10 Traditional spices that could save yout life

# 1 Spicy Chiles

In the world there are hundreds of types of hot peppers that provide numerous beneficial properties for health in their different varieties, shapes and colors. Some sting slightly and others require precautions, especially when it is concentrated as a condiment, but it is in that place where part of its benefit lies: Capsaicin.

Chili is a variety of hot pepper of the genus Capsicum, of the Solanaceae family. It is known in different ways depending on the country, such as “chilli”, “chili pepper”, “red pepper”, “hot pepper”, “ají” or “peperoncino”. Chili can be used to make meals, as a dye, and even as a cosmetic. Capsaicin and carotenes are used both in home remedies and in medicine, due to their proven antioxidant, analgesic and anticancer properties.

The energy in vitamins (especially A, E, C, besides iron) is one of the points that the pepper makes. Elaboration based on the grinding of hot pepper varieties of the capsicum family. Original from South America.


# 2 Cinnamon

Cinnamon is the bark of the branches of the cinnamon tree, a bark that, when the epidermis is removed, has a characteristic flavour and aroma. Cinnamon is part of the lauraceae family, it is an ingredient widely used in gastronomy.

It is a delicious spice of strong fragrance and high value that is used to accompany dishes of all kinds. Cinnamon works as a natural drug thanks to its compound B1 cinnamtannin, which helps reduce fasting blood glucose levels and blood sugar levels. It is also a natural anticoagulant due to cinnamaldehyde, one of the essential components for blood platelets.

Its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties are beneficial during colds and congestions, and it has been discovered as a stimulant of the central nervous system, improving cognitive processes, especially in adults. Elaboration from the bark of different evergreen trees of the cinnamomum family. Original of South Asia.


# 3 Ginger

Washed and dried rhizome of the "Zingiber Officinale". Herbaceous plant with horizontal underground stem, lanceolate leaves, almost linear, purple corolla flowers, arranged in spike and capsular fruit, with a lot of pulp and several seeds.

The Zingiber officinale is probably one of the oldest medicinal plants in Asia. Not only for its use in cooking as a seasoning and flavoring, but also for the incredible properties that provides for the digestive system.

Among great health benefits, highlight its richness in carbohydrates and fats, which provides an excellent amount of amino acids, vitamins and minerals. In addition, it has a high content of flavonoids, oxalic acid, curcumin and other compounds that help stimulate growth and increase the production of enzymes that help and promote the process of digestion. It is also an antidiarrheal remedy, helping to increase the population of beneficial bacteria in our intestinal flora.

Elaborated mainly from the root and stem of the ginger plant. Original of Southeast Asia.


# 4 Pepper

Healthy, clean, dried and mature fruit from the "Pipper Nigrum", formed by about a thousand species.

It is a product that can be used in plants of the Piper genus, which has been used for fine culinary and medicinal purposes. A substance called piperine is the cause of the flavor, which is conferred on food, the main benefit of this valuable ingredient.

The crust of black pepper helps eliminate fat cells. Therefore, frequently consume the help to maintain a good body weight. Having antibacterial properties, it is good to fight infections, insect bites, etc. Frequent consumption of harmful substances against the arteries of the body, is antioxidant, and is recommended against colds and complaints. High calcium and potassium

Elaborate mainly from the fruit of the pepper tree and its grinding. Origin: South America and South Asia.


# 5 Cloves

Floral button from the clove tree (Syzygium aromaticum). It is a tree of the Myrtaceae family, native to Indonesia. Its buttons (flowers that do not open yet) dry are called cloves or giroflés and are used as spice in cuisines around all the world.

The clove is an aromatic spice of elongated shape and dark tone that has many medicinal benefits that make it suitable for therapeutic uses, in addition to its culinary uses. It is used to relieve nausea, stomach pains, toothaches and other ailments.

In nutritional terms, the clove contains high levels of manganese, vitamin V, magnesium, vitamin K, potassium, calcium and omega-3 fatty acids, and is highly recommended for its anti-inflammatory and antibiotic benefits, which help reduce blood levels. blood sugar In addition, it contains a great amount of potassium and vitamin C.

Prepared from the harvesting or milling of Syzygium aromaticum seed. Origin: South Africa


# 6 Vanilla

Fruit of manual pollination, incompletely ripe, healthy and clean of "Vanilla Planifolia". Climbing plant with very long stems, green and knotty, perennial and broad leaves, large flowers and fruit in the form of fleshy pod, very aromatic.

