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Spices for Good Digestion



• Ajwan: warming, increases appetite, relieves congestion, gas, and bloating, eliminates a̅ma

• Asafoetida (Hing):warming, relieves gas and bloating, increases appetite

• Bay Leaf: warming, aids digestion, increases urination

• Black Mustard Seeds: Warming, improves digestion, clears sinuses

• Black pepper: warming, digestive, carminative, eliminates a̅ma

• Cardamom: neutral effect. Calms and stimulates digestion, freshens the mouth

• Cinnamon: warming, improves circulation, relieves cough and colds, sweet in taste

• Cloves: warming, improves digestion, reduces a̅ma, helpful in colds and cough

• Coriander: cooling, soothing, carminative, and digestive

• Cumin: warming, carminative, digestive, balances all doshas, stimulate agni, eliminates a̅ma

• Fennel: cooling, stimulate agni without increasing Pitta, improves digestion, relieves gas, promotes milk flow

• Fenugreek: warming, digestive, tonifier, reduces mass, increases milk flow, regulates sugar metabolism

• Garlic: warming, strengthening, reduces a̅ma and toxins

• Ginger: warming, potent digestive stimulant. Dry ginger is more heating. Fresh ginger is more tri-doshic, reduces a̅ma and inflammation

• Mint: cooling, soothes the stomach, improves digestion

• Nutmeg: neutral effect, promotes sleep, relieves cough/cold

• Rosemary: warming, beneficial for headaches, eases menstruation

• Saffron: cooling, tonifying, digestive balances all doshas, calms the nerves, purifies blood

• Thyme: warming, sooths coughs, improves digestion, decreases gas

• Turmeric: Tridoshic, specific for aiding protein digestion. Helps digestion maintains the flora of the intestine, reduces fat, has tonic properties and is an antibiotic, decreases inflammation