in traditional herbal medicine. Contains antioxidants that can help to reduce the oxidative stress. Also, contains polyphenols for immunity boosting, 4-gram fibre per tablespoon for good digestion, etc.
  • Organic Nutmeg- Contains antibacterial properties to inhibit tooth decay causing bacteria, helps to relieve insomnia and depression, nutmeg oil is a good pain reliever, etc.
  • Organic Ginger- This spice helps the body to lose weight, improves energy and thus stop fat accumulation in the body, minimise menstrual cramps, nausea, etc.
  • Organic Allspice- Mainly has carminative properties that means for relieving flatulence, the allspice can be used. Also, it possesses antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties that can help minimise cramps and aids in digestion.
  • Organic Cardamom- It’s another wonderful spice related to Lebanese, Turkish and Indian Cuisines. It may help you to get rid of bad smell from your mouth. Antibacterial and diuretic properties may help in lowering blood pressure.
  • Organic Turmeric- In winters, the process of digestion and production of bile slows down. Turmeric has a property to improve the digestion and thus can help to cope with the body during the freezing months.

 Let’s Sum It Up:

As we acquired information on how winter spices help in maintain our body temperature and provides many health benefits by offering their properties to us. This could be said as the “Duvet of organs” which warms to reach the constant temperature required for functioning. These seven commons ‘Winter Spices’, Organic Cloves, Organic Ginger, Organic Cinnamon, Organic Nutmeg, Organic Allspice, Organic Turmeric and Organic Cardamom are present in almost every kitchen for food flavouring but try to incorporate this to make your body feel the real warmth in all your future winter-tides.

We, at ORCO have a wide range of spices that includes natural black salt, organic cinnamon powder, organic methi, organic pao bhaji, tandoori masala a lot more. We have pledged to provide our customers with the best in the market, natural, chemical-free and tastiest organic spices.

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