The question is, we use many varieties of masala powders on a daily basis, in cooking. Does adding Ayurvedic herbs to masala powder enhance the health benefits of the dishes?
Importance of spices in Cooking
As per Ayurveda, our food should be a healthy mixture of all six tastes – sweet, salt, sour, pungent, bitter and astringent. Pungent taste is one of the important tastes to boost up digestion and metabolism and is contributed by spices.
Read related: Pungent Taste – Qualities, Health Benefits, Side Effects
Ayurveda says that Agni – digestion strength maintenance is of utmost importance for proper health. Spices increase the Agni and hence aid in better digestion and absorption of healthy nutrients in our food.
Read: Understanding Agni: Concept, Definition, Functions, Types
Adding Ayurvedic herbs
Ayurvedic herbs – Ashwagandha, Giloy, Shatavari…