Monday, November 19, 2012

Common tonic spices

This is a guideline of spices that fortify your system in the winter and in the summer. Combine the spices according to your dosha or to your health needs.

· Physical fatigue: cocoa and pomegranate
· Mental fatigue: cocoa, mint, saffron, sage
· Depression: black pepper, nutmeg, rosemary, saffron
· Memory loss: black pepper, cocoa, curry leaf, nutmeg, and rosemary, saffron, sage

· Insomnia: coriander, lemon grass, saffron
· Infertility (male): pomegranate, saffron, sun dried tomatoes
· Pollution side effects: marjoram, turmeric
· Stress: basil, mint, rosemary, cocoa
· Aging skin: cocoa, garlic, nutmeg, pomegranate, rosemary
· Anemia: pumpkin seed, chili, nutmeg
· Anti-mutagenic: garlic, mustard, turmeric, nutmeg
· Aphrodisiac: chili, nutmeg, garlic
· Smoking addiction: black pepper
· Breast-feeding problems: mint
· Cataracts: fenugreek seeds, tamarind
· Age spots: oregano, rose, turmeric
· Anxiety: lemon grass, mint, nutmeg, rosemary, saffron, sage

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