Indian spices & their many uses

Indian spices aren’t just great for adding flavour to your recipes, many of them also have other medicinal properties. We’ve outlined some of our favourite spices that have multiple uses, so you can start improving your health, and your meals, every day.


Bright and beautiful Turmeric is an antioxidant that has been said to help fight and manage Cancer. It also cleanses the liver, so it’s perfect for when you’re suffering with a hangover and want every ounce of alcohol out your system. It’s also known to be used in the prevention of Alzheimer disease.

Cumin seeds

Cumin is commonly used in Indian cuisine, and it can pretty much be used in any dish! It also boosts the immune system, relieves pain and stomach issues, and is a good iron supplement.


Powerful and spicy ginger can boost the immune system, cleansing your body to help relieve colds and joint pains.


Not only does cinnamon taste great sprinkled over our coffee or desserts, it has also been known to regulate blood sugar, meaning you’ll be full of energy all day.


Cloves are used considerably across India, and not just in the food. They are considered to be natural painkillers, so are perfect steamed in boiling water to relieve a sore throat.


Here at Indian restaurant Itihaas, we use an extensive range of authentic Indian spices, which means you’ll not only get a delicious meal, but you’ll leave feeling happier and healthier.

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