Healing herbs in my kitchen

I have been reading a lot about Ayurvedic cooking and constantly trying to balance the food I cook for my family. My mother and now my mother in law, almost every mother in Indian family would pass this message to their children – “Food can bring healing and balance”.

I still remember those days when I was a naughty little kid and when I have cough, my mother use to give me turmeric in warm milk before I go to bed and I felt a lot better the next day. Now I feel it’s my time to take care of my family, whenever my husband has a sore throat I prefer to go for a ginger tea than an over the counter medicine.

Here is the list of few herbs/spices which I use in my kitchen and they are Tridoshic:

  • Turmeric
  • Coriander
  • Cumin


Turmeric is one of the best medicine in Ayurveda. It can be used by all doshas. Turmeric is a powerful antiseptic, can be used to cure cough, cuts, wounds and skin problems.

I use turmeric in almost all dishes I cook at home.


It has good digestive properties.

Aromatic tea made by boiling 1 teaspoon of coriander seeds in 1 cup of boiling water (Can add palm sugar or old jaggery for taste), this herbal tea can cure cough and an excellent digestant.


Cumin plays a major role in Indian cooking. It helps relieve problems of gas, digestive complaints and a mild pain reliever.

After a delicious feast, it is always recommended to have a clear soup (Rasam) with cumin and pepper to kindle the digestion process.

I believe that happiness is homemade! Real food can heal you.

Happy feasting!


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