• Oregano: It helps in soothing cough and prevents body odor.
  • Mint: It acts as an appetizer that helps reduce inflammation in stomach
  • Ginger: The primary known constituents include gingerols, zingibain, bisabolenel, oleoresins, starch, essential oil (zingiberene, zingiberole, camphene, cineol, borneol), mucilage, and protein.
    • It is also used to treat nausea related to both motion sickness and morning sickness. It has been found to be even more effective than Dramamine in curbing motion sickness, without causing drowsiness.
  • Garlic: It treats common cold
  • Fenugreek: Fenugreek is a digestive aid.
    • As an emollient it is used in poultices for boils, cysts and other complaints. Reducing the sugar level of the blood, it is used in diabetes in conjunction with insulin.
    • It also lowers blood pressure. Fenugreek relieves congestion, reduces inflammation and fights infection.
    • Fenugreek contains natural expectorant properties ideal for treating sinus and lung congestion, and loosens & removes excess mucus and phlegm.
  • Rosemary: It cures asthama and other allergies
  • Sage: It acts as an antiseptic. This herb is rich in Vitamin K, fiber, and Vitamin A which all help support baby’s vision, red blood cells and heart
  • Fennel: Fennel seed decoction or added as spice in food has been found to increase breast milk secretion in nursing mothers.
    • Fennel water often is used in newborn babies to relieve colic pain and help aid digestion.
    • Fennel seed oil is used to relieve coughs, bronchitis and as massage oil to cure joint pains.
  • Clove: Cloves are used in Indian Ayurvedic medicine, Chinese medicine, and western herbalism and dentistry where the essential oil is used as an anodyne (painkiller) for dental emergencies.
    • Cloves are used as a carminative, to increase hydrochloric acid in the stomach and to improve peristalsis.
    • Cloves are also said to be a natural anthelmintic.The essential oil is used in aromatherapy when stimulation and warming are needed, especially for digestive problems. Topical application over the stomach or abdomen are said to warm the digestive tract.
    • Applied to a cavity in a decayed tooth, it also relieves toothache.
  • Thyme: It helps improving vision
  • Turmeric: Turmeric is a mild digestive, being aromatic, a stimulant and a carminative.
    • An ointment base on the spice is used as an antiseptic in Malaysia. Turmeric water is an Asian cosmetic applied to impart a golden glow to the complexion. Curcumin has been shown to be active against Staphlococcusaureus (pus-producing infections)
  • Black pepper: It has the ability to correct the seasoning of dishes, therefore used as a final dash at the end of cooking to effectively adjust the flavour.
    • It is an important component of culinary seasoning of universal use and is an essential ingredient of numerous commercial foodstuffs.
    • It is also used as an ingredient in spice mixes. White pepper is used in products like mayonnaise whereas black flakes of black pepper is not liked.
  • Cinnamon: Cinnamon is known to possess anti-clotting properties which help in remedying uterine bleeding.
    • It inhibits a substance called thromboxane A2, responsible for causing blood clots, which reduces blood clotting and promotes a regular blood flow. As a result, uterine bleeding is reduced or stopped by stimulating the blood flow away from the uterus.
    • Cinnamon contains two chemicals, known as camphornin and cinnamonin, which have been proved to combat the growth of liver cancer and melanoma cells.
  • Dill: Dill (Anethumgraveolens) is an annual herb in the celery family Apiaceae. Dill seed, having a flavor similar to caraway but also resembling that of fresh or dried dill weed, is used as a spice.
    • Dill seeds may be used in breads or akvavit. In Arab countries, dill seed, called ainjaradeh (grasshopper’s eye), is used as a spice in cold dishes such as fattoush and pickles. It is also used to prepare herbal tea.