Dr Rama Prasad


Spice up your life

 

 

Empowers

Useful in / when

Purifies

Flavour

Digestion

Heat

Salicylates

1.            Asafoetida

Agni

Flatulence

G.I.T.

As, Pu, Bi

Optimises

Heating

Very low

2.            Cardamom

Appetite

Mucus

Respiratory

Sw, Pu

Appetising

Mild

Extremely high

3.            Coriander

Stomach function

Fevers

Plasma

Bi, Sw

Stomachic

Mild

Low

4.            Cumin

Bowel movement

Irritable bowel

L. intestine

Pu, Sw

Intestinal

Medium

Extremely high

5.            Curry leaf

Absorption

Malabsorption

Plasma

As

Absorption

Mild

High

6.            Fennel

Nerve calming

Abdomen cramps

Fem. Hormone

Sw, Pu

Relaxant

Medium

Very low

7.            Fenugreek

Pancreas

Diabetes

Blood

Bi

Pancreatic boost

Mild

Extremely high

8.            Garlic

Immunity

Virus

Lymphatics

Pu

Acids, enzymes

Heating

Very low

9.            Ginger

Rejuvenation

Free radicals

Circulation

Pu, Sw

All aspects

Heating

Very high

10.        Saffron

Immue system

Frequent attacks

 

Pu

All aspects

Mild

Very low

11.        Sesame

Minerals

Amenorrhoea

Hormones

Pu

Depressant

Mild

Low

12.        Turmeric

Cellular wisdom

Cancer, growths

Marrow, blood

As, Bi, Pu

Cellular

Medium

Very high

 

Herbs and spice chart

 

Beans (dried)

cumin, cayenne, chilli, parsley, pepper, sage, savory, thyme, turmeric, asafoetida

Beef

basil, bay, chilli, cilantro, curry, cumin, garlic, marjoram, mustard, oregano, parsley, pepper, rosemary, sage, savory, tarragon, thyme, turmeric, asafoetida

Breads

anise, basil, caraway, cardamom, cinnamon, coriander, cumin, dill, garlic, lemon peel, orange peel, oregano, poppy seeds, rosemary, saffron, sage, thyme

Cheese

basil, caraway, celery seed, chervil, chilli, chives, coriander, cumin, dill, garlic, horseradish, lemon peel, marjoram, mint, mustard, nutmeg, paprika, parsley, pepper, sage, tarragon, thyme, asafoetida

Chicken

allspice, basil, bay, cinnamon, curry, dill, fennel, garlic, ginger lemongrass, mustard, paprika, rosemary, saffron, sage, savory, tarragon, thyme, turmeric, asafoetida

Corn

chilli, curry, dill, marjoram, parsley, savory, thyme

Eggs

basil, chervil, chilli, chives, curry, dill, fennel, ginger, lemon peel, marjoram, oregano, paprika, parsley, pepper, sage, tarragon, thyme

Fish

anise, basil, bay, cayenne, celery seed, chives, curry, dill fennel, garlic, ginger, lemon peel, mustard, oregano, parsley, rosemary, thyme, saffron, sage, savory, tarragon, marjoram, turmeric

Fruits

allspice, anise, cardamom, cinnamon, cloves, coriander, ginger, mint

Lamb

basil, bay, cinnamon, coriander, cumin, curry, dill, garlic, marjoram, mint, mustard, oregano, parsley, rosemary, savory, tarragon, thyme, turmeric, asafoetida

Potatoes

basil, caraway, celery seed, chervil, chives, coriander, dill, marjoram, oregano, paprika, parsley, poppy seed, rosemary, tarragon, thyme

Salad Dressings

basil, celery seed, chives, dill, fennel, garlic, horseradish, marjoram, mustard, oregano, paprika, parsley, pepper, rosemary, saffron, tarragon, thyme

Salads

basil, caraway, chives, dill, garlic, lemon peel, lovage, marjoram, mint, oregano, parsley, rosemary, tarragon, thyme

Soups

basil, bay, chervil, chilli, chives, cumin, dill, fennel, garlic, marjoram, parsley, pepper, rosemary, sage, savory, thyme, turmeric

Sweets

allspice, angelica, anise, cardamom, cinnamon, cloves, fennel, ginger, lemon peel, mace, nutmeg, mint, orange peel, rosemary

Tomatoes

basil, bay , celery seed, cinnamon, chilli, curry, dill, fennel, garlic, ginger, gumbo file, lemongrass, marjoram, oregano, parsley, rosemary, savory, tarragon, thyme, turmeric