Since ages India has been known worldwide for its spices. The land of spices and herbs gave birth to Ayurveda which mentions the various limitless benefits of natural elements. According to ayurveda digestive spices have been used for tons of years with overwhelming success in treating ailments of the stomach. These are Javitri, fennel, cumin, cardamom, and ginger. Below we will discuss each of them elaborately.

1) Javitri (Mace)

Mace also known as Javitri spice has a lot to offer when it comes to the matter of digestive tracts and systems. One of the major Javitri benefits is the ability to relieve bloating, constipation and gas related problems in a very effective manner. Not only that, mace spice is great for maintaining bowel movements too.Incorporating mace spice in your diet is great to cure nausea and has the ability to treat diarrhea and flatulence too. On the other hand, it has the ability to stimulate appetite, thus acting as a holistic healing treatment for your tummy.

2) Cardamom (Elettaria Cardamomum)

As a member of the ginger family, Ayurveda has celebrated cardamom as a quintessential spice to make the food tastier and easier to digest. Ever wondered why biryani an ancient Mughal dish has elaichi in it? This is why! It is not only aromatic but also helps your stomach digest heavy and greasy meals like biryani. It decreases excess mucus, gas and bloating in the stomach and the small intestine. Versatility at its best, this Pungent sweet tasting cardamom (Elaichi) is also a mandate in a cup of Indian tea (chai). There is a reason to this too, as it neutralizes the stimulating effects of caffeine boosting your digestive process without troubling the nervous system.

3) Cumin Seed (Cuminum Cyminum)

The most powerful spice in reducing gas and bloating, Cumin with a strong pungent bitter taste cools the digestive system while boosting digestive strength. Healthy assimilation, proliferation of good microbes and detoxification of the intestinal tract are its major benefits.

4) Fennel Seed (Foeniculum Vulgare)

Combating gas and bloating in the digestive tract is just one of the various advantages of fennel seeds. As per Ayurveda it is a favorite lymph mover that supports healthy lactation and glowing skin. It strengthens the digestive tract and is beneficial for intestinal cramping, nausea and flatulence.

5) Ginger Root (Zingiber Officinale)

Popular as a universal spice owing to its holistic health benefits, ginger induces heat in the upper tract of digestion with its pungent taste but ultimately turns out to have a soothing effect on the lower digestive tract. It kindles the classic digestive fire in the stomach that supports healthy microbes and protects the intestinal wall.

After knowing the five spices of Digestion up close, you know now how to heal your digestive ailments naturally. In today’s modern age of antibiotics, scientific innovation and fast paced lives it is important to stop and take a look at the precious gems of natural spices used by our ancestors. After all, nothing beats nature and its unmatched health benefits!

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