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Benefits of Garam Masala And Its Side Effects

Garam masala is a mixture of spices. Each spice that is added is beneficial for health. The addition of each spice ensures that body temperature becomes warm and this aids in the digestion process. Digestion is an important process and any failure in it will add to a toxic element in the body. These toxins hamper the joint movements. The toxins are eradicated from the body when one, consumes garam masala. Garam masala helps in improving blood circulation and also helps in supply of oxygen to all parts of the body. The advantage is that strenuous exercises can be done easily if one does it after drinking a cup of garam masala tea. Garam masala is a good spice; it prevents growth of cancer-causing radicals and can prevent colon cancer too. Garam masala is rich in anti inflammatory and anti-oxidative properties. This helps in restoring the health of the heart and reduces cholesterol. Conditions like arthritis are controlled well when one adds garam masala to the food.

Benefits of Garam Masala And Its Side Effects

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Garam Masala
Nutritional Value of Garam Masala
Health Benefits of Garam Masala
Helps in digestion
Improves in immunity
Helps in reducing weight
Absorption of vitamins and minerals
Helps maintain cholesterol
Restores health of the heart
Prevents diabetes
Prevents cancer
Prevents arthritis
Helps in premenstrual cramps
Protects skin
Restores hair growth
Uses of Garam Masala
Side-Effects & Allergies of Garam Masala
Origin And Cultivation of Garam Masala

Garam Masala

Garam masala is a Hindi word, when translated is known as a hot mixture. Every region in India has different varieties of garam masala. Garam masala is a mixture of masalas that are mixed to prepare spicy dishes in Indian cuisine. It is also used in Pakistan and other South Asian countries. According to Ayurveda, garam masala brings six types of tastes to mouth when it is added to the curry. These are the taste of peppercorn, cinnamon, coriander, fennel, cumin and cinnamon. Sometimes, nutmeg is also added to garam masala. The taste of cinnamon is warm and sweet. Taste of pepper is considered warm. The digestive system in the human body needs the right amount of heat to function properly. Garam masala is made by dry roasting all the spices and blending them. It can also be made without dry roasting.

Nutritional Value of Garam Masala

Fiber element in garam masala is high, which is up to 16%. Garam masala hardly contains any amount of fat. Garam masala contains vitamins like vitamin A, Vitamin B and it is a rich source of manganese and potassium.

Health Benefits of Garam Masala

Mentioned below are the best health benefits of Garam Masala
Health Benefits of Garam Masala

Helps in digestion

Garam masala is known to increase the body temperature. It aids in proper digestion, and hence, removes sluggishness from the body. Toxic elements are flushed out of the body and hence restore health in a major way

Improves in immunity

Garam masala is known to improve the immunity of the body. It also helps to cure diseases like cold and fever. If a person is suffering from common cold due to extreme cold conditions, a cup of garam masala tea flushes out phlegm from the body and help to remove chest congestion. Garam masala prevents premature ageing. This is because toxic elements in the body are flushed out when one adds garam masala to his or her diet. Garam masala tea is beneficial for removing toxins from the liver and is known for cleaning the liver also. Garam masala increases the blood flow to different parts of the body, and increases oxygen supply ensures that ageing process is kept under check.

Helps in reducing weight

Garam masala helps in reducing weight. This is because garam masala is hot and this increases sweating in the body. Sweating is a process that burns extra fat in the body, helps in reducing body fats.

Absorption of vitamins and minerals

Garam masala has a special feature of aiding absorption of vitamins and minerals in the body. Garam masala is spicy and helps in increasing the blood flow and improves flow of oxygen. This helps in the absorption of vitamins and minerals in the body as they get converted quickly.

Helps maintain cholesterol

Garam masala is anti inflamationary, this helps in controlling cholesterol. The level of good cholesterol is maintained, and the level of bad cholesterol is reduced in the body. Pepper is known to convert bad cholesterol in the body to metabolise energy, and this ensures that a person becomes more motile. Clove in garam masala is loaded with eugenol, and this helps as anti-inflammation and tones muscles. Many old people face difficulty in walking, and this muscle soreness leads to cramps. These old age-related problems can be avoided if one adds garam masala to their diet

Restores health of the heart

Garam masala is rich in anti oxidant property. This helps in restoring the health of the heart. The chances of occurrence of a heart attack are minimized if one intakes garam masala to their diet. Garam masala also helps in prevention of stroke. Old people benefit a lot if they add a bit of garam masala to the food they eat. The best alternative is to take garam masala tea, and this will ensure that proper heart health is restored.

