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Health Benefits of Fenugreek (Methi)

The seeds are used in colic flatulence, dysentery, diarrhoea, dyspepsia, chronic cough and enlargement of liver and spleen, rickets, gout and diabetes. It is also used as a carminative, tonic, and aphrodisiac. Fenugreek oil is used in the manufacture of hair tonics.

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Health Benefits of Fennel

Aside from its many culinary uses, fennel and its seeds offer a wide array of health benefits and may provide antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and antibacterial effects. The fruits are aromatic, stimulant and carminative. Here are some of the medicinal uses of Fennel.

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Diet and Weight Loss

Obesity is a growing problem world wide and is linked to many health problems. Most of us have tried to lose weight some time or the other. So many  weight loss clinics have mushroomed as people are growing more health conscious. You may also consult a dietician for consulting on diet for weight loss.

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Health Benefits of Curry Leaves

Curry leaves are very useful when added for a pleasant aroma to our dishes, they can also provide many significant health benefits. A lot of the health benefits provided by curry leaves are actually more strongly experienced when the leaves are used outside of cooking. By combining them with things like milk or tea, you can experience far more potent effects.

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Health Benefits of Cloves

The use of clove in whole or ground form is mainly for culinary purposes and as a flavouring agent in food industry. It is highly valued in medicine as carminative, aromatic and stimulant. The antiseptic and antibiotic properties of clove oil are used in medicine especially in dentistry, oral and pharyngeal treatments. It offers many health benefits.

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Health Benefits of Cinnamon

The “True Cinnamon” Cinnamon is the dried inner stem bark of Cinnamomum Verum. Cinnamon plants are grown as bushes. It is found to help diabetics in digestion of sugar. It has astringent; stimulant and carminative properties and can check nausea and vomiting. The cinnamon bark oil has anti-fungal properties and cinnamon leaf oil is widely used in perfumery and cosmetics

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Health Benefits of Chillies

Chilli is the dried ripe fruit of the genus Capsicum. Capsicum annum is an annual sub –shrub, the flowers of which are borne singly and fruits usually pendent, which provide red peppers, cayenne, paprika and chillies and sweet pepper (bell pepper) a mild form with large inflated fruits. It was first introduced in India by Portuguese towards the end of 15th Century. Now it is grown all over the world except in colder parts.