When the WHO (World Health Organization) declared COVID-19 a global pandemic, people lean towards Ayurveda to fight off the infection. Amid the ongoing pandemic, the people all around the world are now inclining towards herbal and ayurvedic medicines or home-made Kadhas for the rescue. And the spices like turmeric, cinnamon, ginger, etc. are an integral part of these medicines. 

The cases of the corona are increasing rapidly, and so is the demand for the traditional Indian spices. Our Prime Minister- Mr. Narendra Modi observed the increasing use of Indian spices in the world after the outbreak of COVID-19 because of the huge rise in exports of Indian Spices i.e, 34% in terms of rupees & 23% in terms of dollars in June 2020. Whereas almost all the other industries were facing loss, the spice industry was flourishing. 

This increasing demand for the spices in the domestic & international market has led to a sharp increase in their prices. Dry Ginger Powder, which was earlier sold at Rs. 450, is now sold at Rs. 650. 

Below is a list of spices whose demand has increased after the Coronavirus breakout:

Most of these spices are used in the making of Kadha- A Herbal Tea.

Let's look at the benefits of the above-mentioned spices, because of which the products are in huge demand.  

1- Turmeric: 

Turmeric contains a bioactive compound named Curcumin, which acts as a powerful anti-inflammatory & anti-oxidant agent. This compound has many medicinal properties, due to which Haldi powder can reduce the risk of heart disease and cancer.

2- Dry Ginger Powder:

Ginger has been used extensively in traditional Ayurvedic medicine for treating cold, cough, and gastrointestinal problems. The main health benefits of ginger are derived from the bioactive compound named Gingerol. One can consume ginger as a dry ginger powder or in juice & tea. 

3- Garlic:

Garlic has been used for its many health medicinal properties from ages. It was recently discovered that when the clove of garlic is chewed, crushed, or chopped, it releases a sulfur compound, and that is the main reason for health benefiting properties.

4- Cinnamon:

Cinnamon is a delicious spice, which enhances the taste of baked cookies and cakes, especially during the winter season. Cinnamon is loaded with antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties, which is quite beneficial for us. Cinnamon helps fight cold, regulate blood sugar, improves digestion, and prevents blood platelet clumping.

5- Cloves:

Just like cinnamon, cloves are also used in baked cookies and cakes- it adds spicy warmth to the dish. This flavorful spice has many vital nutrients like fiber, vitamins, and minerals. Eugenol, a compound of clove, also helps to fight cold and or cough and soothes sore throats.

6- Black Pepper:

Black pepper powder- a ground form of peppercorns is been used for decades due to its higher concentration of beneficial compounds. It is also an excellent home remedy for sinus and nasal congestion. Be it in whole or ground form- black pepper can improve our overall health by boosting our defense system. 

7- Cardamom: 

Cardamom- An Indian originated spice has now gained a reputation for its slightly sweet and savory, mint-like flavor. It is a magical winter spice, which provides us instant relief from cold, cough, and other respiratory problems. One can consume it raw or add it in seasonal pods.

Apart from these spices, "Kashayam" is also gaining ground.

What is Kashayam??

Kashayam is a concoction of various spices & herbs, which is consumed for its immunity-boosting properties. It also prevents respiratory tract infection. This concoction is made using many spices in ground form like- dry ginger powder, black pepper, turmeric powder, cinnamon powder. The mixture of all these spices is boiled in water and is consumed on an empty stomach every morning. One should not consume anything for 30 minutes after having Kashayam.

Just so you don’t have to buy all the spices separately, Vasant Masala has launched the Immunity Kavach Kit, which includes all the immunity-boosting spices. This kit includes turmeric powder, ginger powder, black pepper powder, cinnamon powder, clove powder, carom seeds, and you also get honey for free with this kit.

Make sure that the spices are pure and unadulterated; otherwise, it can deteriorate your health rather than benefitting it. Try out the spices from Vasant Masala. Our products are 100% authentic and fresh and are ground with cool grinding technology. The spices of Vasant Masala are available on Amazon, Flipkart, and on our online masala store.


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