Spices That Can Ward Off Winter Cold

Food

Hindustan Times

I

Published
Oct 27, 2021

Studies suggest that including good spices in your meals in winters can shield your body from winter sickness

Video Credit: Pexels/Anna Pou

 Here is a list of a few Indian spices that not only add aromas to the food but also protect you from various infections

Video Credit: Pexels/Karolina Grabowska
Picture Credit: Unsplash

It is rich in antioxidants, vitamin A and vitamin C. And is an effective way to ease sore throats and colds during the changing weather

Star anise

Picture Credit: Unsplash

Saffron not only adds a vibrant colour to the dish, it also provides instant relief from cold. Add  a few strands of saffron in milk and apply it on the forehead

Saffron

Picture Credit: Unsplash

It contains anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and antioxidant benefits that boost immunity and shield you from various infections

 Turmeric

Picture Credit: Unsplash

Fenugreek seeds are packed with antiviral properties and have the potential to eliminate viruses that cause sniffles and sore throats

 Fenugreek

Picture Credit: Unsplash

This spice is filled with various antioxidants that boost the body’s metabolism

Black pepper

Picture Credit: Unsplash

These dried flower buds are rich in antioxidants, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic and dental soothing properties 

Cloves

Picture Credit: Unsplash

Also known as elaichi, it is a great source of antioxidants and minerals. It assists in blood detoxification and tackles digestive issues

Cardamom 

Picture Credit: Unsplash

Cinnamon is rich in antioxidants and contains several healing properties. If you team it with ginger it becomes a good recipe to beat common cold

Cinnamon

For more food related stories