Prevents diabetes

Garam masala aids in the prevention of diabetes. It is a very useful spice for people who have type2 diabetes. The presence of nutmeg and clove in garam masala helps in the prevention of diabetes too.

Prevents cancer

Garam masala is rich in black pepper, this helps in removing problems of constipation. Black pepper is known to reduce the growth of free radicals in the body, and this further prevents cancer. Colon cancer threat is eliminated when one takes garam masala. The intestine gets cleaned, and the feeling of bloating, gas, and acidity are removed when one consumes garam masala.

Prevents arthritis

Garam masala is a spice that prevents arthritis and gout. Many people in the world are suffering from joint and spinal pain. So, nerve sensory function is restored when one intakes garam masala

Helps in premenstrual cramps

Women suffering from premenstrual cramps and pains get relief when they have garam masala. Many women find that the blood flow is not regular during periods and this causes itching and irritation. Garam masala when added to tea has been found to be beneficial during these problems.

Protects skin

Garam masala helps in restoring skin vitality. It ensures that black spots on the skin and dark circles under the eyes are reduced. The old skin cells and dryness of the skin are reduced if one adds garam masala to their diet regularly.

Restores hair growth

Garam masala is good for restoring hair growth, as blood flow increases to the scalp

Uses of Garam Masala

Garam masala is power packed with cloves. Cloves help in keeping the teeth clean and make the gums stronger. This ensures that bad odor and tooth decay are prevented. Garam masala is rich in omega 6, which is healthy. Garam masala helps in the prevention of loss of appetite too. Garam masala contains cinnamon which is a known source of fiber and aids in restoring digestive enzymes in the body. Garam masala is useful in improving concentration levels and alertness, a cup of garam masala tea has been found to be beneficial for people driving at night.

Side-Effects & Allergies of Garam Masala

Garam masala may cause some side effects, when an ingredient like pepper is added in large quantity. In some people, it may cause itching of the skin, while in others, it may cause rashes. There are cases when there is burning sensation in the mouth. In some people, garam masala leads to diarrhoea and vomiting. Bloating is another problem that some people may face when they consume too much of garam masala. The quality of garam masala is directly related to the quality of spices, in certain cases, spices are treated with chemicals, and this can cause damage to the body.

Origin And Cultivation of Garam Masala

Garam masala may cause some side effects, when an ingredient like pepper is added in large quantity. In some people, it may cause itching of the skin, while in others, it may cause rashes. There are cases when there is burning sensation in the mouth. In some people, garam masala leads to diarrhoea and vomiting. Bloating is another problem that some people may face when they consume too much of garam masala. The quality of garam masala is directly related to the quality of spices, in certain cases, spices are treated with chemicals, and this can cause damage to the body.

Popular Questions & Answers

Hi, Because of body heat .I am not able to take the reactions .can you please suggest to reduce heat or how to keep body heat in control .in a month I face this issue frequently.

Practising Unani Physician
Unani Specialist, Coimbatore
Hello lybrate-user To avoid excessive heat make oil bath once in week. Take Amalaki legiyam from dabur product as per instruction. Avoid nv and wear cotton materials. Take buttermilk and avoid garam masala products. You may be get good results.
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My body (especially my hands, feet and back of my neck) heats up inside, no sweat, body temperature normal after I eating a big course meal. What could be the cause?

MSc - Food and Applied Nutrition, Ph.D, Aroma Therapist
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Ghaziabad
Eat small portion at one time. Are you eating non- vege cooked in oil and lots of sopices like garam masala are you having too much stress.

Sexual problems like premature ejaculation ,lack of desire and pain in stomach after continue sex for 4_5 day even once in a day an d small size nd thin.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Pune
Take online consultation directly for Ayurveda medications providing all details in private chat. Correct your diet and lifestyle also to overcome these problems. Avoid overeating of salty spicy diet green chilies garam masala junk food etc.

