Organic Spices to help Boost your Immunity System

Posted by Sahil Mehta on July 28th, 2022

The Indian subcontinent is known for its spices. India contributes to around more than half of the global production of spices and is the largest exporter of spices in the world. Indian cuisine has been using a variety of spices to not just add flavor to the food but also to provide a boost to the immune system. From turmeric milk to honey and ginger tea, we’ve been using spices for the upkeep of our health since ancient times. Even though the recent years have seen a fusion of Indian tastes with western food resulting in the introduction of exotic vegetables and fruits in our markets, one thing that remains constant is our use of spices. 

Must - have Spices to help Boost your Immunity 

Changing seasons also make our bodies prone to catching a cold or a fever. Hence, you need to provide extra care to your body to prevent falling sick. Spices provide numerous health benefits - from boosting your immunity to providing protection against viral and bacterial infections. Needless to say, they can be quite beneficial during the flu season. 

However, it is important to remember that you will only truly benefit from the consumption of spices if they are organic.Organic spicesare grown without the help of any artificial chemicals or pesticides. Even when they are processed, no artificial preservatives or colors are added to them. Thus their nutritional value stays intact. The following are some organic spices that will help you in boosting your immune system: 

1.     Turmeric 

Turmeric is perhaps one of the most widely and popularly known spices for its medicinal and healing properties. After all, a popular Western coffee chain did start making Golden Turmeric Latte for a reason. Turmeric offers several health benefits. It contains a component called Lipopolysaccharide which is known to have antifungal, anti-bacterial, and anti-viral properties. This component positively stimulates the immune system. You can simply include turmeric milk in your diet to make the most out of this spice. 

2.     Ginger 

From flu-relieving concoctions (kadha) to a warm cup of tea, ginger can make you feel rejuvenated. Ginger is a potent immunity booster and hence, it is commonly used for remedying colds and coughs. It is also known to boost the production of digestive enzymes, making it easier for you to digest your food. Drinking ginger tea or even fresh juice can help you in remaining strong during the flu season. 

3.     Cinnamon 

Cinnamon, known for its aroma, is a rich source of antioxidants such as proanthocyanidins and polyphenols. These antioxidants can boost your immune system. Cinnamon also has antifungal, antibacterial, and antiviral properties which greatly reduce the risk of contracting seasonal infections or other respiratory diseases. You can consume cinnamon by adding it to your tea or coffee or by simply drinking cinnamon-infused tea. 


Cloves and black pepper are also known for their immunity-boosting properties. However, it is advisable to make use of organic food products to truly experience these health benefits. After all, there is no point in consuming foods that are full of pesticides, chemicals, and artificial colors. Make sure that you stock up your pantry with organic rice, organic pulses, organic fruits, and vegetables, and organic spices. 

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