4 Best Herbs and Spices and Their Powerful Health Benefits
Carrom Seeds ( Ajwain or  अजवाइन )


  1. Carom seeds provide relief from acidity and indigestion.   

  2. Carom seeds help in the treatment of common cold, ear aches and toothaches

  3. It helps reduce ear and toothaches.

  4. It acts as a digestive aid. 

  5. Carom seeds contain thymol which is believed to help fight against infections caused by fungus and bacteria.  
Uses:

For acidity – Heat a tablespoon of roasted carom seeds in water, filter them out and drink the flavoured water.

Fenugreek Seeds ( Methi Seeds or मेथी के बीज )



  1. The antioxidants and fiber present in organic fenugreek seeds help in clearing harmful toxins from the body.

  2. Consuming fenugreek seeds aids in digestion and helps prevent constipation 

  3. These seeds can reduce menstrual discomfort and symptoms of menopause. 

  4. Increase in muscle strength, energy and well-being in men.  

  5. Lowers cholesterol levels  

  6. It contains high level of soluble fiber, which helps lower blood sugar by slowing down digestion and absorption of carbohydrates, thereby aiding in alleviating type 2 diabetes.

Uses: 

  • Dry or roast fenugreek seeds to bring out a sweet and aromatic flavor. Can be added to curries, bread, chutneys, vegetables, pot roasts
  • For weight loss and flushing out the harmful toxins, soak one tablespoon of fenugreek seeds in a glass of water overnight and consume it in the morning.
  • Indian preparations: Meethi paneer, Meeti dal, Aloo methi, methi chutney, Sprouted methi salad



Cumin Seeds ( Jeera or 
जीरा )

Cumin seeds have shown promising results for:  *Weight loss   *Improving insulin sensitivity *Anaemia (as it contains iron)  *Reducing bloating   *Makes skin healthy   *Abdominal ache relief   *Reducing acidity  

Uses: 

  • Dry fry it on a pan and then add it as a flavor to various dishes
  • It can be crushed and added to buttermilk
  • For weigh-loss and diabetics – A spoonful of cumin can be added to a glass of water, which can be had all day.
  • For bloating, anorexia, and abdominal ache – Crush cumin, add ajwain and black salt. Put the mixture in warm water and drink it.
  • For acidity- Soak overnight in a glass of water and drink it up in the morning.

Black Pepper (  काली मिर्च )

Black Pepper
    1. Black pepper contains Piperine which stimulates the stomach to secrete more hydrochloric acid that speeds digestion. A bit of pepper in meals will help digest food faster.

    2. It consists of potassium that helps regulate heart rate and high blood pressure.

    3. Consuming black pepper helps you sweat and urinate a lot which flushes toxins out.

    4. It helps produce red blood cells in your body.

    5. It is filled with vitamin B and calcium.

    Uses

    • Black pepper is antibacterial in nature and gives relief from cold and cough. Add a tablespoon of honey to freshly crushed pepper for quick relief.

    • A pinch of black pepper in your daily diet can act as a weight-loss supplement.