6 spices and their benefits

These 6 spices are particularly popular in the cold season. 

Whether in tea or in other recipes, these spices not only provide a special note, but also have great benefits!

1. Anise

The anise seeds are also known as sweet caraway seeds. The liquorice-like taste is mainly used to refine pastries and desserts. 

Benefit: It helps with flatulence, abdominal pain and cough.

 

2. Cloves

Cloves are obtained from the flower buds of the clove tree. Because of their sweetly spicy, slightly spicy aroma, they are often used in chai tea, but also in gingerbread, soups and sauces.

Benefit: Cloves contain important essential oils that have an anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, digestive, and appetizing effect on our body.

 

3. Ceylon cinnamon

Cinnamon is one of the oldest spices in the world. The delicately sweet, slightly spicy spice mixture is preferred for pastries, tea and desserts. 

Benefit: Ceylon cinnamon helps with bloating and flatulence and contains many antioxidants and has a positive effect on the immune system. 

4. Cardamom

Cardamom belongs to the ginger family and is still among the TOP 3 most expensive spices worldwide. The sweet, peppery taste can often be found in pastries, tea and main dishes such as curries. 

Benefit: Cardamom helps with a stressed stomach and promotes digestion. In addition, the spice is effective against bad breath.

 

5. Nutmeg

Nutmeg, with its sweet, spicy, sometimes slightly bitter taste, is used for both hot and cold dishes. I like to season potato dishes with nutmeg.

Benefit: Nutmeg strengthens the stomach, supports the liver in detoxifying and stimulates digestion. Freshly grated, nutmeg can spread its active ingredients even better.

Tip: it also helps with lack of sleep.

 

6. Ginger

Ginger is a real miracle cure. Sliced ​​and brewed with hot water, the ginger tea tastes unique thanks to the spicy flavorings and warms from the inside. Ginger is also popular in main meals such as curry, pastries and desserts. 

 

Benefit: the miracle root has a number of benefits. It promotes digestion, prevents flatulence, strengthens the immune system, helps against nausea and has an anti-inflammatory effect.

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