Medicinal Properties Of Indian Spices

A spice is a dried seed, fruit, root, bark, or vegetative substance primarily used for flavoring, coloring or preserving food. Spices are distinguished from herbs, which are parts of leafy green plants also used for flavoring or as garnish. Many spices have antimicrobial properties. A spice may have an extra use, usually medicinal, religious ritual, cosmetics or perfume production, or as a vegetable. this SpiceBee  Article will details you the various medicinal property of our spices, Allspice Stimulant, digestive, carminative, anodyne against rheumatism & neuralgia Aniseed mild expectorant, stimulating, carminative, diuretic, diaphoretic, in asthma powders,in veterinary medicine. Bay leaves (laurel) Stimulant in sprains, narcotic & in veterinary medicine Bishop’s weed(Ajowan) Digestive, antispasmodic, stimulant, carminative, expectorant. Capsicum Digestive, thermogenic, carminative, stimulant, cardiotonic, antipyretic, serdorific, rubefacient & sialagogue. Cardamom (small) Stimulant, tonic, diuretic, carminative, digestive, expectorant, cardiotonic & used in several pharmaceutical preparations. Cardamom (large) Hypnotic, appetizer, astringent to bowels, tonic to heart and liver, Cambodge Astringent, digestive, thermogenic, constipating, used in haemorrhoids, diarrhea, & to control obesity. Cinnamon Astringent, diuretic, carminative, aphrodisiac, deodorant, expectorant, febrifuge, stomachic. Clove Refrigerant, ophthalmic, digestive, carminative, stomachic, stimulant, antispasmodic, antibacterial, expectorant, rubefacient, Aphrodisiac, appetizer, emollient. Coriander Carminative, diuretic, tonic, stimulant, stomachic, refrigerant, aphrodisiac, analgesic,anti-inflammatory Cumin Digestive, carminative, astringent, anti-inflammatory, constipating, diuretic, Curry leaf Astringent, anthelmintic, febrifuge, stomachic, appetizing, carminative, constipating, anti inflammatory, antiseptic, used in skin diseases, in diarrhea, ulcers. Garlic Anticholestrol, antifungal, tonic, rubefacient, stimulant, thermogenic, aphrodisiac,used in cough, asthma, cardiopathy. Ginger Digestive, carminative, emollient, appetizer, stomachic, rubefacient, anodyne, expectorant, anthelmintic, stimulant. Mint Stimulant, stomachic, carminative, antiseptic, digestive, antispasmodic, contraceptive, used in vomiting, skin diseases, Amenorrhoea, dental caries. Mustard Thermogenic, anodyne, anti inflammatory, carminative, digestive, anthelmintic,sudorphic, tonic, emetic, used in vomiting, abdominal colic, dyspepsia, flatulence,skin diseases. Pepper Anthelmintic, [...]

Quality of Foods

Food quality is the quality characteristics of food that is acceptable to consumers. This includes external factors as appearance (size, shape, colour, gloss, and consistency), texture, and flavour; factors such as federal grade standards (e.g. of eggs) and internal (chemical, physical, microbial). Food quality in the United States is enforced by the Food Safety Act 1990. Members of the public complain to trading standards professionals,[specify] who submit complaint samples and also samples used to routinely monitor the food marketplace to public analysts. Public analysts carry out scientific analysis on the samples to determine whether the quality is of sufficient standard. Food quality is an important food manufacturing requirement, because food consumers are susceptible to any form of contamination that may occur during the manufacturing process. Many consumers also rely on manufacturing and processing standards, particularly to know what ingredients are present, due to dietary, nutritional requirements (kosher, halal, vegetarian), or medical conditions (e.g., diabetes, or allergies). Besides ingredient quality, there are also sanitation requirements. It is important to ensure that the food processing environment is as clean as possible in order to produce the safest possible food for the consumer. A recent example of poor sanitation recently has been the 2006 North American E. coli outbreak involving spinach, an outbreak that is still under investigation.