Winter can be difficult for people who have a weaker immune system. With the constant change in weather and the COVID-19 pandemic going on, you never know what ailment you might catch. Some days it too foggy, windy, or rainy, or some days it gets extremely chilly, this change in weather can be tough during the ongoing situation. India has a variety of spices that will keep us healthy & warm in winter. They have many wonderful antimicrobial properties, which enhance their medicinal properties and provide resistance to fight against diseases. So here are seven spices, which can be found in every Indian household that will help prevent sickness during winter:

1- Turmeric- Turmeric AKA Haldi aids in making your immunity stronger and prevents colds & coughs, which an individual experiences during the constant climate change. People with chronic joint pain believe there is a link between cold weather and joint pain, turmeric can reduce joint inflammation by strengthening your body from within.

2- Ginger: Ginger is referred to as a winter food as it leaves a warming effect behind. As studies have shown that ginger can help you stay warm during the winter season. It will also boost digestion and help you fight stomach issues. Add a small amount of ginger to your daily diet and experience all its wonderful benefits.

3- Cinnamon: Cinnamon has been used since medieval times to treat sore throat, cough, and arthritis. It has more anti-oxidants than well-known spices like garlic and oregano. Cinnamon is a classic cold-weather spice, though it's favored year-round, its scent invokes thoughts of warmth and comfort. 

4- Fenugreek: Fenugreek has been used as a spice, herb, medicine, and food for centuries and is advised in many conditions such as asthma, high cholesterol, diabetes, fevers, digestive problems, impotence, cancers, and externally for swellings, burns, and mastitis. It has also been advised to eat fenugreek in winters to improve immunity and to protect the heart, brain, and other vital organs inside the body through its medicinal properties. 

5- Black Pepper: The Black Pepper has been a part of Ayurvedic medicines, which are known to alleviate cold, cough, and rev up your immunity naturally. This pungent spice mixed with honey is a trusted tonic across Indian households as a natural cough suppressant.  

6- Cloves: Cloves have an ample amount of anti-inflammatory compounds, which can come in handy during times of sore throat, cough, cold, and sinusitis. Many people opt for clove oil to clear blocked nasal passages too. It also has a cooling effect on the nasal cavity and throat. 

7- Cardamon: Black cardamom are specifically known to alleviate colds and cough, and certain respiratory problems. They are also very effective in boosting immunity. It is rich in antioxidants that help in detoxification of the blood and also aids better digestion. You can add cardamom pods in tea, or have them with water, or chew them raw. 

Keeping mind the benefits of all these spices, Vasant Masala has introduced a special Immunity Kavach Kit, which will help you immensely during this pandemic and the upcoming winter. All these spices alone can be very beneficial to your body, but the concoction of all these can be even more beneficial to you and can help you combat unforgiving weather conditions. You can also buy these ingredients separately from our e-store, but we suggest you buy this kit as you will get honey free with it. 

Vasant Masala offers more than 50 different spice variants in  BasicBlendedSpecialtyWhole, and Powdered form, which you can buy at your nearest grocery store or buy spices online from our Website or Amazon or Flipkart.