Spices That Can Ward Off Winter Cold


Hindustan Times


Oct 27, 2021

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

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

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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

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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


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


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


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

Black pepper

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


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


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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


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