Vanilla is a genus of orchids with 110 species distributed worldwide in tropical regions. The best known is the Vanilla planifolia species that produces a fruit from which a flavoring is obtained, vanilla. Great energetic and mineral power.

Vanilla is known in the world for his particular aroma, for giving a touch of flavor to food and for its medicinal properties. Known to be antidepressant, antioxidant, anti-cancer, tranquilizer and reduce the symptoms of influenza, vanilla is a healing plant used around the world.

Among the properties of vanilla we find facts as diverse as its aphrodisiac power and its ability to scare off mosquitoes if we rub it on the skin. On the other hand, numerous studies have shown that vanillin, the main vanilla compound, has anticancer properties that kill cancer cells, limit metastasis, inhibit angiogenesis

Made from the extraction of the vanilla pod. Origin: Central America.


# 7 Saffron

Healthy, clean and dried stigmas of "Crocus sativus". Flexible filaments, persistent and particular aroma, penetrating taste, great coloring power.

Saffron is a spice derived from the 3 dry stigmas of the pistil of the flower of Crocus sativus, a species of the genus Crocus within the family Iridaceae. Saffron is characterized by its bitter taste and its aroma; all come from its chemical components picrocrocina and safranal. It also contains a carotenoid dye called crocin, which gives food a golden yellow color. This makes a component appreciated in many dishes around the world. Saffron also has applications in medicine. Saffron reaches high prices because its cultivation, harvesting and handling are very delicate. Because of its high economic value it has been called red gold.

Saffron is very good for digestive properties and to help improve cognitive and learning skills, as it is a problem for those who suffer from stress or type of nerves. High content of potassium, iron and vitamin C. 

Elaboration by meticulous harvesting of the Saffron plant: Western Europe and East Asia.


# 8 Anise

Healthy, clean and dried fruits of "Pimpinella anisum". Fruits of 3-5mm in length and provided with five grooves. Cream colored and green tones. Aniseed and sweet flavor. 

The anise is the fruit or seed of the anise seed and is used as a condiment in the bakery and pastry, in the production of liquors (anise, anise) as well as in some mixtures of spices. It is a great source of minerals, and highlights its high protein value and dietary fiber.

Anise promotes digestion, improves appetite, and relieves cramps, nausea and flatulence. Starburst should not be submerged in babies and is contraindicated to nursing mothers. It is very valuable also against strong and dry cough, with difficult expectoration, as well as respiratory problems associated with influenza.

Elaboration by the harvesting of the fruit and its grinding. Origin: Western Europe and Southeast Asia


# 9 Garlic

Healthy, clean and dried bulbs of "Allium Sativum", subjected to pulverization. White-cream powder, characteristic aroma and flavor.

Garlic is one of the best-known spices and used throughout the world. It consists of a bulb that is divided into segments, and that can be found in multiple spice formats. All of them from the Allium sativum. Source rich in phosphorus and especially in vitamins of group B and vitamin C.

Currently, garlic is undoubtedly one of the most valuable spices for having unlimited applications in naturopathic and pharmacological medicine. It is mainly effective as a prebiotic against numerous fungi, bacteria and viruses, reduces blood pressure, cholesterol and rheumatism. It is also related to the prevention of certain types of cancer and improves mood or nervous state.

Elaboration by harvesting the garlic fruit. Origin: Southeast Asia


# 10 Paprika

Ripe, healthy, clean and dried fruits of "Capsicum Annuum L.", commonly known as pepper or American pepper, subjected to grinding. Very intense red color powder, with great coloring power. Characteristic and persistent sweet flavor. Intense and penetrating aroma.

It is a powerful antioxidant that helps prevent diseases: As in tomatoes, or carrots, paprika contains beneficial antioxidants derived from lycopene that act against free radicals. It is recommended for sports because of its minerals and great contribution of dietary fiber.

The consumption of lycopene is indicated as a beneficial contribution since it helps a better aging of our whole body, and especially in the eyes and digestive system. Numerous studies indicate it as a very effective nutrient for the prevention of diseases that affect the digestive and reproductive system, including certain types of cancer

It is also a rich source of vitamins A, B and K. In addition, the paprika contains high contribution of capsaicin in its spicy variety, a nutrient beneficial because it is analgesic and that facilitates the digestion of the organism.

Elaboration by drying and grinding capsicum annuum ball pepper. Origin: Western Europe.

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