From last 2-3 years nightfall problem thi ab last year se that problem hai aur main issue ye hai ki ab agar mere sexual weakness bhut bad gyi hai erection hota hi within seconds discharged ho jata hoon so pls help.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Pune
Take online consultation directly for Ayurveda medications providing all details in private chat correct your diet and lifestyle also. Avoid overeating of salty spicy diet green chilies garam masala etc.
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My problem is that when I am having sex my semen comes out very soon, please help, Please help me if my partner has done something similar to me, but immediately after coming out of semen, I have a lot of tension.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Pune
Take online consultation directly for Ayurveda medications providing all details in private chat. Correct your diet and lifestyle to overcome this problem. Avoid overeating of salty spicy diet green chilies garam masala junk food etc.
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5 Tips For Managing Arthritis!

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Arthritis is an agonising and degenerative condition caused by swelling and inflammation of the joints that causes pain and stiffness. Whether it is dull, sharp, smouldering or a pressure that must be described as having a hammer crushing one of your joints, chronic arthritis pain and joint inflammation is a very common disease among many adults.

Here are a few generic tips to help the condition of arthritis:

  1. General and regular exercising: Specialists prescribe the use of a workout plan that guarantees certain activities and exercise routine. The point of the regular exercising routine is to guarantee mobility and flexibility of the joints and enhance the scope of movement for patients. In the meantime, working out helps in enhancing the quality of the joints and allows better strength and support for the body. Along these lines, they help in diminishing both weight and strain on the joints.
  2. Weight control and healthy diet: Patients with arthritis will suffer more on account of weight gain. To keep away from an excess of weight and pressure on the joints as an after effects of weight gain, stay away from putting on weight. Eat healthier foods that comprise of more minerals and vitamins while giving less fat and calories to the body. Increasing vegetables and organic products in the eating regimen is great for arthritis pain. The leafy vegetables contain anti-oxidants. They also have anti-inflammatory effects on the joints and bones.
  3. Hot and cool treatment: Simple and basic hot and cold treatments can improve things greatly with regards to arthritis pain. Long, warm baths or showers particularly in the morning ease solidness and stiffness in your joints. Use an electric cover or warming cushion around evening time to keep your joints free and use moist warming cushions. Cool treatments are best to relieve arthritis pain. Wrap a gel ice pack or a sack of frozen vegetables in a towel and apply it to the painful joints for fast alleviation and relief from the pain and swelling.
  4. Inflammatory and anti-inflammatory foods: Arthritis and joint pain can increase if patients continue using nourishments that have high inflammatory impacts. However, some might not have a thought of what the foods are or what they give to the body. One needs to abstain from eating fast and junk food and processed food products. Turmeric, the most basic Indian spice, has a chemical in it called curcumin that might have the capacity to diminish arthritis pain.
  5. Plan carefully: It is hard to tell when a flare-up may happen, making your joints turn out to be hard and swollen, or when you will try too hard while working out. Since you cannot anticipate these occasions, it is a smart thought to be prepared beforehand and get ready for issues before they emerge with medication and your emergency numbers in place.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Diabetes and Your Pancreas: Things You Should Know!

You pass by that cake shop and happen to glance at a sumptuous chocolate cake, and then realization dawns on you that you are not allowed to eat simple sugar. Why? The answer to it is diabetes, for which you only have your pancreas to blame. Situated behind the stomach in your body, the pancreas is an organ whose role is to produce hormones and enzymes that aid in the digestive process. One of the hormones that the pancreas produces is insulin which is required by the body to metabolize sugar that is present in various foods.

So, if your pancreas does not produce the required amount of insulin or fails to utilize insulin effectively, it leads to accumulation of glucose in your blood. The improper functioning of the pancreas leads to diabetes. There are four types of diabetes and they are classified with respect to the manner in which the pancreas mal-functions:

  1. Type 1 Diabetes: In this type, the immune system of the body wrongly attacks the insulin producing beta cells of the pancreas. This impairs the ability of the pancreas to secrete insulin, thus leading to Type 1 diabetes. However, even after extensive research in this field, the exact triggers haven’t been found yet.
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  3. Pre-diabetes: Pre-diabetes is a condition wherein the blood sugar levels are higher than normal, but not high enough to be considered as ‘diabetes’. It can again occur due to a reduced secretion of insulin or the inability of the body to utilize the insulin effectively.
  4. Gestational Diabetes: This type of diabetes can develop only during pregnancy. This occurs primarily as the placenta, that connects the fetus with the body’s blood supply, produces hormones that impair the functioning of insulin. This type of diabetes can affect both the mother and the child.

