Spices

Star Aniseeds

Bellary Hand picked, no stem, well dried and reddish color without fungus or mould. Can be made into a liquid scent and used for fishing and hunting. Leaves are used to treat digestive problems, to relieve toothache and its essential oil is used to treat lice and scabies.

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Black Pepper

Black Pepper is native to South India. Its oil can be used to help in the treatment of pain relief, rheumatism, chills, flu, colds, increase circulation and exhaustion. Pepper gets its spicy heat mostly from the piperine compound, which is found both in the outer fruit and in the seed.

 

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Caraway seeds

This is native to Europe and Western Asia. Caraway seed is a common flavoring for many kinds of rye bread. It is also used to flavor sauerkraut, sausage, cheese and cabbage. Its oil is used as a fragrance component in soaps,lotions and perfumes.

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Fennel Seeds

Fennel seed is native to Southern Europe.The primary use of the seeds is for digestive upsets and settling stomach pain, while stimulating the appetite. The seeds are soothing for the digestive system. Fennel leaves can be boiled, the stem inhaled to relieve croup, asthma and bronchitis.

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Sesame Seeds

Sesame is grown primarily for its oil-rich seeds. It has been used to redress “states of deficiency” in china, especially those affecting the liver and kidneys. Sesame oil is used for massage and health treatments of the body in the ancient Indian ayurvedic system with the types of massage called abhyanga and shirodhara.

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Cumin Seeds

Cumin seeds are used as a spice for their distinctive aroma, popular in North African, Middle Eastern, western Chinese, Indian and Mexican cuisine. They add texture and flavor to a variety of breads, rolls, crackers. It is used as a stimulant, carminative, stomach ache and astringent.

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Cloves

It is native to Indonesia. Cloves are used to treat many microbial conditions, including malaria, cholera, scabies and tuberculosis. Along with the recreational uses of cloves, they are also said to be a natural anthelmintic.

 

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Dry Chillies

Dry chillies is used extensively as a spice in curied dishes. It is also used as an ingredient in curry powder and in seasonings. Red chillies are very rich in vitamin C and provitamin A.

 

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Turmeric

Turmeric is a member of the ginger family. It is commonly used for dyspeptic complaints, particularly the feelings of fullness after meals and regular distention caused by gas. Ayurvedic doctors say, it has fluoride which is essential for teeth. It is also used as an antibacterial agent.

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Cassia

Cassia is used in traditional Chinese medicine, where it is considered one of the 50 fundamental herbs. The bark, leaves and roots produce essential oils that are used not only to scent and flavor, but also for tonics, antiseptics, and remedies for flatulence, nausea, colds and high blood pressure.

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