A spice is a seed, fruit, root, bark, or other plant substance primarily used for flavoring or coloring food. Spices are distinguished from herbs, which are the leaves, flowers, or stems of plants used for flavoring or as a garnish.
- Cinnamon Lowers Blood Sugar Levels and Has a Powerful Anti-Diabetic Effect.
- Sage Can Improve Brain Function and Memory.
- Peppermint Relieves IBS Pain and May Reduce Nausea.
- Turmeric Contains Curcumin, a Substance With Powerful Anti-Inflammatory Effects.
- Holy Basil Helps Fight Infections and Boosts Immunity.
Indian spices include a variety of spices grown across the Indian subcontinent (a sub-region of South Asia). With different climates in different parts of the country, India produces a variety of spices, many of which are native to the subcontinent. Others were imported from similar climates and have since been cultivated locally for centuries. Pepper, turmeric, cardamom, and cumin are some example of Indian spices.