Another common link
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How can you avoid the same?
It is best that you incorporate lifestyle changes if you have any of these disorders, and talk to your doctor about a treatment plan. Making a few simple lifestyle changes such as eating healthy, avoiding smoking and exercising on a regular basis can reduce the chances of you suffering from both diabetes and any other pancreatic problems. 

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Best Homeopathic Medicines for Treatment of Diabetes!

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Diabetes mellitus is a chronic condition wherein the body doesn’t metabolise sugar properly. Insulin, a hormone produced by the pancreas, is responsible for carrying the sugar or glucose, from the bloodstream to the individual cells. When the pancreas fails to produce insulin, glucose builds up in your bloodstream and enters your urine. Homeopathy focuses on the overall health of the individual. Homeopathic medicines for diabetes include:

1. Abroma Augusta: This homeopathic medicine is best for diabetics who have weak muscles, increased appetites and frequent urination.
2. Phosphorus: If symptoms include weak vision, Phosphorus is the best remedy for it.
3. Syzygium Jambolanum: This is one of the best homeopathic remedies for diabetes mellitus. It acts efficiently and promptly in lowering sugar levels.
4. Phosphoric acid: If you feel exhausted or weak all the time, either physically or mentally, then Phosphoric acid is beneficial. Weak memory, forgetfulness and numb feet are also treated with Phosphoric acid.
5. Gymnema Sylvestre: Sometimes, diabetics drastically lose weight and have low energy levels. Gymnema Sylvestre is an excellent remedy for such symptoms.

Sometimes one or more homeopathic medicines may be combined to treat symptoms. Some common combinations include:

1. Lachesis, Arnica, Belladonna and Phosphorus are combined in a treatment to treat retinopathy, which is damage to the eyes caused by diabetes.
2. Serum Anguillae, Arsenic Album and Lycopodium are used together to treat kidney damage (nephropathy) in diabetics.
3. Helonias, Sulphur and Phosphoric acid are taken to deal with neuropathy or nerve problems such as numbness in feet and hands.
4. Syzygium Jambolanum is combined with Secale Cornutum to treat skin ulcers, which is a common problem among diabetics.
5. For people suffering from constipation due to diabetes, Natrum Sulph, Defloratum and Carlsbad are the best medicines.
6. To improve weak memory, Phosphoric acid, Nux Vom and Kali Phos are the best remedies for diabetics.
7. Sometimes diabetics complain of extreme, incapacitating weakness. To improve energy and boost overall health, Carbo Veg, Phosphoric acid, Phosphorus and Arsenic Album are recommended.

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Health Benefits Of Gram Flour/Besan

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1. Helps lower cholesterol: 
Gram flour contains healthy unsaturated fats which help in lowering the cholesterol level of the body. 

2. Controls diabetes: 
It is a great food for diabetics. Use it in your rotis, paranthas as a replacement for flour. 

3. Helps improve health of the heart: 
Besan has high soluble fiber content which is beneficial for the health of the heart. It is also endorsed by the heart care foundation. 

4. Helps getting rid of iron deficiency: 
Being rich in iron, consumption of besan on a daily basis can help your body recover from iron deficiencies like anaemia. 

5. Useful in pregnancy: 
Gram flour is rich in folate, a vitamin which takes care of the foetus’ brain and spinal cord development and ensures a healthy well developed baby. 

6. Helps during fatigue: gram flour is a good source of the vitamin thiamin which helps the body in converting food into energy. 

7. Helps regulate mood and appetite: besan is rich in vitamin b6. Vitamin b6 is an important component involved in the synthesis of the neurotransmitter serotonin. Serotonin plays an important in mood and appetite regulation. 

8. Helps regulate blood pressure: 
The magnesium content of besan helps in maintaining vascular health and it also helps in the regulation of blood pressure. 

9. Helps in strengthening of bones: 
The phosphorous in gram flour combines with calcium in the body to help in the formation of bones. 

10. Very. Effective for skin care and hair care.

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Table of Content

Garam Masala
Nutritional Value of Garam Masala
Health Benefits of Garam Masala
Helps in digestion
Improves in immunity
Helps in reducing weight
Absorption of vitamins and minerals
Helps maintain cholesterol
Restores health of the heart
Prevents diabetes
Prevents cancer
Prevents arthritis
Helps in premenstrual cramps
Protects skin
Restores hair growth
Uses of Garam Masala
Side-Effects & Allergies of Garam Masala
Origin And Cultivation of Garam Masala