Sangeetha Pulapaka

Hi Manomay,

First I apologise for the answers you got. I have reported about them too, since they were rude and abusive.  Coming back to your question, let us first talk about spices. Spices are dried parts of plants like stem, root, bulb, seeds and bark. Examples of spices are garlic, ginger, cinnamon, black pepper etc. They are used to season food while it is being cooked.

Condiment is a spice or a mixture of more spices, sauces or any other food preparation. They are however added after the cooking is over and just before the dish is served. Examples of condiments are tomato ketchup, soy sauce, mustard sauce etc.


When you talk of Indian food, there are some flavors, some spices and seasonings that belong to our plate, our culture, our history.They are what define the identity of Indian food. Not only for taste, the condiments and spices also give us medical benefits.

Oregano: Oregano leaves, as well as oregano oil, have antibacterial and antiviral properties, helping to destroy organisms that contributed to skin infections. Applied topically to the skin, oil of oregano helps treat itching and skin irritation, oregano oil being effective in treating gingivitis.More, oregano may be used to treat sinusitis: administered daily 2-3 drops of oregano oil (preferably they are introduced into a glass of fresh vegetable or fruit juice) for 10-15 days. Oregano contains a considerable amount of vitamins and minerals, are an excellent source of iron, magnesium, calcium, vitamin C and vitamin A, but omega-3 fatty acids. Dried leaves of oregano can be used to treat pain due to arthritis or rheumatism, being applied to local painful area, after which dressing the area.

Rosemary: About Rosemary is known that stops the genetic mutations that could lead to cancer, and help prevent damage to blood vessels and blood circulation, preventing the risk of heart attack.Rosemary oil stimulates hair growth, mental activity and prevents the occurrence of respiratory diseases.

Paprika: Paprika contains an unusually large amount of vitamin C. Chili pepper used for paprika contains 6-9 times more vitamin C than an ordinary tomato. Like chili, paprika contains Capsaicin, substances with anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties that reduce the risk of cancer.Also, paprika is an antibacterial agent and stimulant that helps regulate blood pressure, improving blood circulation and increases the amount of saliva and stomach acids, helping to improve digestion.

ClovesCloves are the dried flower buds of the clove tree, an evergreen tree that grows in tropical climates. In China, cloves are used for over 2000 years to treat bad breath. And in other countries, cloves were used to treat alcoholism.Cloves are a natural anesthetic, which is why centuries ago was used during dental procedures and are currently used by some cultures as a remedy against toothache. They are also of great help in case of several digestive disorders, among them vomiting and diarrhea.

Caraway Caraway contains amounts of magnesium and iron.Caraway seeds have anti-cancer properties.


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