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Benefits of Hing

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Hing or Asafoetida is the dried latex (gum oleoresin) exuded from the rhizome or tap root of several species of Ferula. It is also called "stinking gum", "devil's dung" or "food of the devils". It is widely used in every part of India, both in medicine and in cookery. DID YOU KNOW? Asafoetida is mentioned quite a lot in Jewish literature, such as the Mishnah. BENEFITS OF HING For our skin: A paste of hing with multani mitti and honey helps fight the signs of ageing.  It has great skin brightening and radiance properties. It is valuable for acne free...

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Tamarind Tale

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Tamarind is a spice which has been an essential part of most South Asian cordon bleu. It grows on the tree, Tamarindus indica, as a brown, pod-like fruit that contains a pulp and black seeds inside. It can be sweet or sour which is an integral factor in its choice for use. It is also known as Imli in Hindi. Its name is derived from Arabic, meaning tamar hindi, "Indian date". It is found throughout the tropical regions namely, Africa, South Asia, northern Australia, Oceania, Southeast Asia, Taiwan and China. Contrary to popular belief, tamarind originates from Africa.   DID YOU...

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Benefits of Adrak

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Ginger, or scientifically known as, Zingiber officinale, is a widely used spice and medicine. It belongs to the family that includes turmeric and cardamom too. It is one of the first spices to have been exported from Asia.  Out of the total production of ginger throughout the world in 2018, India led the highest with 32% of the world total.  Ginger has a variety of uses in food or medicine items such as vegetables, candy, soda, pickles, and alcoholic beverages. It is a key ingredient in any Indian household, roots back amongst the Ayurvedas. Its use dates back to 3000...

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