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Cinnamon (dalchini)

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The sweet aroma and warm taste of cinnamon make very unique spice for cooking or baking. Cinnamon has a unique anti-clotting action and is used to control blood sugar.

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Coriander (dhania)

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Coriander seed is generally used coarsely ground or more finely powdered, depending on the texture desired. It is best bought whole as, being brittle, it is easy to mill or pound in a mortar. Ground coriander is apt to lose its flavor and aroma quickly. The most common use of coriander seed is in curry powders. Coriander is an ingredient of garam masala, pickling spices. Coriander seed oil is an aromatic stimulant, a carminative (remedial in flatulence), an appetizer and a digestive stimulating the stomach and intestines. It is generally beneficial to the nervous system.

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Cumin seed (jeera)

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This is my very essential herb for cooking. It is very aromatic, used in ayurvedic medicine in india. It is sad that cumin seed helps in headaches, nausea and liver problems.

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Fennel seed (saunf)

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The bulb, foliage, and seeds of the fennel plant are widely used in many of the culinary traditions of the world. Dried fennel seed is an aromatic, it is commonly used to treat asthma, bronchitis, colic disease, food poisoning and motion sickness

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Green Cardamom (elaichi)

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Green Cardamom is mostly used in sweets to give nice aroma and flavor.

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Saffron (kesar)

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Saffron offers the distinctive aroma and taste. Saffron is used in cooking as a seasoning and coloring agent. Saffron oil has therapeutic properties. In India, saffron is used in winter because it provides heat.

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