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Benefits of Nutmeg

Benefits of Nutmeg

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Nutmeg is a world famous spice that has a long list of  benefits such as, its ability to relieve pain, improve memory, help digestion, boost skin health, reduce insomnia, increase immunity, prevent leukemia and improve blood circulation.

But doctors do not recommend more than one nutmeg per week because it is a strong spice and must be taken in small quantities. 
Nutmeg (the black color part of the fruit) and mace (red color part of the fruit) both have a sort of an acidic taste. Mace is regularly used in cake and pudding for the splendid saffron-like taste it produces. Nutmeg is used to flavor meat products.

The skin of this fruit (the yellowish color part) has a strong sour and acidic taste compared to the rest of the fruit. This is added into foods like chutney, jam, and cordial. And also it has got many medicinal uses. In fact it is a good home remedy for stomachache. In many Ayurvedic medicines nutmeg is used.

Curry Leaves

Curry Leaves

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There are two kinds of curry leaf trees in Sri Lanka. Real karapincha and wild karapincha. The former is for the most part for medicinal purposes and the latter is for cooking purposes.

Sri Lankans have this mixture of spices called sambola where you find a several spices. This mouth watering dish becomes more delicious when curry leaves are added. This sambola was one of the reasons that has made Sri Lankan food unique.
A lot of people think that curry leaves simply add flavor to food and they throw away the leaves while eating their dishes. Nevertheless, curry leaves are much more valuable  than some people believe. They offer various medical advantages while making your favorite dishes more delicious.

From those days people in sri lanka used curry leaves for various conditions. In fact Karapincha is good for rheumatism. It improves appetite and helps with food digestion. Leaves, roots, bark, stalk and blooms of this tree are good for any kind of stomach problem. Karapincha stems is good for loose motion. For stomach ache and vomiting curry leaves, aralu and pepper powder is recommended. For loss of appetite tea mixed with curry leaves is recommended, for snake bites a tonic is made using curry leaves, turmeric and salt. For skin rashes curry leaf powder is mixed with cow's milk and applied on the skin.

In Ayurvedic medicine, curry leaves are used when making medicine for wounds, gastritis, diabetic and cholesterol.
Maybe one of the greatest medical advantages of curry leaves is its ability to
control diabetes. From those days people used to boil curry leaves and drink for various ailments. And now recent studies have found that curry leaves can reduce glucose level in blood and is a good natural drink for those who have diabetics. 

Useful for Hair Development: Curry leaves also have the ability to make your hair roots stronger. Dry curry leaf powder mixed with coconut oil is a good hair conditioner. The essense of curry leaves also is good for split hair. So this combination of curry leaves powder and coconut oil will help you to get healthy and strong hair.

Curry leaves contain a lot of vitamin A.
Lack of vitamin A may cause night visual deficiency, blurry vision or even blindness. Therefore regular consumption of curry leaves can improve your eye sight and prevent other eye problems.

Curry leaves help you to get a
healthy skin. The juice or essence of the leaves can be applied on your skin to get a clourful skin. You can also apply this paste to get rid of scars on your skin.

Unlike some spices that should be used with moderation, ayurvedic doctors do not impose any limits on the consumption of this spice. Because it is a healthy spice that has a lot of benefits.

Benefits of Cardamom

Benefits of Cardamom


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Cardamom at the ranweli spice garden 

Cardamom and ginger have a lot in common, just like ginger cardamom too can be used to cure digestive issues. In fact it is good for stomach problems like gastritis, diarrhea, indigestion, etc.

Cardamom is a good source of minerals like potassium, calcium, and magnesium. Potassium is an imperative part of cell and body liquids that helps to maintain heart rate and blood circulation.

Cardamom has a lot of iron and manganese. Iron is needed for the growth of red blood cells. Further, these sweet-smelling buds are rich in numerous crucial vitamins like riboflavin, niacin, and vitamin C.This spice helps the body to dispose of waste through the kidneys.Cardamom is a good antioxidant, the reason being its diuretic properties. It wipes out waste, salt, additional water, poisons in the bladder and kidneys. People in Sri Lanka chew cardamom after dinners to refresh their breath. Apart from fighting against bad breath, cardamom is utilized for mouth ulcers in the mouth and throat.This spice may help to ease frosty and influenza indications. It's also good for bronchitis.
Many of the vitamins in cardamom like phytonutrients, and fundamental oils in cardamom are cell reinforcements which have made cardamom a good cancer prevention agent.The fundamental oils in cardamom restrain the development of infections, microbes, parasite, and mold.

Cardamom is good for hiccups, muscle fits, stomach and intestinal issues.